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Asus VG248QE 144hz Gaming Monitor Review

The ASUS VG248QE ships in a full colour box with an image of the screen top right – the product name is highlighted inside a red strip at the bottom. The 144hz refresh rate is given a lot of real estate with a mention of the 1ms refresh time and LED technology close by. The box weighs 5.5kg and measures 674mm x 413 mm x 221 mm (WxHxD).

The bundle includes Dual-link DVI cable an Audio cable, Power cord, Quick start guide, Support CD, Warranty Card.

The base of the stand looks very like the one found with the ASUS VG278HE 27 inch monitor, although the mounting mechanism is different. It is all finished in a high gloss paint which looks great but attracts fingerprints very easily.

The Asus VG248QE has a large rotating stand which is set to a sideways position for shipping. This can be rotated so the base of the stand can be screwed into place.

The stand supports-
Tilt : +15°~-5°
Swivel : Yes
Pivot : Yes
Height Adjustment : Yes
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm

The Asus VG248QE is an attractive monitor with very little in the way of gimmicks visible from the front.

The Asus VG248QE  isn’t the thinnest screen and measures 569.4 mm x 340.4 mm x 57.3 mm (WxHxD) without the stand.

The stand has a red clip at the bottom which can be used to route the cables cleanly into the I/O panel.

The power connector plugs into the right side of the panel. At the left is an HDMI, Displayport and Dual Link DVI D connector. This DVI port is Dual link DVI-D so it can properly support the 144hz refresh rate (full NVIDIA 3D Vision support). There is also a 3.5 mm mini jack for PC Audio in (green), and an earphone jack for HDMI and DisplayPort (black).

It is good to see a Displayport included on the VG248QE, as ASUS did not include one on the larger VG278HE (It had a VGA port instead for some reason).

You can notice that the menu interface buttons are at the bottom of the lower bezel. They are traditional, physical buttons. We prefer these to touch sensors which can often cause issues.

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  • John

    Im going to order this as a secondary monitor, just f or 3D gaming. good enough price.

  • Tttt

    I like their pro art range, I bought one on the recommendation of Zardon last year and I absolutely love it. better than my older Dell.

  • Joe

    I still want the 27 inch 2560×1440 Dell which is still dropping in price – seen it for just over £500 before christmas. I think by the end of the year, they will be £420 ish.

  • Adrian

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=113&cp_id=11307&cs_id=1130703&p_id=9579&seq=1&format=4#feedback need a review on this

  • Viktor


    Perhaps i’ve missed it but did you even test the reponse time of the monitor? There are several tools out there that you can use. I think tthere’s a lot of people wanting to know if it really is 1ms(usually it’s not)

    This is like a newly father of two(twins) testing a sports car instead of a more family oriented car. The only real competitor to this is the Benq 2411T, comparing it to a non 120HZ monitor in 2D mode and “equaling” them just shows you don’t really care about gaming or the benefices of buying a 120+ HZ monitor and using it in 2D mode.

  • Mez

    There aren’t that many gamers interested in 3D (stereoscopic) gaming, but they *are* interested in the 144Hz refresh rate and the almost-zero input lag that Asus is claiming.

    The Asus VN247H has neither of those critical gaming features, so is not a fair comparison.

    This new Asus VG248QE urgently needs a detailed comparison with the new BenQ XL2411T.

  • FPS games require the right software for a better game quality. I really wanted to buy these kinds of monitor. I’m glad that i have found the best gaming monitor reviews on the web!

  • This monitor is much better than expected for 2D gaming if you force-enable LightBoost during 2D mode:


    The LightBoost is a strobe backlight that is able to eliminate all visible motion blur during 2D gaming. Motion is as clear as on a CRT. In PixPerAn tests, this was determined:

    baseline – 60 Hz mode (16.7ms frame samples)
    50% less motion blur (2x clearer) – 120 Hz normal (8.33ms frame samples)
    60% less motion blur (2.4x clearer) – 144 Hz normal (6.94ms frame samples)
    85% less motion blur (7x clearer) – 120 Hz LightBoost at 100% (2.4ms strobes)
    92% less motion blur (12x clearer) – 120 Hz LightBoost at 10% (1.4ms strobes)

  • Good thing you have here is the diplayport which i really hope that its included. A lot of gaming monitor packages nowadays are very limited and expensive. Good one! Thanks!

  • renjamolin

    Great choice for a gaming monitor. The 144hz speed is really awesome along with a high response rate. Looking forward to own and use a monitor like this one.

  • Hash

    You are obviously not a gamer Zardon 😛
    I don’t care what your lab tells you, this is one of the fastest monitors for gaming out there and has a fairly low price. Maybe it does not have great colors but we gamers don’t care about that. We just care about the 1ms response time and the insanely fast 144mhz refresh rate 😛 which at the time it cant be matched by almost no monitor out there for single monitor gaming. Cheers