ASUS ROG’s new Strix XG49VQ monitor is a real curveball


Wow, talk about overkill. A full 49 inches worth.

We’re talking about the new ASUS ROG Strix XG49VQ monitor here, by the way. Together with the 43-inch SG438Q and 32-inch XG32VQR, they form ASUS ROG’s triumvirate of new HDR gaming monitors.

These look like large and beautiful screens; however, today we’re all about the big one. Yup, that one on the right will really be a sight to behold, and ASUS ROG are going to be taking orders at next week’s IT Show.

Let’s establish that the XG49VQ is no gentle giant. It sports a 49-inch, super ultra-wide native resolution of 3840 x 1080 (32:9 aspect ratio). But that’s not all. It also has a 144Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 coverage, is VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant, and the ability to display up to three sources at any given time!

If anything, this is a piece of art.

All three monitors also feature FreeSync2 HDR for stutter-free gameplay, TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification for flicker-free operation, and in-built ASUS Shadow Boost technology to enhance viewing in dark areas.

I think those specs and features are nothing short of ridiculous — ridiculously awesome, that is.

According to ASUS ROG, the behemoth Strix XG49VQ will be available for pre-order at S$1,639. It’s rather pricey, but the investment seems well worth it.

By the way, the tech fair is happening from March 7-11 at Suntec Singapore. Follow our tech buddies HardwareZone for all the the juicy IT Show details.

Now then, where do I sign?

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth is your dedicated jack of all trades gamer and borderline anime nut. When not writing, he likes to wind down with Overwatch, Apex Legends and enjoys a bit of Fate: Grand Order on the side.