ASUS has introduced another monitor positioned specifically for console gaming that allows console owners to take their games out of the living room. The new display offers Full-HD resolution and uses an inexpensive TN panel with a fast response time, supporting a refresh rate of 40Hz to 75Hz. It features AMD’s FreeSync technology as well as a DisplayPort port, so while this is aimed at more console type gaming, in order to use Freesync it essentially has to be a 'console' PC rather than an actual console.

The ASUS VG245Q display uses a 24” TN panel with 1920×1080 resolution, and the general specifications are typical for budget devices: 250 nits brightness, 170°/160° viewing angles, a 1 ms response time (grey-to-grey) and so on. The monitor comes with two 2 W speakers and has two HDMI (so to connect to two consoles), one DisplayPort and one D-Sub connector. The VG245Q can adjust its height, swivel, and pivot. One of the important selling points of the ASUS VG245-series monitors is support for AMD’s FreeSync dynamic framerate technology that works at refresh rates ranging from 40 to 75 Hz.

In fact, ASUS’ VG245 family of displays, aimed at 'console' gaming, now includes three models: the VG245Q (introduced this month), the VG245H, and the VG245HE, with the latter two launched last fall. All the monitors use the same panel and have slightly different feature sets. The VG245H uses the same chassis as the VG245Q, but lacks DisplayPort. Meanwhile, the VG245HE is the most simplistic in the lineup, as it does not have swivel, pivot or height adjustments.

ASUS VG245-Series Console Gaming Monitors
  ASUS
VG245H
(Added Adjust)
ASUS
VG245HE
(Base Model)
ASUS
VG245Q
(FreeSync)
Panel 24" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Refresh Rate Range 75 Hz 75 Hz 40-75 Hz
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Contrast '100000000:1'
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Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation 72% NTSC
sRGB mode available
Inputs 2 × HDMI
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI
1 × D-Sub
2 × DP
Audio 2 × 2 W speakers
Audio in/out ports
Proprietary Enhancements Trace Free Technology
GamePlus Modes:  Crosshair/Timer/Display Alignment
Low Blue Light: Yes
GameVisual Modes: Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB
Mechanical Chassis Color Black
Tilt +33°~-5°
Swivel -90°~+90° - -90°~+90°
Pivot +90°~-90° - +90°~-90°
Height Adjustment 0~130 mm - 0~130 mm
VESA Wall Mounting 100 × 100 mm
Power Consumption
 
Idle ~0.5 W
Active 40 W
Detailed Information Link Link Link

While ASUS formally positions its VG245-series displays as reasonably priced solutions for consoles, these devices are cheaper gaming monitors carrying the ASUS brand. They enable the company to address the entry-level segment of the PC market (keep in mind that the sRGB is supported as a feature of the ASUS GameVisual menu) without distracting attention of the masses from the higher-end models with advanced specs and features.

ASUS has not announced precise MSRP for its VG245Q monitor, but at present, the VG245H can be acquired for $179.99. It is unlikely that the addition of a DisplayPort connector significantly affected the cost of the VG245Q vs. the VG245H and it is logical to expect the two products to cost about the same.

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  • desolation0 - Monday, May 8, 2017 - link

    Not everyone cares about everything. It is not necessary that they care about everything. It is not stupidity that they don't care about everything. The market addresses those people with less expensive products because paying for everything doesn't make sense to them. The technology is still around because it sells. It sells because people want it and are willing to accept the tradeoffs. Could we please quit denigrating people just because their personal tastes disagree with what we feel is necessary? Reply
  • meacupla - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - link

    Asus' RoG, G-sync 144Hz gaming monitor impressed me, despite being a TN panel.
    Yes, the viewing angles are not that good, but the color reproduction was even better than cheap IPS/MVA panels. (and I am spoiled by Surface Pro 4's excellent screen)

    What impressed me most, was the low input lag and excellent ghosting reduction, which helps a lot when playing faster paced games.

    What seriously needs to go are bottom of the barrel TN panels, because some of them are simply unusable when they're used on laptops. I am talking about color inversion at arm's length, which is just stupid on a laptop. (It was a Lenovo X130e and that thing totally ruined any further purchases from them)
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  • garbagedisposal - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - link

    Overpriced and stupid. You can already get ~20 inch 1080p IPS panels with freesync for 100$ every day from amazon. Was this posted because it's TN which makes it magically faster? Reply
  • zodiacfml - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - link

    Same thoughts here. I think there is a price premium once they attached the word "gaming" to their products Reply
  • Chaitanya - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - link

    You are forgetting the tax on that crap for Asus Badge thats slapped on it. Reply
  • PseudoKnight - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - link

    I did a general search on Amazon for "IPS freesync" and didn't get anywhere near $100. Cheapest was $165. Amazon search must suck. Reply
  • npz - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - link

    Yah, he just made that BS up right on the spot. Reply
  • fanofanand - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - link

    Sort of like the guy who said that 6 months ago you could buy a 2x16GB DDR4 3200 CL15 kit of RAM for $180. You can barely get a 2x8 kit for that. People just spout off nonsense because it's the internet. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - link

    The people who get the most insanely price slashed Black Friday loss leader item (in quantities so small or so short lived that Camel Camel Camel doesn't capture the price at all) the year it comes out and then insist that prices on whatever they're talking about have gone up the last few years because their particular product/size didn't get a crazy sale the next year are almost as bad. Reply
  • Holliday75 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - link

    I found a mistake. "ASUS stupid smart contrast ratio" with stupid crossed out. Get rid of the cross out on stupid and remove smart. Reply

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