Asus has just introduced a new TUF Gaming series of displays for mainstream players who need high quality, but not the ultimate performance, with a 28-inch glare-free 4K IPS panel, AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, and ANHDR mode VG289Q. Its resolution is 3840 x 2160, peak brightness 350 nits, contrast 1000:1, horizontal/ vertical viewing angles are 178 degrees, and response time is 5-ms.
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Although the default refresh rate for the TUF Gaming VG289Q is only 60Hz, for multimedia enthusiasts who are more focused on display quality, it can display 1.07 billion colors and cover 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
In addition, Asus has introduced its own ASUS Multi HDR (for gaming and movies) and HDR10 mode support — although the display has a low peak brightness, so the actual performance remains to be seen.
As a device for gamers, the TUF VG289Q also features an ancestral preset display mode, including specific types of Gamevisual presets, Gameplus overlays (crosshairs, time/FPS counters), and Shadow Boost.
The above feature allows the player to discern things in darker areas without overexposing the entire scene. On the connection side, the display provides a DisplayPort 1.2 plus two HDMI plus headphone jacks.
In terms of brackets, the VQ289Q supports height, horizontal, inclination, and vertical adjustment. Unfortunately, Asushas has not yet announced the pricing of the product and the exact launch date.
However, based on the TUF brand positioning and LCD panel features, it is believed that the TUF Gaming VG289Q display will cost as much as the 28-inch competition on the market.