Asus ROG Strix XG256Q Gaming Monitor with 180 Hz and 1 ms

With the ROG Strix XG256Q, the Taiwanese company Asus has introduced a new 24.5-inch best cheapest monitor for gamers. The built-in IPS panel has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (Full HD), achieves a maximum refresh rate of 180 Hz, and has a DisplayHDR 400 certification.

best cheapest monitor Asus ROG Strix XG256Q

Furthermore, the 1080p monitor features a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms response time (grey to gray), 400 cd/m² typical brightness, and 8-bit color depth.

FreeSync Premium and G-Sync compatible Adaptive Sync are launched as anti- tearing technologies. Thanks to the ELMB Sync functionality, the whole thing can be combined with a mode to prevent the blurring of moving images.

Two HDMI 2.0 inputs (Full HD at a maximum of 165 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.2 (Full HD at a maximum of 180 Hz), and headphone output are available as interfaces. USB ports are not there.

The Asus ROG Strix XG256Q has strong ergonomics and offers rotation, tilt, height adjustment, pivot, VESA mount (100 x 100 mm), blue light filtering, and flicker-free backlight. According to the datasheet, the power requirement is less than 16 watts, the weight without the stand is 2.7 kg, and the dimensions are 558 x 331 x 60 mm (W x H x D).

Price and availability

Asus ROG Strix XG256Q 180Hz monitor is finally available on the store at $249 only which makes it the best cheapest monitor for gamers under $250.

Asus XG256Q specifications

best cheapest monitor Asus ROG Strix XG256Q
  • Display: 24.5-inch Fast IPS panel, Non-Glare
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color Space (sRGB): 99%
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Display Viewing Area (HxV): 543.74 x 302.62 mm
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2830mm
  • Brightness (Typ.): 400cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio (Typ.): 1000:1
  • Viewing Angle (CR≧10): 178°/ 178°
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Refresh Rate: 180Hz (max)
  • Features: Flicker-free, Trace-Free Technology, Color Accuracy (△E< 2), GamePlus, Low Blue Light, HDCP 2.2, Game Visual, FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Shadow Boost, Display Widget, Kensington Lock
  • Ports: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI (v2.0) x 2, Earphone jack
  • Stand: Tilt (+20° ~ -5°), Swivel (+25° ~ -25°), Pivot (0° ~ 90° Clockwise), Height Adj. (0~110mm), Tripod Socket
  • VESA Mounting: 100 x 100mm
  • Dimensions: 558 x 381~491 x 235 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 5.2kg (with stand)

Apart from this best cheapest monitor, Asus also made available the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ 48-inch and ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ 42-inch OLED gaming monitors with 4K, 120Hz, HDR10, G-SYNC, and more.

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