Asus quietly released a new UHD monitor, the Asus MG28UQ 4K Ultra HD. It’s not under their Republic of Gamers brand, but the MG28UQ is a monitor geared towards PC gamers; it feels and looks like it belonged to the ROG lineup as well. The new Asus MG28UQ is basically a 28″ 4K UHD monitor with a resolution of 3840×2160 and features a VESA Adaptive-Sync support and is based on a TN panel. Somehow this monitor reminds me of the recently released AOC U2879VF due to their similarities. More details about the MG28UQ from Asus below.
The Asus MG28UQ 28″ 4K UHD Monitor
The Asus MG28UQ is a 28-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) monitor features stunning photo-realistic visuals; lightning-fast 1ms rapid response time and Adaptive-Sync technology for incredibly-smooth and fast gaming visuals; DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI(v 2.0) for 4K UHD playback; two USB 3.0 ports for quick-charging to your mobile devices; and ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide tactical assistance on your command.
The ASUS MG28UQ gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena. With its 4K UHD panel and 1ms response time, it blurs the line between what’s virtual and what’s real to draw you into truly immersive gaming worlds. It even includes gamer-centric features like ASUS GamePlus and GameVisual technologies to take your gaming experience to a whole new level.
With its 28-inch 4K UHD display, ASUS MG28UQ gives you stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution visuals with a pixel density of 157PPI for incredible photo-realistic visuals and sharp, crisp text. The MG28UQ gives you four times the pixels of similar-sized Full HD 1080p displays so you get more detailed images when playing games or watching movies, as well as more onscreen desktop space for your various work windows. MG28UQ draws you into immersive virtual worlds, with greatly-textured elements and terrain maps that boast impressive levels of detail.
Even with today’s fastest games, ASUS MG28UQ eliminates smearing and motion blur thanks to a 1ms response time – the fastest in its class. This astonishing visual performance lets you react instinctively to what you see onscreen, so you can take corners like a pro race car driver, or take an enemy out with a headshot as he peeks around cover. In addition, Adaptive-Sync technology* eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates for even more seamlessly smooth gameplay.
Whether you’re playing games or streaming videos, ASUS MG28UQ gives you smooth 4K UHD content playback, thanks to a 60Hz refresh rate and native 4K UHD support via DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI(v 2.0). In addition to its array of connectivity options, the MG28UQ even features two USB 3.0 port that lets you quick-charge your mobile devices while gaming;. Command, control, and charge your phone with a double USB 3.0 array, perfect for your keyboard and mouse of choice.
ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces the amount of harmful blue light emitted by ASUS MG28UQ. You can access and select four different filter settings onscreen easily through the OSD menu to find the best one that suits the task at hand. The MG28UQ gaming monitor has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.
ASUS MG28UQ is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its ergonomically-designed stand lets you adjust the tilt, swivel, pivot, and height of the monitor so you always find your ideal viewing position. A quick-release latch lets you separate the MG28UQ from its stand so you can mount it on a wall.
Price and Availability
Asus hasn’t revealed their suggested retail price of the ASUS MG28UQ 4K UHD monitor yet. But I’m guessing that this would be a sub $500 4K monitor considering that the AOC U2879VF sharing some features (more or less) is just priced at $349.99 USD.
Check out the current 4K UHD monitors available in the US here and in UK here.
Asus MG28UQ 4K Monitor Specifications
|Display||Panel Size: Wide Screen 28"(71.12cm) 16:9
True Resolution : 3840x2160 *
Pixel Pitch : 0.16mm
Brightness(Max) : 330 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time : 1ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 1073.7M (10bit)
|Video Feature||Trace Free Technology : Yes
Skin-Tone Selection : 3 Modes
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
GamePlus(modes) : Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment)
Low Blue Light : Yes
HDCP support : Yes
VividPixel : Yes
GameVisual :6 Modes(Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes)
|Audio Features||Stereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS|
|Convenient Hotkey||Input Selection
5-way OSD Navigation Joystick
|I/O Ports||Signal Input : HDMI(v2.0), DisplayPort, HDMI(v1.4)
Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack (for HDMI & DisplayPort Only)
USB Port(s) : 3.0x2, 1 x upstream
|Signal Frequency||Analog Signal Frequency : 24~99KHz(H)/ 23~76Hz(V)
Digital Signal Frequency : 87~134KHz(H)/ 40~60Hz(V)
|Power Consumption||Power Consumption < 62.9W (based on ES 6.0)
Power Saving Mode <0.5W
Power Off Mode <0.5W
|Mechanical Design||Chassis Colors : Black
Tilt : +20°~-5°
Swivel : +60°~+60°
Pivot : 0°~+90°
Height Adjustment : 0~150 mm
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
Quick Release Stand Design : Yes
|Dimensions||Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD):660.26x(416~566)x233.4mm
Phys. Dimension without Stand (WxHxD):660.26x380.67x67.40mm
|Weight||Net Weight (Esti.) : 8.0 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.) : 11kg
USB 3.0 cable
Quick start guide
|Compliance and Standards||Energy Star®, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C-Tick, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, KCC, PSB, PSE, RoHS, TCO6.0, UkrSEPRO, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7), MEPS, TUV Flicker-free , TUV Low Blue Light, CU(EAC)|
|Note||* 3840x2160 @60Hz with DisplayPort1.2/ HDMI (v2.0), 3840x2160 @30Hz with HDMI (v1.4)
**Adaptive-Sync(FreeSync)technology supported (40Hz-60Hz)
***USB3.0 ports with Power charge BC1.2