gaming monitor ROG Strix XG17

Asus, ever the envelope-pushing company has unveiled two new unique gaming monitors as part of its latest hardware crop when it comes to gaming-related equipment.

The first is called the ZenScreen Touch, a touchscreen of 15.6-inch 1080p that can be connected to a smartphone or laptop. With this, thanks to the larger screen, users can blow up some apps and operate complex user interfaces more easily. It comes with a battery of 7,800 mAh and includes a protective case that folds into a kickstand.

The main event, however, is the new gaming monitor ROG Strix XG17, a 1080p display with a fully portable 240 Hz refresh rate, making it the world’s first of its kind. In particular, it features an IPS panel of 17.3 inches, which also supports variable refresh rates. Why anyone wanting to move around a massive display is another day’s discussion.

The World’s First Portable 240 Hz Monitor

The ROG Strix XG17 is a pretty modern gaming monitor with two USB-C ports, a Micro HDMI port, and a 7,800 mAh battery similar to its sibling. Asus says it’s good on a single charge for three hours at 240 Hz. Users can rely on the integrated Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology if it runs out. The monitor will last longer, of course, at lower refresh rates. It is perfect for players with Nintendo Switch who prefer to play on the go but find the screen too small. Meanwhile, the more demanding options cater for audiences that prefer to maximize refresh rates when playing hardcore games.

The monitor itself has stereo speakers, so there is no need to hook up audio speakers. Asus did not share any of the finer specs, including gamut of brightness, color, or even physical dimensions. The only clear thing about this writing is, of course, its refresh rate, and the panel has a response time of 3ms.

ZenScreen Touch And ROG Strix XG17 Release Date

Asus has yet to share pricing on both the ZenScreen Touch and the ROG Strix XG17, but the former is expected to be out as soon as next month, while the latter is due later this year. In any case, as we learn more, make sure to check back with Tech Mag.