Asus ROG just announced its brand new monitor – the Strix XG49VQ. The monitor has a super wide 49″ curved display and a resolution of 3840×1080 (32:9 aspect ratio). The display features a refresh rate of up to 144Hz.
The Asus ROG Strix XG49VQ has a screen with
The monitor supports multiple inputs and PbP (Picture-by-picture), you can use this monitor with up to three sources. I/O on this includes HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2, three USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack. The stand is adjustable with swivel up to +/- 16°, and height adjustable up to 120mm for a better viewing experience.
It uses Asus’ Shadow Boost Technology to improve image quality in dark areas without overexposing. It also uses Asus’ backlight technology, which adds LEDs and light guide film to increase luminosity. The peak luminance of this display sits at 450 cd/m2.
Who is this for?
While Asus says that this display is built for gamers, the real use of such a wide screen will be for content creators. For gamers, there are not a lot of games that have full support for such super wide displays. Most of them get stretched to fill in the aspect ratio. Plus most professional gamers do not prefer ultra-wide displays.