ROG XG438Q and XG49VQ: Asus builds over-sized 43-inch and 49-inch monitors


CES 2019

Asus’ new Gaming monitors are very large, with 43 or 49 inch but they are more reasonable than HP’s 65-inch Display. The smaller XG438Q supports 4K at 120 Hz, the larger 32:9 Screen XG49VQ summarizes two 27-inch monitors in one.

11. January 2019, At 15:20,
Oliver Nickel

ROG Strix XG438Q is pretty huge.
(Image: Asus)

Not only by HP at CES in 2019 in Las Vegas over-sized Gaming monitors, Asus has a 43-inch model and a 49-inch model. The ROG Strix XG438Q is a 16:9 screen and the ROG XG49VQ a 32:9 Version. Both monitors are aimed clearly at gamers and offer HDR, free sync and high picture frequency.

The job market

  1. Bosch Group, Berlin
  2. OKI EUROPE LIMITED, Branch Office Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

The specifications of the 43-inch model seem to be quite extraordinary: The XG438Q is equipped with a 4K resolution, which is displayed at 120 Hz. The Monitor supports the HDR Standard HDR600 and covers according to the Asus 90-percent of the DCI-P3 color space. It is a VA Panel. Asus writes in the announcement of the screen: “43 inch is quite a lot of desktop space, you have to get used to, especially if you are sitting a Meter in front of”. The Panel has to offer on the back, three HDMI 2.0 ports, and Displayport 1.4. In addition, two 10-Watt speakers are integrated.

Asus ROG Strix XG438Q (image: Asus)

Two 27-inch screens side by side

The XG49VQ is, apart from his sheer size of 49 inches in 32:9 Format is somewhat more conservative. It supports a relatively low resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels, and thus simulates two 27-inch Full-HD screens side by side. This is reminiscent of Dell’s Ultrasharp 49 in the, however, has a higher pixel density. The frame rate of the Asus monitor is 144 Hz. He also supports free-sync, but only the less immersive HDR400.

Prices, further Details and availability of the monitors has not been announced the Asus. The manufacturer speaks of a Release in the coming months. Then further details are to follow.