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Asus Monitors 2018: Trio of new models cater to all types of gamer

Asus has unveiled a trio of new monitors: the ProArt PA34V professional monitor, CG32UQ 4K UHD console gaming monitor, and the stunning, 49-inch VG49V “super ultrawide” gaming monitor.

Whether size, colour accuracy or pixel density matters most to you, there’s something for everyone. Here’s everything you need to know about Asus’ 2018 line-up.

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Undoubtedly the most eye-catching of the three, the Asus VG49V is so wide it might just show up your TV. With a colossal curved screen measuring 49 inches and an aspect ratio of 32:9, you’ll need to get the measuring tape out to ensure you can actually squeeze it into your gaming setup.

Asus has dubbed the VG49V’s 3840 x 1080 resolution “Dual Full HD”, as it’s twice as wide as 1080p. It also features wonderfully speedy 144Hz refresh rates and FreeSync technology to prevent screen tearing, as well as DisplayPort 1.2 and dual HDMI 2.0 inputs.

The CG32UQ is an altogether very different beast, aimed at console gamers − particularly Xbox One and PS4 Pro users − prioritising pixel density over sheer size.

It measures in at 31.5 inches, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 3840 x 2160 resolution. The CG32UQ also offers HDR 10 support, Adaptive Sync, atmospheric Halo Sync lighting, refresh rates between 40Hz and 60Hz, and a DisplayPort 1.2 and three HDMI connections.

As its name suggests, the ProArt PA34V has a serious edge, having been designed primarily for creative professionals, such as video editors and graphic designers… who, naturally, like to game on the side.

The curved 34-incher features a 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440 x 1440 resolution, and Asus says each model is pre-calibrated to ensure colour accuracy, with a Delta-E colour difference of less than 2.0. There’s support for Adaptive Sync too, and refresh rates of up to 100Hz .

In terms of connections, the ProArt PA34V is very well-stocked indeed, packing a DisplayPort 1.2 input, a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

All three monitors will come out later this year, but Asus is yet to reveal an exact release date or pricing details. This article will be updated as soon as we hear more.

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