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  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • 2x 2W Speakers
  • Viewing Angles: 178° (H) / 178° (V)
  • VESA: 100x100mm
  • Inputs:
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x Display Port
    • 1x DVI-D
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Is this Best Buy only? I'm in the middle of a dispute with them so I'd rather not order from them until that's resolved but I'm very interested in this monitor.
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I bought this last week when they add their early access deal on this and I can say that this is an awesome monitor for the price. I use it for games and to watch videos and the IPS panel is bright and clear. Just make sure that you switch the picture mode from racing to sRGB as there's a bit of a yellowish tint on the default settings.
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Quote from Gysper :
I bought this last week when they add their early access deal on this and I can say that this is an awesome monitor for the price. I use it for games and to watch videos and the IPS panel is bright and clear. Just make sure that you switch the picture mode from racing to sRGB as there's a bit of a yellowish tint on the default settings.
On Asus monitors, Racing mode is almost always the more color accurate option. Check rtings and their asus monitor reviews.
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Quote from bigboySocal :
If you're looking for a 1440p 144hz for a ps5 or series x (I'm looking one for a series x)
These are my specs I'm looking for on a new monitor.

1440p
144hz
1ms
ips panel
Free sync
HDR
hdmi 2.0 support
Same thing I'm looking for and it seems like the going price is 300-400.
The max res for the s is 1440p so it should be fine.
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I bought this. Be aware there is a flicker issue if you use an nvidia card with adaptive sync and this monitor. It's fixable though.
Can you link me on how to fix it?
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IPS is not more "vivid" except from strongly off-angle. IPS has much lower static contrast than VA, which makes it look more washed-out when compared to VA with head-on (and close to it) viewing.

Backlight quality, though, can lead to the impression of more or less vivid color. For example, an old formerly very popular IPS Dell monitor with a fluorescent backlight system has an extended color gamut. Its contrast ratio is horrible but its colors are more vivid than a typical white LED backlit monitor, VA or otherwise. So, what kind of vividness are we talking about? With that Dell it's not from the contrast ratio and it's not from the pixel type (except at further off-angle, where, as mentioned, IPS doesn't wash out as much as TN and VA).

VA panel models vary in their off-angle wash-out. Some give a wider range before it's particularly noticeable. Another thing VA panels tend to do is crush blacks slightly when viewed totally head-on. That crush can make people think VA is washing out more rapidly from off angle than it really is, as it doesn't take much angle to get to the proper gamma. VA panels also vary in their static contrast ratios (from 2000:1, which is very poor for VA, to 5,000:1 or more, which is very far beyond what IPS can do).

IPS is the only choice for color-critical work, since colors don't shift much at off angles. But, it has a very unimpressive contrast ratio range (from 500:1 in generally old panels to 1200:1 or maybe 1400:1 or more in the better recent ones). Gaming and movie watching is not color-critical work. Movies in particular benefit from the deeper blacks of VA.

(Pro-level color-critical work is best done with OLED for the vastly-better-than-IPS contrast ratio, though. It's unfortunate that OLED has issues with longevity when used with static images. Color-critical work can't tolerate the TV kludge of dynamically reducing brightness to increase longevity.)

VA also has the problem of dark to light transitions being slow. The speed specs of panels hide that. You have to look at detailed reviews of each VA monitor to see how well it can do in those specific transitions at the optimal level of pixel acceleration. Overdriving pixels is standard in all monitors to reduce motion blur but it can only be applied to a certain point before you get overshoot and other artifacts that become more annoying than the blur.

TN is the best LCD tech for high-speed gaming. It also has the worst viewing angle color/gamma consistency. Recent fast IPS models have apparently chipped away a lot of the TN advantage. Neither TN nor IPS impress much with contrast ratio.

Then, there is input lag/processing lag, the possible inclusion/use of black frame insertion (causes flicker and reduces brightness but reduces blur — may not allow Freesync/Gsync/Adaptive sync to be on at the same time) — a feature in some gaming monitors, pixel pitch (what is optimal depends on the distance a person sits from the monitor and their visual acuity!), HDMI version, 4:4:4 color support (for TVs used for gaming and computer use), refresh rate speeds (including how low variable refresh can go for the framerate matching of tech like Freesync 2), backlight quality (which affects the color range/gamut that can be displayed as well as things like how consistent the pixels are across/around the panel; bright areas can be a particular issue with IPS as well as "IPS glow" which can only be fully defeated if a polarizer has been added to the display), etc.

All of the panel types have pros and cons. Another con to IPS is that the panels are polished during manufacture which can lead to issues with uniformity.

A good thing is that the industry started to pay attention to PWM flicker as well as input lag. It used to be that LCD monitors were poor in both respects. TVs have traditionally been even worse with the input lag issue.
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Quote from DrGr33nThumb :
That's unfortunate for PS5 owners. I'm surprised a new console wouldn't support 120hz as I foresee that being the norm in gaming moving forward.

I did specify in my post that 120hz 100% works for Xbox series X, and not only does it work, but the smoothness and stability is glorious.

For anyone looking into this monitor, I would highly suggest combing through the reviews on bestbuy/amazon as there are a lot of mentions in regards to what works and what doesn't. Personally, I have been very happy with the monitor and would recommend it if you can take advantage of the higher refresh rate.
You made me have my doubts. So I rang up a buddy that has this monitor . I took my Ps5 over and we were able to achieve the 120hz over the hdmi1.4. Apologies for this misinformation
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IPS is not more "vivid" except from strongly off-angle. IPS has much lower static contrast than VA, which makes it look more washed-out when compared to VA with head-on (and close to it) viewing.

Backlight quality, though, can lead to the impression of more or less vivid color. For example, an old formerly very popular IPS Dell monitor with a fluorescent backlight system has an extended color gamut. Its contrast ratio is horrible but its colors are more vivid than a typical white LED backlit monitor, VA or otherwise. So, what kind of vividness are we talking about? With that Dell it's not from the contrast ratio and it's not from the pixel type (except at further off-angle, where, as mentioned, IPS doesn't wash out as much as TN and VA).

VA panel models vary in their off-angle wash-out. Some give a wider range before it's particularly noticeable. Another thing VA panels tend to do is crush blacks slightly when viewed totally head-on. That crush can make people think VA is washing out more rapidly from off angle than it really is, as it doesn't take much angle to get to the proper gamma. VA panels also vary in their static contrast ratios (from 2000:1, which is very poor for VA, to 5,000:1 or more, which is very far beyond what IPS can do).

IPS is the only choice for color-critical work, since colors don't shift much at off angles. But, it has a very unimpressive contrast ratio range (from 500:1 in generally old panels to 1200:1 or maybe 1400:1 or more in the better recent ones). Gaming and movie watching is not color-critical work. Movies in particular benefit from the deeper blacks of VA.

(Pro-level color-critical work is best done with OLED for the vastly-better-than-IPS contrast ratio, though. It's unfortunate that OLED has issues with longevity when used with static images. Color-critical work can't tolerate the TV kludge of dynamically reducing brightness to increase longevity.)

VA also has the problem of dark to light transitions being slow. The speed specs of panels hide that. You have to look at detailed reviews of each VA monitor to see how well it can do in those specific transitions at the optimal level of pixel acceleration. Overdriving pixels is standard in all monitors to reduce motion blur but it can only be applied to a certain point before you get overshoot and other artifacts that become more annoying than the blur.

TN is the best LCD tech for high-speed gaming. It also has the worst viewing angle color/gamma consistency. Recent fast IPS models have apparently chipped away a lot of the TN advantage. Neither TN nor IPS impress much with contrast ratio.

Then, there is input lag/processing lag, the possible inclusion/use of black frame insertion (causes flicker and reduces brightness but reduces blur — may not allow Freesync/Gsync/Adaptive sync to be on at the same time) — a feature in some gaming monitors, pixel pitch (what is optimal depends on the distance a person sits from the monitor and their visual acuity!), HDMI version, 4:4:4 color support (for TVs used for gaming and computer use), refresh rate speeds (including how low variable refresh can go for the framerate matching of tech like Freesync 2), backlight quality (which affects the color range/gamut that can be displayed as well as things like how consistent the pixels are across/around the panel; bright areas can be a particular issue with IPS as well as "IPS glow" which can only be fully defeated if a polarizer has been added to the display), etc.

All of the panel types have pros and cons. Another con to IPS is that the panels are polished during manufacture which can lead to issues with uniformity.

A good thing is that the industry started to pay attention to PWM flicker as well as input lag. It used to be that LCD monitors were poor in both respects. TVs have traditionally been even worse with the input lag issue.
I had a couple IPS "gaming monitors" to try out (highly rated) and I hated both.

IPS glow with matte coating destroys my eyes for some reason. Apple glossy screens are fine though.. Not sure why it bothers me but its very very annoying. Don't have the issue on matte TN.
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question regarding connection...i just picked this monitor up and have it connected to Intel NUC mini PC (its for the office and occasional video/pictures editing work).
Now NUC only has HDMI type of connection and that is how it is connected to this Asus (via HDMI) but im having only 60Hz.
How do i get it to advertised 144Hz using HDMI on the PC side??? A link to a proper cable would be highly appreciated.
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Quote from dronek75 :
question regarding connection...i just picked this monitor up and have it connected to Intel NUC mini PC (its for the office and occasional video/pictures editing work).
Now NUC only has HDMI type of connection and that is how it is connected to this Asus (via HDMI) but im having only 60Hz.
How do i get it to advertised 144Hz using HDMI on the PC side??? A link to a proper cable would be highly appreciated.
i went into win10 settings and was able to change the refresh rate to 144Hz.
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Do you have to disable freesync? Based on Reddit that has to be done on a few 1440p monitors which defeats the whole purpose. I imagine at 1080p that is not the case.
Freesync and 120hz works at the same time for me on the series X.
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So I picked up this monitor yesterday and out of the box with a hdmi cable windows 10 did not allow me to change the settings from 60hz to 144 hz..I had to change it from the nvidia control panel app and it worked fine then. I am not able to enable free sync in my nvidia control panel software as I do not even see that option for this monitor. Any tips will be appreciated! I am using 1660Ti card..thanks!
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Quote from Maharaja_Dawg :
So I picked up this monitor yesterday and out of the box with a hdmi cable windows 10 did not allow me to change the settings from 60hz to 144 hz..I had to change it from the nvidia control panel app and it worked fine then. I am not able to enable free sync in my nvidia control panel software as I do not even see that option for this monitor. Any tips will be appreciated! I am using 1660Ti card..thanks!
I used a display port cable and now I can enable and see the g sync option in my nvidia control panel, to summarize - - -

HDMI connection - 144 Hz works but adaptive g sync on nvidia grafix card does not work
Display port - Both 144 Hz refresh rate & g-sync works fine
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Quote from Haldy78 :
I bought this. Be aware there is a flicker issue if you use an nvidia card with adaptive sync and this monitor. It's fixable though.
How does one fix it?
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