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Asus VG258QR Review: Fast VA-Panel, 25-Inch, 165HZ Refresh Rate Gaming Monitor

If you’re looking for a new gaming monitor to upgrade to, then you may want to consider this Asus VG258QR Review.

Asus is a great company that develops state of the art electronic devices, and the Asus VG258QR is one of them.

With a 25-inch screen display, you’ll have more than enough screen real estate to have multiple projects and windows open simultaneously.

And with its aesthetically pleasing design, you’ll be sure to be proud when walking in your room or office.

But before you invest in the VG258QR, let’s jump into the displays specifications, design, performance, and its features, and if they suit your needs.

Specifications

  • Display: 25-Inch
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz
  • Response Time: 0.5ms (GtG)
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m²
  • 2x 2-Watt Built-In Speakers
  • Stand Height Adjustable, Swivel, Pivot, Tilt, Rotate: Yes
  • VESA Compatible, 100mmx100mm
  • I/O Panel: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Audio Jack
  • Weight: 11-lbs

The Design

With a measurement of 25-inches, you’ll have more than enough room to have multiple projects open, and run games at the same time.

The frame of the display has a nice matte-black texture to it, and the overall screen itself has a nice, elegant look. And the thin profile adds to the aesthetics, and with its lightweight design, you can carry the monitor with ease.

Furthermore, the monitor has a thin bezel design, which gives you more of immersion to your display experiences.

Additionally, the stand has a square base, which will prevent the display from moving and wobbling whenever slightly pushed and nudged.

With an ergonomic stand, you’ll be able to make the height adjustments, swivel, rotate, and pivot the display to your viewing convenience.

However, if you’re not entirely in favor with the stock stand, you can always replace it with a 100mmx100mm VESA mount and be able to be more flexible with the monitors’ positions and angles.

Also, the I/O panels are located in the rear of the display and are easy to locate. The panels consist of, one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4, two USB 3.0, and one Audio Jack.

In addition, the monitor also comes with two built-in 2-watt speakers, which has good sound qualities. But you’ll always be better off with a pair of headphones or a set of dedicated speakers.

Thanks to its HDMI ports, you’ll be able to plug in your gaming consoles such as your PS4, or X-Box One and take gaming to a new level and have all the advantage, since the VG258QR is a speedy monitor.

And with the USB ports, you’ll be able to plug in your mobile or electronic devices and use the VG258QR as a charging station, which is fantastic.

The OSD panels consist of buttons and contain a joystick, which makes on-screen configuration user-friendly and very convenient whenever you need the settings changed in the display.

Overall, the entire monitor is made with high quality graded material, and with a sturdy stand serving as the monitors’ foundation, you have one elegant display that you can admire from a distance.

Performance and Design

The Asus VG258QR is a 27-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 FHD, with a high refresh rate of 165Hz and a response time of 1ms, which makes the VG258QR an ideal display to have for competitive gamers, because you’ll gain the slight edge over your opponents during the heat of the battle.

With a refresh rate of 165Hz and a 1ms response time, you’ll have super-smooth gameplay, without trails, nor motion blurs. And this is crucial when you’re gaming at a high level. And it is certainly faster than your average 144Hz gaming monitor.

And with a screen aspect ratio of 16:9, you’ll have more than enough room in your display to have lots of windows open and game at the same time.

Also, you’ll be able to use the FreeSync feature that the VG258QR provides you with. If you do have an Nvidia graphics card, you can download the latest drivers in Nvidia’s website and be able to use FreeSync once the drivers are installed. The monitor also provides backlight strobing technology as well.

Once FreeSync is on, you’ll have super smooth buttery-like gameplay, with no ghosting nor screen tearing at all. The FreeSync feature also works well in console gaming and will provide you a different level of experience.

Considering that the Asus VG258QR is a TN panel, it’s one of the fastest panels out of the two, IPS and VA panels.

However, being the fastest display, you’ll get a sacrifice of image quality. But in terms of color depth and vibrancy, it’s a lot better from previous versions from the past and has improved.

When viewing the display from certain angles, the images and color may start to wash away and disappear.

But the pixel density is great for a 1080p resolution display, and shouldn’t be demanding on your video cards, compared to higher resolution displays. And there are no dead pixels at all when viewing the screen.

Also, you’ll be able to use the display for prolonging uses, thanks to its anti-flicker feature which gives you reduced screen-flickers and you can also use the blue-light filter as well during the night, which goes easy on the eyes.

Overall, the VG258QR monitor is great for the price because you get the aesthetics, speedy performance, and the features.

Pros

  • Has a fast refresh rate of 165Hz, and a response time of 0.5ms
  • The stand is ergonomic by design and also has a 100mmx100mm VESA mount as well
  • Image quality and pixels are crisp and clear
  • No dead pixels
  • No backlight bleeding

Cons

  • The colors and images may fade when viewing the display from certain angles since this is a TN panel

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the design of the Asus VG258QR is simple yet elegant at the same time. Produced with high-quality material, and a beautiful matte-black finish to the panel, you’ll have one of an aesthetic display.

But if you’re looking for other quality VA panels you can check out the AOC C32V1Q monitor or the MSI Optix MAG271C, which both are pretty good.

So if you’re on a budget and looking to upgrade to a fast gaming monitor, then you’ll have to consider the Asus VG258QR.

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