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ASUS 23.8" XG248Q 240hz

https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-Strix-XG248Q/

Anyone in Europe have it yet? These seem to already be sold out:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-90LM03.../dp/B07FXTX9W1


These are suppose to be better 240hz, according to the article on blurbusters:

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What makes this monitor different from other 240Hz monitors is that this uses a 23.8″ panel instead of a 24.5″ panel (of the XG258Q). Reportedly, the panel is optimized for 240 Hz operation unlike the 24.5″ panels. The 24.5″ panels were not originally manufactured with 240 Hz in mind and had to be tuned by monitor manufacturers to 240 Hz operation.
Hopefully they fixed the awful grainy coating last gen 240hz has and the lower screen size and higher ppi make things look sharper.
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This is in stock and shipping from newegg.com

It's also up on bhpoto for pre-order with a free copy of BO4, which I ordered.

Will report back once I get it.

Edit: Apparently I'm getting it tomor (Tuesday) according to tracking.

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Considering the 144Hz panels are all infested with vertical scanlines, "being built for x Hz" doesn't mean anything.

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  • OSD options:
  • DCC/CI support, which you can download apps to control the monitor OSD on your desktop (screenshot is 3rd party app, there is an official app)
  • 5 level blue light filter
  • 5 levels of overdrive (+1, the software seems to have unlocked a new level and it now shows in the OSD as Level 0 which wasn't there before, now giving the option of 6 od levels)
  • 7 color profiles
  • Contrast control
  • Gamma controls
  • Color Temps controls
  • Saturation Controls
  • FreeSync toggle

+ Nice deep looking colors with with some tweaking and no gradient banding (S24 issue)
+ RGB is a lot better than Alienware, can see it better on wall in dark scenes, can act as small ambient light with yellow preset
+ 240hz ELMB works and it's very nice, especially with how super bright it gets
+ Much sharper image quality than the Alienware
+ The overdrive seems better
+ Joystick menu is nice
+ Nice textured matte finish on everything
+ Less aggressive coating than the Alienware, but still tiny bit of grain when you inspect extremely close
+ Has a rotate lock, so it centers perfectly every time you rotate it back and forth from portrait/landscape orientation
+ No eye strain after a day of use, Alienware would destroy my eyes after long sessions
+ Super fast Alt+tab speed like the Alienware at 240hz (make sure focus assist is turned off in w10)
+ Their software for DCC/CI has a lot of options, including changing overdrive levels, also unlocks hidden Level 0 overdrive


- Rotate lock limits rotation to clockwise only, will not rotate counter-clockwise
- Really slow boot from power on, Alienware takes 1-2 sec to turn on, Asus 10sec
- Slower waking from sleep mode compared to Alienware also, but not as slow as from cold boot
- Very little light bleed, but has a little (not annoying enough to care much at lower brightness)
- Annoying monitor stand legs, can this blade monitor stand trend go away already?
- Thick bezels compared to Alienware (Why have the 25" 240hz Asus nice thin bezel, and this model have ugly thick bezel?)
- Not a fan of the shiny ROG logo on the front, would have preferred the ASUS logo in text (ROG logo needs a refresh, 25" 240hz has better logo and aesthetic)


I don't have AMD, so I can't test FreeSync.
I'll keep updating this post, as it's impossible to cover and find everything first day.

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240Hz strobing? Hows the strobe crosstalk om that?

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Quote: Originally Posted by MistaSparkul View Post
240Hz strobing? Hows the strobe crosstalk om that?

Yes, 240hz strobing. I guess ELMB is Asus proprietary strobing name, kind of like BenQ has DyAc.

It's very light, pretty much non existent in view when playing games. It's a bit stronger towards the bottom, but still the best I've seen for a strobed mode when it comes to having little crosstalk and the visual smoothness. Only problem is, I have like 2-3 games (old cpu, 2500k) where I can hold 240fps, as strobing requires you to maintain that fps work properly. When you can hold the fps, it looks amazing. Closest thing I've seen to CRT quality smoothness yet, maybe just as good.

This is with $40 tablet camera, keep in mind majority of the photo is out of focus:
(yellow dot is the most in focus one i think)
(2 above yellow you can see the bit of crosstalk best in front of alien, but it's light)
240hz strobed, 25 brightness, 54 contrast
https://i.imgur.com/SjcUmBd.png

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll give this monitor a shot myself. 👍

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I've come across an annoying problem. I'm not sure if it's my system, but I think the monitor is to blame, as never had this issue with Alienware or Dell. When you wake from sleep, sometimes it will just display a lost signal and will never display picture unless you switch the displayport cable to a new slot on your GPU. Power cycling it, clearing the power plug - nothing gets it back unless you swap the displayport on the GPU. I had this happen 2-3 times in a week span. Then last night, I had the "lost signal" come up while I was using it! Really annoying having to get up and swap ports.

I've tried swapping cables and all other obvious stuff like double checking connections, etc.

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