Without making any formal announcements, Asus has quietly added a new gaming display to their product lineup. The VP28UQG features a 4K resolution, a 1 ms response time, as well as AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. The new monitor does not belong to the premium ROG product family and does not support high refresh rates, so all signs point to Asus positioning it as an entry-level monitor.

The ASUS VP28UQG display is equipped with a 28” TN panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 300 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 170°/160° viewing angles, a 1 ms response time, as well as a 60 Hz refresh rate. The monitor can reproduce 1.07 billion colors, but ASUS for some reason does not disclose its actual coverage of standard color spaces. Since the VP28UQG is designed for gaming, it is most likely tailored for Windows and therefore the sRGB color space.

Hardcore gamers might consider a 60 Hz refresh rate too low for action packed titles, but ASUS seems to aim the new monitor at casual gamers who have demands for a higher resolution and an above-average screen size. The three main reasons why ASUS calls the VP28UQG a gaming display is because it has a low response time from the use of a TN panel, supports AMD’s FreeSync technology (with a 40 to 60 Hz range, so unfortunately no LFC), as well as ASUS’s own GamePlus technology that adds on-screen crosshair, FPS counter, timer and so on. Keeping in mind that casual gamers barely have graphics cards that can hit above 60 frames per second in demanding titles at a 4K resolution, the 60 Hz refresh of the monitor might not be an issue for now. In fact, the VP28UQG is not the first 4Kp60 monitor aimed at gamers in ASUS’ lineup. The company has been selling the MG28UQ featuring a similar panel for a while now and the VP28UQG is positioned a bit lower in the lineup.

When it comes to connectivity, the VP28UQG is equipped with two HDMI 2.0 inputs as well as a DisplayPort 1.2 input, and has a 3.5-mm audio jack to connect headphones. As for ergonomics, ASUS says that the monitor can adjust its tilt, but not swivel or height.

ASUS 4Kp60 Gaming Monitors
Panel 28" TN
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Refresh Rate Range 60 Hz
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 300 cd/m² 330 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1 unknown
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation sRGB (?)
Inputs 2 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
Audio 3.5-mm audio out 2 × 2 W speakers
3.5-mm audio out
USB Hub - dual-port USB 3.0 hub
Proprietary Enhancements Trace Free Technology
GamePlus Modes:  Crosshair/Timer/Display Alignment
Low Blue Light: Yes
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes: 8 Modes
Skin-Tone Selection: 3 Modes
Color Temperature Selection: 4 Modes
Trace Free Technology
GamePlus Modes:  Crosshair/Timer/Display Alignment
Low Blue Light: Yes
GameVisual Modes: Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB
Skin-Tone Selection: 3 Modes
Color Temperature Selection: 4 Modes
Mechanical Chassis Color Black
Tilt -5° ~ +20°
Swivel - -60° ~ +60°
Pivot - 0° ~ +90°
Height Adjustment - 0~150 mm
VESA Wall Mounting 100 × 100 mm
Power Consumption
Idle ~0.5 W
Active 60 W 62.9 W
Price unknown ~$430
Detailed Information Link Link

All told, the ASUS VP28UQG seems to be aimed at gamers who want a large 4K panel with a fast response time and a dynamic refresh rate technology, but do not want to invest a lot in it and are okay with a 60 Hz TN panel. That said, do not expect the VP28UQG to be expensive. Its bigger brother called the MG28UQ is available for $429.99 at Amazon and the new unit will likely be even more affordable when it becomes available in Q3 2017.

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  • Exodite - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - link

    ^^This right here.

    I'm not getting anything but TN display for gaming and today it's far more difficult to find a good TN display than IPS or VA.

    Give me a matte TN display with 120-144Hz refresh rates and a distinct lack of LEDs, speakers, USB hubs or all the other crap they keep pushing in there to justify bumping the price.

    You want an IPS or VA display with hugh refresh rates?

    Good for you, the market is pretty much only that these days.
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - link

    At least let it have hdmi audio pass through to a headphone out.
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - link

    Let's not also forget that not all TN panels are complete crap. A high quality panel like the ones found in good gaming displays still produces a pretty good image. Yes it's not as good as IPS, but it's worlds better than the terrible cheapo panels you can get for sub-$100. I own several nearly top of the line IPS displays which are absolutely fantastic for what they do, but I'm 100% pleased with my 144Hz TN panel I use for gaming. I could not be happier with that purchase, and even sitting side by side with my IPS panel it still produces a pretty good picture. I also own 2 super cheap TN panels which I use when I visit my parents out of state and by comparison it's night and day difference in quality. I could probably convince most people my 144Hz display is IPS when side by side with one of those.
  • Kamamura - Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - link

    TN? Next, please!
  • lennyvonlenny - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - link

    The Asus vp28uqg has true 10 bit color where as the mg28uq does not .https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/compariso...

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