Take a look at the awesome, gamer-friendly specs of the new 4K UHD ASUS MG28UQ monitor

by on February 16, 2016

Stephan Jukic – February 16, 2016

As far as the world of 4K gaming monitors is concerned, the new Asus MG28UQ that’s been very recently and rather quietly released definitely sounds awesome.

Featuring a 1ms refresh rate, VESA Adaptive Sync, HMDI 2.0 and other sound specs, the new 4K PC display seems to offer up just about everything a gamer or even a conventional 4K PC user could want. At 28 inches, the 16:9 display of the new Asus MG28UQ is also nothing to sneer at.

ASUS originally unveiled the MG28UQ along with the rest of their 2016 MG 4K Series PC display panels at their Media Booth during CES 2016 in Las Vegas just over a month ago and the MG28UQ in particular offers up some great design features. With a 3840 x 2160 pixels TN panel with a PPI of 157 (pixels per inch), the MG28UQ delivers some truly spectacular clarity and artifact control due to the lightning-quick 1ms response time that the TN display delivers.

Furthermore, the monitor offers up 10-bit color, 330 cd/m2 brightness, what Asus calls “dynamic mega-contrast”, some excellent 170 degree viewing angles, flicker-free LED backlighting a built-in frame-rate counter and a number of display calibration tools in its onscreen menu to boot.

Asus has also given the new MG28UQ their proprietary Ultra-Low Blue Light technology for minimal eye strain during night-time gaming sessions or prolonged use in a darkened room.

In other words, just from these above features and specs alone, we’re already liking what we hear about this new 4K PC gaming monitor, and according to a blurb from Acer itself:

“The ASUS MG28UQ gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena. With its 4K UHD panel and 1ms response time, it blurs the line between what’s virtual and what’s real to draw you into truly immersive gaming worlds. It even includes gamer-centric features like ASUS GamePlus and GameVisual technologies to take your gaming experience to a whole new level.”




And the fun doesn’t stop there either. The ASUS MG28UQ also comes with some very decent connectivity specs, with a DisplayPort 1.2a connecter with support for VESA Adaptive Sync, which lets the monitor display self refresh smoothly and in synch with compatible AMD GPUs. On top of this, the MG28UQ features two HDMI 1.4a ports, a single HDMI 2.0 connector for 4K at 60fps in compatible GPUs (some of the latest offer HDMI 2.0 ports in addition to their DisplayPort connections) and two USB 3.0 5Gbps ports for assorted external devices and faster charging of said external devices via USB.

Finally, the ASUS MG28UQ comes with other game-friendly features like trace-free technology, skin-tone selection, color temperature selection, ASUS GamePlus modes, ASUS VividPixel and ASUS GameVisual technology. The GamePlus modes consist of Crosshair, Timer, FPS, Counter and Display Alignment while the GameVisual modes include Scenery, Cinema, Racing, RTS, RPG, FPS and sRGB.

In simple terms, while we haven’t yet reviewed it personally, the ASUS MG28UQ has all the apparent specs of a nearly perfect 4K gaming monitor for today’s market. It’s designed for long-run gameplay sessions and its ergonomically built stand is fully adjustable for swivel, tilt, pivot, display height and wall mounting as well.

The only two things we don’t yet know about the ASUS MG28UQ are its exact release date and retail price but we should be seeing these come out from ASUS soon enough.

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  • Charles
    April 23, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Hello! I had been very interested in this monitor since I heard of it. I was looking for an affordable 4K monitor that can do gaming at 1ms, 60fps with Freesync/G-sync while maintaining features for shows/movies and art that I can watch or do at a very high resolution. My original choice was the Samsung U28E590D which you have already reviewed, and while I really like that monitor I have some concerns over some potential input lag and color issues it might have.

    The ASUS MG28UQ looks like a fantastic alternative, though a little more expensive.When might you be reviewing the MG28UQ? I have not found any reviews for it yet and would love to see how it compares to the U28E590D before I consider purchasing one or the other. Thanks 🙂


    • Ben
      June 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Exactly my thoughts. There are roughly 6 free sync + 4k monitors available with that screen size. I have researched the input lags and since all of them are about 80ms+, the Asus is my last hope. Really interested in a test to choose if it’s worth spending more for the Asus


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