Asus' 32-inch TUF Gaming VG32AQL1A monitor combines a 170Hz refresh rate with QHD resolution


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What just happened? Asus has revealed its latest gaming monitor, and it comes with a list of impressive stats: 32-inches, QHD resolution, 1 ms response time, and a blistering 170Hz refresh rate. The Asus TUF Gaming VG32AQL1A may not have a memorable moniker but could appeal to those who want an ideal combination of speed, response times, and visuals.

Asus writes that the VG32AQL1A is designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay. It features the company’s Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB SYNC) technology, which Asus says works with adaptive-sync to eliminate ghosting and tearing for extraordinarily sharp, high-frame-rate gaming.

The monitor has plenty of other attractive specs and features beyond that 2560 x 1440 "Fast IPS" panel with its 48Hz to 170Hz refresh rate. There’s Asus’ Variable Overdrive technology for dynamically altering overdrive settings as frame rates fluctuate, G-Sync and FreeSync Premium compatibility, 99% DCI-P3 coverage, 1ms GtG response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 400 nits peak brightness (HDR) for Vesa DisplayHDR 400 certification. You also get several gaming-focused enhancements, such as pre-set display modes.

Port-wise, there are two HDMI 2.0 inputs and DisplayPort 1.2, which doesn’t quite match some of the HDMI 2.1 monitors or those with DisplayPort 1.4 that we’ve seen recently. There are also two USB 3.0 ports, one headphone jack, and two 2W stereo speakers.

While there’s plenty here that will attract gamers, the success of the Asus TUF Gaming VG32AQL1A will likely depend on the price, which, like its availability, still hasn’t been revealed.

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Asus just won't stop bombarding market with obsolete mediocrity, for the lack of any real product.

  1. HDMI 2.0 - fail
  2. HDR 400 - fail
  3. 27" -> 32" - ahem, who gives? Only adds to pixelation.


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We'll never even reach stable 2160p @ 60 Hz, will we? Just stop with these pointless 1440p monitors already. Focus on GPUs that can actually deliver 4K.


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QHD is kind of poor dpi for a 32 inch screen.

It's not *terrible* but you'd want to sit further away than what a normal desk could let you for daily use

32" 1440 has the same pixel density as 24" 1080p which is fine, I'm currently using a Gigabyte 32" 1440p 165Hz curved and I switched from a 32" 4K 60Hz monitor, didn't think I would be able to get used to it but at ultra settings the picture is still OK but 32" is definitely maximum size for that resolution