Asus TUF VG289Q
We can find gaming monitors with 3840 × 2160 resolution for more than 1,000 euros. It is not necessary to spend so much, as this one lets us see ASUS Monitor of its gaming range YOU F. It meets the two requirements that we have established, worth less than 400 euros and having a 4K resolution.
The first thing we have to highlight about this monitor is the size, being of 28 inches and has a IPS panel. This monitor offers us a 100% sRGB color coverage and a 350 nit brightness, both aspects great. But, this monitor has several “problems”, so to speak.
The first thing we don’t like is that it has a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. It is really a low value if we compare it with other monitors with lower resolutions. But, the problem is that 4K monitors with high refresh rates are very expensive. In addition, it offers us a 5ms GtG response time, far from the ideal which would be 1-2 ms.
Account, how could it be otherwise, of support for the AMD FreeSync technology. This technology “synchronizes” the screen response rate with the amount of FPS offered by the graphics card. It has a Display Port 1.2two HDMI 2.0 and two 1.2 W speakers.
Well, it’s a monitor of acceptable quality, taking into account that 4K screens with a high refresh rate go over 600 euros with great ease.
We now come to another interesting option, which includes some additional elements that make it striking. Lenovo offers us a fairly versatile monitor, designed for gaming and streaming. One of the peculiarities of this monitor is that it includes a webcam, something not common at all.
First, we must emphasize that this is a monitor of 31.5 inches with a IPS-panel. This monitor offers us a 90% DCI-P3 color coverage, which is within the usual. It has the AMD FreeSync technologya technology has become essential in monitors.
As with the previous model, this monitor only offers a refresh rate up to 60 Hz. It also loosens the response timea, which is usually 6ms, but in “extreme mode” it becomes 4 ms. We have not found references to how it is activated or works.
As we said, the great particularity of this monitor is that it includes a 1080p resolution webcam. This element is not common, but it can be very useful if you want to stream. In addition, this monitor has a HDMI 2.0a Display Port 1.2 and a USB-C Gen1 compliant with DisplayPort 1.2. Note that this USB-C connector is designed to connect the webcam with the computer.
We continue with the problem that a 4K resolution gaming monitor with a high refresh rate will always cost more than 600 euros. It is an interesting and economical option.
One last interesting option that we have found is this simple monitor, but it stands out in small aspects. The first aspect that stands out about this is the brand, since BenQ is a well-known brand within the segment of gaming monitors. For the rest, it does have some interesting things, but it doesn’t differ much from the other solutions either.
We start with the most important part, the size of this screen, which is 31.5 inches and makes use of a VA panel. It’s not the best type of panel on the market, but it still offers a brightness of 300 nits and a 95% DCI-P3 color coverage.
It has the same problem as the other “cheap” 4K gaming monitors we’ve seen. offers us a 60 Hz refresh ratewhich is normal for these monitors and a 4 ms GtG response time. Logically, this monitor includes the AMD FreeSync technology, that can never be missing.
This monitor has good connectivity, including two HDMI 2.0a Display Port 1.4 and a USB-C. It also integrates two 2W speakers each. It is something interesting if we do not want to have speakers on the table, then it is already to see the audio quality they offer.
I must say that I like all three brands of monitors, but this BenQ has little things that would make me go for it, such as the response time and the DisplayPort.