Asus' CES monitor lineup has a little something for everyone


— 3:57 PM on January 5, 2016

Looks like today is monitor day at CES. It's now Asus' turn to announce its refreshed lineup of displays.


Designo MX Series 34"

Asus is betting big on style for its Designo MX Series 34" ultra-wide curved monitor. This pretty puppy is almost devoid of a bezel and has a Qi-enabled charging pad integrated into its stand. Like most 34" screens, the Designo MX has an IPS panel with a 3440x1440 resolution, though there's no word on high or variable refresh rates. The monitor's curvature measures in at 2000R, just a tad less curvy than other screens of this type. A pair of built-in 8W speakers complement the gorgeous exterior.


ROG Swift PG348Q

For those looking to have something a bit more gamey, Asus offers the 34" ROG Swift PG348Q. Once again, we get a 3440x1440 IPS panel, but this time around with a sweet 100-Hz refresh rate. That rate can change, too, as the PG348Q offers support for Nvidia's G-Sync tech. As an added bonus, there's no need to go to the graphics card control panel to switch between refresh rates—the PG348Q has a dedicated button for that purpose.


MG28UQ

Asus also added a couple 4K options to its MG series of displays. The 28" MG28UQ offers a TN panel with 3840x2160 resolution and a 1-ms response time. Meanwhile, its younger brother, the 24" MG24UQ, packs an IPS panel that could offer higher color accuracy and better viewing angles than its sibling, though likely at the expense of response time. Both these displays also offer support for VESA Adaptive-Sync, better known as FreeSync.

And now for something off the left field. Asus' MB169C+ (which really sounds like a motherboard model) is a 15.6-inch "portable monitor." And it achieves that portability by weighing only 800g, being 8.5mm thick, and using a single USB Type-C connector for both data and power. Despite the diminutive size, this monitor still packs a 1080p IPS panel. This should be an interesting option to pair with a laptop, especially one with limited connectivity options.

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