Asus VG245H is a gaming monitor for consoles

Everyone likes to salivate over the latest high-end monitors with top-dollar features and matching pricetags, but we reckon most gerbils are running something a little more basic. Something like Asus' new VG245H "Console Gaming monitor." This 24" FreeSync display uses a TN panel with 1920×1080 resolution and a stated 1ms response time. Asus talks up the new display's low-input-lag design, calling it "GameFast Input Technology." The company doesn't explain what GameFast is, but DisplayLag tested the monitor and found it has around 10ms of input lag, which is pretty good.

"Console gaming" is a weird appellation for a monitor, given that game consoles can't output anything besides bog-standard 60-Hz fixed-refresh video signals. Asus uses the term in reference to the monitor's dual HDMI inputs, which let gamers hook up a game console alongside a PC or any other HDMI device. Besides the pair of HDMI ports, the monitor has an old-school VGA connection, a 3.5-mm audio line-in jack, and a headphone jack. The VG245H includes stereo speakers for  added convenience.

In FreeSync mode, the VG245H supports a maximum refresh rate of 75Hz and a minimum of 40Hz. Like most of Asus' gaming monitors, the VG245H also supports the company's GameVisual presets and GamePlus enhancements like an on-screen crosshair, timer, and framerate counter.

The included stand has tilt, swivel, height, and pivot adjustments. In case that's not enough, the VG245H supports VESA mounting. The monitor's feature set isn't astounding, but given that Newegg has the VG245H right now for just $189, we're willing to make some compromises.

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    • Krogoth
    • 3 years ago

    Too bad that none of the current gaming consoles support Freesync/G-Sync.

    That will probably change with the next generation or the upcoming refresh.

      • Shobai
      • 3 years ago

      I’m not current on console usage – my guess would be that the majority are used with TVs rather than monitors. Do you think that the TV manufacturers would begin to feature VRR?

        • MrJP
        • 3 years ago

        [url=http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/amd-freesync-coming-to-a-tv-near-you<]Maybe...[/url<]

      • DPete27
      • 3 years ago

      That would help….if TV’s had FreeSync…

        • Krogoth
        • 3 years ago

        Coming to HDTVs sooner than you think.

          • DPete27
          • 3 years ago

          You know this?

    • Shobai
    • 3 years ago

    With a FreeSync range of 40-75Hz, LFC is off the cards – any idea what would be the next cheapest option that does support LFC?

    [edit: found some! Not sure how to do affiliate links, if TR would prefer that?]

    So, according to [url=http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/technologies-gaming/freesync<]AMD's FreeSync monitor table[/url<], the options would be [in order of my personal, albeit ignorant, preference]: [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116782<]ViewSonic XG2401[/url<] - FreeSync via DP, 48-144Hz - $249 [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824267005<]Nixeus NX-VUE24A[/url<] - FreeSync via DP, 30-144Hz [widest range of any FreeSync monitor, as far as I can see] - $265 [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009910<]Acer XF240H[/url<] - FreeSync via DP & HDMI, 48-144Hz - $245 So, roughly 4/3rds the cost of this Asus - probably worthwhile? [edit2: something went wonky with the AMD URL]

    • superjawes
    • 3 years ago

    A real “console monitor” would be 720p @ 30 Hz

    ;P

      • VinnyC
      • 3 years ago

      And support 240p signals via SCART

        • cygnus1
        • 3 years ago

        Hahahaha, wait…. awww

      • NeelyCam
      • 3 years ago

      You’re mean.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 3 years ago

        When is anything more than that going to be required?

        • superjawes
        • 3 years ago

        <3

        • Vaughn
        • 3 years ago

        The Truth hurts!

      • willmore
      • 3 years ago

      I was hoping it would be a large monitor with many inputs so that it could do multi screen and KVM functionality.

      I guess I think of different things when I hear the word “console”.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        A multi-DisplayPort monitor with a built in KVM would be sweet.

          • willmore
          • 3 years ago

          I know, right?

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            Man I’m gonna have dreams of a 27″ 4K IPS FreeSync display with a 4-PC switch at or near $500. I’d go AMD for that.

            • willmore
            • 3 years ago

            Nine inputs!

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            As long as they still make my 4-input version that’s fine. I don’t want to pay extra for features I wont’ use. LOL

            • willmore
            • 3 years ago

            Sure, you have to be able to set some layout presets!

          • slowriot
          • 3 years ago

          Several Dell monitors have two upstream USB ports to provide KVM-like functionality. You can switch between them via the monitor’s on-screen menu. It sounds real nice but in practice is frustrating because (at least on a U3415W) of poorly responding touch buttons and having to jump through a few menu steps to do it. A dedicated toggle would make it awesome.

          I’m also fairly certain several other of the large 21:9 and 4K monitors offer these features too. At least nearly all of them offer breaking the display up into smaller ones from different input sources.

      • ColeLT1
      • 3 years ago

      But with inputs for high hz 4k. You know, cause the new consoles “do” 4k…

      • willyolio
      • 3 years ago

      well it could be a 1920×1080 freesync monitor that supports 15hz minimum framerates.

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      It would need to have Asus’ “GameSlow Input Lag Technology” to add about 50ms of lag for a real console experience though.

      • mutantmagnet
      • 3 years ago

      To be serious it would be 900p.

      • ozzuneoj
      • 3 years ago

      I wonder how many weeks this will be in the top comments…

      😀

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