Review ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ: curved gaming monitor with 144 Hz VA-matrix and a nice price


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Gamers and monitors do not have to be equipped with RGB illumination from all the slots and some

incredibly intricate design. There are users who prefer a neutral and calm design. After all, the main thing is still the picture quality. I suspect that ASUS was guided by such ideas when developing the TUF Gaming VG32VQ monitor, which we will talk about today.

  • What is it?
  • What makes him interesting?
  • What is included?
  • What does ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ look like?
  • What with usability, adjustment and connectors?
  • How is the ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ with picture quality?
  • How did he prove himself in games?
  • In the dry residue

What is it?

ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ - 32-inch gamingmonitor with a curved VA-matrix, WQHD resolution (2560 × 1440), viewing angles of 178 °, maximum brightness of 400 cd / m2, 3000: 1 contrast ratio and maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz.

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What makes him interesting?

ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ equipped with curved WQHD(2560 × 1440) 8-bit VA-matrix with a diagonal of 31.5 inches, a radius of curvature of 1800R, a refresh rate of 144 GHz. They promise a maximum brightness of 400 cd / m², a static contrast of 3000: 1 and viewing angles of 178 ° / 178 ° horizontally / vertically. There is support for the HDR10 standard. Of the interesting and useful features for the gamer - matrix response time (maximum) 1 ms (MPRT), which is achieved due to proprietary technology Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB), plus there is support for FreeSync. And these two functions can be used simultaneously. You can use DisplayPort 1.2 and 2xHDMI 2.0 ports to connect the source, there are built-in speakers and a headphone jack.

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What is included?


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The monitor comes in a large box of blackcardboard with high-quality printing, monitor images and its main features. The kit includes everything you need: a power cable, a relatively small power supply (it is external in this model), HDMI and DisplayPort cables (the latter did not reach us, but it is standard), a removable clip for cable management and documentation:

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What does ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ look like?


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As already mentioned above, in ASUS TUF GamingVG32VQ there are no RGB-backlit or exotic design refinements. The monitor is made primarily of matte black plastic, and the "frameless" design has long been used. The frames on three sides are really thin, only the lower gap is slightly wider and protrudes above the general plane of the monitor. It has only the ASUS logo. It’s extremely difficult to determine from the front that the monitor is aimed at a gaming audience. It will be quite appropriate to look in the office.


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The stand is massive, trapezoidal in shape. She has a metal base (for greater weight and stability), and on the outside - matte black plastic. On the front is a small logo of the TUF Gaming line, and in the middle is a round scrolling rack base with an intricate pattern. Along the perimeter is a red border and notches. There is also one notch in the middle of the stand in front of the base. It seems that this is done for the most ideological perfectionists who want to put the monitor perfectly exactly:


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Gaming positioning of the monitor gives itrear end. It is made of matte black plastic, it is decorated with angular futuristic patterns. We saw similar ones in the monitors of the ROG line. At the top of the monitor itself is a large gray ASUS logo, and on the rack is the TUF Gaming logo. It is attached to the monitor in the middle and screwed out of the box. If you wish, you can remove it and hang the monitor on the wall (VESA 100x100). A hole for the Kensington Lock was placed on the right side of the monitor:


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For cable management, a removable bracket is provided, which is attached to the bottom of the rack:


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The monitor is not too thick, including due to an external power supply. The control panel was placed on the back right:


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It is standard for all (or almost all) gamingASUS monitors. This is a five-position joystick and four physical trapezoidal buttons below it. Pictograms with the values ​​of the button functions were placed next to the bevel. Not the best position: you need to deploy the monitor to see them:


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All connectors are located on the panel below the rod mounting location and are directed downwards:


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Bottom right - a small white LED to indicate on:


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There were no questions regarding the assembly and quality of materials. The monitor looks quite neutral and as practical as possible: there is nothing superfluous and no glossy inserts on which prints would remain.

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What with usability, adjustment and connectors?

As we already wrote, it is used for controlfive-way joystick to the right on the back of the monitor. Four mechanical buttons are located below it: cancel (it also calls up the “cheat sheet” with pictograms on the screen), the GamePlus function (displaying the sight, FPS or timer), switching GameVisual game modes and power. The buttons are large and it will be difficult to miss:


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There are not many connectors on the monitor, but all the samenecessary to eat. A headset jack, two HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.2 and a power supply jack. For complete happiness, there is not enough USB hub. But before us is an affordable solution, so this is excusable:


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All cables can be ordered using a removable bracket:


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The stand allows you to adjust the height in the range from 44 to 58 cm (to the top of the monitor):


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Thanks to the design of the stand with stand, the monitor can be rotated 360 °.


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The tilt is adjustable from + 20 ° to -5 °:


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The on-screen menu is organized logically. The buttons call up quick commands: the top button is responsible for canceling, calling up the “cheat sheet”, the second is for the GamePlus functions (screen sight, timer, FPS counter, etc.), the next button is for quick selection of GameVisual modes. The main menu is divided into 7 main sections. The first is for switching Game Visual modes. The second is a five-level blue filter. The third section is responsible for adjusting the brightness, contrast and more flexible color rendering settings for color components. But not available in all modes. In sRGB everything is fixed and even the brightness cannot be changed. The fourth item “Image” is responsible for turning on and selecting the HDR mode (if supported, there are 2 modes: game and movie), adaptive and FreeSync synchronization, the proprietary ELBM Sync (Extreme Low Motion Blur) function, highlighting dark areas of the picture, choosing the image format, including ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio ASCR (dynamic contrast enhancement) and overclocking TraceFree matrix with six levels. Next is the source selection. In the system settings, you can adjust the speaker volume, turn on the ECO mode, adjust the transparency and display time of the OSD menu, select a language, reset settings, and so on. In the last paragraph, you can save your own four presets:


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How is the ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ with picture quality?

The monitor uses a curved VA matrix withwith a diagonal of 31.5 inches, a radius of curvature of 1800R, a resolution of 2560 × 1440 and anti-reflective coating. It has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz, a response time of 4 ms (gray to gray, GtG) and a minimum of 1 ms MPRT (Motion Picture Response Time). The maximum brightness is 400 cd / m2, the monitor supports the HDR10 standard. The monitor produces a cool image with a very impressive margin of brightness, rich colors and good viewing angles, which is typical for VA-matrices. Although the traditional nuances of VA-matrices are also present: a decrease in contrast (although in this case not too dramatic) and yellowish shades at angles. There is light in the corners, but they are minimal and almost invisible. Again, the feature of all curved monitors with VA in this price range. In general, the picture quality was very pleased.


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The monitor has a bunch of preset modespictures plus custom custom ones. We carried out measurements with a colorimeter in several with stock settings (without color rendering correction). In FPS mode, the maximum brightness of the monitor was 438.758 cd / m², 0.541 cd / m², and the contrast ratio was 811: 1. Very good performance, although the static contrast and minimum brightness could be better, given VA. In this mode, there is a slight bias in the cold shades:


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The closest to the reference picture in sRGB mode,but the brightness in this mode is fixed and it will not work to adjust it. Perhaps someone will not find it enough. The brightness is 187.045 cd / m², the contrast is 577: 1:


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The strangest picture setting was inCinema mode. The screen is very “bluish”: a large overabundance of the blue component and a lack of red: the color temperature fluctuates around 10000K (at the reference 6500K). In this mode, the maximum brightness was 372.53 cd / m², and the static contrast ratio was 715: 1.


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How did he prove himself in games?


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In terms of gaming, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ haseverything you need: an impressive diagonal with the currently optimal (in my subjective opinion) resolution of 2560 × 1440, a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz and a number of useful features, including matrix overclocking, support for frame synchronization FreeSync and its own ELMB Sync (Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync) that can work at the same time. As a result, even in the fastest and most dynamic shooters, the picture is very smooth, without gaps, loops and any noticeable artifacts. If the hardware matches, of course. But, it is worth remembering one important point: when the ELMB function is active, the backlight works in PWM mode and at low brightness, flickering can strain your eyes. It is also possible that someone will come in handy with additional GamePlus functions, primarily the FPS counter. I personally did not find any use for the scope and timer for myself, but I’m sure that it will come in handy for someone. A small but nice bonus is the presence of built-in stereo speakers. Yes, they cannot boast of impressive volume or super-quality. But in some cases they can be useful. For example, when connecting a PS4 Slim, which is devoid of optical audio output.

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In the dry residue

When developing ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ companyI tried to make the most practical gaming monitor with everything you need, while making its cost low. In general, we can say what ASUS did: the monitor is equipped with a fast VA-matrix with a high-quality picture, an abundance of additional gaming features and chips such as frame rate synchronization, matrix acceleration, ELMB Sync (Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync), HDR support, the necessary set interfaces and a bonus in the form of built-in speakers. At the same time, the monitor looks very decent and restrained and is very convenient to use. Only low contrast (which is strange considering the VA-matrix) can be distinguished from the claims, and a USB hub would not be out of place. The monitor now costs 11 000 UAH and in this range there is nothing radically more interesting at the moment. Only one or two models with similar characteristics, but either without HDR, or with lower resolution.

5 reasons to buy ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ:

  • high-quality VA-matrix with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and support for HDR;
  • many game modes and additional game functions;
  • the presence of the necessary video connectors and a convenient stand;
  • stylish and practical appearance;
  • the presence of built-in speakers.

2 reasons not to buy the ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ:

  • low contrast;
  • no USB hub.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ

31.5-inch monitor with a curved VA-matrix, WQHD resolution (2560 × 1440), 178 ° viewing angles, maximum brightness of 400 cd / m2, 3000: 1 contrast ratio, maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz and HDR support.

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Technical specifications ASUS TUF Gaming VG32VQ

Diagonal
31.5 ″

Matrix type
VA

Aspect ratio
16: 9

Resolution
2560 × 1440

Contrast
3000: 1 (max)

Viewing angles
178/178

Colors displayed
8 bit

Pixel pitch
0.2724 × 0.2724 mm

Response time
4 ms (GtG), 1 ms (MPRT)

Brightness
400 cd / m2 (max)

Coating
anti-glare

Connectors and ports
2xHDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 3.5 mm audio, Kensington Lock

Wall mount
VESA 100 × 100

Size (with stand)
713 × 580-440 × 233 mm

Weight (with stand)
9.1 kg


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