This unusual, portable 240Hz monitor can be preordered for $499
The portable gaming display screen Asus announced back at CES is lastly up for preorder, though it’s not low-cost– it costs $499, or $599 if you desire a tripod stand and carrying bag consisted of.
The accessories are the only distinguishing element, otherwise the ROG Strix XG17AHPE ($499 at B&H Photo) and XG17AHP ($599, Amazon) feature the very same exceptional 17.3-inch IPS panel with a rapid 240Hz refresh rate.
We examined the portable screen sans tripod stand last month and found that it’s light-weight (2.3 pounds) and simple to use, with decent battery life to boot– as much as around 3 hours of gaming on the integrated 7,800 mAh battery (Asus claims as much as 3.5 hours).
“The XG17 offers an outstanding 2nd screen experience that travels quickly without compromising color or speed,” Jorge composed.
Naturally, maximizing a 240Hz refresh rate is a hard ask and requires an effective GPU. Even then, you’re still pretty much bound to less demanding video games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in order to press framerates north of 200 fps.
Still, it’s a clever (albeit niche) item for those who want such a thing, can manage it, and want to pay a premium for the portable form aspect. To put the price into perspective, the Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM is a 27-inch G-Sync Suitable display with an IPS screen, 1080p resolution, and 280Hz revitalize rate (overclocked) for $399.