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Asus announces 240Hz portable gaming monitor and another with a touchscreen

Bullet Club

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Asus announces 240Hz portable gaming monitor and another with a touchscreen

Meet the ZenScreen Touch and the ROG Strix XG17



Asus was one of the first companies to release portable USB-C monitors, and at Computex this year it’s releasing two unique new designs.

First up is the ZenScreen Touch (pictured above), a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen designed to be hooked up to smartphones or laptops. The primary use case demonstrated at an event ahead of Computex Taipei this week was for productivity-focused smartphone apps with complex UIs that are easier to operate on a larger canvas.

The ZenScreen Touch has a 7,800mAh battery, comes with a protective case that folds up into a kickstand, and it also has Asus’ trademark hole in the corner that lets you prop the screen up with a pencil in a pinch.



The ROG Strix XG17 is another portable 1080p monitor, but the focus couldn’t be more different: this one is all about gaming. It’s the world’s first portable 240Hz gaming monitor, Asus proudly proclaims, and it has a 17.3-inch IPS panel that supports variable refresh rate.

This monitor also has two USB-C ports, Micro HDMI, and a 7,800mAh battery, which Asus says should be good for 3 hours at 240Hz. It’ll last longer at lower refresh rates, though, which you’d probably want to set it to if you were using it with a Switch like in these photos. The more demanding options are aimed at competitive players of games like League of Legends or CS:GO, which can be run at super-high framerates on laptops that might not have high refresh rate screens built in.

No word on pricing just yet for either of these models, but the ZenScreen Touch should be out next month.

Source: The Verge
 
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TheKingKRoach

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I'm definitely considering getting a 240hz monitor for CSGO (competitive shooters in general), and rhythm games.

Although if I wanted a portable monitor, my drawing tablet works for that, since it uses HDMI.

I can see this portable monitor being nice for LAN parties though.
 

ThatGamingDude

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I guess it's good for...having a battery in it?

Maybe aimed at gaming off your phone?

Switch I can understand for multiplayer, but if you have to bring power and everything with you, say for a set top console, why not just bring a normal monitor as well??

Joycons are already uncomfortable enough that you don't need to hold them upside down, in my opinion.
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01011001

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Joycons are already uncomfortable enough that you don't need to hold them upside down, in my opinion.

literally the thing that turns me off the most is someone who promotes a gaming related product and holds the controller wrong... or shit like a DualShock 4 that's obviously not turned on... shows me the people putting together the ad didn't even bother.


advert rating: 4.5

EDIT: ooohh... these pics are from the Verge and aren't promo material? shit, well then The Verge shows once again their incompetence... not surprised
 
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