If you are in the market for a portable gaming monitor, you have chosen a good time. Today Asus launched the pre-order page for its XG17 monitors, which are available in two versions. They are referred to as ROG Strix XG17AHPE and ROG Strix XG17AHP and are both identical less a significant difference.
We have already tested the ROG Strix XG17AHPE and found that it is a solid portable gaming monitor, but we had one major point of criticism: the stand. The latest model resolves this problem by adding a telescopic tripod to the mix, causing the portable monitor becomes much more practical.
In the meantime, the panel has not changed. It is a 17.3-inch IPS device with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is suitable for an impressive refresh rate of 240 Hz, which is particularly impressive with the adaptive sync technology.
A 7800 mAh battery is included in the scope of delivery, which is suitable for an operating time of approx. 3 hours at 240 Hz and can be quickly charged via the USB 3.0 connection.
For those interested in audio, Asus has also packed a high-end DAC in this display. It is an ESS Saber 9118 digital-to-analog converter, which is a very nice shot.
Of course, you pay a premium for all of these features. The Asus XG17AHPE alone costs $ 499 alone, and the tripod stand and carrying case are added to the mix jacks, which cost an additional $ 100.