If your home office is feeling bland, an upgrade to sharper image quality could be just what you need. The best 4K gaming monitors come at a premium, but if you’re looking to add more pixels to casual gaming as well as general productivity, the Asus VP28UQG is worth a look. With the best Prime Day deals on tech continuing today, the monitor is on sale for just $240.
The 28-inch VP28UQG is billed as a gaming monitor. Hardcore players will want something with a higer refresh rate; however, casual gamers may be able to make do with the TN panel’s 60 Hz refresh rate accompanied by a 1ms response time AMD FreeSync for fighting screen tearing. Asus also says the monitor supports Adaptive-Sync with Nvidia graphics cards, despite it lacking G-Sync certification. You should be able to get it to run G-Sync by following the directions in our How to Run G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor article.
The VP28UQG should be usable in a well-lit environment, offering a max brightness of 300 nits. As a TN panel, we don’t expect brilliant contrast (it’s specced at 1,000:1) or colors. However, at this price it looks like a decent entryway to 4K
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Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.