Nexigo NG17FGQ 17.3-inch Portable Gaming Monitor Review: Small Size, Big Performance

The Nexigo NG17FGQ is a 17.3-inch IPS FHD portable gaming monitor with 300 Hz refresh and HDR.

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Though a portable monitor like the NG17FGQ may not seem directly comparable to other high-speed gaming screens, it has similar performance to other monitors running at 240 Hz and higher. The group includes AOC’s AG254FG, MSI’s NXG253R, Gigabyte’s M27QX, Pixio’s PX259P and ViewSonic’s XG2431.

Pixel Response and Input Lag

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I ran the response and lag tests at 300 Hz (shown above) and 240 Hz. At 300 Hz, the NG17FGQ had the same 3ms response as a 360 Hz screen but with greater input lag. At 240 Hz, the response time was 4ms and the total lag was 26ms, so the difference is barely perceptible. Motion resolution was extremely high, and there were no ghosting or ringing artifacts. Though there is no overdrive option in the OSD, my visual observation tells me there is some kind of processing going on. This is one of the smoothest gaming monitors I’ve experienced. Only a 360 Hz screen delivers a comparable look. Even at 240 Hz, the NG17FGQ looked amazing.

Viewing Angles

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The NG17FGQ delivers viewing angles typical of an IPS panel. At 45 degrees to the side, light falls off by around 50% and color shifts to green. Detail is a bit muddied as the darker steps become harder to distinguish from one another. From the top, the picture turns a cool blue with a 50% output reduction and a similar lack of detail. You’ll want to look at this monitor head-on for the best image. And sharing will be difficult unless you sit cheek to cheek with your collaborator or opponent.

Screen Uniformity

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My NG17FGQ sample had exceptional uniformity with only slight measured differences between the nine zones and no visual issues. The panel is solidly built and very rigid, so this performance will likely remain excellent for the display's life. Quality control is certainly not a problem here.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.