Asus VP28UQG Front

The Asus VP28UG offers unique features and a great display for people in the market for a monitor from a trusted brand. The monitor comes with a variety of features at an affordable price range.

After observation, we found the Asus VP28UQG has good image quality, and great support features for gamers. Business workers as well as average customers purchasing for multimedia and entertainment purposes will also be thoroughly impressed.

Asus, along with its wide range of products including mother boards, graphic cards, desktop PC’s, laptops, tablets, has been one of the leaders for a while specializing in high quality monitors. The Asus VP28UQG has proven to be very popular with consumers, coming with such features such as the impressive Eye Care system for people bothered by eye strain.

The game support features are also ones to look out for. The monitor offers some great controls such as the 5 way OSD Joystick. Visual features look well detailed in terms of quality and customer care.

Although limited in some specifications, the Asus monitor proves to be good enough at the given price. Not to mention, the added gaming features that might definitely enhance your gaming periods in terms of quality and entertainment.


Image Quality

In terms of image performance, then Asus VP28UQG is a great find. The large 28” inch screen is featured with Ultra High Resolution with the ability of going up to 3840 X 2160 resolution, giving you a sensational visuals every time you turn it on.

For a 28″ monitor, it’s 4k resolution comes in at 157 ppi (pixels per inch), which should be enough to satisfy those of us with the best vision.

The build-in “Eye Care Technology” also helps to decrease eye strain issues so that the viewers enjoy a worry free screen time. You can select four different filter settings through the monitor’s menu, each of which reduce the amount of blue light emitted from the display. According to experts, blue light is what causes eye-strain after long periods of viewing, and is especially bad at night for the brain.

The TN panel supports 10bit color, for a total of 1.07 billion different colors. Other important specs include a maximum static contrast ratio going up to 1000:1, and a maximum brightness of 300cd/m².


Gaming Performance

With a response rate of 1 ms, the quick image reception will cause less flickering issues, less ghosting, gaps or image blurs. Therefore this gives a real time, grand quality experience for its viewers. An interesting feature of the Asus VP28UQG is the addition of a 5 way OSD (aka menu) Joystick. The feature offers great game control options where accessing the Asus game plus features becomes easy.

Game plus features give you an enhanced gaming adventure where detailed image reception and smoother, more seamless visual displays. This lets the players get better at their games through practice, training and advanced technology.

The Asus VP28UQG comes with a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, which may disappoint some, but at 4k resolution that will be more than most console GPU’s can handle. If you use a PC with a compatible Radeon graphics card, the variable frame-rate can fluctuate down to 40Hz as needed, reducing screen tearing or pixelation during gameplay.

The Asus VP28UQG is also noted for coming with Flicker-Free technology. This helps to reduce screen flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes the effects of eyestrain and any other problems that may arise from long, overnight gaming sessions.

The adaptive sync capabilities of Radeon’s FreeSync makes life easier by assuring a smooth running game time by making sure to match what is being shown on the screen with what exactly is coming out of your GPU.

In all, for a 4k monitor, the Asus VP28UQG seems like it is geared more towards console gamers in today’s market. Sure there are better displays out there with higher refresh rates at this resolution, but at the price point Asus is currently selling this monitor for- it would pair perfectly with an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro to provide a beautiful 4k gaming experience.

Standout Features / Design

As already mentioned under the Image Quality section, one of the most important features to know is the Eye Care technology specifically designed in the Asus monitor. The technology decreases blue lighting and helps eliminate eye strain. It can also help eliminate other possible eye issues that could be problematic for users who have a screen time for several hours a day.

The monitor comes with a simple grey design, which will not really stand out on any desk. Some may prefer this, others might prefer something a bit more aggressive if meant to go along with a gaming setup.

The Asus Rapid Replacement offer within three years of warranty tells so much positive about Asus customer policy. Good service always makes consumers happy and Asus makes sure to do just that.

The base of the monitor has sharply pointed ends that different from any other gaming monitors. You also get a thin LED lighting source that gives it the ‘Tron’ futuristic vibe you need. The ergonomics of the monitor allow you to tilt the design 5 degrees forward and 25 degrees backward depending on your need. 

The Asus VP28UQG has the dimensions of 26 X 2.5 X 15 inches and weighs around 10.1 pounds. The sleek monitor has one HDMI and one Display portal along with a headphone jack in the rear.

View / Ports

Asus VP28UQG Rear

Ports on the Asus VP28UQG include: 2 HDMI 2.0s, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, and a headphone jack.

Conclusion

The Asus VP28UQG does not offer many video input options with a total of only two portals. Some reviewers have reported flickering issues – which other’s have noted can be solved by activating FreeSync or making sure you have the monitor set on it’s native refresh rate. Technically the TN panel in this monitor can provide 2 separate refresh rates (120Hz horizontally and 60Hz vertically), which could provide issues if you don’t just set the monitor in 60Hz mode bilaterally for a console which can only output 60Hz maximum.

A slight improvement that could be made is to increase monitor controls for gamers so they can work with ease. Many reviewers have complained about the menu control being on the back of the monitor, and we agree it would be more accessible if it were placed on the bottom or something.

Despite the fact that Asus VP28UQG might not be part of Asus’s high-end line of gaming monitors, it does offer a great range of features to go along with it.

All in all, it is a good 60Hz 4k monitor at a great price.

Specifications (Overview)

Panel Type, Refresh RateTN Panel: 60 Hz (max)
Color Gamut
Aspect Ratio16:9
Color Depth (Number of Colors)10bit, 1.07B Colors
HDR Support
Resolution
4K UHD (3840×2160)
Adaptive SyncRadeon FreeSync
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (Static), 100000000:1 (Dynamic)
Display Surface Treatment Anti-glare matte
Brightness
300 cd/m2
Viewing Angle
170° (H) / 160° (V)
Speaker
No Internal Speakers
Product Dimensions (HxWxD) 17.60″ x 26.00″ x 9.00″
Product Dimensions w/ Stand (HxWxD) 15.00″ x 26.00″ x 2.50″
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 year

Pros 👍 

  • The Eye Care Technology that helps reduce eye strain
  • Thin LED lighting that gives it a “Tron” vibe
  • Lower Price tag than other monitors

Cons 👎

  • No HDR support
  • No internal speakers
  • Low frame rate

ASUS VP28UQG – Final Ranking

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Overall Value

Summary

Those in the market for a 60Hz 4K monitor which pairs nicely with consoles will be intrigued by the Asus VP28UQG. What makes it more intriguing however is it’s price. We can absolutely recommend this for someone in the market for a monitor for their Xbox or PS4 console. Better options can be had for higher frame-rate PC gaming, but with the features this monitor comes with it will be a winner 100% for any console gamer.

4.1