Meet the Strix XG17, ROG’s 240Hz portable gaming monitor

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The Strix XG17 is the first of its kind!

Computex 2019 is just about ready to kick off in Taiwan but some companies are already giving us a taste of their offerings even before the program proper. One such company is ASUS, giving gamers a rather surprising gift in the form of the ROG Strix XG17 portable gaming monitor.

ASUS is no stranger to portable monitors as we’ve seen them release a few in the past. Although, this will be their very first time introducing one that’s geared for gaming. No, not just any kind of gaming but rather somewhat of the top-tier experience as the monitor sports spectacular specs. It’s rocking a 17.3-inch screen with an amazing 240Hz refresh rate, something we only see on the high-end monitor spectrum.

Sadly, ASUS didn’t go all bananas with the XG17 as they only packed it with a Full HD (FHD, 1920 x 1080) resolution display. It’s IPS though and with quite the respectable response time of 3ms. I/O is slightly limited as we’re only getting two USB Type-C ports and a micro-HDMI 2.0 port. We do get a pair of 1W speakers though, so at least there’s an audio option right out of the box, and a 7,800mAh battery (rated for 3 hours of 240Hz gaming).

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To top it all off, the monitor has its very own dual-purpose smart cover that serves as a protector and stand at the same time. The XG17 is not built like your typical portable monitor either as it has a fingerprint matte panel and a metal chassis for a sturdier body. ASUS ROG has yet to reveal pricing and availability. We’ll keep an eye out for further announcements.

SpecificationsASUS ROG Strix XG17
Display17.3" Full HD 240Hz, 3ms IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
I/O- Two USB Type-C
- mini-HDMI 2.0
Speakers1W
Battery7,800mAh
AccessoriesDual-purpose Smart Cover (doubles as a Stand)

Check out the rest of our Computex 2019 coverage here.

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