ASUS TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A
Maximum PC|October 2021
A 4K panel to satisfy both PC and console gamers?
JEREMY LAIRD

IF SIZE MATTERS, what’s an extra inch worth? Clocking in at 28-inches, the new ASUS TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A is an inch larger than what has arguably become the 27-inch norm for 4K, 144Hz gaming monitors based on IPS panel technology.

That extra inch makes sense, but it’s a worry, given that the non-gaming 28inch 4K monitors we’ve seen, such as the Philips 288E2UAE and Acer B287K, have underwhelmed in terms of panel quality. Rather than just being a PC gaming panel, Asus has fitted the TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A with two HDMI 2.1 ports. The significance is mainly for console gaming, with both the Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X supporting 4K@120Hz refresh rates, which require HDMI 2.1.

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