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ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q 43" Gaming Monitor

Neoscore 77%NEX score 72%

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Product Overview

ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is a 43-inch 4K UHD gaming monitor with 120Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, over 100% sRGB color coverage, and DisplayHDR 600 compatibility.
Essentially a lower-powered version of the ROG Swift PG43UQ, the ROG Strix XG438Q has lower refresh rate, response time, and peak brightness. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro rather than NVIDIA G-SYNC.
It comes with an ASUS Aura Sync ROG logo projector to produce RGB ambient lighting.
ASUS also markets an ultra-wide 32:10 ROG Strix XG43VQ in the 43-inch class.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • HDR10, DisplayHDR 600
  • Rich color reproduction
  • High 4000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Build-in speakers included
Cons
  • Only tilt adjustment

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great speakers
  • Very good color
  • High refresh rate
  • Very large for a gaming monitor
Cons
  • No HDMI 2.0 support
  • Uniformity levels could be better
  • HDR performance isn’t great
  • Some chroma subsampling issues
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
3x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x 3.5 mm Audio In, 2x USB 3.0 (downstream), 1x USB 3.0 (upstream)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
N/A
Adjustment | Pivot
N/A
Adjustment | Swivel
N/A
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 10°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
Speakers
2x 5W
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Bezels
89.6% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
2.94 in / 74.6 mm w/o stand, 9.54 in / 242.19 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
22.47 in / 570.62 mm w/o stand, 24.85 in / 631.31 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
38.37 in / 974.58 mm
Weight
13.2 kg / 29 lbs w/o stand , 15.3 kg / 34 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
450 nits / 600 nits (peak)
Contrast Ratio
4000:1 (static)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
Display Diagonal
43" (43 in / 1092.2 mm)
Display Type
VA, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
90% DCI-P3
Pixel Density
103 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.245 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 120 Hz
Resolution
4K (3840x2160)
Response Time
4 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

HDR
HDR10, DisplayHDR 600
Licenses
BSMI, C-Tick, CB, CCC, CE, CU, ENERGY STAR, ErP, FCC, J-MOSS, RoHS, TÜV Flicker-free, TÜV Low Blue Light, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 10; Windows 8.1; Windows 8; Windows 7)
Operating Humidity
20 % ~ 90 %
Operating Temperature
5 °C ~ 40 °C , 41 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync
Video
Aura Sync, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Picture-in-Picture, GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment), HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, GameVisual, Flicker-free technology, 5-way OSD j...

Performance

Power Consumption
48 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)

Production

Accessory
DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, Remote control, USB 3.0 cable
Debut
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Asus ROG Strix XG438Q is a well-placed, well-priced step for this new category. It's large enough to act as both a really big gaming monitor and a modest TV. Display Stream Compression (DSC) was supposed to be the first monitor to support it.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very large for a gaming monitor
  • High refresh rate
  • Very good color
Cons
  • No HDMI 2.0 support
  • Some chroma subsampling issues

trustedreviews[2]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Asus ROG Strix XG438Q is an eye-catching screen that offers plenty to recommend. Its sheer size works well in bedrooms and living rooms, which bodes well for console players – and it will suit some PC players too. Core image quality is decent, and the Asus serves up great speakers, good connectivity and solid build quality. The addition of 120Hz FreeSync 2 and a 4K resolution deliver smooth, crisp gaming now while adding a greater degree of future-proofing.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great speakers
  • Great build quality
Cons
  • HDR performance isn’t great
  • Uniformity levels could be better

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Asus ROG Strix XG438Q Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/asus-rog-strix-xg438q. 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Asus ROG Strix XG438Q Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/asus-rog-strix-xg438q. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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