Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor Review

This review is for the all-new Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor that delivers stunning visuals for your gaming and content creation needs.

Asus has manufactured the 1st 42inch OLED Gaming Monitor, which is called ASUS PG42UQ. It is big enough to enjoy gaming with a cinematic experience with an almost Bezel-less design. For the 1st time, Asus has made a monitor with a large-size heatsink, including a Monitor that helps keep your display hardware cool and prevents performance downgrade. Along with PC, it also best suits your single-player console gaming purposes.

So without further delay, let’s quickly check out the all-new ASUS PG42UQ 42-inch Gaming Monitor.

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Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor – What’s Inside of the Box?

Asus’s PG42UQ Monitor comes with a big box that holds Asus’s traditional design for other monitors. The Monitor’s weight is not so heavy, and a person can carry it. But since this is a display panel, you should handle it carefully to avoid scratches on the screen. In other monitors, we have seen that the accessories things of the monitors come in plastic or cardboard boxes. But for this Monitor, Asus has placed them in a separate zipper plastic bag, which is much easier to manage.

Inside the bag, you get a power cable, a latest gen HDMI 2.1 connector, a display cable, stand fitting screws, and remote control. It also includes the warranty card and manual guidebook for the Monitor. The metal stand of the Monitor comes with impressive rubber-grip feet for much more sturdiness.

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Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorDesign

Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor - Design
Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorDesign

Asus has always impressed us in terms of stylish design in every of their product designing. And in this PG42UQ Monitor, they didn’t let us down. As we have said, it has a dedicated heatsink on the Monitor’s top-back position. From the looks, this 42inch Monitor looks very aggressive and stylish.

The back panel material is made up of hard plastic. On the back side, there is a Harman/Kardon speaker placed on the left portion and a big ROG logo on the right amount part that holds the heatsink is exceptionally thick and has a hole to keep for mounting the webcam or other camera devices. There are also some holes on the backside of the Monitor for which you VESA mount it on your wall. The dimension of this Monitor is 931x610x10 mm. The panel display of this Monitor is fragile, but the attached backside portion is very thick.

After fitting the Monitor with the stand, the Monitor can be tilted between 4 and -5 (minus) degrees. But unfortunately, this Monitor does not have the features like vertical or horizontal rotating options or height adjustments like Benq monitors. A control panel joystick is on the bottom, below the RGB ASUS ROG logo.

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Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorPorts and Connectivity

Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor - Ports and Connectivity
Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorPorts and Connectivity

This PG42UQ 42inch gaming monitor’s port is covered with a magnetic cover. It can be easily removed or placed without any hesitation. When removing the body, you get 2 x HDMI 2.0 and 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports. You are also getting 1x display port v1.4 and 4x USB ports. 2x USB 3.2 ports are placed on the side of HDMI ports, and the rest are on the bottom top sides of the Monitor. You will also find a headphone-mic combo jack on the Monitor’s bottom.

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Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorPicture Quality

Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor - Picture Quality
Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorPicture Quality

Here are the details of the Asus PG42UQ Gaming Monitor’s Panel Quality.

Panel Size41.5 inch
Aspect Ratio16:9
Colour AmountDCI-P3 98%
sRGB 133%
Native Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K)
Display TypeNon-Glare
Max Brightness800 Nits
Brightness Type450cd/m²
Response Time0.1ms (GTG)
Contrast Ratio135000:1
Viewing Angle178/178
Refresh Rate138Hz
HDR SupportHDR10
Flicker FreeYes TÜV Flicker-free
Low Blue LightYes, TÜV Low Blue Light
VRRNvidia G-Sync

The monitor panel looks excellent with a mat-finished coating from our testing. All of the latest and big games like marvel’s spider-man, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Far Cry 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, etc., and many other games look vibrant with accurate colour. And Asus’s uniform brightness technology keeps the constant brightness while in your gaming mode. For this, if any white image appears on your screen, it will not get too bright or hazy. You can customize your settings from the control panel or the provided remote.

The Monitor supports Nvidia G-Sync Variable Refresh Rate technology from Nvidia for much more tear and lag-free gaming. It also has a response time of 0.1ms which is excellent for competitive gamers.

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Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming MonitorVerdict

Asus PG42UQ 42inch Gaming Monitor is a beast, but only for your single-player games. If you want to build your Ultimate Gaming Rig with single-player or story-based games, then go for this Monitor without thinking twice and the 42-inch display is huge for all your gaming, entertainment and content creation.

You will get the ultimate cinematic experience with this Monitor whether you are playing on PC, PS, or Xbox console. But if you are considering playing multiplayer games on it, we would say a “BIG NO” because this massive 42inch 4K resolution motor will demand a very high level of system hardware to run games on, including an enormous amount of internet data transferring too. So it is best for single-player games, and if you have a beast of a system and manage to crank up the settings, then this is the best Monitor you can buy right now. The price of the ASUS PG42UQ 42-inch gaming monitor is $1325, as listed on Amazon.

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