Without a doubt, with the permission of the new ZenBook Pro , ASUS has shown one of its most original products and with which, in the words of the company, a new market niche opens up. Technically, this screen is a 17.3-inch IPS full HD resolution monitor with a response time of 3 milliseconds.
As we said, it is portable, so one of its special features is that it has a built-in battery that can reach up to 3 hours with a total capacity of 240 Hz . It is possible to connect both a microHDMI and any USB-C compatible equipment – in fact in the images that accompany this text you can see how it is possible to connect it to a Nintendo Switch as well as a laptop -. However, one of its most notable features is that it has Adaptative-Sync with a truly wide range since it goes from 48 to 240 Hz , which supports this ability to be compatible with almost any device that we want to connect.
And why a 240 Hz portable screen?
That question is what we did many of the attendees at the presentation of ASUS and the company itself responded with the slide that you can see below.
According to their research, those who usually play on a laptop usually do so at more than 144 Hz, so for the company it makes perfect sense to exceed this figure on its new ROG Strix XG17 screen in order to target this segment of users who, potentially, they would be those interested in having this second screen.
Price and launch
At the time of writing these words, according to the information offered by the company, we still have no price or official release date. What we could see is that it will have a Smart-Case , or what is the same, a built-in cover that protects the screen and also serves as support for when we are using it. In addition, although it is not what is seen in the photos, they also anticipated that a solution will be offered to be able to place the screen on top of the laptop, thus creating a vertical set.
The reason to think about this solution comes from the fact that we wanted to offer with this Strix XG17 a solution that adapts to the use that is given to a laptop, without increasing the space needs to have a screen next to which we are already using That is why the vertical position would be the ideal solution.