ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q - Connectivity
ASUS offers up some pretty damn good connectivity with the ROG Strix XG438Q, as the display packs 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 and 3 x HDMI 2.0 ports so you can plug a bunch of devices into it.
The display connectivity is split into two -- there's 1 x DP1.4 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 connections in a hidden away section on the back, something I really love the look and functionality of. The other ports (1 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, audio input and headphone jack) are located on the side of the ROG Strix XG438Q -- just above and to the left of the hidden away DP/HDMI ports in the bottom left of the display.
ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q - Design
ASUS have put their all into the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q, so I'll run through some of the design choices you get with the display.
An anti-glare screen has been used, which comes into good effect as I used it in a room with some natural light coming in and was not distracted from any glare.
There are dual 10W stereo speakers built into the back of the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q, packing ASUS SonicMaster technology which deliver "incredible audio fidelity for rich, satisfying sound". In my testing this wasn't great, but it also wasn't crap either -- I had gaming headphones on for the most part.
There is some actually kinda cool ASUS Aura Lighting on the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q, but it's done a little differently here -- ASUS includes an Aura Sync ROG logo projector that screws into the back of the display. You can synchronize this with other Aura-enabled products, too.
I went over this on the Connectivity part of the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q review, but I'm going to point it out again because the design of the display is just that good. All of the I/O is hidden, with easy access ports on the side for USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.0 when and if required.
Last updated: Dec 2, 2019 at 10:51 am CST