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Asus' XG49VQ is a 49-inch beast that can fit three screens into one

With monitors growing ever larger, ASUS today showed off its 49-inch behemoth: the XG49VQ. The screen is designed for content creators and gamers, with the Taiwanese company boasting that the XG49VQ is equivalent to three screens combined into one.

That's because of the 49-inch monster's 32:9 aspect ratio, taking it a step beyond the regular old ultrawide (21:9) category. The resolution here is 3840 x 1080p, or an FHD screen stretched to twice its normal width.

Gamers will also appreciate the monitor's ultra-high 144Hz maximum refresh rate. The 1800R curved monitor also has HDR support, alongside Adaptive-Sync (Radeon FreeSync 2) for that variable refresh rate goodness. ASUS' Shadow Boost technology should also allow gamers to see players in darker areas of competitive first-person shooters more easily. "It's not cheating, just good design," said the company's gaming rep.

To ensure colour accuracy for professionals, ASUS is promising 125% sRGB coverage. You can also use custom mounting solutions with the XG49VQ's VESA DisplayHDR400 certification.

Pricing and availability aren't available at the moment, but given the display's impressive gamut of specifications and its gargantuan frame, it's almost certainly not going to be cheap.

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