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Xiaomi takes on Asus with rumored 240 Hz and 360 Hz external gaming monitors with prices from just 999 yuan (US$148)

Xiaomi has a 27-inch monitor in its lineup that offers a 165 Hz refresh rate. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has a 27-inch monitor in its lineup that offers a 165 Hz refresh rate. (Image source: Xiaomi)
An extraordinary new rumor about Xiaomi claims the Chinese OEM is preparing to launch new external gaming monitors offering 240 Hz and mighty 360 Hz refresh rates. According to one source, prices will start at 999 yuan (US$148), and it is likely Xiaomi’s 360 Hz monitor will be more affordable than the Asus ROG Swift 360 panel.

Asus recently unveiled the ROG Swift 360 Hz PG259QN monitor that is accompanied by the tagline “the world’s fastest esports gaming monitor”. With the considerably high refresh rate, it can be easily seen why hardcore games and esports enthusiasts would be attracted to such a device, and now it seems that Xiaomi would like a piece of that particular action.

According to a report out of China, via XiaomiToday, the company has plans to release new 24.5-inch external gaming monitors that will offer customers the choice between a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 360 Hz refresh rate. While the same original source claims prices will start at 999 yuan (US$148), although that is cheap, it cannot be fairly compared directly to the US$699 needed to buy a ROG Swift 360 Hz PG259QN unit.

For starters, that low price will undoubtedly be for an entry-level 240 Hz model, and it is currently unknown what other differences there will be between SKUs. Also, this is a domestic market estimate, and it is well known how expensive Xiaomi products get once they leave China. However, it can be fairly presumed that Xiaomi’s 360 Hz gaming monitor would certainly challenge the Asus effort in regard to affordability.

It’s expected these new Xiaomi monitors will feature IPS panels manufactured by AU Optronics. Little else has been mentioned about the supposed monitors apart from that they should appear on the Chinese market in November (11/11 or “Singles’ Day” has been stated).

The Asus ROG Swift 360. (Image source: Asus)
The Asus ROG Swift 360. (Image source: Asus)

Source(s)

Weixin (in Chinese) via XiaomiToday

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-19 (Update: 2020-09-19)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.