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19 Reasons For
Some Asus MB169B+ owners considered that it was thin. Janet S scored the Asus MB169B+ 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “It works perfectly well regardless.) It's so slim and lightweight I barely notice it when carrying it around”. In September this year Mark Cole wrote in his Asus MB169B+ review “This Asus monitor has met all requirements, incredibly light weight and very slim (8mm) for ease of packing” and scored the product 99 out of 100. Paul B wrote “Extremely lightweight and slim and excellent display” in his review.
Some Asus MB169B+ owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. In September this year Mark Cole gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he said in his review “Also easy to carry”.
A number of Asus MB169B+ reviewers said in their reviews that it was lightweight. A few weeks ago F. Khan mentioned in their review of the Asus MB169B+ on Amazon “This is simply a laptop screen packaged in a lightweight body designed to do one thing”. J. Bogle said in their review on Amazon this month “Very lightweight and fits perfectly into my laptop bag” and rated it 5 stars.
Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Tai D rated it 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Product - Light/Compact/Portable” in her Asus MB169B+ review. Tai D also wrote “Very light and compact”.
One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitors was heavy and bulky. F. Khan scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote this month “Not to mention it would be really heavy”.
Very Low Running Costs
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MB169B+ is only £9, which is in the cheapest 4% of all 61 PC screens of this type and age.
A Best Selling PC Display
The MB169B+ is a popular choice of PC display according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Picture Quality
A few people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. Nali wrote in their Asus MB169B+ review on Amazon “On windows 7 operating system works very well where sharpness colours and brightness is excellent” and rated it 5 stars.
Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus MB169B+ review in September this year “1) There is a slight lag, if you're doing detailed graphics work, you'll find it annoying”. Mr mentioned on Amazon “Light monitor with great picture quality - I love it!” in his review.
Asus Has Good PC Display Reviews
On average Asus small monitors have good reviews as do all LCD screens built by Asus.
Easy to Use
A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Duncan gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon in September this year “Handy if you travel or just want a very slimline LCD” in his review. Also in September this year Mr.robot wrote on Amazon “I was not dissapointed, this monitor works perfectly and couldn't be easier to use, has hardly any noticeable lag” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
One person concluded that the Asus MB169B+ was easy to setup. Mark Cole said in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “The program was easy and quick to set up without any problems” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
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Good Product Quality
A few customers who reviewed the Asus MB169B+ agreed that it was good quality. Mr mentioned “This is an incredibly thin and light monitor with great picture quality - I love it!” in his Asus MB169B+ review and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. Tommaso Gregori said on Amazon this year “Reliable and high quality” and gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100.
One Asus MB169B+ reviewer considered that it was reliable. Tommaso Gregori said “Reliable and high quality” in their review of the Asus MB169B+. One person who reviewed the Asus MB169B+ concluded that it was strong and durable. Janet S said in her review on Amazon in September “The included case/stand is quite sturdy and protective”.
Two customers who bought the product thought it was good value for money. A few weeks ago F. Khan wrote on Amazon “For a decent price” in their review of this PC monitors. Mark Cole said on Amazon “A second screen needed to be large enough to be of value and comfort to work with” in his review of the Asus MB169B+.
Good User Reviews
On average, based on 32 user reviews this small monitor has an overall user rating of 86 out of 100.
One Asus MB169B+ owner wrote that the product was a good design. Alex Ward and he wrote “I have no idea how a product with such a huge design flaw is being sold”.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the S19B420BW (£122.98), and the SMT-1930 (£115.00) both from Samsung or the Philips 19P4QYEB (£89.97) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The MB169B+ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MB169B+.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC monitor is 1366 x 768 pixels.
1080p Video Mode
The most resolution of the MB169B+ is 1080p. That's 50% more resolution than a 720p PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A 1080p video mode is in fact the best resolution amongst all small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+.
A 480p video mode is the worst resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the MB169B+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).
A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) graphics resolution is actually the best resolution across all small monitors that were released around the same time as the MB169B+.
The worst resolution across comparable types of PC monitor is 720 x 400.
At only 236 millimeters, the MB169B+ is fairly short compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The shortest small monitor that has been on the market for a similar time to the MB169B+ is 67mm tall and the tallest is 500mm.
The widths of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 100mm to 480mm. With a width of only 379 millimeters, the Asus MB169B+ is quite narrow compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
PC displays with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Philips 19P4 (404mm).
The Asus MB169B+ is very light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MB169B+. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the MB169B+ the weights range from 140g to 5.8kg.
The average depth of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MB169B+ is 72mm, and the depths range from 2.7mm to 380mm. The MB169B+ is one of the shallowest flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the MB169B+ (only 8.5 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
11 Reasons Against
Some people who reviewed the Asus MB169B+ wrote that it was not good in terms of USB connections. John wrote this year “Clearly this product is not built to USB 3.0 specifications”. In the same month Thomas Needham mentioned “That's more than likely down to the power restrictions of USB ports” in his Asus MB169B+ review however gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The MB169B+ is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC screen. Most of the other small monitors that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Price Has Increased by £20.01
The MB169B+ has increased in price by £20.01 in the last week.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the MB169B+ does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Fujitsu B20T-7 (£199.34), or the Viewsonic VG939 (£153.31) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most small monitors that are a similar age to the MB169B+ do not have an integrated card reader. The MB169B+ is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MB169B+ are not 3D compatible. The Asus MB169B+ is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The MB169B+ does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other small monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Not Cheap for a Small Monitor That Has Been Around for More Than a Year
We think this PC display looks expensive for a small monitor that has been around for more than a year. We checked 63 flatpanel monitors of this age and type and they range in price from £42 to £504.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 39.6 centimeters, the Asus MB169B+ has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the MB169B+. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MB169B+ the screen sizes range from 11cm to 490cm, and the average display diagonal is 55cm.
Only Has One Cable Included
The Asus MB169B+ has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Asus PC monitor has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+.
Quite Slow Response Time
At 14 milliseconds, the MB169B+ has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MB169B+. Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the MB169B+ the response times range from 5ms to 30ms.
Best thing i got for my laptop, its for working from home, the thing i didnt realise though is that my laptop has a lower resolution than this screen, so i am not using it to the full potential. I... Read more…
I bought this screen to compliment my laptop. I am a contractor programmer and never know where I might end up working, and I've grown used to having an extra screen I can rely on.
At this moment... Read more…
Great bit of kit and works very well.
The cover as a stand thing though is crap, it takes up WAY too much desk space, I ended up buying a kick stand [...]
Stand was a bit pricey to import to the... Read more…
Exactly what I needed. Light, bright, large enough. I'd give it 5 stars if it had a more stable stand arrangement. The case works ok as a stand but it's a fiddle to set up or when moving desks in... Read more…
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