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Asus MK241 PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver pcauthority.com.au Recommended thinkcomputers.org Recommended planetx64.com Best on the Planet extremetech.com Approved
24" 1920 X 1200 3000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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Pristine Full HD 1080p vision and stunning clarity of HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs.Embedded HDMI simplifies cabling and provides the highest-quality multimedia experience.Hotkey of Input Select for... More
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20 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded of all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

The experts at Thinkcomputers.org, Pcauthority.com.au and Alphr.com all endorse this medium monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this flatpanel monitor. This medium monitor received an Anandtech.com "Editor's Choice Silver" award and it received a "Bronze Award" from Gamezoom.net who said it was good.

Extremetech.com gave this flatpanel monitor an "Approved" award and Planetx64.com gave it a "Best on the Planet" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this PC display is 71 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, computershopper.com and thinkcomputers.org.

Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Asus medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Asus is one of the better rated brands.

Reasonably Priced

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Expert review site I4u.com scored the product 4 stars and said “If you are in the market for a decently priced 24-inch LCD” in their review of the Asus MK241. I4u.com also said “If you are looking for a reasonably priced 24-inch display the ASUS MK241 is just that”. Planetx64.com said in their review “Better value elsewhere”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Asus MK241 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “In short, despite having some fine features” in their review. Techworld.com also mentioned “The Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Pcauthority.com.au said in their Asus MK241 review “Vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused LCD Of all the 24in LCDs we’ve seen, none has come close to matching the quality”. Expert review site Alphr.com said “Stunningly vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused TFT” .

One Asus MK241 owner who bought the Asus MK241 reckoned that it had good picture quality.

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Good Webcam

A number of people who bought this PC monitor considered that it had a good webcam. Trustedreviews.com wrote eight years ago “A headphone socket, plus a built-in webcam” . Cnet.com.au scored it 75 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on CNET.com.au “A webcam and built-in microphone sits at the top surrounded by”.

Robust

One person who bought the product considered that it was well made.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus MK241 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Planetx64.com mentioned “HDMI capable”.

Good Product Quality

Some Asus MK241 owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Techworld.com mentioned in their review eight years ago “This Asus MK241H offers plenty of connection options and good image quality.”. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned “A 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the top of the bezel, along with a dual-mic setup for superior quality” in their Asus MK241 review.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other PC displays of this spec and age which do not have a built-in camera, the Asus MK241 has a built-in camera.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus MK241 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The worst display resolution of all medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MK241 is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus MK241 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the MK241 do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2483HSU.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus MK241 which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the MK241 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 450 candellas per square meter, the Asus MK241 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MK241.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus MK241 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MK241 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Asus MK241 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this age and type. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MK241. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this Asus flatpanel monitor.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the MK241 is 6.1ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus MK241 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the MK241.

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Short

Across all the PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MK241 the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the height of the Asus MK241 of only 230 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who reviewed the Asus MK241 concluded that it was not a good height. Expert review site Planetx64.com said eight years ago “The lack of height adjustment is something” in their review of this PC monitor.

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Asus MK241 is a one USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus MK241 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus MK241 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MK241 also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at including the DELL U2413 (£279.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

The Asus MK241 has one of the smaller megapixel count (only 1.3 megapixels) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The smallest megapixel count of PC screens that are a similar age to the MK241 is 0.3MP and the biggest is 3MP.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MK241 will cost £209 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the less economic to run medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

Flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MK241 have weights of between 3g and 39kg. With a weight of 8.1 kilograms, the Asus MK241 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MK241.

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Very Deep

The depths of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the MK241 range from 12mm to 560mm. When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MK241 that we have assessed, the depth of the Asus MK241 of 461 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus MK241

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus LCD screen was released over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The Asus MK241 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC displays of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus VG23AH which has better reviews.

If you are looking for an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the S27D590 (£249.95) (LED), or the S32D850T (LED) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Width

With a width of 571 millimeters, the Asus MK241 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Specification

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PC Audio in
Headphone Socket Size
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7 Awards

alphr.com Recommended anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver pcauthority.com.au Recommended thinkcomputers.org Recommended gamezoom.net Bronze Award planetx64.com Best on the Planet extremetech.com Approved

Expert Reviews

(22)
27 October 2008

Planetx64.com

The MK241H is an excellent product, it has one of the cleanest screens I have ever used outside of large flat tube CRT monitors. I do think that Asus should have given it a few extras to complete... Read more…

Surprisingly good colour and horizontal viewing angles for a TN panel
Built-in webcam
HDMI capable
Builtin webcam
La taille de la dalle
Poor speakers
External speaker passthrough doesnt disable monitor speaker
Headphone passthrough sounds different to direct PC connection
Better value elsewhere
Couldnt get webcam to work, tinny speakers The Final Word In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus M 241H faces competition from models with better features and performance
25 August 2008

The MK241H is a decent performer for what it is, but for AU$100 more you could have the vastly superior Dell 2408WFP or Samsung 245T...

7 August 2008

ASUS is not a name you normally think about when considering a new LCD, but you need to start thinking of them. Their PG221 gaming LCD is amazing and the MK241 is one of the better 24-inch LCDs I...

Thinkcomputers.org

1920 x 1200 Resolution
2ms response time and 3000 1 contrast ratio
HDMI support
Integrated webcam
Full featured
Base does not swivel
No USB ports
Lacks stand adjustability
17 June 2008

If you are looking for a reasonably priced 24-inch display the ASUS MK241 is just that. It performs well for most home users and is great for small rooms where you need a LCD that can putt double...

17 June 2008

A vibrant gaming TFT, but it soon becomes jarring in everyday use...

Pcauthority.com.au

Vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused LCD Of all the 24in LCDs we?ve seen, none has come close to matching the quality and value offered by the... Read more…

12 June 2008

This is a great home monitor, especially for gamers that want ultra-fast response times. ASUS MK241 Lab Test...

Extremetech.com

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance...

11 June 2008

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance. Greg Adler Lowest online price: £N/A...

11 June 2008

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance...

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Electricity cost when switched on £208.31
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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