Inspired by millennia of artistic legacy, the new Designo MX Series sports an elegant and precision-crafted sundial design. The MX259H features an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178 ultra-wide...
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20 Reasons For
A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Adam and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “In fact, I'm tempted to say this product looks as sexy when turned off as it does when turned on”. Anthony Hold wrote in his review of the Asus MX259 “Was I glad to see the price! Great price for probably the most stylish and beautifully crafted screen I have come across”. Ben Vamos said “Every time i sit down in front of the computer i go 'wow' that is a gorgeous picture!i am happy with the sound considering the size of the kit”.
A number of people who reviewed this PC monitors agreed that it was a good design. Adam gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Pros1) Excellent design” in their review of this PC monitors. Anthony Hold wrote “The design itself is absolutely stunning”.
Some customers thought it was aesthetic. Deep21 said on Amazon “Although I've seen better displays, aesthetically this is a great looking monitor, although I would say that the B&O sound is over-hyped”. Fireball Dragon said in their review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon in August last year “The monitor itself is built to a high finish and aesthetically pleasing” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
One Asus MX259 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a thick frame. Mr Peter W Lascelles said in his Asus MX259 review three years ago “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing” and rated it 99 out of 100.
One person who bought it said that it was smooth. Last year Adam said “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds” in his review of the Asus MX259.
Good Product Quality
A few Asus MX259 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was good quality. Akstirling gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “I find the picture quality excellent and no complaints about the on board sound, which, apart from anything else enabled me to reduce the 'cable spaghetti' on my worktop” in their review of the Asus MX259. Alex mentioned in his review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon “Sound quality is also excellent and having 2 HDMI ports is fantastic”. In August Amazon Client gave the Asus MX259 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon “Quality of screen much better than competions”.
Good Picture Quality
Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. A. Shiell wrote on Amazon three years ago “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant” however despite that gave it a rating of 3 stars. In August last year Allphil mentioned “Vibrant colours, great speakers” in their review of the Asus MX259. Angus mentioned in their review of the Asus MX259 “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer” and rated the product 5 stars.
A number of Asus MX259 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Akstirling wrote “I find the picture quality excellent and no complaints about the on board sound, which, apart from anything else enabled me to reduce the 'cable spaghetti' on my worktop” and scored it 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer rated the Asus MX259 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality” in their Asus MX259 review. Brian Ellis said “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing”.
One customer who bought it considered that it had image ghosting. Techguy mentioned “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming” in their review of the Asus MX259 and scored the Asus MX259 4 stars.
One Asus MX259 owner who bought it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Yavanna rated it 99 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon three years ago “The viewing angle is great whilst with the Sammy I had to sit square on”.
One Asus MX259 reviewer who bought it considered that it had a sharp image. Anthony Hold scored the product 99 out of 100 and he wrote in his review on Amazon three years ago “The colours are so rich and bright, great sharpness”. One person reckoned that the product had clear images. Two years ago Amazon Customer scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Bright clear image” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several Asus MX259 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Bryan Watt scored the product 4 stars and he wrote in his Asus MX259 review on Amazon two years ago “The speakers were somewhat disappointing, although may be on par with other built in speakers, so would recommend using externals for home”. Charles Edwards wrote “This monitor is everything Asus claims it to be and even the built in speakers are good.I have connected it to my PC with an HDMI cable”. Three years ago Ea Cook said in their Asus MX259 review on Amazon “Although i have Bose computer speakers and didnt buy it for the bang and olufsen speakers built in i had to give them a try”.
A number of Asus MX259 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Adam wrote “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself”. Musicman mentioned “The stand is sturdy enough for me” in their review of the Asus MX259.
Two Asus MX259 owners considered that this PC monitors was reliable. Concept Filming said “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands” in their review. Musicman said “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable” in their review of the Asus MX259 and rated the Asus MX259 5 stars.
One Asus MX259 reviewer reckoned that the Asus MX259 was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor wrote “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product” in their review of this PC monitors.
Easy to Use
Some Asus MX259 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was easy to use. Brian Ellis wrote two years ago “Handy that I had one laying around” in his review of this PC monitors. Camazon Wustomer wrote on Amazon “You'll likely make mistakes if you are looking to use it solely for this purpose.(Above 400 Pixel/sec LtoR pan, convergence suffers)For everyday full HD multimedia use” in their Asus MX259 review. Chris said on Amazon “It has a wide range of connections on the back with a handy 2 hdmi slots, which allow for an extended desktop setup or plugging in a game console”.
A few Asus MX259 owners mentioned that this PC monitors had a touch sensitive screen. Three years ago Buster said on Amazon “SSD in future)Ony slight negative is the touch sensitive controls are fiddly” in his Asus MX259 review. Two years ago James K wrote in his review of this PC monitors “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them”. Mr. C. N. Watson and mentioned three years ago “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge” in their review of the Asus MX259.
A number of Asus MX259 owners who bought it wrote that it had a good experience. Three years ago Haitao Mo gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer”. Mr Peter W Lascelles and he wrote also three years ago “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc” in his review of this PC monitors. Two years ago W. Park gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Have been using it every day since, so I think I have enough experience with it now to write what I think about it”.
Several customers agreed that this PC monitors was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitors “Easy to set up” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Some customers who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports”. Luke said “No Vesa mount or Height adjust, (Monitor does stand at fairly comfortable height though”. Thomas Coote said on Amazon “Sound levels are good too, I usually have it on around 70/100 as I find this a comfortable volume to listen at”.
A number of Asus MX259 reviewers who reviewed the Asus MX259 reckoned that it was thin. Adam said in his Asus MX259 review “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very slim and looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality”. Three years ago Anthony Hold wrote “The screen itself is thin, sleek and sophisticated in its design” in his review of the Asus MX259 and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
Several Asus MX259 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was thick. C. Sola mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon two years ago “If you are into DVDs then I would suggest watching them using "TotalMedia Theatre 6" software which can handle ultra wide monitors far better than any other program I own”. Chris wrote also two years ago “It has a wide range of connections on the back with a handy 2 hdmi slots, which allow for an extended desktop setup or plugging in a game console” in his review of this PC monitors and gave it a score of 5 stars. Magpie mentioned in their review on Amazon “It's wide enough to view say two Excel windows, or a Word ad Excel window side-by-side” and rated the product 5 stars.
A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good height. Magpie wrote on Amazon “Lovely - although no height adjustment”. Magpie also mentioned “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also said “It has height adjustment”.
Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was a good size. Jake wrote on Amazon “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution”. Thomas Coote gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he said “27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing”.
One Asus MX259 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape. Gundars wrote “Built in speakers are good when some body is sleeping” in their review of this PC monitors.
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Twenty-four people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Anthony Hold said in his review of this PC monitors “Came across this slightly bigger and more elegant monitor from ASUS and was I glad to see the price! Great price for probably the most stylish”. Bryan Watt wrote on Amazon “Good looking monitor and great price” in his review. Bryan Watt also wrote “For the price - pretty good value”.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. M. Tsimaris mentioned last year “In reality is built cheap and you most likely have defects (I mean come on.3 out of 3 says it all).2” in their review.
A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Alex mentioned in his review on Amazon three years ago “Sound quality is also excellent and having 2 HDMI ports is fantastic” and rated it 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports” in their review of this PC monitors. C. Quinn wrote on Amazon “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3” in their review of this PC monitors and rated the Asus MX259 5 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was able to connect to the internet. Mr. M. Howe said in their Asus MX259 review “ProsSuperb pictureDecent sound quality (used for PC's Internet radio)Good build qualityAesthetically pleasing”.
One Asus MX259 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Dj Snap wrote on Amazon “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back” in their review of this PC monitors and scored the product 4 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality. Two years ago Garyt said on Amazon “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen” although gave the product a score of 1 stars.
Good Sound Quality
Ten customers who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Alex mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Sound quality is also excellent and having 2 HDMI ports is fantastic”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality”. Camazon Wustomer scored it 80 out of 100 and said “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. A. Shiell mentioned on Amazon “Its only loud enough for a small room” in their Asus MX259 review but despite that gave the Asus MX259 a rating of 3 stars. Camazon Wustomer wrote on Amazon “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had” in their review. Jess wrote “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be” in his review of the Asus MX259.
A Best Selling PC Display
The MX259 is one the most popular PC monitor currently on sale.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Based on 12,492 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
Good Technical Features
Some Asus MX259 owners who purchased it thought it had good features. Mr. C. N. Watson mentioned “Great monitor with excellent picture and features” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Vladimir R. said in their review “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One person considered that the Asus MX259 was good in terms of power usage. Ps4veteran mentioned on Amazon “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” in their review.
One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Brownwood mentioned in their Asus MX259 review on Amazon “When one compares it with the sound delivered by other monitors it is quite outstanding The instructions supplied are useless” and rated it 99 out of 100.
Excellent User Reviews
This LCD screen has an average user rating of 90% based on 130 user reviews.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus MX259 has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's over sixteen times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MX259 dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the VC279H (£165.58), and the VX279 (£201.90) both from Asus which is cheaper; or the Philips 242G5DJEB (£3,585.70) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
If you want a PC display with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to look at the Acer K242HQK (£292.68) (100000000:1) which is also cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus MX259 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the MX259.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including the Neovo LE-27 (£207.04) which is cheaper; or the Asus VX279N (£215.48), or the Benq EW2750ZL (£176.15) which has a better Rating.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus MX259 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX259 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus MX259 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MX259, the Asus MX259 does not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus MX259 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MX259 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the iiyama B2783QSU-B1 (£249.97), or the Acer XB240H (£149.99).
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might want to consider include the HP EliteDisplay E240 (£185.98), or the Lenovo T2424z (£194.93) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this LCD screen is too few for you then you might want to consider the DELL UltraSharp 24 (£193.47) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the [pl_3018890] (1920 x 1200 and cheaper), or the S24E650DW (£183.12) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper) both from Samsung.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
The Asus MX259 has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the MX259 is 0.0005W, the highest is 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus MX259
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor was released over a year ago.
£4.52 Price Increase
In the last 60 days the MX259 has increased in price by £4.52.
Running Costs Are Average
The MX259 has an average running cost of £57 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors of this age and type.
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With a width of 578 millimeters, the Asus MX259 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MX259.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Fujitsu B24T-7 (572mm), or the YASHI YZ2405 (580mm).
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- No DisplayPort. For the price it should include one. At the time of purchase there... Read more…
Fantastic Value, great colour and so easy to set up, coming with both VGA & Hdmi cables, differing plugs and is basically plug and play. Done in 5 mins. Really pleased with the quality of this... Read more…
Pleased with my purchase ... particularly like the fact that the screen finish is very 'non-reflective' .... in my study the monitor faces a south-facing window a fact which meant pulling down a... Read more…
We all know the good side by side browsing,no black bars plus the extra realestate,this i all love.i personall have a few bugbears(yellow tint instead of blue((i can forgive this being an ips... Read more…
Just took delivery of this monitor today. Was very quick and easy to set-up; the power cord is comprised of a small ac adapter and power cord, and the cables are long enough to cater for far... Read more…
Crystal clear picture combined with excellent industrial design make this an absolute winner, and the price is right too. The Blue Light filter is an added, and very welcome bonus. The sound from... Read more…
I bought this for use with my 2012 Mac Mini and it works perfectly, giving the Mac OS a new lease of life and a stunning look. The picture is fully adjustable on the monitor itself and, of course,... Read more…
I have this connected to my 2014 Retina Macbook Pro 15 via a mini display port to display port adapter and it is fantastic. The colors are great with deep blacks and white whites. Text is super... Read more…
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