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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Excellent User Reviews
Based on 130 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is 90%.
A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. In October last year Adam wrote “In fact, I'm tempted to say this product looks as sexy when turned off as it does when turned on” in his review of the Asus MX259 and gave the Asus MX259 a score of 5 stars. Anthony Hold said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Was I glad to see the price! Great price for probably the most stylish and beautifully crafted screen I have come across” and gave this PC monitor a very good review score. Ben Vamos mentioned in his review on Amazon “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”.
Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Adam wrote “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus MX259 review on Amazon “Pros1) Excellent design”. Anthony Hold wrote “The design itself is absolutely stunning” .
A few Asus MX259 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was aesthetic. Deep21 wrote “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 “The monitor itself is built to a high finish and aesthetically pleasing” in their review.
One person who reviewed it considered that it had a thick frame. Mr Peter W Lascelles wrote “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One Asus MX259 owner who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was smooth. Adam wrote in October last year “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds”.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who reviewed the product considered that it had good colour saturation. A. Shiell mentioned in their Asus MX259 review “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant” but they scored it 60 out of 100. Allphil gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “Vibrant colours, great speakers”. Angus said “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer”.
Thirteen Asus MX259 owners who bought it thought it had good picture quality. Brian Ellis mentioned two years ago “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing” and rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Buster wrote on Amazon “Great image quality and great audio for the size plus it looks gorgeous either on or off”. Camazon Wustomer wrote “PSU is rated at 64.98 watts, so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power” in their review of the Asus MX259.
One person thought the Asus MX259 had image ghosting. Techguy scored the product 4 stars and wrote “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming”.
One Asus MX259 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Yavanna mentioned three years ago “The viewing angle is great whilst with the Sammy I had to sit square on” in their Asus MX259 review and scored it 5 stars.
One customer who bought it concluded that it had a sharp image. Anthony Hold mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The colours are so rich and bright, great sharpness” in his review. One Asus MX259 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had clear images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Bright clear image” in their review of this PC monitor.
Some customers who reviewed it said that it was thin. Adam wrote on Amazon “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Very slim and looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality”. Anthony Hold mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The screen itself is thin, sleek and sophisticated in its design” and scored it very highly.
A number of Asus MX259 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good height. Magpie mentioned in their Asus MX259 review on Amazon two years ago “Lovely - although no height adjustment”. Magpie also said “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also said “It has height adjustment”.
A number of people agreed that the product was a good size. Jake mentioned “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution” in his review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Thomas Coote mentioned on Amazon “27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One Asus MX259 reviewer said in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was tight. Buster wrote “I chose this unit for it's looks and claimed audio abilities to partner a 2012 Mac Mini (tight space and preferred to avoid external speakers)Not the cheapest”.
One Asus MX259 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Adam gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said “Colour depth looks great particularly in games, makes such a difference to viewing images compared to my old Hanns-G monitor”.
Easy to Use
A number of Asus MX259 reviewers considered that the Asus MX259 was easy to use. Two years ago Brian Ellis said in his review on Amazon “Handy that I had one laying around” and gave the Asus MX259 a score of 4 stars. Camazon Wustomer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said 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”. Jp said in their review on Amazon three years ago “Great monitor, minimum fuss setting up, decent pre-sets, easy to use, very easy on the eye”.
Several customers who purchased it mentioned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Buster wrote on Amazon “SSD in future)Ony slight negative is the touch sensitive controls are fiddly”. James K wrote in his review of the Asus MX259 two years ago “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them” . Mr. C. N. Watson mentioned “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge” in their Asus MX259 review.
Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Haitao Mo mentioned in their review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Mr Peter W Lascelles said in his Asus MX259 review on Amazon “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc”. W. Park said in their review of the Asus MX259 on Amazon “Have been using it every day since, so I think I have enough experience with it now to write what I think about it”.
A few Asus MX259 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Easy to set up”.
A number of Asus MX259 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was comfortable and easy to hold. Luke said “No Vesa mount or Height adjust, (Monitor does stand at fairly comfortable height though” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Thomas Coote mentioned in his review of the Asus MX259 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” and rated the product as very good.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Three years ago A. Shiell wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Its only loud enough for a small room”. Camazon Wustomer wrote on Amazon “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had”. Jess rated this PC monitor 5 stars and he mentioned “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be”.
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A few Asus MX259 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Bryan Watt said in his review on Amazon “The speakers were somewhat disappointing, although may be on par with other built in speakers, so would recommend using externals for home”. Charles Edwards mentioned on Amazon “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” and rated the Asus MX259 as excellent. Three years ago Ea Cook wrote in their Asus MX259 review “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” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
A few people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was strong and durable. Musicman wrote “The stand is sturdy enough for me” in their Asus MX259 review.
Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was reliable. Concept Filming wrote on Amazon “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands” in their review of this PC monitor. Musicman said on Amazon “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable” in their Asus MX259 review.
One Asus MX259 owner who reviewed the product said that it was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor mentioned in their review “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product” .
Some Asus MX259 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Asus MX259 review “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports”. C. Quinn wrote “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3” and scored the Asus MX259 very highly. 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” in his Asus MX259 review.
One customer who bought it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago Mr. M. Howe said on Amazon “ProsSuperb pictureDecent sound quality (used for PC's Internet radio)Good build qualityAesthetically pleasing”.
One customer reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Dj Snap gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back”. One customer reckoned that the Asus MX259 had email functionality. Garyt said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen”.
Good Product Quality
Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Akstirling mentioned in their Asus MX259 review “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”. Alex mentioned on Amazon “Sound quality is also excellent and having 2 HDMI ports is fantastic” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Amazon Client wrote on Amazon this month “Quality of screen much better than competions” in their review of this PC monitor.
A few customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Anthony Hold he mentioned in his review of the Asus MX259 “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”. Two years ago Bryan Watt said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good looking monitor and great price”. Bryan Watt also mentioned “For the price - pretty good value”.
Three Asus MX259 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX259 was a bargain for the price. In October last year M. Tsimaris mentioned “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 of the Asus MX259.
Good Sound Quality
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Camazon Wustomer gave the Asus MX259 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate”. Chris wrote “Clear.#60hz ips with 5ms response time makes this great for gaming too.#The sound quality”.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Asus is one of the better rated PC monitor brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
Good Technical Features
Several people who purchased the product thought it had good features. Mr. C. N. Watson wrote “Great monitor with excellent picture and features”. Vladimir R. said two years ago “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel” in their review.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of power usage. Ps4veteran mentioned “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” in their review.
One Asus MX259 owner considered that the Asus MX259 had good technical guidance. Brownwood wrote in their review “When one compares it with the sound delivered by other monitors it is quite outstanding The instructions supplied are useless” and rated it 5 stars.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the Asus MX259 has a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq RL2755[plb_2743325_price], and the LG 29UM57-P[plb_2782303_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus VP278Q[plb_3239430_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus MX259 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX259 range from 18° to 180°.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus MX259 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of PC screens that have been around for more than a year range from 10° to 180°.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus MX259 is a two HDMI port LCD screen.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus MX259 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX259 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the EliteDisplay E221c[pl_2895033_price], or the EliteDisplay E240c[pl_3059589_price] both from HP or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus MX259 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX259 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus MX259 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX259 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.
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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens that have been available for more than a year.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
Similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX259 have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 350W, and the average power consumption when off is 1.6W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus MX259 has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
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Running Costs Are Average
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the MX259 will cost £57 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 505 similar spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the MX259 over two years ago.
With a width of 578 millimeters, the Asus MX259 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu B24T-7[plb_2711453_price] (572mm).
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There are two things that disappoint me about this monitor:
- 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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