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24 Reasons For
Five Industry Awards
Experts in PC displays rave about this flatpanel monitor and have given it five awards.
The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this medium monitor. Altomdata.dk and Compress.ru both gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award.
The editors of three more expert review sites liked this flatpanel monitor. Macworld.co.uk wrote that this medium monitor was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from Teknokulis.com who wrote it was exceptional. Additionally, the expert at Ua.gecid.com concluded that this LCD screen was well designed and gave it an "Original Design" award.
On average, based on 197 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 88 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Some Asus MX299 owners who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation. A. Shiell wrote on Amazon “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant” in their review but despite that they rated it 60 out of 100. Allphil gave the Asus MX299 a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Vibrant colours, great speakers” in their review. Angus mentioned in their review “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer”.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Camazon Wustomer wrote in their review on Amazon “PSU is rated at 64.98 watts, so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power”. James K rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Picture quality is pretty good”. Lee Gordon said “Picture quality is brill, movies look great” in his review of this PC monitor.
One customer who purchased this PC monitor considered that it had clear images. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Bright clear image” in their review. One customer reckoned that this PC monitor had a good contrast ratio. Three years ago Camazon Wustomer wrote on Amazon “A better contrast ratio than lots of other models (that overstate the contrast ratio in marketing hype)”.
One person who bought it concluded that it had image ghosting. Techguy wrote in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming”.
One customer said in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Yavanna said “The viewing angle is great whilst with the Sammy I had to sit square on” in their review.
Twelve Asus MX299 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was thin. Adam mentioned “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel” in his review of the Asus MX299. Three years ago Mr. T. S. Green said “I was sceptical about buying this monitor as it seemed perhaps a bit gimmicky to have such a narrow edge and stylish design.”. Paul H said “Also the sound is powered by B&O - incredible for such a slim profile monitor”.
Some people who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was a good height. Magpie mentioned on Amazon “Lovely - although no height adjustment” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Magpie also mentioned “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also mentioned “It has height adjustment”.
A few customers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was a good size. Jake wrote in his review “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Thomas Coote said “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.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was a good depth. Adam mentioned “Colour depth looks great particularly in games, makes such a difference to viewing images compared to my old Hanns-G monitor” in his review.
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape.
Good Product Quality
A few Asus MX299 owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon Customer also said “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality”. Brian Ellis wrote “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing”.
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Easy to Use
Ten Asus MX299 owners concluded that it was easy to use. Brian Ellis gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Handy that I had one laying around”. Camazon Wustomer mentioned 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 review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 4 stars. Jan Stefanica wrote in his review “Amazing screen to use with 3Ds max”.
Several Asus MX299 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Two years ago Greenleaf wrote “Amazing screen experience”. Haitao Mo gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer” in their review of the Asus MX299. Three years ago Mr Peter W Lascelles said on Amazon “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc” and gave it an excellent review score.
Some Asus MX299 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX299 had a touch sensitive screen. James K rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review two years ago “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them”. Mr. C. N. Watson wrote “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge”. Mr. Liam Wharnsby wrote on Amazon “The touch sensitive buttons are easy to press by mistake” in their review of the Asus MX299.
Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Yours Truly mentioned on Amazon “Sleek base, of which was easy to assemble”.
Several Asus MX299 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was comfortable and easy to hold. Thomas Coote mentioned in his Asus MX299 review 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 scored the product 5 stars.
Several customers who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports”. C. Quinn said “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3” in their review of the Asus MX299. Chris wrote 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” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Dj Snap mentioned in their review of the Asus MX299 “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back”.
One Asus MX299 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality. Garyt wrote “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen” in their Asus MX299 review however despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.
A few Asus MX299 owners considered that the Asus MX299 was good looking. Adam rated the product as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “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 this PC monitor. Ben Vamos said 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”. C. Sola scored it very highly and said “Just beautiful” in their review.
Some Asus MX299 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Pros1) Excellent design” in their Asus MX299 review. Two years ago Chris gave the Asus MX299 a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The slim besel design and sundial stand looks slick” in his Asus MX299 review. Fionar mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The screen was bought as a monitor to a laptop to assist with detailed design work and it helps wonders to see things so large”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MX299 was smooth. Adam said on Amazon “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds” in his review of the Asus MX299.
One Asus MX299 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was aesthetic. Deep21 said last year “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” in their review and rated the product 80 out of 100.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MX299 had a thick frame. Mr Peter W Lascelles gave the Asus MX299 a score of 5 stars and he said “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing”.
A few people who purchased the Asus MX299 thought it was well made. This year Dekunutter said in their review of the Asus MX299 “The image is really crisp, monitor is nice and solid”. Ea Cook scored this PC monitor 5 stars and said 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”. Gundars mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Built in speakers are good when some body is sleeping”.
Three Asus MX299 owners thought the Asus MX299 was strong and durable. Adam mentioned in November last year “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself” in his review of the Asus MX299. Also in November last year Musicman wrote “The stand is sturdy enough for me” and scored the Asus MX299 5 stars.
A number of people agreed that it was reliable. Concept Filming mentioned “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Musicman wrote on Amazon “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable” in their review of this PC monitor.
Two customers reckoned that the product was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor wrote on Amazon “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product”. Von Becks said “Support pages are full of broken links and mistakes” in his Asus MX299 review but despite that he rated it 40 out of 100.
Several Asus MX299 reviewers thought it was good value for money. Three years ago Camazon Wustomer mentioned on Amazon “More vibrant colours than most 1080P displays at a similar cost - good for standard non-gaming use”. Carl Rose mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Excellent value for an IPS monitor” and scored it 5 stars. Chris said in his review of the Asus MX299 “Overall the monitor is well worth the rather big price tag and is great for pc gaming aswell with vibrant colors” and rated the Asus MX299 as very good.
Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Last year M. Tsimaris wrote “In reality is built cheap and you most likely have defects (I mean come on.3 out of 3 says it all).2”.
Good Sound Quality
A number of Asus MX299 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Camazon Wustomer mentioned on Amazon “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate” in their Asus MX299 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Charlie wrote on Amazon “Oh and the built-in sound quality is amazzzzing! Lol”. Deep21 mentioned “Audio quality is only slightly better than any other integral monitor speakers” in their review of the Asus MX299 and scored the product 4 stars.
Acceptable Noise Level
Seven people reckoned that this PC monitor was noisy. A. Shiell wrote in their Asus MX299 review on Amazon “Its only loud enough for a small room”. Camazon Wustomer said in their review “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had” and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Two years ago Jess mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be”.
Based on 13,047 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PC screens. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
Good Technical Features
A number of people who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Three years ago Mr. C. N. Watson said on Amazon “Great monitor with excellent picture and features” in their review of this PC monitor. Vladimir R. said “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 who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Ps4veteran said in their review of this PC monitor “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” and scored the product 5 stars.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], and the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus MX299 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MX299 do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price].
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MX299 is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the Asus MX299 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX299.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus MX299 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens of this age and type have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The Asus MX299 has one of the bigger screen sizes (73.025 centimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age. The screen sizes of PC screens of this age and spec range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
The average RMS rated audio power of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 5.2W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W. At 6 Watts, the Asus MX299 has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX299.
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The Asus MX299 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MX299 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus MX299 is more than most medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "HDMI" are also found on this Asus flatpanel monitor.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus MX299 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the 272G5DYEB[pl_3175233_price], or the 278G4DHSD[pl_1499355_price] both from Philips; or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus MX299 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MX299, the Asus MX299 does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this LCD screen and we think the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
The cheapeast medium monitors that came out more than two years ago that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been around for more than two years.
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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the MX299 range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus MX299 has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus MX299
OK Running Costs
The MX299 has an average 5 year running cost of £54 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a comparable age and type.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over three years.
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Good audio output
Solid gray-scale and viewing-angle performance
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-compatible input
Stylish good looks, ultra-wide display, full sRGB coverage, excellent brightness, very good colour accuracy, largely uniform display except for one area, good price, wide range of inputs
Bang Olufsen audio
Middling color accuracy
Lacks USB ports
Finicky function buttons
Bottom right corner shows darkening and minor variation in brightness
Bottom third shows colour variation, on screen menus are fiddly
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