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PC Mag Editor's Choice eteknix.com Editor's Choice overclock3d.net Gold Award xfastest.com Editor's Choice ixbt.com Excellent Package
24.1" 1920 X 1200 80000000:1 LED May 2013
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- True, consistent color with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120% NTSC- 24-inch 16:10 1920 X 1200 resolution with A-grade AH-IPS display- Factory pre-calibrated E < 3 for uncompromised color... More
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23 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

LCD screen experts rave about this Asus PC display and have given it five awards.

This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Eteknix.com and Xfastest.com all of whom concluded that this Asus LCD screen was marvellous.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. This medium monitor received an Ixbt.com "Excellent Package" award and the writer at Overclock3d.net said that it was terrific and gave it a "Gold Award".

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Chip.de, overclock3d.net and erenumerique.fr this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 78%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, PA249 owners rated this PC display 88 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A few Asus PA249 reviewers who bought the product thought it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Moopig mentioned in their review on Amazon “The colours were indeed good.”. Moopig also said “The emulation mode for the standard sRGB colours looks good”. Sp mentioned in their review “Great colours and great consistency”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a flickering image.

Two Asus PA249 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Moopig mentioned “You don't mind using a 59Hz refresh rate if you need to use DVI then this monitor can provide very good picture quality” but they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require”.

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Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Asus is one of the better rated PC screen manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was good value for money. Mr Lance Hambly said on Amazon “Pretty solid for the price” in his review. Expert website Eteknix.com wrote “These days there is so much focus from vendors to consumers alike about getting the best for the money and at the same time”.

One Asus PA249 owner who bought the Asus PA249 thought it was cheap. Mr Lance Hambly wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “At a pretty good budget price i might add” and scored the Asus PA249 4 stars.

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Nice Design

A few Asus PA249 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Mr. Christopher Williams mentioned in his review of the Asus PA249 on Amazon “The picture quality is pretty good and the colour reproduction (as far as I can tell since I've not had enough time to try it thoroughly) is good too”. Overclock3d.net said in their review of the Asus PA249 three years ago “We spend hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds to have the fastest, smoothest, most gorgeous media and gaming experience available” .

Good Technical Features

One Asus PA249 owner who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had good features. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote “This 24-inch model is loaded with features and offers excellent color ac” in their Asus PA249 review and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PA249 was easy to damage or scratch. One Asus PA249 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PA249 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Moopig wrote “The other has HDMI so I could have stopped using a DVI cable to see if that fixed the fault.” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus PA249 reviewer considered that the product was quiet. Sp said in their review of the Asus PA249 on Amazon “Being very careful not to damage any of the delicate wiring inside.) Now the monitor is absolutely silent in operation.”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this PC monitor said that it had a good experience.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the PA249 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Asus PA249 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus PA249 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display.

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LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung U28D590D[plb_3828094_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], and the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus PA249 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the PA249 the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Asus PA249 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the PA249 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the PA249 the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M. When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age, the display colour count of the Asus PA249 of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Resolution

The Asus PA249 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 76% more resolution than the most common maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum resolution is actually the best resolution across all PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the PA249.

The worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PA249 is a five USB 3.0 port PC display. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the PA249 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of PC displays that have been around for more than two years is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The Asus PA249 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the PA249.

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Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PA249 is more than most PC monitors of a similar type and age to it. This Asus PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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Supports One Placement

The number of placements supported by the Asus PA249 is more than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported placement is Horizontal, but this placement is not supported by this flatpanel monitor. The placements Horizontal/Vertical are also supported by this PC monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

A number of Asus PA249 owners considered that the Asus PA249 was not good quality. Moopig mentioned on Amazon “Quality isn't what you'd expect from the high price” in their Asus PA249 review. Moopig also said “So Asus's quality control is abysmal.”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker. The Asus PA249 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price], the LG 29EA93[plb_1469655_price], or the Philips BDM3470UP[plb_3020738_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the PA249 are not 3D compatible. The Asus PA249 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price]; or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this age and type, the Asus PA249 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PA249 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the PA249 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price].

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Expensive

The cheapeast flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a flatpanel monitor of a comparable age and spec.

High Running Costs

The PA249 is one of the less economic to run PC displays of a similar age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PA249 is £116.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The weights of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the PA249 range from 3g to 39kg. At 6.6 kilograms, the Asus PA249 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PA249

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.

Average Width

The Asus PA249 has a fairly standard width (557.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the PA249.

Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Benq XL2720[plb_1548412_price] (642mm and cheaper), or the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price] (639.3mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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5 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice eteknix.com Editor's Choice overclock3d.net Gold Award xfastest.com Editor's Choice ixbt.com Excellent Package

Expert Reviews

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21 January 2014

?Over the last few years seeking monitor/display units that serve to perform with adjustment and color management to resolve the problems of too bright LCD displays causing too dark prints, my... Read more…

1 August 2013

The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require and it's jam-packed with features...

30 July 2013

The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require and it's jam-packed with features but it has trouble at the dark end of the grayscale, and it's expensive...

PC Mag

19 July 2013

Eteknix.com

There are many components within a system setup that are mandatory for the system to be usable or even perform for that matter,and these days there is so much focus from vendors to consumers alike... Read more…

7 June 2013

One of the most difficult bits about a monitor review is that a) they're almost impossible to photograph in a manner that replicates the quality, and b) even if it was possible your monitor...

Overclock3d.net

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 August 2013 by Dan
Dan would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

This wide-screen monitor is a great alternative to using dual monitors if you are considering that, for example, if you are a documentation or other writing professional. This is the high-end... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2013 by NA
NA would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

Dollar for dollar this is the monitor to have if you're a photographer. It resolves 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB. The screen is bright and adjustments are everything you may need unless you are... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2013 by Reo
Reo would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

The precalibrated colors make usting this with Lightroom an excellect product...

Reviewed 30 October 2013 by Alf
Alf would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

It's a nice product, but you would expect that for the price. Very crisp and bright. I got it because I edit video as a hobby and was tired of seeing the colors change whenever I moved my... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Hecky
Hecky would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

I have been putting off getting a better monitor for image editing, spending any extra money on lenses, etc. But last month my wife gave me a nice gift card so I thought I would upgrade my older... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pa249, acme pa249, asus pa249q, acme pa249q, asus p165650, asus 91rvza00, asus p165650p, asus 91rvzs00, asus 1920x1200, asus 90lm0030b01370, asustek computer pa249, asustek computer pa249q, asrockasusantecarcticb pa249, asrockasusantecarcticb pa249q
Barcodes 00014444456385, 00044128632316, 00886227384082, 00886227384099, 04053162935150, 04716659221487, 04716659384083, 05054629463406, 08862273840996

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