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23 Reasons For
Five Industry Awards
Amongst flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded by experts in LCD screens.
The reviewers at two expert review sites endorsed this Asus flatpanel monitor. The writer at PC Mag gave this Asus PC monitor an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was outstanding and it received a "High Performance" award from Hwa.com.tr.
The experts at three additional expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. Digital Versus gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award, it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award.
This PC screen has an average owner rating of 89% based on 149 owner reviews.
Several customers said in their reviews that the product was a good height. Jd said on Amazon “Left/right, tilt up/down, good height adjustment for multi-monitor setups etc, you couldn't ask for anything more” and scored the product 5 stars. Four years ago S.w mentioned on Amazon “It has a great picture, is very sturdy and being able to change the height is great” in their Asus PA328 review. Tony P scored the Asus PA328 very highly and he mentioned also four years ago “Its adjustments are very good both in height and angle -” in his review of the Asus PA328.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The bezel is relatively thin and the chassis has an industrial look that appeals to me” in their Asus PA328 review. Amazon Customer also said “Two details are of interest on the bezel - the first is a thin red strip that accents the design without appearing frivolous”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “It has a narrow bezel and sober, b”.
A number of Asus PA328 owners who purchased it said that it was lightweight.
A number of people who reviewed it thought it was tall. Mr. Christopher Sunman wrote on Amazon “I normally struggle on getting a monitor to a decent height being fairly tall.”. Neringa mentioned in their Asus PA328 review “The stand is high enough for a man 192 cm tall, so very well made, additionaly I was very happy to see how good design is, wow, recommended” .
One Asus PA328 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good size. Vladimir Jirasek said “Good size offering a lot of space for editing two side by side word documents”.
Good Technical Features
Seven people who bought it wrote that it had good features. Mr. H said “Lots of great features” in their Asus PA328 review nonetheless they only rated the Asus PA328 2 stars. Mr. H also mentioned “It has so many great features for a web/digital/print designer”. Mr. H also wrote “Well anyway, I had to return the monitor, with all the great features I couldn't stand the LED bleeding”.
Easy to Use
Several people who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was easy to use. Chryseus wrote in their review of the Asus PA328 on Amazon “I find sRGB is the best mode to use for pretty much everything” and rated the Asus PA328 as excellent. Magy357 wrote on Amazon “It would be very handy, if those ports would have power from monitor power supply”. Mr. H said in their review on Amazon two years ago “The sRGB was also handy when I moved into web design work” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.
Four Asus PA328 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Spuds said in their Asus PA328 review on Amazon “The monitor was easy to set up and use.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Steven said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Sturdy base and easy to setup, plenty of swivel, lot's of vertical height adjustment”.
A few people reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Neringa mentioned on Amazon “Only negative part so far are menu buttons, if you trying to regulate screen position is very easy to press them.” in their review of this PC monitor. Peter J Williams mentioned three years ago “I find the menu easy to use” and scored it 5 stars. In October last year Spuds wrote on Amazon “The old settings were indeed harsh”.
A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Four years ago Electro wrote on Amazon “Arrived quickly, overall a great experience” in their review of this PC monitor. Spuds wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Web-browsing is an altogether more pleasant experience” and rated it as very good.
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Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Chryseus mentioned in their Asus PA328 review “The build quality feels fantastic compared with other cheaper monitors I've had in the past”. David Aitken mentioned in his review of the Asus PA328 on Amazon in October last year “Amazing monitor and brilliant build quality! Use regularly for games”. Enthusiast wrote on Amazon “Solid for the price” in their Asus PA328 review.
Seven Asus PA328 reviewers agreed that it was strong and durable. Jd gave the Asus PA328 an excellent review and wrote in their Asus PA328 review “+ superb brightness & colour accuracy + fully functional & durable stand as standard + a range of inputs (DVI-D & HDMI for 99% of users) + easy to use menu system + it looks awesome + lightweight + 1920 x 1080 res”. Four years ago Mr. M. P. H wrote on Amazon “The stand is sturdy with fantastic versatility.” in their Asus PA328 review yet they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Phil mentioned on Amazon “The stand on this monitor is excellent, very sturdy and allows all sorts of positions of the monitor, its the best stand I've seen on a computer monitor” in his review of this PC monitor.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was sealed.
A number of Asus PA328 reviewers wrote that this PC monitor was good in terms of USB connections. Neringa said in their review on Amazon “Other stuff is very good including usb hub”. Pedro Batista he wrote “It has all the normal connections plus an handy USB hub” in his Asus PA328 review. Phil mentioned “The viewing angles are very good with little change in the picture across a large range and I find having the multiple inputs and USB hub useful”.
A few customers reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Emre Caglar mentioned on Amazon “Apart from it it is looks really cool colour quality was great connectivity and usb hubs were great”. M.bryant mentioned on Amazon “It is well constructed, plenty of connectivity, features and it looked good” however they only scored it 3 stars. Martin Sall mentioned in his review of the Asus PA328 “PA238Q has a lot to offer - great connectivity options, PIP/PbP” nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
Several customers said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Anthony Alston said in his review of this PC monitor “This thing has inputs galore (1x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4, Mini DP, DP” and gave the product an excellent rating.
A few Asus PA328 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. B. A. Carter said on Amazon two years ago “This is an excellent, beautifully clear and bright monitor” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Justin C he mentioned on Amazon “They're pretty awesome” in his review of this PC monitor. Mike mentioned in his Asus PA328 review “Pretty easy to set up”.
A few people who bought it concluded that it was a good design. Electro wrote on Amazon “This monitor is excellent because of the high quality screen/colours and design” in their review. J. Sharp mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It is a design flaw that needn't be present” but despite that they only rated it 3 stars. Ms. V. A. Stonham mentioned in their review on Amazon “Amazing monitor for any photo editing and or graphic design work! Clear to see”.
Several customers thought this PC monitor was smooth. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The rest of the setup was relatively smooth”. Murali_14 mentioned on Amazon “Which means the monitor can reproduce that many colours using internal processing even though the native support is for 8 bit colour, to produce smooth gradations” in their review of this PC monitor.
One Asus PA328 owner who bought it said that it was ergonomic. Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and wrote on PC Mag “An ergonomic stand”. One person who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Amazon Customer said “Well designed” in their review of the Asus PA328.
Good Product Quality
Some Asus PA328 reviewers considered that it was good quality. A. Jones mentioned “The screen and stand feel well made” in their Asus PA328 review. Adam Holuj scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his Asus PA328 review “Very good quality and colours”. Al wrote “Build quality is great”.
A number of people who bought the Asus PA328 concluded that it was good value for money. A. N. Fong gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The only difference is the warranty period and the massive reduction in cost”. Amazon Customer wrote “Nice quality for price” and scored it 5 stars. Artefact wrote “The monitor is great value for money, Light bleed from the edges is outrageous in "all black".” in their review.
Several Asus PA328 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was a bargain for the price. Adam Holuj mentioned on Amazon “Very good deal!” in his review of the Asus PA328. J. Sharp wrote “The feel of the plastic of the Asus screen was rather cheap” in their Asus PA328 review. Two years ago R. Wood mentioned on Amazon “Switching to a cheap GTX 660 (http” in their review of the Asus PA328.
A few Asus PA328 reviewers agreed that it was cheap. Flashg rated this PC monitor 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus PA328 “I couldnt find one at a price in my budget range certainly not with my wife nagging me”. Four years ago Josephine mentioned in her review “Incredibly good budget screen!”. Josephine also wrote “I think it is by far the best budget screen on the market”.
Good Picture Quality
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Alex Doherty said “The colours are great and it really does look much better compared to a standard TN panel” in his review. Eamonster wrote “Everything else was fine - colours were good” yet they rated this PC monitor 1 stars. Mr Gibbs scored it 5 stars and he wrote “Fantastic Colours, backlight bleeding not a problem for me”.
Some customers thought it had good picture quality. B. H. J. Hatcher said “Amazed by the Picture quality straight out of the Box” in their review of the Asus PA328 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Last year Mike wrote “Picture quality far better than I had expected”. Mr D H North scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Bought a pair of these after reading a PC Mag review, excellent picture quality, excellent colour reproduction, excellent build quality”.
Four people who reviewed it considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Marcel gave the Asus PA328 a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “The screen is really good quality, bright sharp and clear from any viewing angle” in his Asus PA328 review. Michael gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The only complain i can make is viewing angle is overrated”.
A number of Asus PA328 owners wrote that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Martin Sall said four years ago “So again, this seems to be an issue of all LCDs out there, that's why manufacturers specify the preferred refresh rate in their monitor spe” in his Asus PA328 review.
One person who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a sharp image. Nathan Jarman said in his review on Amazon “The colors and sharpness are perfect, have mine set to standard”.
Asus PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Asus PC monitors and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Good Environmental Credentials
One person considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Expert website Digitalversus.com scored it very highly and mentioned “The PA328Q is more responsive, more energy efficient, offers greater contrast” in their Asus PA328 review.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some Asus PA328 owners who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Four years ago Mr. Christopher Sunman said “Things must have been quiet as it came in 1 day” in his Asus PA328 review and scored the product very highly. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Martin Sall mentioned on Amazon “My PA238Q also has this noise” in his review of the Asus PA328.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper LCD screen such as the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Samsung U32E850R[plb_2868818_price] or you might consider a higher rated LCD screen such as the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus PA328 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PA328 also have a built-in speaker.
Alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper LCD screen such as the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price].
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PA328 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA328. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the PA328 is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PA328 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the PA328 is 10° and the widest is 180°.
Very Many Display Colour Count
When compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the PA328 that we have assessed, the Asus PA328's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the PA328 have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus PA328 is a two HDMI port PC screen.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of LCD screens of this spec and age range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PA328 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PA328.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for more than a year is 65cm. The Asus PA328 has one of the bigger screen sizes (81.28 centimeters) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.
7 Reasons Against
A few people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Mark H wrote in his review of the Asus PA328 on Amazon “Any one have a solution?SOLUTION - see comment from Kornel below - PROBLEM SOLVED! No help from Assus Tech Support”.
The price range of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec is from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus PA328 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus PA328 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus PA328 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the PA328 also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which is also cheaper.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year.
Running Costs Are High
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PA328 will cost £225 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 505 PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over two years.
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