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Asus PB238Q PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Jul 2012
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
- Equipped IPS panel with 178(H)/178(V) wide viewing angle minimizes color shift from any angle of view- 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio delivers the darkest blacks and brightest whites -... More
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Excellent User Reviews

On average, PB238Q owners rated this PC screen as fantastic.

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Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB238Q was well made. Three years ago A S-L said “Built in USB hub is useful too”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A first rate monitor in every respect - high resolution, strong construction, variable heigh, tilt” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Martin mentioned on Amazon “It also has a built in USB hub”.

Some Asus PB238Q reviewers considered that it was strong and durable. Three years ago A S-L rated this PC monitor as excellent and wrote “Has a good sturdy stand, very adjustable” in their review of this PC monitor. Devon Handley mentioned “Otherwise perfect! Appealingly mobile, yet very sturdy” .

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Good Picture Quality

A few Asus PB238Q owners who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. Martin wrote “Finally the picture quality is excellent” and gave it an excellent review. Three years ago N.z. mentioned “PThe image quality is excellent, sharp and crisp”. Rev. Pamela Crane wrote on Amazon in the same month “The height is very adjustable, image quality is lovely” in her review of the Asus PB238Q.

A number of customers thought it had good colour saturation. Dreadlocks wrote three years ago “The colours are rich and vibrant” and scored it very highly. In the same month Johng Uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Vibrant colours, sharp image” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some Asus PB238Q owners thought the Asus PB238Q was good quality. Alks wrote on Amazon “Top quality screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the Asus PB238Q a score of 5 stars. Charles Campbell wrote on Amazon “I cannot think of anything to dislike about this Asus monitor, has every conceivable connection point, excellent picture quality and very adaptable”. Devon Handley gave the product a very good review score and he said in his review of this PC monitor “Fantastic quality (remember to calibrate colours!”.

Reasonably Priced

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. A S-L said “Excellent display at the price”. Alex Trott wrote three years ago “Nice monitor great for the price, perfect picture quality in my opinion” in his Asus PB238Q review. Enthusiast wrote in their review “Is a good monitor for the price” but even so they only scored it 2 stars.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Jasper Crowe rated it as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Compared to the cheap 11.6 inch, 1366x768 TN panel on my HP DM1 laptop, this is in a league of its own” in his review of the Asus PB238Q.

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Good Size

A few Asus PB238Q reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was a good height. Amazon Customer mentioned “Height adjustment is simple” and gave the Asus PB238Q an excellent rating. Martin gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Is actually very good, is that the stand is height adjustable and the monitor can be rotated into portrait mode”.

A few Asus PB238Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good structurally. Martin mentioned in his review of the Asus PB238Q “The construction is solid and confidence building, so all round a great monitor”.

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Good Connectivity

Some Asus PB238Q reviewers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Daniel Broughton wrote in his review “MDPx2, DVI and HDMI) No problems”. A few Asus PB238Q owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

Some people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Someguy mentioned on Amazon three years ago “This one is pretty good value, as the 24" version of this monitor is almost double the price”. Someguy also said “Another thing while using it in the dark is that black seems pretty bright”. Someguy also mentioned “When the film fades to black it got a pretty powerful glow to it”.

One Asus PB238Q owner concluded that the product was smooth. N.z. said on Amazon “The stand is one of the best I have ever seen, allowing smooth tilt, pivot, swivel” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Sound Quality

Several people who purchased the Asus PB238Q concluded that it had good sound quality. Jizle mentioned “They are not great (get some speakers if you want better sound quality” . Mark Taylor wrote on Amazon in October this year “Clear - lots of connections and good sound quality Would recommend this” in his review of the Asus PB238Q.

Good Support

Several Asus PB238Q owners who reviewed the Asus PB238Q agreed that it had good technical guidance. Jasper Crowe wrote “The measurements on the edge of the monitor are really useful to help tell the actual size of the documents before printing” and gave it a very good review score. N.z. gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Both European and UK power adaptors, VGA, DVI and DisplayPort cable (oddly, NO HDMI for some reason.), USB hub cable, user guide and a nice cable tie” in their review of the Asus PB238Q.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good experience. Hassan Naamani wrote on Amazon “It gives you a more enjoyable and immersive gaming experience” in his Asus PB238Q review. One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Colin Louis mentioned “It meets all my requirements with an excellent screen, easy to set up, so far no problems”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the Asus PB238Q considered that it had good features. Jasper Crowe rated this PC monitor as very good and he wrote in his Asus PB238Q review “The swivel, raise and tilt features of the monitor are amazing”.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Asus PB238Q is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC display.

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LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], and the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the PB238Q which do not have a built-in speaker, the Asus PB238Q has a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC monitors of this type and age range from 60° to 1,800°. When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the PB238Q, the horizontal viewing angle of the Asus PB238Q of 178 degrees is one of the widest.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays of a similar age and type to the PB238Q is 50° and the widest is 180°. At 178 degrees, the Asus PB238Q has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the PB238Q.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus PB238Q is a five USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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Short

The shortest PC monitor that has been on the market for around the same time as the PB238Q is 41mm tall and the tallest is 4,800mm. At only 323.7 millimeters, the Asus PB238Q is fairly short compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PB238Q is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the PB238Q are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PB238Q does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PB238Q does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB238Q also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PB238Q the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Asus PB238Q has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PB238Q.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB238Q

Released Over Four Years Ago

Asus released the PB238Q over four years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Width

With a width of 548.8 millimeters, the Asus PB238Q has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the AOC E2360[plb_1484895_price] (548.5mm), or the Philips 236V4L[plb_1447373_price] (549mm).

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
LED Indicator
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Connection to a PC

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Rick
Rick would recommend the Asus PB238Q (Verified Purchase)

I've had this monitor hooked up to my Macbook Pro for about a week and it has performed well. The picture is sharp and bright. The sRGB setting is just what I need for photo editing. The setup was... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2013 by Sprari
Sprari would recommend the Asus PB238Q (Verified Purchase)

Monitors are not all created equal. If you need to do graphics work, it's best to avoid so-called "business monitors". It was important for me to have a monitor with even illumination across the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2013 by MichaelD
MichaelD would recommend the Asus PB238Q (Verified Purchase)

Went from 17" CRT 4:3 to this 23" and it looks great. Narrowed search by monitors that swivel, tilt and had height adjustment. The swivel & tilt are very smooth and hold their position. The base... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2013 by Gaylen
Gaylen would recommend the Asus PB238Q (Verified Purchase)

I am a photographer and make large prints of much of my work. I have been very disapointed with other monitors due to their very narrow viewing angle. Thank you Asus for the PB23Q monitor. My... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2013 by Marco Polo
Marco Polo would recommend the Asus PB238Q (Verified Purchase)

I reseached monitors for hours. I looked at the stats, blogs, and pro reviews. In the end, at this price point, this monitor stood above all the rest. B&H Photo Video received my order on a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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