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21 Reasons For
Two Industry Awards
Tomshardware.com and Tomshardware.co.uk both wrote that this flatpanel monitor was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Medium monitors built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.
One Asus PB328 owner who purchased the Asus PB328 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Ktp mentioned on Amazon “Of course does its best to help protect your eyes.”.
A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Ktp said in their review of the Asus PB328 on Amazon “There is even a special "theatre" setting for this purpose! There are speakers built in that are automatically available over an HDMI connection”. Techsmart.co.za said “Solid viewing quality” in their review of this PC monitors. Techsmart.co.za also said “Solid performance”.
Good Picture Quality
One Asus PB328 reviewer thought the product had a flickering image. Ktp mentioned “It is pin-sharp, all pixels functioning, has good colour, is totally flicker free and of course does its best to help protect your eyes.” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Three people who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was a good design. Techsmart.co.za wrote “Sleek and comfortable design”. Techsmart.co.za also mentioned “Nice design flourishes”. Techsmart.co.za also wrote “Compact design with customizable lightin”.
One Asus PB328 owner who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. Techsmart.co.za wrote “Elegant appearance” in their review of this PC monitors.
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Good Battery Life
One person who bought the Asus PB328 thought it had a good battery life. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Good battery life” in their review of this PC monitors.
Easy to Use
One customer considered that it was easy to use. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Highest overall efficiency I've seen yet, excellent voltage stability, all rails, amazing ripple control, fan hardly ever comes on in normal use, fully modular” in their Asus PB328 review.
One person who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Techsmart.co.za said “Quick and easy to setup”. One Asus PB328 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitors mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techsmart.co.za said “Sleek and comfortable design”.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Asus PB328 is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the PB328 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Good Product Quality
One Asus PB328 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. Techsmart.co.za said last year “Solid viewing quality”.
£79.20 Price Drop
In the last 38 days the PB328 has dropped in price by £79.20.
Several Asus PB328 owners concluded that it was compact. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Stylis, compact desig”. Techsmart.co.za also wrote “Compact camera and inconspicuous overall desig”. Techsmart.co.za also mentioned “Compact design with customizable lightin”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Techsmart.co.za wrote “Slim and light”.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus PB328 has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PB328.
The worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC monitor is Mega Contrast.
We compared all the other PC displays that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the B326HULA[pl_3029905_price], and the Predator Z35[pl_3049491_price] both from Acer or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the Asus PB328 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips BDM4065UC[plb_2889761_price], the Acer H277HU[plb_2992940_price], and the LG 34UB67[plb_2816657_price] is also worth considering.
Very Many Display Colour Count
When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago, the display colour count of the Asus PB328 of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. Across all the PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the PB328 the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 160M.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
When compared to other PC displays of a similar type and age to the PB328, the Asus PB328's vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB328 the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PB328 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 81.28 centimeters, the Asus PB328 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the PB328. PC screens of a comparable type and age to the PB328 have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus PB328 is more than most flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included Audio (3.5mm)|DisplayPort|DVI|HDMI|USB|VGA are also found on this Asus PC screen.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus PB328 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC screens of this age and type the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Fast Response Time
The Asus PB328 has a fairly fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PB328. The response times of PC displays that are a comparable age to the PB328 range from 1ms to 40ms.
9 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
One Asus PB328 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB328 was not cheap. Techsmart.co.za wrote in their review of this PC monitors in August last year “A tad expensive”.
Poor Sound Quality
One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. Last year Ktp said in their review “The quality of the sound from them is poor, affected not only by the lack of bass.”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC displays that were launched more than a year ago, the Asus PB328 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Philips 241P6VPJKEB[plb_3021583_price] which also has a higher Rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus PB328 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.
+6 More reasons against
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the PB328, the Asus PB328 does not have an integrated card reader.
Not Cheap Compared to Other PC Displays of This Spec and Age
PC displays of this spec and age range in price from £51 to £5,066. We thought that this PC screen looks expensive for a PC display of this spec and age.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
High Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the PB328 is £148 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run PC screens of a similar type and age.
Only One HDMI Port
Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Asus PB328 which has one HDMI port.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB328
Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the H277HU[pl_2992940_price], and the Predator XZ350CU[pl_2996375_price] both from Acer or the Philips BDM3270QP[plb_2997136_price] is also worth considering.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1440
HD, Quad HD, Wide Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Digital Vertical Frequency
49 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
29 - 130
Vertical Scan Range
49 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.277 x 0.277
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Thin Client Installed
20 - -5
Cable Lock Slot
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
100 - 240, 24
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 240
EPEAT Gold, RoHS, TCO
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, USB, VGA
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