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Asus PB328

Asus PB328Q PC Monitor

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32" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2015
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- 178/178 ultra wide-viewing-angle eliminates color shift for excellent visual performance- Provides 100% sRGB color space with WQHD resolution (2560x1440)- Eye care features including Flicker... More
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17 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This PC screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which thought that this LCD screen was marvellous.

Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

Good Support

One person who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance. Ktp mentioned in their Asus PB328 review on Amazon “Of course does its best to help protect your eyes.”.

Robust

Four customers considered that the Asus PB328 was well made. In October last year Ktp said “There is even a special "theatre" setting for this purpose! There are speakers built in that are automatically available over an HDMI connection” in their Asus PB328 review. Last year Techsmart.co.za wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Solid performance”. Techsmart.co.za also wrote “Well built”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB328 had a flickering image.

Nice Design

A few Asus PB328 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Techsmart.co.za said in their review of this PC monitor “Sleek and comfortable design”. Techsmart.co.za also mentioned “Nice design flourishes”. Techsmart.co.za also said “Compact design with customizable lightin”.

One customer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good looking. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their Asus PB328 review in October last year “Elegant appearance”.

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Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Techsmart.co.za said last year “Good battery life”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor 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 review of this PC monitor.

One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Techsmart.co.za said in their Asus PB328 review “Quick and easy to setup”. One Asus PB328 owner who bought the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Product Quality

One Asus PB328 owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good quality. Last year Techsmart.co.za wrote “Solid viewing quality” in their review of the Asus PB328.

Good Size

Three Asus PB328 reviewers said that it was compact. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their review “Stylis, compact desig”. Techsmart.co.za also mentioned “Compact camera and inconspicuous overall desig”. One Asus PB328 reviewer said in their reviews that the Asus PB328 was thin. Techsmart.co.za said in their review of the Asus PB328 “Slim and light”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the HP ENVY 32[plb_2562671_price], the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price], or the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PB328 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Samsung S32E590C[plb_2792914_price], the Acer CB271HK[plb_3162241_price], or the LG 34UM67-P[plb_2998881_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the PB328 the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M. With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the Asus PB328 has one of the most display colour counts amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm. With a display diagonal of 81.28 centimeters, the Asus PB328 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Asus PB328 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. The display brightness of PC screens that are a similar age to the PB328 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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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) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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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 were released around the same time as the PB328. The average response time of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PB328 is 5.7ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not cheap. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their Asus PB328 review “A tad expensive”.

Poor Sound Quality

One Asus PB328 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it did not have good sound quality. Ktp mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the sound from them is poor, affected not only by the lack of bass.” in their review of the Asus PB328 nonetheless they still gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the PB328, the Asus PB328 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 241P6VPJKEB[plb_3021583_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PB328 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PB328 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB328 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Expensive

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of this type and age. We checked 434 PC monitors of this type and age and they range in price from £46 to £4,106.

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the PB328 will cost £148 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the less economic to run PC displays of a comparable age and spec.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PB328

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the PB328.

Specification

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2 Awards

tomshardware.com Editor's Choice tomshardware.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

Tomshardware.co.uk

31 January 2016

Tomshardware.co.uk

Today we're evaluating one of the most accurate and best-performing monitors we've tested: the 32-inch AMVA QHD Asus PB328Q. Let's see how it compares to the tough competition.What makes a monitor... Read more…

31 January 2016

There aren't many displays that do everything this well and cost so little. Users looking for a jumbo screen are unlikely to find a better monitor anywhere right now. With sufficient cred for...

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17 February 2015

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Sleek and comfortable design
Good battery life
Highly accurate course info
Well constructed
Quick and easy to setup
Screen a little difficult to manage
A tad expensive
Lack of builtin speakers will turn certain users away
Ondevice buttons difficult to use
Very heavy while used as Tablet

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 23 October 2015 by Rescue2inVB
Rescue2inVB would recommend the Asus PB328Q (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this monitor to connect my MacBook Pro via Belkin Thunderbolt dock (Via HDMI Cable.) I was not disappointed. This monitor is HUGE! This is a must have for anyone that needs desktop... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

An awesome monitor all round let down by bad vertical greyscale banding.

Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Dave001
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor. No dead pixels. :) Impressively supplied with every lead you could possibly need to connect it.

Reviewed 5 October 2015 by KTP
(Verified Purchase)

I spent ages deciding what to get. Even once I'd narrowed the maker down to Asus, the problem is they make so many different resolutions, screen shapes and sizes, at a range of different... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £144.05
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £147.09
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pb328, info pb328, code pb328, code pb328q, pumps pb328, asus pb328q, info pb328q, asus 300cdm2, pumps pb328q, asus 2560x1440, info 2560x14404, info 2560x14404m, info 2560x14404ms, asus 90lm01a0b01370, info 90lm01a0b01370, asus 2560x14404msvga, 90lm01a0b01370 pb328, asus 2560x14404msvgad, 90lm01a0b01370 pb328q, asus 2560x14404msvgadv, asus 2560x14404msvgadvi, asus 2560x14404msvgadvid, asus 2560x14404msvgadvidh, asus 2560x14404msvgadvidhd, asus 2560x14404msvgadvidhdm, asus 2560x14404msvgadvidhdmi, asrockasusantecarcticb pb328, asrockasusantecarcticb pb328q, 90lm01a0b01370 90lm01a0b01370, asus 2560x14404msvgadvidhdmid
Barcodes 00886227987504, 00886227987511, 04053162813830, 04716659987512, 05054629797204

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