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Asus VB178D PC Monitor

17" 1280 X 1024 50000000:1 LED Jul 2015
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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Small monitors built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just small monitors) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 250 candellas per square meter, the Asus VB178D has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VB178D. Similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VB178D have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus VB178D is more than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it. This PC monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago. The cable included "AC" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Very Narrow

Across all the similar spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 320mm to 480mm, and the average width is 430mm. With a width of only 377 millimeters, the Asus VB178D is one of the narrower comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB178D amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to consider the ProDisplay P17 (377.2mm), or the L1750 (£552.48) (377mm) both from HP.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the VB178D do not have a built-in speaker. The Asus VB178D is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VB178D, the Asus VB178D is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VB178D does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

Other PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Philips 200V4QSBR (£49.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VB178D, the Asus VB178D does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the VB178D is 57cm. With a display diagonal of only 43.2 centimeters, the Asus VB178D has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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Heavy

The weights of small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year range from 800g to 5.8kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. At 3.5 kilograms, the Asus VB178D is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB178D.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus VB178D has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst small monitors of this age. The lowest power consumption when off of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year is 0.005W and the highest is 1W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VB178D

Running Costs Are OK

The VB178D is typical compared to the other 61 PC screens of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VB178D will cost £28 over 5 years to run.

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over a year.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC monitors of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
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
Manual Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £24.04
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £27.08
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus VB178Duses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.13 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus vb178, asus vb178d, asus vb178dj, asrockasusantecarcticb vb178, asrockasusantecarcticb vb178d
Barcodes 04716659649427

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