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12 Reasons For
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
We checked 12,492 expert and owner reviews for Asus PC monitors and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its small monitors range.
One person who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer and wrote last year “Excellent value” in their review of the Asus VB199.
One Asus VB199 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Ernest Learner wrote in his review “A nice solid monitor” and scored it 5 stars.
Easy to Use
One Asus VB199 reviewer considered that the product was easy to use. Ernest Learner said in his review of this PC monitors “The control buttons are conveniently placed on the face of the surround”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VB199 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Samsung SMT-1930 (£115.00) or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Asus VB198T (£113.52).
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 19P4QYEB (£94.97) is also worth considering.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VB199 has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the VB199 ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the AOC I960 (£59.99), and the Asus VB198TL (£138.60) or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Asus VB198T (£113.52) are also worth considering.
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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Asus VB199 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VB199 the horizontal viewing angles range from 90° to 180°.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of small monitors that have been available for more than a year is 140°. The Asus VB199 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VB199.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of only 0.2 Watts, the Asus VB199 has one of the lower power consumptions when off amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. Small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VB199 have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 1W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Across all the PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VB199 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.2W to 16W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 5.7W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Asus VB199 has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC monitors of this type and age.
6 Reasons Against
Recent Price Increase of £11.53
The VB199 has increased in price by £11.53 in the last 60 days.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other small monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the Asus VB199 does not have an integrated card reader.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VB199 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VB199 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VB199 are not 3D compatible. The Asus VB199 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Expensive for an LCD Screen of This Age and Type
We thought that this small monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this type and age. We checked 63 LCD screens of this type and age and they range in price from £42 to £504.
Only Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus VB199 is more than most LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|DVI|VGA are also found on this LCD screen.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus VB199
OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VB199 will cost £28 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 61 small monitors that were released more than a year ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over two years.
LCD Display Type
The Asus VB199 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider including the AOC I960SRDA (£108.71) which is cheaper.
Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the S19E450MW (£109.18) (LED and cheaper), or the SMT-1930 (£115.00) (LED and cheaper) both from Samsung or the Philips 203V5LSB2 (LED and cheaper).
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1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on small monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels to this PC screen and we think the Viewsonic VA951S, and the Asus VB198T (£113.52) which has a better Rating; or the Asus VB198TL (£138.60) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
At 413 millimeters, the Asus VB199 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VB199.
A good monitor, but the pictures illustrating it are misleading. It can not be rotated 90 degrees from landscape to portrait mode. Perhaps the design was changed at some point. The base can only... Read more…
A nice solid monitor. The control buttons are conveniently placed on the face of the surround. The monitor can be tilted through a reasonable range and produces a well balanced image, bright... Read more…
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