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7 Reasons For
We calculated the average ratings for all Asus LCD screens and specifically for Asus medium monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VX279 is 80000000:1. That's over sixteen times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most common contrast ratio. The worst contrast ratio of all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VX279 is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC displays that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the VC279H (£135.64), or the MX259 (£122.84) both from Asus or the Philips 242G5DJEB (£159.97) which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a PC display with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to consider the Acer K242HQK (£292.68) (100000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VX279 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the VX279.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Acer K242HQK (£292.68) which has a better Rating; or the iiyama B2780HSU-W1 (£188.86) which is cheaper.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Neovo LE-27 (£201.16) is also worth considering.
Two HDMI Ports
The Asus VX279 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VX279 have between one and three HDMI ports.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus VX279 is more than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DVI|VGA are also found on this PC display.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VX279 is 64cm, and the screen sizes range from 48cm to 110cm. With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Asus VX279 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age.
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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 typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the VX279, the Asus VX279 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Lenovo T2224z (£169.00), or the Philips 221S6QYKMB (£157.14) or the DELL UZ2315H (£187.25) are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VX279 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX279 are also not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1 (£249.97), or the Acer XB240H (£149.99) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago, the Asus VX279 does not have an integrated card reader.
Very High Running Costs
The VX279 is in the most expensive 16% of all 486 PC screens of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VX279 is £77.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Lenovo T2424z (£194.93), or the HP Pavilion 24cw (£139.97).
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor with a more display resolution then you might also want to consider the DELL UltraSharp 24 (£193.47) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the [pl_3018890] (1920 x 1200 and cheaper), or the S24E650DW (£191.28) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper) both from Samsung.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the VX279 have power consumptions when off of between 0.0005W and 1.2W. At 0.5 Watts, the Asus VX279 has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX279.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX279
Released Over a Year Ago
This LCD screen was released over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
The Asus VX279 has a relatively standard width (622.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VX279.
Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the AOC I2770 (£199.02) (642.4mm and cheaper).
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 80
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 80
0.311 x 0.311
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
Linux Operating System
Windows Operating System
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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