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User Reviews Are Good
Owners have rated this small monitor on average 86%.
Several people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Janet S rated the product 5 stars and she said in January last year “It works perfectly well regardless.) It's so slim and lightweight I barely notice it when carrying it around”. Mark Cole mentioned on Amazon “This Asus monitor has met all requirements, incredibly light weight and very slim (8mm) for ease of packing” in his review. Two years ago Paul B said in his review on Amazon “Extremely lightweight and slim and excellent display”.
A few Asus MB169B+ owners who bought it considered that it was lightweight. F. Khan said in their review last year “This is simply a laptop screen packaged in a lightweight body designed to do one thing”. J. Bogle said “Very lightweight and fits perfectly into my laptop bag” and scored the Asus MB169B+ very highly.
Several Asus MB169B+ reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Last year Mark Cole wrote in his review on Amazon “Also easy to carry” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Some people who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. In January last year Tai D said “Excellent Product - Light/Compact/Portable” in her review of the Asus MB169B+. Tai D also mentioned “Very light and compact”.
One person who purchased it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. F. Khan mentioned in their review of the Asus MB169B+ “Not to mention it would be really heavy” and gave this PC monitor a score of 4 stars.
Very Low Running Costs
The MB169B+ has an average 5 year running cost of only £9 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 4% of all 55 small monitors that have been around for more than a year.
The MB169B+ is a popular choice of PC screen according to Amazon sales data.
Good Picture Quality
Several people thought it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer said “1) There is a slight lag, if you're doing detailed graphics work, you'll find it annoying” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 4 stars.
A few people who purchased the Asus MB169B+ reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Nali gave the Asus MB169B+ a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “On windows 7 operating system works very well where sharpness colours and brightness is excellent”.
Easy to Use
A number of people who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Duncan mentioned in his review of this PC monitor last year “Handy if you travel or just want a very slimline LCD”. Mr.robot wrote on Amazon “I was not dissapointed, this monitor works perfectly and couldn't be easier to use, has hardly any noticeable lag” in their review.
One Asus MB169B+ reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. In January last year Mark Cole said “The program was easy and quick to set up without any problems” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.
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Asus PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Asus has good average ratings for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.
Good Product Quality
A number of Asus MB169B+ reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mr wrote in his Asus MB169B+ review on Amazon “This is an incredibly thin and light monitor with great picture quality - I love it!” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Janet S mentioned in her review of the Asus MB169B+ on Amazon “The included case/stand is quite sturdy and protective”. One Asus MB169B+ owner who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was reliable. Tommaso Gregori gave the Asus MB169B+ a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Reliable and high quality”.
Some customers who purchased the Asus MB169B+ considered that it was good value for money. F. Khan scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “For a decent price” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Mark Cole mentioned “A second screen needed to be large enough to be of value and comfort to work with” and gave the product an excellent rating.
One customer who reviewed it said that it was a good design. Two years ago Alex Ward wrote in his review of this PC monitor “I have no idea how a product with such a huge design flaw is being sold” but despite that he only scored it 40 out of 100.
This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many small monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the HP ProDisplay P202va[plb_2898169_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the Lenovo LT1913p[plb_2938333_price] are also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The MB169B+ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
This PC monitor's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MB169B+.
Amongst comparable types of PC monitor the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the MB169B+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).
A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best resolution across all comparable spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago.
The worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor is 720 x 400.
PC displays of this age and type have weights of between 800g and 5.8kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. The Asus MB169B+ is very light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.
10 Reasons Against
Some people who purchased the product wrote that it was not good in terms of USB connections. John wrote in his review on Amazon “Clearly this product is not built to USB 3.0 specifications”. Thomas Needham mentioned on Amazon “That's more than likely down to the power restrictions of USB ports” in his review of the Asus MB169B+.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Most small monitors that were launched around the same time as the MB169B+ have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the MB169B+ which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MB169B+, the Asus MB169B+ does not have a built-in speaker(s).
It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Samsung S19E200BR[plb_3897846_price] which is also cheaper.
Most PC screens of this age and type are not 3D. The MB169B+ is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus MB169B+ does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MB169B+ also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MB169B+ do not have a card reader integrated. The Asus MB169B+ is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays that have been available for more than a year. The cheapeast flatpanel monitor of a comparable spec and age that we found costs £47 and the most expensive costs £235.
Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)
Flatpanel monitors of this age and type have display diagonal (metric)s of between 35cm and 50cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of only 39.6 centimeters, the MB169B+ has a fairly small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB169B+.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the MB169B+ the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the MB169B+ has one of the dimmest display brightnesss amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.
Quite Slow Response Time
With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the MB169B+ has one of the slower response times amongst PC screens of this age. Flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MB169B+ have response times of between 2ms and 25ms.
Best thing i got for my laptop, its for working from home, the thing i didnt realise though is that my laptop has a lower resolution than this screen, so i am not using it to the full potential. I... Read more…
I bought this screen to compliment my laptop. I am a contractor programmer and never know where I might end up working, and I've grown used to having an extra screen I can rely on.
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Great bit of kit and works very well.
The cover as a stand thing though is crap, it takes up WAY too much desk space, I ended up buying a kick stand [...]
Stand was a bit pricey to import to the... Read more…
Exactly what I needed. Light, bright, large enough. I'd give it 5 stars if it had a more stable stand arrangement. The case works ok as a stand but it's a fiddle to set up or when moving desks in... Read more…
I didn't know USB monitors even existed until a couple of months ago and I couldn't quite believe that this screen could be powered from a USB port, but that's all that's needed. Just a single... Read more…
I love this screen! I've been travelling a lot with my job recently and trying to work with multiple applications and documents open on a small laptop screen has been really difficult and... Read more…
Sorry, But I cannot recommend this product. It does not appear to be designed to USB 3.0 Specifications. Now the product works great when plugged in to my USB 3.0 hub that is on my Dell monitor.... Read more…
I bought the Aus MB169C and it didn't work for both my Macbook Pro 2013 and iMac 2014. But this works perfectly with no hassle at all. You need to install the driver that come with it first. Happy... Read more…
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.064 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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