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Asus MK241 PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver pcauthority.com.au Recommended thinkcomputers.org Recommended planetx64.com Best on the Planet extremetech.com Approved
24" 1920 X 1200 3000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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Pristine Full HD 1080p vision and stunning clarity of HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs.Embedded HDMI simplifies cabling and provides the highest-quality multimedia experience.Hotkey of Input Select for... More
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Seven Industry Awards

This Asus PC monitor has received seven awards from expert review sites.

This PC display was given a "Recommended" award by Thinkcomputers.org, Pcauthority.com.au and Alphr.com all of whom said that this flatpanel monitor was good.

In addition, the expert at Anandtech.com gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice Silver" award and concluded it was very good and the expert at Gamezoom.net gave it a "Bronze Award" and concluded it was good.

Two more expert review sites both wrote that this PC display was good. Extremetech.com gave this LCD screen an "Approved" award and it received a "Best on the Planet" award from Planetx64.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, computershopper.com and thinkcomputers.org the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 71%.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website I4u.com said in their review “If you are in the market for a decently priced 24-inch LCD”. I4u.com also said “If you are looking for a reasonably priced 24-inch display the ASUS MK241 is just that”. Planetx64.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Better value elsewhere”.

Good Brand

Asus is one of the superior PC display manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Eight years ago expert website Techworld.com wrote “In short, despite having some fine features” in their review of this PC monitor. Techworld.com also wrote “The Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Pcauthority.com.au wrote “Vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused LCD Of all the 24in LCDs we’ve seen, none has come close to matching the quality” in their review of the Asus MK241. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote eight years ago “Stunningly vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused TFT”.

One Asus MK241 owner reckoned that it had good picture quality.

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Good Webcam

Several Asus MK241 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good webcam. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “A headphone socket, plus a built-in webcam” in their review. Cnet.com.au rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “A webcam and built-in microphone sits at the top surrounded by”.

Robust

One Asus MK241 reviewer considered that this PC monitor was well made.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Eight years ago Planetx64.com said “HDMI capable”.

Good Product Quality

Some Asus MK241 owners said that the product was good quality. Techworld.com said in their review of this PC monitor “This Asus MK241H offers plenty of connection options and good image quality.”. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “A 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the top of the bezel, along with a dual-mic setup for superior quality” yet they rated the product 3 stars.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Asus MK241 has a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price], or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus MK241 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MK241 the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus MK241 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the MK241 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of LCD screens of this type and age range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MK241 that we have assessed, the Asus MK241's display brightness of 450 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MK241 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Asus MK241 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC display has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on LCD screens of this age and type.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus MK241 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC displays of this type and age the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Asus MK241 is more than most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays of a comparable age and type to the MK241. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Very Fast Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus MK241 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MK241.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Asus MK241 owner who purchased it wrote that it was not a good height. Expert review site Planetx64.com said “The lack of height adjustment is something” .

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

The Asus MK241 is a one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the MK241 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MK241, the Asus MK241 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus MK241 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the MK241 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated to this LCD screen and we think the U3011[pl_1534149_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Megapixel

The average megapixel of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8MP. The Asus MK241 has a quite small megapixel (only 1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the MK241.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years range from 15° to 180°. The Asus MK241 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the MK241.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Asus MK241 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type. The viewing angle, horizontals of PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the MK241 will cost £209 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC monitors of this age and spec.

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Heavy

At 8.1 kilograms, the Asus MK241 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the MK241. Across all the LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MK241 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus MK241

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.

LCD Display

The Asus MK241 has an LCD display which is better than most similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it. Most LCD screens that were released around the same time as it have an LED display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Eizo ColorEdge CX240[plb_1815196_price] which has better reviews.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Eizo ColorEdge CG277[plb_2222633_price] (LED and higher rated), or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
Headphone Connectivity
USB Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Built-In Microphone
Megapixel
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Handheld Remote Control
User Guide On CD-ROM

7 Awards

alphr.com Recommended anandtech.com Editor's Choice Silver pcauthority.com.au Recommended thinkcomputers.org Recommended gamezoom.net Bronze Award planetx64.com Best on the Planet extremetech.com Approved

Expert Reviews

(22)
27 October 2008

Planetx64.com

The MK241H is an excellent product, it has one of the cleanest screens I have ever used outside of large flat tube CRT monitors. I do think that Asus should have given it a few extras to complete... Read more…

Surprisingly good colour and horizontal viewing angles for a TN panel
Built-in webcam
HDMI capable
Builtin webcam
La taille de la dalle
Poor speakers
External speaker passthrough doesnt disable monitor speaker
Headphone passthrough sounds different to direct PC connection
Better value elsewhere
Couldnt get webcam to work, tinny speakers The Final Word In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus M 241H faces competition from models with better features and performance
25 August 2008

The MK241H is a decent performer for what it is, but for AU$100 more you could have the vastly superior Dell 2408WFP or Samsung 245T...

7 August 2008

ASUS is not a name you normally think about when considering a new LCD, but you need to start thinking of them. Their PG221 gaming LCD is amazing and the MK241 is one of the better 24-inch LCDs I...

Thinkcomputers.org

1920 x 1200 Resolution
2ms response time and 3000 1 contrast ratio
HDMI support
Integrated webcam
Full featured
Base does not swivel
No USB ports
Lacks stand adjustability
17 June 2008

If you are looking for a reasonably priced 24-inch display the ASUS MK241 is just that. It performs well for most home users and is great for small rooms where you need a LCD that can putt double...

17 June 2008

A vibrant gaming TFT, but it soon becomes jarring in everyday use...

Pcauthority.com.au

Vivid colours and some interesting extras make this the perfect entertainment-focused LCD Of all the 24in LCDs we?ve seen, none has come close to matching the quality and value offered by the... Read more…

12 June 2008

This is a great home monitor, especially for gamers that want ultra-fast response times. ASUS MK241 Lab Test...

Extremetech.com

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance...

11 June 2008

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance. Greg Adler Lowest online price: £N/A...

11 June 2008

In short, despite having some fine features, the Asus MK241H faces competition from models with better features and performance...

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Electricity cost when switched on £333.30
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Total running cost over 5 years £333.30
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
43
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 43 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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