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Five Industry Awards
Expert review sites rave about this PC display and have given it five awards.
This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by both Altomdata.dk and Compress.ru, both of which thought that this PC screen was good.
In addition, this flatpanel monitor received a Macworld.co.uk"Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from Teknokulis.com. Also, the writer at Ua.gecid.com thought that this medium monitor was carefully designed and gave it an "Original Design" award.
On average, based on 197 owner reviews this LCD screen has an overall owner rating of 88%.
Good Picture Quality
Some Asus MX299 owners who bought the Asus MX299 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. A. Shiell said on Amazon “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant” yet they only scored the Asus MX299 3 stars. Two years ago Allphil said in their Asus MX299 review “Vibrant colours, great speakers”. Angus mentioned three years ago “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer” in their Asus MX299 review.
Eight people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Camazon Wustomer rated it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “PSU is rated at 64.98 watts, so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power” in their review of this PC monitor. James K mentioned in his Asus MX299 review on Amazon “Picture quality is pretty good” and scored the Asus MX299 4 stars. Lee Gordon scored the product very highly and he mentioned “Picture quality is brill, movies look great” in his review.
One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had clear images. Amazon Customer said “Bright clear image”.
One Asus MX299 owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it had a good contrast ratio. Camazon Wustomer said on Amazon “A better contrast ratio than lots of other models (that overstate the contrast ratio in marketing hype)” and rated this PC monitor 4 stars.
One person who purchased the product mentioned that it had image ghosting. Three years ago Techguy mentioned “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming” in their Asus MX299 review.
Twelve customers reckoned that the Asus MX299 was thin. Two years ago Adam said on Amazon “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel” and gave the Asus MX299 a rating of 5 stars. Mr. T. S. Green mentioned in their review of the Asus MX299 “I was sceptical about buying this monitor as it seemed perhaps a bit gimmicky to have such a narrow edge and stylish design.”. Paul H said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Also the sound is powered by B&O - incredible for such a slim profile monitor”.
A few Asus MX299 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good height. Magpie said “Lovely - although no height adjustment”. Magpie also mentioned “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also wrote “It has height adjustment”.
Two customers who reviewed the Asus MX299 mentioned that it was a good size. Jake mentioned “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100. Thomas Coote wrote on Amazon “27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing” in his review.
One Asus MX299 owner considered that this PC monitor was a good depth. Adam scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Colour depth looks great particularly in games, makes such a difference to viewing images compared to my old Hanns-G monitor”.
One Asus MX299 reviewer said that this PC monitor was a good body shape.
Easy to Use
Ten Asus MX299 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Brian Ellis gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Handy that I had one laying around”. Camazon Wustomer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “You'll likely make mistakes if you are looking to use it solely for this purpose.(Above 400 Pixel/sec LtoR pan, convergence suffers)For everyday full HD multimedia use”. Jan Stefanica gave the product an excellent rating and he said on Amazon “Amazing screen to use with 3Ds max” in his Asus MX299 review.
Several Asus MX299 reviewers considered that the Asus MX299 had a good experience. Greenleaf said three years ago “Amazing screen experience” . Haitao Mo wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer”. Mr Peter W Lascelles mentioned in his review of the Asus MX299 “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc” and scored it 5 stars.
A few Asus MX299 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a touch sensitive screen. James K mentioned in his review on Amazon three years ago “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them”. Mr. C. N. Watson gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge”. Mr. Liam Wharnsby gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The touch sensitive buttons are easy to press by mistake”.
A few customers who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Yours Truly gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Sleek base, of which was easy to assemble” in their review.
A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thomas Coote said “Sound levels are good too, I usually have it on around 70/100 as I find this a comfortable volume to listen at”.
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A few people thought it was well made. Dekunutter wrote in their Asus MX299 review “The image is really crisp, monitor is nice and solid” and gave the Asus MX299 a score of 4 stars. Ea Cook mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Although i have Bose computer speakers and didnt buy it for the bang and olufsen speakers built in i had to give them a try”. Gundars gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Built in speakers are good when some body is sleeping”.
Three Asus MX299 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Musicman gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The stand is sturdy enough for me”.
A number of customers concluded that the product was reliable. Concept Filming gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands”. Musicman said two years ago “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of Asus MX299 owners who reviewed the Asus MX299 mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product”. Three years ago Von Becks said on Amazon “Support pages are full of broken links and mistakes”.
A number of people considered that the Asus MX299 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon three years ago “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. C. Quinn mentioned “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3” in their review. Chris said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It has a wide range of connections on the back with a handy 2 hdmi slots, which allow for an extended desktop setup or plugging in a game console”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus MX299 was good in terms of connectivity. Dj Snap wrote in their Asus MX299 review four years ago “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back” .
One Asus MX299 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had email functionality. Garyt mentioned three years ago “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen” in their review of the Asus MX299 but they gave the Asus MX299 a score of 20 out of 100.
Several Asus MX299 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Adam said on Amazon “In fact, I'm tempted to say this product looks as sexy when turned off as it does when turned on”. Ben Vamos mentioned “Every time i sit down in front of the computer i go 'wow' that is a gorgeous picture!i am happy with the sound considering the size of the kit” in his Asus MX299 review. C. Sola said on Amazon three years ago “Just beautiful”.
Several people considered that this PC monitor was a good design. Adam gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus MX299 “Pros1) Excellent design”. Chris said “The slim besel design and sundial stand looks slick” in his review of the Asus MX299.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was smooth. Adam mentioned “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds”.
One person who purchased it thought it was aesthetic. Deep21 scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Asus MX299 review two years ago “Although I've seen better displays, aesthetically this is a great looking monitor, although I would say that the B&O sound is over-hyped”.
One Asus MX299 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a thick frame. Mr Peter W Lascelles said in his review of this PC monitor “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing” and rated the product 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Several Asus MX299 reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality”. Amazon Customer also wrote “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality”. Three years ago Brian Ellis gave the Asus MX299 a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of this PC monitor “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing”.
Several Asus MX299 owners who bought the Asus MX299 thought it was good value for money. Camazon Wustomer said on Amazon “More vibrant colours than most 1080P displays at a similar cost - good for standard non-gaming use” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 80 out of 100. Carl Rose mentioned on Amazon “Excellent value for an IPS monitor” in his review of the Asus MX299. Chris gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his Asus MX299 review on Amazon “Overall the monitor is well worth the rather big price tag and is great for pc gaming aswell with vibrant colors”.
A few customers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. M. Tsimaris wrote on Amazon “In reality is built cheap and you most likely have defects (I mean come on.3 out of 3 says it all).2” in their review of this PC monitor.
Good Sound Quality
Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Four years ago Camazon Wustomer wrote in their Asus MX299 review “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate” and scored the product 4 stars. Charlie said on Amazon “Oh and the built-in sound quality is amazzzzing! Lol” in his review of the Asus MX299 but in spite of that he only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Deep21 rated the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Audio quality is only slightly better than any other integral monitor speakers”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of Asus MX299 owners who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. A. Shiell mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Its only loud enough for a small room”. Camazon Wustomer wrote on Amazon “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had”. Jess wrote “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be”.
A Top Selling PC Screen
According to Amazon sales data, the MX299 is one the fastest selling PC monitor currently available for sale.
Asus LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range.
Good Technical Features
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Mr. C. N. Watson said in their review “Great monitor with excellent picture and features”. Vladimir R. rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Asus MX299 owner who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Three years ago Ps4veteran said in their Asus MX299 review “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” and scored the product 5 stars.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Asus MX299 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper PC screen such as the iiyama GB2773HS[plb_2014648_price] or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price].
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to consider including the NEC MultiSync EA244WMI[plb_1581225_price].
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus MX299 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The Asus MX299 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MX299 the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the MX299 have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The Asus MX299 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 6 Watts, the Asus MX299 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MX299. The average RMS rated power of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX299 is 5.5W.
2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Asus MX299 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.
Has Four Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the Asus MX299 is more than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This Asus LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "HDMI" are also found on this Asus PC screen.
4 Reasons Against
The Asus MX299 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D then you might want to look at the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price], or the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the MX299, the Asus MX299 does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other PC screens of this age and type, the Asus MX299 does not have a card reader integrated.
The cheapeast PC displays of this age and spec that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been available for more than two years.
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Running Costs Are Average
The MX299 has an average 5 year running cost of £54 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 993 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
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Good audio output
Solid gray-scale and viewing-angle performance
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-compatible input
Stylish good looks, ultra-wide display, full sRGB coverage, excellent brightness, very good colour accuracy, largely uniform display except for one area, good price, wide range of inputs
Bang Olufsen audio
Middling color accuracy
Lacks USB ports
Finicky function buttons
Bottom right corner shows darkening and minor variation in brightness
Bottom third shows colour variation, on screen menus are fiddly
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