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Asus PB298Q PC Monitor

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29" 2560 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Aug 2013
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ASUS PB298Q Ultrawide Screen Review
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24 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, this LCD screen is one of the most awarded.

The writers at Digitallife.se, 3dnews.ru, Gagadget.com and Vido.com.ua all decided that concluded that they would recommend this PC screen and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this PC display was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. Hardwareheaven.com gave this Asus PC screen a "Gold Award".

This PC screen received a "Functionality Award" from Hwa.com.tr and it received a "Fastest Media" award from Xfastest.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Chip.de, dinside.no/data and digitallife.se the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 85%. That puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 18% of all the PC monitors of this age and spec.

Good Owner Reviews

This Asus PC display has an average owner rating of 83% based on 140 owner reviews.

Good Size

Several Asus PB298 owners said in their reviews that it was a good height. Andy wrote two years ago “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height” . H.s.a. rated the product as very good and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size”. Midnightz rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Even though it's 1080p I find the vertical height sufficient with docs” in their Asus PB298 review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good size. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB298 was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Andy scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was thin. Emteq said “Out the box, my 1st impression was it was too wide and thin, having been used to a 1920x1080 panel which was about 5cm deeper” in their review. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good width.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Ochso rated this PC monitor 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Colour depth is perfect -”.

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Easy to Use

Several Asus PB298 reviewers said that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Andrew Padley wrote on Amazon “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend”. Emteq mentioned “I'm using the PB298Q with AMD FirePro V3900, just plugged in using DisplayPort, rebooted the Windows 7 PC and the display was set-up to use the full resolution automatically” in their review.

Five Asus PB298 reviewers wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Beendare mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “I also like the Splendid color settings for viewing different material” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. J. Ritmeijer wrote three years ago “Then there is the menu system / button positioning, what were they thinking” but despite that they only scored the product 2 stars. Pig_thomas wrote in their Asus PB298 review “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on” and rated it as excellent.

A few people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to assemble. Alexander Robins rated this PC monitor as excellent and he said “It is really easy to assemble, 5 screws to tighten (four are loose” in his review of this PC monitor. Jay Em said two years ago “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” .

Several Asus PB298 reviewers concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy said on Amazon “Pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms”. Jay Em said on Amazon two years ago “This one sat within my comfortable price brackets and now that I've got it I can honestly say that it's worth the money, especially as it came with those cables”.

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Robust

Several Asus PB298 owners reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “The bracket is very solid” and scored the product 5 stars. Craig Clark wrote on Amazon “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful” in his Asus PB298 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Greg Kubok wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Stand and build solid and as expected”.

Several Asus PB298 reviewers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza mentioned “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor”. Andy mentioned in his review “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough” . Midnightz said in January last year “The stand is very sturdy and allows for easy height, swivel” in their Asus PB298 review.

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson said in his review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon “Wow the games come to life on this screen, I thought I was imaging it, So I compared against my old trusty 1080p screen, like night” and gave the Asus PB298 a score of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Some people said that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It is a truly beautiful bit of kit” . Last year Andrew wrote in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon “4k is beautiful”. Two years ago Andy said on Amazon “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera” in his Asus PB298 review.

A few Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Andy scored the product 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”. Andy also mentioned “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Emteq wrote in their review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth”.

Some Asus PB298 owners who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Hawkersyddeley wrote “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN”. Two years ago Mr Rowan Lonsdale said in his review “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”.

One customer concluded that it was ergonomic. Arron Walker said “Solid build and great ergonomics” in his Asus PB298 review but even so he only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. One Asus PB298 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Jason Morley wrote “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture” .

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Good Product Quality

Several Asus PB298 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Screen quality is amazing”. Andy said in his review of this PC monitor “The plastic feels solid and of good quality” . Dado Fripley wrote “Great quality and wide!” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

A few Asus PB298 owners who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A very reasonable price as well” in their Asus PB298 review and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Very nice screen at a decent price”. Chris R said “A superb monitor for it's price and great for gaming”.

A few Asus PB298 owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Gareth mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I got it cheap”. Jason Morley said on Amazon “For the price, these are minor issues (except the TN screen, which may be a deal breaker for a certain subset of people)” in his review. Michael Heng wrote on Amazon “Was v cheap compared to other amazon sellers” in his review and scored it very highly.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was cheap. Two years ago Jay Em wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It's not ridiculously expensive”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PB298 considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus PB298 “I'm afraid that the purpose of the monitor was for my software development, so text and colours need to be bang on” . Andy said on Amazon “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment”. Hawkersyddeley said on Amazon three years ago “DEFINITION, FINESSE of characters, precision of colours are superb, sublime”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Dr T. S. Hall wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is great” in their review of this PC monitor. Eyeglass said “You do need a very good graphics card though” but in spite of that they rated the Asus PB298 60 out of 100. Hawkersyddeley mentioned “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work” and gave it an excellent review score.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good refresh rate. Eyeglass said on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. Michael scored it 5 stars and he said “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.

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Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium monitors have good reviews as do all PC monitors manufactured by Asus.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was quiet. Geoff Barnett gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI”.

Good Technical Features

Several Asus PB298 reviewers mentioned that the Asus PB298 had good features. Mr D G Taylor said “It`s a shame as otherwise this is a great picture with some good features like Vivid Pixel, so I may have just got unlucky”.

Good Support

A number of people thought it had good technical guidance. Hawkersyddeley mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button”. James Pullen mentioned on Amazon “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now” in his review of the Asus PB298.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Robertson said “Comes with both HDMI and DP1.2 cables Massive Resolution Games look gorgeous (after a little tweaking) Cons” in his review.

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper PC monitor such as the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price].

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2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Asus PB298 is 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB298 the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels to 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus PB298 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the PB298 which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

Other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price], or the Samsung S27D590[plb_2243830_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the PB298 is 170°.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a very wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the PB298. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB298 is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

The lowest height adjustment of medium monitors that are a similar age to the PB298 is 13mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. The Asus PB298 has a fairly high height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the PB298.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

With a display diagonal (metric) of 73.03 centimeters, the Asus PB298 has a quite big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the PB298. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus PB298 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all PC monitors of this spec and age is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 5 milliseconds, the Asus PB298 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The fastest response time of LCD screens of this age and spec is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £70.00

The price of the PB298 increased by £70.00 in the last month.

Not 3D

Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the PB298 are not 3D. The Asus PB298 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PB298 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC displays of this age and type, the Asus PB298 does not have a card reader integrated.

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Not Cheap

We think this Asus flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. The price range of comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years is from £43 to £9,999.

Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Asus PB298 is a one HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the PB298 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 8.5 kilograms, the Asus PB298 is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Power Consumption (off)

The lowest power consumption (off) of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the PB298 is 0.005W and the highest is 21W. At 0.5 Watts, the Asus PB298 has a quite high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the PB298.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB298

Average Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PB298 will cost £82 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,019 PC displays of a comparable spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the PB298 over three years ago.

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7 Awards

3dnews.ru Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended digitallife.se Recommended hwa.com.tr Functionality Award hardwareheaven.com Gold Award xfastest.com Fastest Media gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(23)
29 September 2014

We mentioned before that manufacturers are targeting small form factor PCs and Mini-PCs as an area of growth and ASUS has gone ahead and launched not one but three small form factor/Mini-PCs... Read more…

16 June 2014

This ultra-wide screen will add a cinematic punch to your movies and games...

12 February 2014

2013 will be known as the year when PC monitors finally started moving beyond Full HD resolution. Last year we tested a large number of WQHD monitors with 2560x1440 pixels, and today we will... Read more…

21 August 2013

Hardwareheaven.com

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4 February 2014

De 21:9 monitoren plaatsen ons nog altijd voor een dilemma. Bij introductie constateerden we al dat het formaat enerzijds een aantal unieke voordelen biedt, maar ook dat de prijsstelling zich...

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User Reviews

(113)
Reviewed 28 March 2014 by LordB
LordB would recommend the Asus PB298Q

One of the best monitors I have ever used! I really enjoy the extra real estate for opening multiple documents and the Multiframe software from Asus is a must! Purchasing from B&H photo has been... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
(Verified Purchase)

Received unit with some small (0.5 cm) scratches on the screen. It was just as described by Amazon Warehouse. Unfortunately they did not spot that in the middle of the screen there was a small bug... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I was looking forward to taking delivery of this monitor, but i have to say it's been giving me nothing but problems. I have this attached to a 2013 mac pro. When the system goes to sleep and is... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by Lalith
(Verified Purchase)

Value for money with excellent 4K visuals...

Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Littleknown
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for someone else and they are happy with the item.

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.27
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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