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Asus PB328Q PC Monitor

tomshardware.com Editor's Choice tomshardware.co.uk Editor's Choice
32" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
- 178/178 ultra wide-viewing-angle eliminates color shift for excellent visual performance- Provides 100% sRGB color space with WQHD resolution (2560x1440)- Eye care features including Flicker... More
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19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Asus LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which thought that this PC screen was fantastic.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Medium monitors produced by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Support

One Asus PB328 reviewer who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Ktp wrote in December last year “Of course does its best to help protect your eyes.”.

Robust

Some Asus PB328 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Ktp wrote on Amazon “There is even a special "theatre" setting for this purpose! There are speakers built in that are automatically available over an HDMI connection” in their review of this PC monitor. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Solid performance”. Techsmart.co.za also said “Well built”.

Good Picture Quality

One Asus PB328 owner mentioned that it had a flickering image.

Nice Design

A few people who bought this PC monitor thought it was a good design. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their review of the Asus PB328 “Sleek and comfortable design”. Techsmart.co.za also mentioned “Nice design flourishes”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Techsmart.co.za wrote in their Asus PB328 review “Elegant appearance”.

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Good Battery Life

One customer thought this PC monitor had a good battery life. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their Asus PB328 review “Good battery life”.

Easy to Use

One Asus PB328 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB328 was comfortable and easy to hold. One person considered that the product was easy to setup. Techsmart.co.za wrote last year “Quick and easy to setup” in their review of the Asus PB328.

One Asus PB328 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Techsmart.co.za mentioned last year “Highest overall efficiency I've seen yet, excellent voltage stability, all rails, amazing ripple control, fan hardly ever comes on in normal use, fully modular” in their review.

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Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most LCD screens of this age and type have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Asus PB328 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Good Product Quality

One Asus PB328 reviewer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Solid viewing quality”.

Good Size

Several Asus PB328 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was compact. Last year Techsmart.co.za mentioned “Stylis, compact desig”. Techsmart.co.za also said “Compact camera and inconspicuous overall desig”. Techsmart.co.za also said “Compact design with customizable lightin”.

One Asus PB328 reviewer who bought it considered that it was thin. Last year Techsmart.co.za wrote “Slim and light” in their review of the Asus PB328.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the DELL UP2716D[plb_3097109_price] which is cheaper; or the HP Pavilion 27[plb_1531344_price], and the LG 34UM68[plb_3285146_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the PB328, the Asus PB328 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the LG 34UB67[plb_2816657_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W[plb_1720119_price], and the Samsung SMT-3232[plb_2912003_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,073.7 million, the Asus PB328 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other PC screens that came out more than a year ago. The least display colour count of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PB328 is 16M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 160M.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

At 81.28 centimeters, the Asus PB328 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of PC displays that were released one year ago is 48cm and the biggest is 89cm.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PB328 is a four USB 3.0 port PC display.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Asus PB328 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays that are a similar age to the PB328 the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 6 Watts, the Asus PB328 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. The lowest RMS rated power of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PB328 is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.1W.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have response times of between 1ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The Asus PB328 has a fairly fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Asus PB328 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not cheap. Techsmart.co.za wrote last year “A tad expensive”.

Poor Sound Quality

One Asus PB328 reviewer thought the Asus PB328 did not have good sound quality. Ktp mentioned “The quality of the sound from them is poor, affected not only by the lack of bass.”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PB328 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB328 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Lenovo LT2934[plb_2049477_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Asus PB328 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the PB328 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus PB328 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Pricey

After checking the price of 390 PC displays of this type and age they range in price from £40 to £1,920. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this type and age.

Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Running Costs Are High

The PB328 is one of the less economic to run comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the PB328 is £234.

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2 Awards

tomshardware.com Editor's Choice tomshardware.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

Tomshardware.co.uk

31 January 2016

Tomshardware.co.uk

Today we're evaluating one of the most accurate and best-performing monitors we've tested: the 32-inch AMVA QHD Asus PB328Q. Let's see how it compares to the tough competition.What makes a monitor... Read more…

31 January 2016

There aren't many displays that do everything this well and cost so little. Users looking for a jumbo screen are unlikely to find a better monitor anywhere right now. With sufficient cred for...

Tomshardware.com

17 February 2015

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Sleek and comfortable design
Good battery life
Highly accurate course info
Well constructed
Quick and easy to setup
Screen a little difficult to manage
A tad expensive
Lack of builtin speakers will turn certain users away
Ondevice buttons difficult to use
Very heavy while used as Tablet

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 23 October 2015 by Rescue2inVB
Rescue2inVB would recommend the Asus PB328Q (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this monitor to connect my MacBook Pro via Belkin Thunderbolt dock (Via HDMI Cable.) I was not disappointed. This monitor is HUGE! This is a must have for anyone that needs desktop... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

An awesome monitor all round let down by bad vertical greyscale banding.

Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Dave001
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor. No dead pixels. :) Impressively supplied with every lead you could possibly need to connect it.

Reviewed 5 October 2015 by KTP
(Verified Purchase)

I spent ages deciding what to get. Even once I'd narrowed the maker down to Asus, the problem is they make so many different resolutions, screen shapes and sizes, at a range of different... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £230.49
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £233.05
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Asus PB328uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.2T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 30 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00886227987504, 00886227987511, 04053162813830, 04716659987512

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