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Asus MB168B PC Monitor

ua.gecid.com Innovation Award tweaktown.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice
15.6" 1366 X 768 LCD 379mm Aug 2013
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15.6-inch HD display with a single USB 3.0 cable for power and data transmission World's slimmest and lightest USB monitors with a metallic finish Auto-rotating display bundled with the ASUS Smart... More
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19 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts in flatpanel monitors love this PC screen and have given it seven awards.

The editors of two expert review sites both thought that this flatpanel monitor was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Laptopmag.com and Tweaktown.com.

The experts at Gagadget.com and Compress.ru both endorse this small monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Silver" from both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which decided that this PC display was very good.

This LCD screen received an "Innovation Award" from Ua.gecid.com who concluded that this PC display was pioneering.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, Laptopmag.com, tweaktown.com and prad.de this Asus PC screen has an average expert rating of 79%.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 160 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 80%.

Good Size

Several customers who purchased it wrote that it was thin. Yander said in their review of the Asus MB168 “A very lightweight, slim and portable companion for my late 2013 MacBook Pro 15”. Techgoondu.com said in their review “The Taiwanese manufacturer's MB168B+ slim screen is surely one of the smartest” .

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MB168 was lightweight. This year Advent7 mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and fits easily into the "sleeve" on my laptop bag”. Maxim V. said on Amazon in October last year “Pros - lightweight” in their review of this PC monitor. Nicholas mentioned two years ago “An excellent lightweight monitor” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Some customers who purchased the Asus MB168 considered that it was easy to carry around. Viv rated the Asus MB168 as very good and wrote in their review on Amazon “Light so easy to carry around”.

Some Asus MB168 owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was compact. Mr Nigel K Newman wrote in his review of the Asus MB168 in October last year “Nice compact monitor with single USB connection - good value” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some Asus MB168 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. A J Fletcher wrote in their Asus MB168 review on Amazon “Easy to use and lightweight” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Dirk wrote “Now I'm back at base, I use this display (in its handy case/stand) next to my large Samsung display” in his Asus MB168 review and gave the Asus MB168 a rating of 5 stars. Jt mentioned in their review in October “Incredibly easy to use (plug in and it's working!” .

A number of customers who purchased the Asus MB168 thought it was easy to setup. Jt scored the Asus MB168 very highly and said on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Yahoo.com mentioned in their Asus MB168 review “Light (about 1.5 pounds), thin, low-power, simple to set up”.

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Good Connectivity

Some people considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Daniel mentioned “Fantastic thin and light USB monitor”. Dragon gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Since this is USB based I wouldn't suggest you try gaming on it, seems to do ok for playing videos though”. Maxim V. said “I suppose the USB option works fine if you want to use it to show pictures to others for example, basic stuff like that” in their Asus MB168 review.

Good Product Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. In October this year Amazon Customer mentioned “Video playback quality is good”. Edward M wrote this year “Very thin, great quality display” in his review. Freddy Lightening mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It's well made, plenty bright” in his review of the Asus MB168.

Good Picture Quality

Four Asus MB168 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Macman wrote in their review on Amazon “Knocked it down a star as colours seem washed out to me”. Mikey wrote in their review of the Asus MB168 in October last year “See 'cons' below) on my Windows 7 Pro/64 bit machine * Screen is nice and bright with good colours and viewing angles * Resolution offers a good price/performance option”. Rob Edworthy rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in the same month “REALLY clear and bright colours” in his review of this PC monitor.

A few Asus MB168 owners who bought the product agreed that it had good picture quality. Mr. G. Dickinson mentioned on Amazon “The resolution and image quality are excellent” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it very highly.

Some customers said that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Mikey mentioned on Amazon “I use the latter as it provides the best viewing angle for me”.

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Popular Choice

The MB168 is a popular choice of LCD screen according to sales data from Amazon.

Robust

Some Asus MB168 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Freddy Lightening he said “So it needs another monitor to function properly (wether built in one on a laptop or normal monitor on a desktop”. In October last year Naoise Gaffney said “Has a solid look and feel, yet is light enough to carry with me when on the road” in their review of the Asus MB168. Thomas Munro mentioned in his review “The screen seems to be well made and lightweight and generally as advertised”.

A few Asus MB168 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review a few weeks ago “The case it comes with doubles as a sturdy stand (in landscape mode at least”. Richard Stokes said in his review of the Asus MB168 on Amazon in October last year “This means it is more robust” and gave it a very good review.

One person reckoned that it was reliable. Maxim V. mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Beware! Don't buy! Horrible reliability and support”.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed the Asus MB168 considered that it was good looking. Dragon mentioned in their review of the Asus MB168 “For a portable monitor you can setup quickly it's pretty handy, particularly if you are someone who hotdesks”. James Buffalo scored it 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor “It looks so slim and Sexy”. Mikey rated it as very good and mentioned “For me, I'm pleased with this and glad I saved the money * The case feels pretty sturdy and reasonably attractive” in their review.

One customer who bought the product thought it was smooth. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Lacking the hardware required to do justice to smooth movies and fast-changing games, they've remained niche products”.

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Good Brand

We checked 12,930 expert and user reviews for Asus LCD screens and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Asus MB168 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MB168.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus MB168 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).

This PC screen's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MB168.

The worst resolution across similar types of PC screen is 640 x 350.

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Narrow

The widths of PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MB168 range from 100mm to 750mm. With a width of only 379 millimeters, the Asus MB168 is one of the narrower small monitors that were released more than two years ago amongst small monitors of this age.

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Short

The average height of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the MB168 is 310mm. The Asus MB168 is quite short (only 236 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the MB168.

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Light

LCD screens of this type and age have weights of between 3.3g and 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. When compared to other small monitors that are a similar age to the MB168, the weight of the Asus MB168 of only 800 grams is one of the lightest.

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Shallow

When compared to other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB168, the Asus MB168's depth of only 8 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The average depth of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 97mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Asus MB168 reviewer concluded that this PC monitor did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago Fmpv mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Can't help holding it like a 15 inch ipad!” nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Asus MB168 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MB168, the Asus MB168 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MB168 are not 3D compatible. The Asus MB168 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus MB168 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MB168 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Asus MB168 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 39.6 centimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal of small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB168 is 8.9cm, the biggest is 440cm, and the average display diagonal is 48cm.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°. At only 120 degrees, the Asus MB168 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB168.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 140 degrees, the Asus MB168 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the MB168 have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MB168 is more than most comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included USB are also found on this PC display.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MB168 is 6.2ms. With a response time of 11 milliseconds, the Asus MB168 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB168.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus MB168

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Asus PC screen was released over three years ago.

Specification

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7 Awards

ua.gecid.com Innovation Award tweaktown.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver compress.ru Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(22)
19 November 2014

Ever felt the need for more display real estate when you are overseas and rushing that important report? Asus' new MB168B+ mobile monitor might just be your salvation.It is the world's slimmest... Read more…

Sharp 1080p resolution
Lightweight
Strong performance
Mac and USB 2 compatible
Bundled USB cable too short comes loose
Sometimes requires two USB ports
11 July 2014

These looked like they'd be perfect for my task: light (about 1.5 pounds), thin, low-power, simple to set up. It occurred to me that lots of people might like to know that these screens exist:... Read more…

Ever since the mass adoption of tablets, people like me have been trying to use tablets as a multi-monitor setup with severe constraints. For instance, running remote desktop app to extend the... Read more…

6 January 2014

Asus is not the first one out with a portable monitor ? Toshiba had one two years ago ? but the Taiwanese manufacturer's MB168B+ slim screen is surely one of the smartest and most practical.Very... Read more…

20 December 2013

The MB168B+ costs about £160, not that much more than standard 22-24" desktop monitors with Full HD resolution. If you want a notebook with that type of resolution, you typically have to spend at...

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User Reviews

(93)
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Ronald C.

A bit tired of Mac users complaining about compatibility issues with a companies that design for the PC market. It would be like me freaking out that after I bootcamped my MacBook and boot... Read more…

Reviewed 7 November 2014 by David C.

Another reviewer has commented that the monitor doesn't work without external power with their Surface Pro 2, but I've been using it with a Surface Pro 1 for approximately a year and have had no... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Thomas V.
(Verified Purchase)

I'd recommend this screen. It's my first portable screen, I can't compare it to cheaper alternatives, but because my job takes me around the city, it's useful to have this screen everywhere I go.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Galina L.
(Verified Purchase)

- make sure to download the latest displaylink driver. otherwise, windows 8.1. 64bit doesn't detect the monitor most of the time. - hopefully one day, it will be as thin as the zenbook laptop's... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2014 by Vincent H.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall a good panel. Display is bright enough and lightweight. Easy to carry inside of my laptop bag. Really useful when traveling since I miss the dual display I have on my desktop. Videos play... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 200cdm2, 1336x768, asus mb168, asus mb168b, asus p180465, asus 200cdm2, asus mb168bl, asus mb168ble, asus 9tqjza00, asus 9tqjzs00, asus 1336x768, asus p180465p, asus 1366x768, asus mb168bled, asus 1920x1080, asrockasusantecarcticb mb168, asrockasusantecarcticb mb168b
Barcodes 00012300309646, 00390819301956, 00803982816900, 00846829424906, 00886227483631, 00886227483655, 00886227531868, 04716659483632, 04716659483656, 04716659531869, 04716659531876, 05054484634683, 05712505199770, 07426900583574, 08862274836318, 08862274836554, 08862275318684

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