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Asus MB169B PC Monitor

15.6" 1920 X 1080 LED 379mm Jul 2015
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15.6-inch Full 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... More
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this Asus flatpanel monitor on average 86 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of customers considered that the product was thin. Janet S she mentioned “It works perfectly well regardless.) It's so slim and lightweight I barely notice it when carrying it around” in her Asus MB169B+ review. Mark Cole he mentioned in November this year “This Asus monitor has met all requirements, incredibly light weight and very slim (8mm) for ease of packing” in his Asus MB169B+ review. Paul B said “Extremely lightweight and slim and excellent display” in his review of this PC monitor.

Some Asus MB169B+ owners thought this PC monitor was lightweight. In November this year F. Khan wrote in their review “This is simply a laptop screen packaged in a lightweight body designed to do one thing”. This month J. Bogle mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Very lightweight and fits perfectly into my laptop bag” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Asus MB169B+ was easy to carry around. Mark Cole said “Also easy to carry” .

A number of Asus MB169B+ reviewers who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was compact. Tai D rated it 5 stars and she wrote in her review this year “Excellent Product - Light/Compact/Portable”. Tai D also wrote “Very light and compact”.

One Asus MB169B+ reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky. F. Khan scored it 80 out of 100 and said this month “Not to mention it would be really heavy” in their Asus MB169B+ review.

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Popular Choice

The MB169B+ is a popular choice of PC display.

Good Picture Quality

A few Asus MB169B+ reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “1) There is a slight lag, if you're doing detailed graphics work, you'll find it annoying” in their review of this PC monitor.

Some Asus MB169B+ reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Nali said on Amazon “On windows 7 operating system works very well where sharpness colours and brightness is excellent” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a very good review.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 12,930 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its PC displays. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Duncan mentioned on Amazon “Handy if you travel or just want a very slimline LCD”. In November Mr.robot said on Amazon “I was not dissapointed, this monitor works perfectly and couldn't be easier to use, has hardly any noticeable lag” in their review of the Asus MB169B+ and rated this PC monitor as excellent.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. A few weeks ago Mark Cole mentioned “The program was easy and quick to set up without any problems” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Two Asus MB169B+ owners who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. In November last year Mr wrote in his review of this PC monitor “This is an incredibly thin and light monitor with great picture quality - I love it!” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In November this year Tommaso Gregori wrote “Reliable and high quality” in their Asus MB169B+ review.

Robust

One Asus MB169B+ reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Janet S gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote in her Asus MB169B+ review this year “The included case/stand is quite sturdy and protective”. One Asus MB169B+ reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus MB169B+ was reliable.

Nice Design

One Asus MB169B+ owner who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was a good design. Alex Ward wrote in his review on Amazon “I have no idea how a product with such a huge design flaw is being sold” but in spite of that he only gave the Asus MB169B+ a score of 40 out of 100.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper PC displays such as the 19S4[pl_1473072_price], and the 19P4[pl_2570938_price] both from Philips or the AOC I960[plb_2746828_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MB169B+ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all PC displays of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of LCD screen the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the MB169B+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This PC display's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is in fact the best resolution across all LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the MB169B+.

The worst resolution across comparable types of PC display is 720 x 400.

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Short

The shortest LCD screen of a similar age and spec to the MB169B+ is 210mm tall, the tallest is 500mm, and the average height is 310mm. When compared to other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the MB169B+ that we have checked the height of, the Asus MB169B+'s height of only 236 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 379 millimeters, the MB169B+ is one of the narrower flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MB169B+ amongst PC screens of this age. Small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB169B+ have widths of between 320mm and 480mm, and the average width is 430mm.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the 19S4[pl_1473072_price] (404mm), or the 19P4[pl_2570938_price] (404mm) both from Philips which is also cheaper.

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Light

The lightest similar spec PC monitor that has been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+ is 800g weight, the heaviest is 5.8kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. At only 800 grams, the MB169B+ is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Shallow

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and type that we have checked the depth of, the MB169B+'s depth of only 8.5 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The average depth of small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MB169B+ is 82mm, and the depths range from 8.5mm to 380mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

Two customers mentioned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. John wrote in his review of the Asus MB169B+ on Amazon this year “Clearly this product is not built to USB 3.0 specifications”. This month Thomas Needham mentioned “That's more than likely down to the power restrictions of USB ports” in his review of the Asus MB169B+ however he rated it as excellent.

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Asus MB169B+ is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC screen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MB169B+ does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MB169B+ also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips 19P4[plb_2570938_price], the Viewsonic VG939[plb_2780291_price], or the Asus VB198TL[plb_3777553_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MB169B+, the Asus MB169B+ is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+, the MB169B+ does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MB169B+ does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

PC displays of a similar type and age to the MB169B+ have screen sizes of between 35cm and 490cm. At only 39.6 centimeters, the Asus MB169B+ has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MB169B+.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB169B+ the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m². The MB169B+ has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The MB169B+ is a one USB 3.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+ have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the Asus MB169B+ has one of the slower response times amongst LCD screens of this age. PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MB169B+ have response times of between 2ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 7.5ms.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the MB169B+.

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User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by Iamdarren
(Verified Purchase)

Best thing i got for my laptop, its for working from home, the thing i didnt realise though is that my laptop has a lower resolution than this screen, so i am not using it to the full potential. I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2016 by JHarris | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor, however 4 months into owning it the USB 3 jack broke and ASUS refused to repair under warranty or otherwise.

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this screen to compliment my laptop. I am a contractor programmer and never know where I might end up working, and I've grown used to having an extra screen I can rely on. At this moment... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by DC
(Verified Purchase)

Great bit of kit and works very well. The cover as a stand thing though is crap, it takes up WAY too much desk space, I ended up buying a kick stand [...] Stand was a bit pricey to import to the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by D Broome
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what I needed. Light, bright, large enough. I'd give it 5 stars if it had a more stable stand arrangement. The case works ok as a stand but it's a fiddle to set up or when moving desks in... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Thomas Needham

I didn't know USB monitors even existed until a couple of months ago and I couldn't quite believe that this screen could be powered from a USB port, but that's all that's needed. Just a single... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2016 by Janet S
(Verified Purchase)

I love this screen! I've been travelling a lot with my job recently and trying to work with multiple applications and documents open on a small laptop screen has been really difficult and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Sorry, But I cannot recommend this product. It does not appear to be designed to USB 3.0 Specifications. Now the product works great when plugged in to my USB 3.0 hub that is on my Dell monitor.... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant. It makes such a difference when you require more than one screen...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the Aus MB169C and it didn't work for both my Macbook Pro 2013 and iMac 2014. But this works perfectly with no hassle at all. You need to install the driver that come with it first. Happy... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $6.17
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Total running cost over 5 years $6.17
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.04 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 2 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00886227957378, 00889349071137, 04053162944145, 04712900071139, 07426701681684

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