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Asus MB169C PC Monitor

15.6" 1920 X 1080 LED 379.1mm Jan 2016
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- Portable 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display with a USB Type-C connector (DP Alt mode) for user convenience and compatibility with future devices- Weighing just 0.8kg, it is the world's... More
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Asus MB169C+ 15.6 Inch Portable USB Monitor - Quick Review
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus is one of the better rated LCD screen brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its small monitors.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Asus MB169C+ reckoned that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Picture quality is great and its compact” in their Asus MB169C+ review. Patrick C. gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Decent image quality to boot” in his Asus MB169C+ review.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus MB169C+ reviewers who purchased the Asus MB169C+ considered that it had good picture quality.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that were released in the last year.

Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 19MB35PM ($160.99), the Hannspree HP194DJB, or the AOC E1659FWUX ($149.99).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The MB169C+ has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 720 x 400. Across all flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MB169C+ the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 480 x 272.

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Short

The heights of comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the MB169C+ range from 75mm to 450mm. The MB169C+ is fairly short (only 235.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest similar spec PC displays.

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Narrow

Across all the small monitors that have been around for the last year the widths range from 140mm to 480mm, and the average width is 420mm. At only 379.1 millimeters, the Asus MB169C+ is quite narrow compared to most of the other latest similar spec PC screens.

If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the LG 19MB35PM ($160.99) (409mm), or the Hannspree HP194DJB (407mm) which is also higher rated.

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Very Light

The Asus MB169C+ is fairly light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other latest PC screens. Flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the MB169C+ have weights of between 160g and 12kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg.

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Shallow

The shallowest new similar spec PC display is 8.5mm deep and the deepest is 440mm. With a depth of only 8.5 millimeters, the Asus MB169C+ is one of the shallowest PC screens that are a similar age to the MB169C+ amongst small monitors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

People who bought this PC display rated this LCD screen 46 out of 100 on average. It seems that users are not that keen on this Asus PC display.

Poor Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus MB169C+ was not good looking.

Poor Connectivity

One Asus MB169C+ reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Patrick C. mentioned on Amazon “It is not using the USB protocol for sending the video data to the screen” in his review of the Asus MB169C+ however despite that he scored the product 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MB169C+ does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 19MB35PM ($160.99), or the Hannspree HP194DJB which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other latest small monitors, the Asus MB169C+ is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The MB169C+ does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the MB169C+ also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MB169C+ does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

New small monitors have screen sizes of between 39cm and 440cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. The MB169C+ has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 39.62 centimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The MB169C+ has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this Asus flatpanel monitor. The cables included USB are also found on this PC screen.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus MB169C+

Released Eleven Months Ago

This PC screen was released eleven months ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MB169C+ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

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Expert Reviews

6 January 2016

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User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

Been looking to buy myself a portable monitor for sometime now, and when this one came out I thought I had found what seemed to be the perfect one. Not too expensive for an IPS panel for this type... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Ben Hussey
(Verified Purchase)

Returned, doesn't seem to be compatible with many DP over USB3 devices.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Cdx | 11 Comments

It's a shame that people are reviewing this product based off of their own stupidity. It's not ASUS's fault you cannot read the specs that it requires a USB-C connection. I have a MacBook with a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 May 2016 by Roy buyer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I should have heeded the other reviewers, but was overly optimistic. My new MSI GP62 6QF laptop has a 'C' connector sure enough, but I connected the monitor with absolutely no result! Unusually... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

I couldn't even get this to work on my Macbook Pro 2013 as its display port is for USB-C only . This means you cannot buy a USB-C to USB 3.0 Type A cable and use it. I have bought a USB-C to USB... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $8.63
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.056 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus mb169, asus mb169c, asus mb169co, asus 220cdm2, asus mb169cob, warranty mb169, asus 1920x1080, warranty mb169c, asus 90lm0180b01170, asrockasusantecarcticb mb169, asrockasusantecarcticb mb169c
Barcodes 00889349269022, 04712900269031

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