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Asus MX299Q PC Monitor

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29" 80000000:1 LED Jul 2013
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Five Industry Awards

This Asus PC monitor is one of the most awarded of all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

The experts at Altomdata.dk and Compress.ru both wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Asus PC screen and gave it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, the writer at Macworld.co.uk wrote that this PC display was brilliant and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Gold" award from Teknokulis.com. Furthermore, the reviewer at Ua.gecid.com wrote that this medium monitor was well designed and gave it an "Original Design" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 79% based on nine expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, macworld.co.uk, altomdata.dk and clubic.com.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, MX299 owners rated this PC screen 88%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus MX299 owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good colour saturation. A. Shiell wrote in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon “Contrast, colours etc all brilliant”. Allphil scored the product very highly and wrote “Vibrant colours, great speakers”. Angus said on Amazon “Excellent monitor, everything looks better, colours are richer, details are clearer”.

A number of Asus MX299 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Camazon Wustomer gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “PSU is rated at 64.98 watts, so I imagine this panels improved image quality/technology requires a little more power” in their review. James K said in his Asus MX299 review “Picture quality is pretty good” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Lee Gordon said on Amazon “Picture quality is brill, movies look great”.

One customer who bought the Asus MX299 considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Yavanna said “The viewing angle is great whilst with the Sammy I had to sit square on” in their review of the Asus MX299.

One Asus MX299 owner who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had image ghosting. Techguy gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “This is better for your eyes in the long run!Refresh rate is fast, very little ghosting so it's good for gaming” in their Asus MX299 review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had clear images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Bright clear image” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Size

A few Asus MX299 reviewers thought this PC monitor was thin. Adam scored it 5 stars and he wrote “Fantastic looking monitor with a slim bezel” in his review of this PC monitor. Mr. T. S. Green mentioned in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon “I was sceptical about buying this monitor as it seemed perhaps a bit gimmicky to have such a narrow edge and stylish design.”. Paul H wrote in his Asus MX299 review on Amazon “Also the sound is powered by B&O - incredible for such a slim profile monitor”.

A number of Asus MX299 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was a good height. Magpie gave this PC monitor a very good review and said in their review “Lovely - although no height adjustment”. Magpie also said “I have mine on a shelf so the height is perfect.”. Magpie also mentioned “It has height adjustment”.

Some Asus MX299 owners who bought this PC monitor thought it was a good size. Jake said in his review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon three years ago “I'd rather spend that little bit extra to have everything working smoothly.- Good size and resolution”. Thomas Coote wrote “27 inches is a good size for any desk, although you definitely shouldn't be setting with your eyes inches from this thing” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One person who bought the Asus MX299 thought it was a good body shape.

One Asus MX299 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Adam mentioned “Colour depth looks great particularly in games, makes such a difference to viewing images compared to my old Hanns-G monitor” in his Asus MX299 review.

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Easy to Use

A number of Asus MX299 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Two years ago Brian Ellis said on Amazon “Handy that I had one laying around” in his review of this PC monitor. Camazon Wustomer gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “You'll likely make mistakes if you are looking to use it solely for this purpose.(Above 400 Pixel/sec LtoR pan, convergence suffers)For everyday full HD multimedia use”. Jan Stefanica rated it as very good and he said in his Asus MX299 review on Amazon last year “Amazing screen to use with 3Ds max”.

A number of Asus MX299 reviewers reckoned that this PC monitor had a good experience. Two years ago Greenleaf said on Amazon “Amazing screen experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Haitao Mo scored it very highly and wrote in their review on Amazon “The whole experience is just exciting, as if I had bought a new computer”. Mr Peter W Lascelles said “Great widescreen experience, bought this to run pc”.

A few Asus MX299 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. James K he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “They're sort of touch sensitive and work fine once you get used to them”. Mr. C. N. Watson said on Amazon “Love the touch sensitive buttons under the screen edge”. Mr. Liam Wharnsby rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “The touch sensitive buttons are easy to press by mistake”.

A few people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Easy to set up”. Several Asus MX299 reviewers wrote that it was easy to assemble. Yours Truly rated this PC monitor as very good and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Sleek base, of which was easy to assemble” in their review.

Some people who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thomas Coote mentioned in his review on Amazon “Sound levels are good too, I usually have it on around 70/100 as I find this a comfortable volume to listen at”.

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Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. This month Dekunutter wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The image is really crisp, monitor is nice and solid”. Ea Cook mentioned three years ago “Although i have Bose computer speakers and didnt buy it for the bang and olufsen speakers built in i had to give them a try” in their Asus MX299 review. Gundars mentioned “Built in speakers are good when some body is sleeping” .

A number of customers concluded that this PC monitor was strong and durable. Musicman gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The stand is sturdy enough for me”.

Several people who reviewed the Asus MX299 reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. T Taylor said on Amazon “It was as advertised quite damaged packaging, this in no way affected the quality of the product” in their review and scored the product 5 stars. Von Becks wrote in his Asus MX299 review two years ago “Support pages are full of broken links and mistakes”.

Some Asus MX299 reviewers concluded that this PC monitor was reliable. Concept Filming wrote on Amazon “Love Asus stuff, they seem to make slightly more reliable technology compared to the bigger brands” in their review. Musicman rated it as excellent and said in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon “An excellent monitor which has proven very reliable”.

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “HD vidoes at 1080 are just superb with very comfortable viewing angles.3) 2 HDMI ports”. C. Quinn gave it an excellent review score and said in their review “Because it has it's own speakers and 2 HDMI ports it is perfectly suited to switch between the PS3”. Chris said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “It has a wide range of connections on the back with a handy 2 hdmi slots, which allow for an extended desktop setup or plugging in a game console”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had email functionality. Garyt wrote in their review “I could clearly see my Outlook email client burned into the screen”. One customer who bought the Asus MX299 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Dj Snap wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Bright, has a very slim edge and has great connectivity options round the back”.

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Nice Design

Fourty-one Asus MX299 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Adam mentioned on Amazon “In fact, I'm tempted to say this product looks as sexy when turned off as it does when turned on” in his review of the Asus MX299 and rated the product 5 stars. Ben Vamos mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Every time i sit down in front of the computer i go 'wow' that is a gorgeous picture!i am happy with the sound considering the size of the kit”. C. Sola said “Just beautiful” .

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was a good design. Adam wrote “The sun dial stand design is sturdy and easy to assemble, even by yourself” and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon “Pros1) Excellent design” and scored it 5 stars. Chris mentioned on Amazon “The slim besel design and sundial stand looks slick”.

One Asus MX299 reviewer who bought the Asus MX299 concluded that it had a thick frame. Three years ago Mr Peter W Lascelles mentioned “Ps3 have to say I have not been disappointed, looks very cool with thin bezel and image quality is amazing” in his Asus MX299 review.

One customer considered that this PC monitor was aesthetic. Deep21 said in their review of the Asus MX299 on Amazon last year “Although I've seen better displays, aesthetically this is a great looking monitor, although I would say that the B&O sound is over-hyped”.

One Asus MX299 owner who purchased the product thought it was smooth. Adam mentioned in his review on Amazon “The smooth bezel really is worth a few extra pounds”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Asus MX299 owners agreed that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Looks really trendy.2) Amazing picture quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “1 W when in standby.6) Excellent sound quality”. Brian Ellis wrote on Amazon “This screen is so lovely been watching some 4k hd Videos and the picture quality colour etc is amazing”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Camazon Wustomer mentioned three years ago “The resultant quality of the audio is adequate” in their Asus MX299 review. Charlie wrote on Amazon two years ago “Oh and the built-in sound quality is amazzzzing! Lol”. Deep21 rated the Asus MX299 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Asus MX299 review “Audio quality is only slightly better than any other integral monitor speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Asus MX299 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was noisy. A. Shiell said in their Asus MX299 review “Its only loud enough for a small room” . Camazon Wustomer mentioned in their review “The Bang & Olufsen ICEpower internal amplifier and internal speakers are very much louder than any monitor I've had” . Jess said on Amazon “Are actually fairly loud when you need them to be”.

Asus Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

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

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Good Technical Features

Some people who bought it agreed that it had good features. Mr. C. N. Watson said three years ago “Great monitor with excellent picture and features” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Vladimir R. wrote on Amazon “This guy does the job really well.+1) Very bright colours2) Very stylish3) Great features (easy to tilt, clean, small bezel” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person who bought it wrote that it was good in terms of power usage. Ps4veteran gave the product an excellent review score and said on Amazon “The power usage is brilliant, with brightness all the way down it only uses 9w” in their review of this PC monitor.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], or the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age which do not have a built-in speaker, the Asus MX299 has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244WMI[plb_1581225_price].

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price].

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MX299 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Asus MX299 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MX299 is 50° and the widest is 180°. At 178 degrees, the Asus MX299 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the MX299.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MX299 is 50cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. At 73.025 centimeters, the Asus MX299 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MX299.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The Asus MX299 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays of a similar spec and age to the MX299 the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has One Cable Included

The Asus MX299 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Asus PC monitor. The cables included AC,Audio (3.5mm),DVI,HDMI are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC displays that were released around the same time as the MX299 are not 3D compatible. The Asus MX299 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the BL2710[pl_1729060_price], or the XL2720[pl_1548412_price] both from Benq.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus MX299 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the MX299, the Asus MX299 does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 21W. The Asus MX299 has one of the higher power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus MX299

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the MX299 over three years ago.

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5 Awards

ua.gecid.com Original Design compress.ru Recommended teknokulis.com Gold altomdata.dk Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(20)
2 June 2014

The Asus MX299Q is a sharp-looking, 29-inch, ultra-wide monitor that delivers good overall image performance and powerful audio output...

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…

24 October 2013

Macworld.co.uk

An ultra-wide AH-IPS monitor that also offers stylish good looks While some ultra-wide monitors look like they should be part of a stockbrokers office, the MX299Q is described by Asus as ?smexy?,... Read more…

23 September 2013

The one area where I am not in love with them is for general office productivity. The vertical resolution is limiting compared to the horizontal when it comes to word processing and most other...

22 September 2014

L'écran Asus MX299Q est un écran 21 :9ème de grand luxe. Il offre une finition à couper le souffle et une section audio Bang et Olufsen, une dalle intégrale matte pour un prix tout à fait... Read more…

Good audio output
Solid gray-scale and viewing-angle performance
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-compatible input
Stylish good looks, ultra-wide display, full sRGB coverage, excellent brightness, very good colour accuracy, largely uniform display except for one area, good price, wide range of inputs
Bang Olufsen audio
Middling color accuracy
Lacks USB ports
Finicky function buttons
Bottom right corner shows darkening and minor variation in brightness
Bottom third shows colour variation, on screen menus are fiddly
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 April 2014 by Laurie
Laurie would recommend the Asus MX299Q (Verified Purchase)

I'm really in love with the Asus MX299Q. I'm a blogger and web designer, so I often work in more than one program at the same time. It's really helped with my productivity to have two programs... Read more…

Reviewed 17 July 2014 by Jerome
Jerome would recommend the Asus MX299Q (Verified Purchase)

I've read great reviews on these monitors. It's my first Asus Monitor and so far I'm impressed...

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Bon

I've used this for several months since I work remotely. The monitor is on throughout the day while I work and sometimes at night for recreational use.I've had zero problems with it. It works... Read more…

Adjustable Viewing Angles
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Reliable Performance
Small Footprint
Volume Controls
Reviewed 7 May 2014 by GGWest
GGWest would recommend the Asus MX299Q (Verified Purchase)

Hi resolution, outstanding performance, incredible color, integrates ideally with laptop running Windows 8.1 and the design of the unit is beautiful. Highly recommend...

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Dekunutter
(Verified Purchase)

The ultra-widescreen look isn't for everyone. Some people prefer a standard multi-monitor setup. But I personally love this monitor. The image is really crisp, monitor is nice and solid. Still... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $39.31
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Manufacturer Part Numbers mx299q, x10 mx299, x10 25x10, x10 mx299q, asus mx299, asus mx299q, visipax mx299, visipax 25x10, visipax mx299q, asus 2560x1080, visipax prmx299, visipax prmx299q
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