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Asus PA249Q PC Monitor

overclock3d.net Gold Award eteknix.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice ixbt.com Excellent Package xfastest.com Editor's Choice
24.1" 1920 X 1200 80000000:1 LED May 2013
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- True, consistent color with 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, and 120% NTSC- 24-inch 16:10 1920 X 1200 resolution with A-grade AH-IPS display- Factory pre-calibrated E < 3 for uncompromised color... More
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22 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This medium monitor is one of the most awarded of all the PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

The writers at three expert review sites all decided that this LCD screen was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Eteknix.com and Xfastest.com.

Two additional expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. The expert at Ixbt.com gave this PC display an "Excellent Package" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Gold Award" from Overclock3d.net who decided it was exceptional.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this PC screen is 78 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Chip.de, overclock3d.net and erenumerique.fr.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this medium monitor on average 88%.

Good Picture Quality

A few Asus PA249 reviewers who bought the product thought it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Moopig mentioned in their review on Amazon “The colours were indeed good.”. Moopig also said “The emulation mode for the standard sRGB colours looks good”. Sp mentioned in their review “Great colours and great consistency”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a flickering image.

Two Asus PA249 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Moopig mentioned “You don't mind using a 59Hz refresh rate if you need to use DVI then this monitor can provide very good picture quality” but they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require”.

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Asus Has Good PC Screen Reviews

Asus medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC monitors Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A few Asus PA249 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Mr. Christopher Williams mentioned in his review of the Asus PA249 on Amazon “The picture quality is pretty good and the colour reproduction (as far as I can tell since I've not had enough time to try it thoroughly) is good too”. Overclock3d.net said in their review of the Asus PA249 three years ago “We spend hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds to have the fastest, smoothest, most gorgeous media and gaming experience available” .

Good Technical Features

One Asus PA249 owner who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had good features. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote “This 24-inch model is loaded with features and offers excellent color ac” in their Asus PA249 review and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PA249 was easy to damage or scratch. One Asus PA249 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PA249 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Moopig wrote “The other has HDMI so I could have stopped using a DVI cable to see if that fixed the fault.” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus PA249 reviewer considered that the product was quiet. Sp said in their review of the Asus PA249 on Amazon “Being very careful not to damage any of the delicate wiring inside.) Now the monitor is absolutely silent in operation.”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this PC monitor said that it had a good experience.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the PA249 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Asus PA249 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the PA249 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus PA249 which has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung U28D590D[plb_3828094_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Asus PA249 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PA249 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Asus PA249 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the PA249.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M. When compared to other similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the PA249 that we have assessed the display colour count of, the Asus PA249's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Resolution

The Asus PA249 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 76% more resolution than the most frequently found maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

This PC monitor's resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the PA249.

Across comparable types of PC monitor the worst resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus PA249 is a five USB 3.0 port PC screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the PA249 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus PA249 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the PA249. The display brightness of PC displays that are a comparable age to the PA249 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus PA249 is more than most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This Asus PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that are a similar age to the PA249. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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Supports One Placement

The Asus PA249 has a greater number of placements than most LCD screens of this spec and age. The most frequently supported placement is Horizontal, but this placement is not supported by this flatpanel monitor. The placements Horizontal/Vertical are also supported by this LCD screen.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

A number of Asus PA249 owners considered that the Asus PA249 was not good quality. Moopig mentioned on Amazon “Quality isn't what you'd expect from the high price” in their Asus PA249 review. Moopig also said “So Asus's quality control is abysmal.”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker. The Asus PA249 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PA249 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the BL2710[pl_1729060_price], or the XL2720[pl_1548412_price] both from Benq or the Acer XB280HK[plb_2431334_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA249 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PA249 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PA249 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the PA249 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader and we think the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Heavy

The Asus PA249 is quite heavy (6.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out more than two years ago. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PA249

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

Average Width

At 557.2 millimeters, the Asus PA249 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA249.

PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Benq XL2720[plb_1548412_price] (642mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Display Resolution
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HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Maximum Resolution
Placement
Quantity

5 Awards

overclock3d.net Gold Award eteknix.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice ixbt.com Excellent Package xfastest.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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21 January 2014

?Over the last few years seeking monitor/display units that serve to perform with adjustment and color management to resolve the problems of too bright LCD displays causing too dark prints, my... Read more…

1 August 2013

The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require and it's jam-packed with features...

30 July 2013

The Asus PA249Q delivers the rich, accurate colors that graphics professionals require and it's jam-packed with features but it has trouble at the dark end of the grayscale, and it's expensive...

PC Mag

19 July 2013

Eteknix.com

There are many components within a system setup that are mandatory for the system to be usable or even perform for that matter,and these days there is so much focus from vendors to consumers alike... Read more…

7 June 2013

One of the most difficult bits about a monitor review is that a) they're almost impossible to photograph in a manner that replicates the quality, and b) even if it was possible your monitor...

Overclock3d.net

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 August 2013 by Dan
Dan would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

This wide-screen monitor is a great alternative to using dual monitors if you are considering that, for example, if you are a documentation or other writing professional. This is the high-end... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2013 by NA
NA would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

Dollar for dollar this is the monitor to have if you're a photographer. It resolves 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB. The screen is bright and adjustments are everything you may need unless you are... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2013 by Reo
Reo would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

The precalibrated colors make usting this with Lightroom an excellect product...

Reviewed 30 October 2013 by Alf
Alf would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

It's a nice product, but you would expect that for the price. Very crisp and bright. I got it because I edit video as a hobby and was tired of seeing the colors change whenever I moved my... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Hecky
Hecky would recommend the Asus PA249Q (Verified Purchase)

I have been putting off getting a better monitor for image editing, spending any extra money on lenses, etc. But last month my wife gave me a nice gift card so I thought I would upgrade my older... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pa249q
Barcodes 00014444456385, 00044128632316, 00886227384082, 00886227384099, 04053162935150, 04716659384083, 08862273840996

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