A few Asus PB298 owners who purchased it wrote that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It is a truly beautiful bit of kit” and scored the product 5 stars. Andrew wrote in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon this year “4k is beautiful” and scored this PC monitors 5 stars. Last year Andy said “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera” in his review of the Asus PB298.
A few people who reviewed the Asus PB298 agreed that it was smooth. Andy said “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”. Andy also said “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Last year Emteq mentioned “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth”.
Two people who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was a good design. Hawkersyddeley wrote in their Asus PB298 review on Amazon “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN”. Mr Rowan Lonsdale scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review “Only gripe is the design of the cable management”.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was neat. Jason Morley said in his review “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic. Arron Walker mentioned in his review on Amazon in August last year “Solid build and great ergonomics”.
Good Picture Quality
Some Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed the Asus PB298 agreed that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “I'm afraid that the purpose of the monitor was for my software development, so text and colours need to be bang on” but in spite of that only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Andy mentioned in his review of the Asus PB298 “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment”. Hawkersyddeley said on Amazon “DEFINITION, FINESSE of characters, precision of colours are superb, sublime” in their Asus PB298 review.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Dr T. S. Hall said on Amazon “Picture quality is great” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Eyeglass mentioned “You do need a very good graphics card though” in their Asus PB298 review. Hawkersyddeley and mentioned “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work”.
One Asus PB298 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitors had clear images. Michael mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor”.
One Asus PB298 owner wrote that the product had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Eyeglass said on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate” in their review of this PC monitors nonetheless scored it 60 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Some customers concluded that the product was good quality. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Screen quality is amazing” in their Asus PB298 review. Andy said on Amazon “The plastic feels solid and of good quality”. Dado Fripley mentioned on Amazon “Great quality and wide!” in their Asus PB298 review.
A few people said in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon Customer rated it 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The bracket is very solid”. Andy scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “The plastic feels solid and of good quality” in his review of this PC monitors. Arron Walker mentioned “Solid build and great ergonomics” however scored the product 2 stars.
Four Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza said in their Asus PB298 review “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor”. Andy mentioned on Amazon “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough” in his review. In August Midnightz said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “The stand is very sturdy and allows for easy height, swivel”.
One Asus PB298 owner reckoned that this PC monitors was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson mentioned “Wow the games come to life on this screen, I thought I was imaging it, So I compared against my old trusty 1080p screen, like night”.
Several Asus PB298 owners who reviewed it thought it was a good height. Andy and he said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height”. Craig Clark said “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful” in his review of the Asus PB298. H.s.a. mentioned on Amazon “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size” in their review of the Asus PB298.
A few Asus PB298 reviewers concluded that it was thick. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this year “That price this must be the mother of all great purchases, its my first ultra wide monitor” in their Asus PB298 review and gave the Asus PB298 a rating of 80 out of 100. D. J. Dwight gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and said in their Asus PB298 review on Amazon “Crystal Clear Wide Screen and a Superb price”. Dado Fripley mentioned “Great quality and wide!”.
One Asus PB298 reviewer considered that it was a good width. One Asus PB298 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was a good depth. Ochso wrote in their review of this PC monitors “Colour depth is perfect -” and rated the product 5 stars.
One customer who purchased the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Andy said on Amazon last year “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs” and scored this PC monitors 4 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. Amazon Customer said on Amazon two years ago “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good” although rated the product 40 out of 100.
Easy to Use
A few customers who bought this PC monitors agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc” in their review of this PC monitors and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Andrew Padley mentioned on Amazon “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend”. Last year Emteq mentioned “I'm using the PB298Q with AMD FirePro V3900, just plugged in using DisplayPort, rebooted the Windows 7 PC and the display was set-up to use the full resolution automatically” in their Asus PB298 review.
Several Asus PB298 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB298 was easy to use the menus. Last year Beendare and said on Amazon “I also like the Splendid color settings for viewing different material”. Two years ago J. Ritmeijer mentioned in their review “Then there is the menu system / button positioning, what were they thinking” however despite that only scored it 40 out of 100. Pig_thomas mentioned in their review of this PC monitors “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on”.
Two Asus PB298 owners said in their reviews that the Asus PB298 was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy gave the Asus PB298 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms”. Jay Em wrote “This one sat within my comfortable price brackets and now that I've got it I can honestly say that it's worth the money, especially as it came with those cables” in his review of this PC monitors.
Some Asus PB298 reviewers concluded that the product was easy to assemble. Alexander Robins wrote a few weeks ago “It is really easy to assemble, 5 screws to tighten (four are loose”. Jay Em said in his review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” and rated the product 5 stars.
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Expert Reviews Are Good
This LCD screen has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Chip.de, dinside.no/data and digitallife.se. Experts think this medium monitor is one of the better LCD screens of this type and age.
Seven Industry Awards
Experts in flatpanel monitors love this flatpanel monitor, and have given it several awards.
The expert at one additional expert review site concluded that this LCD screen was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. Hardwareheaven.com gave this flatpanel monitor a "Gold Award".
This PC screen received a "Fastest Media" award from Xfastest.com and it received a "Functionality Award" from Hwa.com.tr.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We checked 12,492 owner and expert reviews for Asus PC displays and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some customers who purchased this PC monitors concluded that it was quiet. Andy mentioned “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes”. Geoff Barnett said in their review of this PC monitors “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI”.
Good Owner Reviews
People who bought this medium monitor rated this PC display 83% on average.
Good Technical Features
Several Asus PB298 owners agreed that this PC monitors had good features. Jason Morley mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”. Mr D G Taylor mentioned in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon “It`s a shame as otherwise this is a great picture with some good features like Vivid Pixel, so I may have just got unlucky” yet only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
Some Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors said that it had good technical guidance. Hawkersyddeley said in their review on Amazon “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button”. A few weeks ago James Pullen mentioned on Amazon “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now”.
One customer mentioned that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year Gary Robertson wrote in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon “Comes with both HDMI and DP1.2 cables Massive Resolution Games look gorgeous (after a little tweaking) Cons”.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.
Alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung S24C570, or the AOC I2460 which is cheaper.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus PB298 is 80000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 PC display, which is the most common contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all PC displays of this type and age ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might also want to consider include the Asus MX279H ($234.99), or the AOC G2770 ($312.99) which has a better Rating; or the AOC U2868 ($549.00) which is cheaper.
LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the Asus PB287 ($344.99) (100000000:1).
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the PB298, the Asus PB298 has a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the AOC G2770 ($312.99), or the Asus MX299 ($367.49) which has a better Rating.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Asus PB287 ($344.99) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the PB298. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB298 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,300mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Asus PB298 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the PB298.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the PB298 is 63cm. With a display diagonal of 73.03 centimeters, the Asus PB298 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB298.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Asus PB298 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors that came out more than two years ago is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Has Four Cables Included
The Asus PB298 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included Audio (3.5mm), DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI are also found on this PC display.
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The Asus PB298 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all PC displays that are a similar age to the PB298 ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms. The Asus PB298 has a quite fast response time (only 5 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus PB298 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the PB298 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PB298 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC monitors of this type and age, the Asus PB298 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it.
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At 8.5 kilograms, the Asus PB298 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released 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 5.1kg.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The average power consumption when off of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB298 is 0.51W. The Asus PB298 has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB298.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.
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