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Asus PT201 PC Monitor

19.5" 1920 X 1080 3000:1 LED Jan 2015
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Simply Work The PT201Q gives you unprecedented levels of interaction, allowing you to simultaneously make inputs through your fingers or the bundled digitizer pen. Now you can draw precise... More
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13 Reasons For

Nice Design

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Jeeper wrote in October this year “Beautiful Monitor and REPLACEMENT TIPS ARE AVAIABLE!” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 5 stars. Michael W. Sheeler wrote on Amazon “A beautiful product with no basic support in the most obvious area.a replacement nib for the stylus”. Terrance Earle mentioned “The pixels are visually weird at first.”.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

We checked 12,930 owner and expert reviews for Asus PC screens and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its small monitors.


One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Todd gave the Asus PT201 an excellent review and he mentioned “The tip is durable and fine, which is what I was looking for” in his review of the Asus PT201.

Good Picture Quality

One Asus PT201 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a flickering image. Bret wrote in his review of the Asus PT201 “The pixels themselves simply fail and begin flickering neon pinks and other colors” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Jeeper scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote “They were able to determine after plugging it in that it was my old HDMI cord which works fine on my main monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. In October last year Rob wrote “The moving stand allows me to do professional illustration work with ease that is more intuitive than a graphics tablet or a mouse”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PT201 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the PT201 which do not have a built-in speaker.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Asus PT201 is 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 that have been around for a comparable time to the PT201.

The worst display resolution across similar types of PC screen is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 49.5 centimeters, the Asus PT201 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the PT201. The screen sizes of small monitors that are a similar age to the PT201 range from 35cm to 490cm.

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With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the Asus PT201 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year. The weights of small monitors that were launched around the same time as the PT201 range from 800g to 5.8kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg.

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The shortest similar spec LCD screen that was launched more than a year ago is 210mm tall, the tallest is 500mm, and the average height is 310mm. The Asus PT201 is one of the shorter flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT201 (only 274.8 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.

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LCD screens of a similar type and age to the PT201 have depths of between 8.5mm and 380mm, and the average depth is 82mm. At only 25.2 millimeters, the Asus PT201 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the PT201.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

Based on 13 owner reviews this LCD screen has an average owner rating of 58 out of 100. It seems that users really don't rate this Asus PC monitor very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Michael W. Sheeler wrote in his Asus PT201 review on Amazon “I am heavy handed and will go through the two nibs that shipped with the device in a few months” and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

One Asus PT201 owner concluded that this PC monitor was not thick. Jeeper wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “One thing I hear a lot from artists who work digitally with touch pens is they tend to loose their pens” but in spite of that they still gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was not a good weight. This year Jeeper said in their review “The cord on the pen is not a problem, in fact I like it! Its light weight and will help me from loosing my pen honestly”.

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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Asus PT201 is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PT201 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the PT201 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PT201 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

Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the PT201 do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus PT201 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Asus PT201 is a one USB 2.0 port flatpanel monitor.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PT201

Released Over a Year Ago

This Asus PC display was released over a year ago.

Average Width

At 463.8 millimeters, the Asus PT201 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 10 June 2016 by DAX
(Verified Purchase)

*EDIT* Not even 3 weeks and the pen stops working. Cannot recommend at this price point. Far better options are available. Pros and cons + Parallax is almost non existent. Glass is about 1mm... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Amazon Customer | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I acquired the unit in January 2016. Buyer beware: Asus, as of MAY 2016, no longer sells the replacement pen tips/nibs on their new online store. They can be obtained from Zandparts, an online HW... Read more…

Reviewed 22 January 2016 by Jeeper | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I really love this monitor. The touch screen, the pen is amazing and just what I wanted for my art. There seems to be no lag. I haven't tested it out yet on all my programs but it works well with... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I'm leaving this comment because someone needs to hear the bad about the monitor itself, and not just the lack of purchasable nibs. I loved this monitor at first. Now, not so much. Pros: -draw on... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Antonio D. | 55 Comments

Edit.. The Now have nibs on the Asus parts Store!!!!! So as promised I re edited and will be getting one as soon I have a chance. Edit2.. They just closed the pars store so there is no more nibs,... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Brent McGibbon | 33 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I would imagine you are considering purchasing this product as a device which will be used to draw and create art. If you are, stop. Do not purchase this product. Replacement pen tips / nibs are... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Sean A. | 55 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

It is actually better than the two star rating implies. The ASUS PT201Q is confusing. It's like that example they use for potential energy: the book laying half on and half off the ledge of a... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Len Cook | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

How to get new nibs, according to asus customer support:if the customer purchased the unit and needs the pen tips and the unit is in warranty they just have to ship the unit back to us and we will... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Michael W. Sheeler | 33 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Buyer BEWARE! Seriously this review is so poor only, and I repeat, only because you cannot purchase replacement nibs for this Monitor. I LOVED the monitor and the stylus worked very well. It is a... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Quite impressive. I don't understand why ASUS does not market this to better advantage. It is a wonderful alternative to the overpriced Wacom. There are some videos online demonstrating its... Read more…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus pt201, asus pt201q, asus 1920x1080, asus 90lm0134b018b0
Barcodes 04053162744813, 04716659795087

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