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5 Best Ultra-Wide Monitors in the US - November 2020

Matthew
Updated 04 November 2020
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5 best ultra-wide monitors 2020

What Ultra-Wide Monitor to Buy in November 2020?

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK HP LA22F Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED Asus MX299Q
NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK HP LA22F Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED Asus MX299Q
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27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
22"
1680 X 1050
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
160°
HORIZONTAL
29"
UW-
UXGA
RESOLU-
14ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
7ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
29"
UW-
UXGA
RESOLU-
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
91
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Running Costs
$87 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$77 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
91
Reviews
148 Reviews + 5 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$74 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and award winning 27" PC screen, with a good price and very low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Purchasers report that has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size. A fully featured and very economical to run 22" PC monitor, with a fair price. A very economical to run and award winning 29" flatpanel monitor, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and an HDCP and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's not {more} good-looking, thick and difficult to use. Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC display has a good screen, it has a superb picture quality and it's well made. It's a very economical to run and classic 21.5" PC display, with a good price and a very good spec. A very economical to run and multi award winning 29" PC display, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker and an HDMI and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play. Customers report that has a good screen, it has good sound quality and it's good-looking.
10 Reasons For
65% Faster Response Time
Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
18° Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
Built-in USB Hub
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
More Shops Are Selling It
Better PC Mag Review Score
1 Reason For
Hugely Faster Response Time
12 Reasons For
21% Bigger Display Diagonal
Larger Display Resolution
Ultra High (20000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
10% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
Marginally Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDCP
Two HDMI Ports
Built-in Speaker
Picture-in-Picture Support
More Shops Are Selling It
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
User Reviews Are Moderately Better
11 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
A Little Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper to Run by $32 Over Five Years
Better Overall Reviews
More Customers Recommend It
Better At Producing a High Quality Picture
13 Reasons For
Bigger Display Diagonal
2560 X 1080 (UW-UXGA) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Higher Contrast Ratio
Significantly Faster Response Time
18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
10% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
Picture-in-Picture Support
Five More Awards
Better Brand
Better Macworld.co.uk Review Score
13 Reasons Against
2" Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
Only Very High (25000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Only One HDMI Port
Worse Kagoo Score
$259 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 54%
Fewer Awards
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
A Little Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
Worse Macworld.co.uk Review Score
10 Reasons Against
25% Smaller Display Diagonal
Half As Large Display Resolution
11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
11% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Older by Over Three Years
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $27
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Slower Response Time
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
Worse Kagoo Score
$169 More Expensive
Three Months Older
30% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Fewer Awards
Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
Only 1920 X 1080 (1080p) Pixels Pixels Resolution
23% Slower Response Time
One Less HDMI Port
Fewer Sellers
Older by Nine Months
User Review Rating is a Little Worse
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
One Less HDMI Port
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $289
Not As Many Stockists
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $15
Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse PC Mag Review Score
Produces Inferior Quality Picture
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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$91
OVER 5 YEARS
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The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a Kagoo Score of 79. However with a price tag of $418.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK or read our article on whether you should buy a NEC PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub

A fully featured and award winning 27" PC screen, with a good price and very low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Purchasers report that has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size.

91
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 11 reviews.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
hothardware.com Approved
pcelite.pl Ergonomic Award

10 Reasons For for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

65% Faster Response Time

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 5ms response time PC monitor, and so do the Asus MX299Q and the HP LA22F. That's 9ms faster than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB (14ms) and 2ms faster than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED (7ms). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus MX299Q, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED. That's 18° wider than the HP LA22F (160°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

18° Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a horizontal viewing angle of 178° (as do the Asus MX299Q, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F is only a 160° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDMI (as do the Asus MX299Q and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), but the HP LA22F and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB do not have this feature. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

Built-in USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in USB hub, whereas the Asus MX299Q, the HP LA22F, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED do not. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Headphone Out

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a headphone out, whereas the Asus MX299Q, the HP LA22F, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED do not have this feature. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDCP (as do the Asus MX299Q, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in speaker (as do the Asus MX299Q, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F does not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better PC Mag Review Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a review score of 80% from PC Mag, whereas the rating of the Asus MX299Q was only 70% from the same site.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

2" Smaller Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a display diagonal of 27", however the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB are both 29" PC monitors (2" bigger), the HP LA22F is a 22" PC monitor (5" smaller) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a 21.5" PC monitor (5.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller Display Resolution

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so is the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, however the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB have a display resolution of 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Only Very High (25000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a very high (25000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, whereas the Asus MX299Q, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED have an ultra high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the HP LA22F have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Only One HDMI Port

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has one HDMI port, and so do the Asus MX299Q and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, however the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB only has two HDMI ports. More ...

We do not know the number of HDMI ports on the HP LA22F. It is possible that it does not have any HDMI ports.

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB scored 82 and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED scored 83.

$259 More Expensive

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is more expensive than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB by $90 and more expensive than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED by $259.

Over One Year Older

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is older than the Asus MX299Q by 21 months, older than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB by 18 months and older than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED by one year.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 54%

Over five years the running costs of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK are $91 which is $17 more than the Asus MX299Q, $4 more than the HP LA22F, $14 more than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and $32 more than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received 3 awards, the Asus MX299Q has received 5 awards.

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's average expert rating is only 70%, however the Asus MX299Q's is 78% (based on 23 reviews) and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB's is 81% (based on 11 reviews).

A Little Lower User Review Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's average user rating is 90%, however the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB's is 92% (based on 5 reviews) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED's is 91% (based on 20 reviews).

Worse Brand

NEC PC monitors have an average rating of only 88.8%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 95%, HP has an average rating of 93.1% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 93.5%.

Worse Macworld.co.uk Review Score

Whilst the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received a Macworld.co.uk review score of 60%, the Asus MX299Q has a score of 100%.

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 639.3mm wide, 377.8mm tall, 66.5mm deep and weighs 4.3kg.

NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA273WMIBK in the US is $418.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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HP LA22F

$0.00

HP LA22F

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HP LA22F
22"
1680 X 1050
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
160°
HORIZONTAL
$87
OVER 5 YEARS

The HP LA22F has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $0.00 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the HP LA22F or read our article on whether you should buy a HP PC monitor.

A fully featured and very economical to run 22" PC monitor, with a fair price.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Running Costs
$87 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the HP LA22F

Hugely Faster Response Time

The HP LA22F has a response time of 5ms (as do the Asus MX299Q and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), but the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is a 14ms response time PC monitor (9ms slower) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a 7ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the HP LA22F

25% Smaller Display Diagonal

The HP LA22F is a 22" PC monitor. That's 7" smaller than the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB (29"), 5" smaller than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (27") and 0.5" bigger than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED (21.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Half As Large Display Resolution

The HP LA22F has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels pixels, however the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB have a display resolution of 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP LA22F has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, however the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED are all 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° wider). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

11% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The HP LA22F is a 160° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED (178°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The HP LA22F does not have a built-in speaker, but the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Worse Kagoo Score

The HP LA22F has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB scored 82 and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED scored 83.

Less Retailers

The HP LA22F is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is stocked by 2 stores and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by Over Three Years

The HP LA22F is three years older than the Asus MX299Q, 19 months older than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, three years older than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and three years older than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $27

Over five years the running costs of the HP LA22F are $87 which is $12 more than the Asus MX299Q, $9 more than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and $27 more than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

HP PC monitors have an average rating of only 93.1%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 95% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LA22F in the US is $0.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB

$328.99
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Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB

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Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB
29"
UW-
UXGA
RESOLU-
14ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$77
OVER 5 YEARS

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has a Kagoo Score of 82. However with a price tag of $328.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB or read our article on whether you should buy a Philips PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (29")
2560 x 1080 pixels resolution
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker

A very economical to run and award winning 29" flatpanel monitor, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and an HDCP and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's not {more} good-looking, thick and difficult to use.

95
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$77 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.

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12 Reasons For for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB

21% Bigger Display Diagonal

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has a display diagonal of 29" (as does the Asus MX299Q), however the HP LA22F is only a 22" PC monitor (7" smaller), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is only a 27" PC monitor (2" smaller) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is only a 21.5" PC monitor (7.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Larger Display Resolution

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has a display resolution of 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels pixels, and so is the Asus MX299Q, which is twice as large display resolution as the HP LA22F (1680 x 1050 pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Ultra High (20000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has an ultra high (20000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Asus MX299Q and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), whereas the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the HP LA22F have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

10% Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED. That's 18° wider than the HP LA22F (160°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Marginally Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has a horizontal viewing angle of 178° (as do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F is only a 160° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDCP

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has an HDCP (as do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Two HDMI Ports

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has two HDMI ports, however the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED only has one HDMI port. More ...

We do not know the number of HDMI ports on the HP LA22F. It is possible that it does not have any HDMI ports.

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Built-in Speaker

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has a built-in speaker (as do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), however the HP LA22F does not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Picture-in-Picture Support

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB features Picture-in-Picture support (as does the Asus MX299Q), whereas the HP LA22F, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Picture-In-Picture' indicates whether the monitor is able to show one smaller screen inside the main screen - usually down in a corner.

This is helpful for things like YouTube videos or Skype calls - being able to surf while you chat to people or watch cat videos!

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better

Based on 11 expert reviews, the average review score of the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is 81%, however the average rating of the Asus MX299Q is 78% (based on 23 reviews) and the average rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 70% (based on 7 reviews).

User Reviews Are Moderately Better

Based on 5 user reviews, the average review score of the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is 92%, however the average rating of the Asus MX299Q is 82% (based on 125 reviews), the average rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 90% (based on 4 reviews) and the average rating of the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is 91% (based on 20 reviews).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB

Slower Response Time

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is a 14ms response time PC monitor. That's 9ms slower than the Asus MX299Q, the HP LA22F and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (5ms) and 7ms slower than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED (7ms). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB does not have a built-in USB hub (As does the the Asus MX299Q), however the HP LA22F, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED have this feature. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED scored 83.

$169 More Expensive

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is more expensive than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED by $169.

Three Months Older

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is older than the Asus MX299Q by three months.

30% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB costs $77 to run which is $3 more than the Asus MX299Q and $18 more than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED over five years. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has received 2 awards, the Asus MX299Q has received 5 awards and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received 3 awards.

Lower Overall Review Score

The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB's average overall rating is 86%, however the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED's is 91% (based on 21 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 4.8% of 21 customers recommend the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB, whereas 44% of 25 customers recommend the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED.

Worse Brand

Philips PC monitors have an average rating of only 81.7%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 95%, HP has an average rating of 93.1%, NEC has an average rating of 88.8% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 93.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Brilliance 298X4QJAB in the US is $328.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED

$159.99
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Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED

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Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
7ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $159.99 this PC monitor is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
HDMI

Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC display has a good screen, it has a superb picture quality and it's well made. It's a very economical to run and classic 21.5" PC display, with a good price and a very good spec.

95
Reviews
21 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others.

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11 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has an ultra high (30000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, and so are the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB, but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the HP LA22F have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

A Little Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB), whereas the HP LA22F is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB. That's 18° wider than the HP LA22F (160°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has an HDMI, and so do the Asus MX299Q and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, however the HP LA22F and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB do not. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

HDCP

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has an HDCP, and so do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB, whereas the HP LA22F does not. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has a built-in speaker, and so do the Asus MX299Q, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB, whereas the HP LA22F does not. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Asus MX299Q scored 77, the HP LA22F scored 79, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 79 and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB scored 82.

Cheaper to Run by $32 Over Five Years

Over five years the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED only costs $59 to run however the Asus MX299Q costs $75 to run (26% more), the HP LA22F costs $87 to run (46% more), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK costs $91 to run (54% more) and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB costs $77 to run (30% more). More ...

Better Overall Reviews

Based on 21 reviews, the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Asus MX299Q has an average rating of 81% (based on 148 reviews), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average rating of 79% (based on 11 reviews) and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has an average rating of 86% (based on 16 reviews).

More Customers Recommend It

44% of 25 customers recommend the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, but only 4.7% of 169 customers recommend the Asus MX299Q and only 4.8% of 21 customers recommend the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB.

Better At Producing a High Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED was better at producing a high quality picture. Several people thought that the Viewsonic VX2270SMHLED had an excellent picture quality and has a good screen.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a 21.5" PC monitor. That's 7.5" smaller than the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB (29"), 0.5" smaller than the HP LA22F (22") and 5.5" smaller than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (27"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Only 1920 X 1080 (1080p) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels (as is the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), whereas the Asus MX299Q and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB have a display resolution of 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

23% Slower Response Time

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has a response time of 7ms, however the Asus MX299Q, the HP LA22F and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK are all 5ms response time PC monitors (2ms faster) and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is a 14ms response time PC monitor (7ms slower). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One Less HDMI Port

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a one HDMI port PC monitor (as do the Asus MX299Q and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), whereas the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB only has two HDMI ports. More ...

We do not know the number of HDMI ports on the HP LA22F. It is possible that it does not have any HDMI ports.

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Fewer Sellers

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is only stocked by 1 shop, but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is stocked by 2 sellers and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Nine Months

The Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is nine months older than the Asus MX299Q and six months older than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB.

User Review Rating is a Little Worse

The average user rating of the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Worse Brand

Viewsonic PC monitors have an average rating of only 93.5%, but Asus has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LED LCD VX2270SMHLED in the US is $159.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Asus MX299Q

$449.00
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Asus MX299Q

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Asus MX299Q
29"
UW-
UXGA
RESOLU-
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

The Asus MX299Q has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of $449.00 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Asus MX299Q or read our article on whether you should buy a Asus PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (29")
2560 x 1080 pixels resolution
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker

A very economical to run and multi award winning 29" PC display, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker and an HDMI and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play. Customers report that has a good screen, it has good sound quality and it's good-looking.

91
Reviews
148 Reviews + 5 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$74 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Asus MX299Q has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus MX299Q

Bigger Display Diagonal

The Asus MX299Q is a 29" PC monitor, and so does the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB. That's 7" bigger than the HP LA22F (22"), 2" bigger than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (27") and 7.5" bigger than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED (21.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

2560 X 1080 (UW-UXGA) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Asus MX299Q has a display resolution of 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels pixels (as is the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB), but the HP LA22F only has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Asus MX299Q has an ultra high (80000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, and so are the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the HP LA22F have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Significantly Faster Response Time

The Asus MX299Q has a response time of 5ms (as do the HP LA22F and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), whereas the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is a 14ms response time PC monitor (9ms slower) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED is a 7ms response time PC monitor (2ms slower). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The Asus MX299Q has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), but the HP LA22F is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

10% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus MX299Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED. That's 18° wider than the HP LA22F (160°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The Asus MX299Q has an HDMI, and so do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, whereas the HP LA22F and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB do not. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

HDCP

The Asus MX299Q has an HDCP, and so do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, but the HP LA22F does not. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Asus MX299Q has a built-in speaker, and so do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED, but the HP LA22F does not. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Picture-in-Picture Support

The Asus MX299Q features Picture-in-Picture support, and so does the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB, however the HP LA22F, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED do not. More ...

'Picture-In-Picture' indicates whether the monitor is able to show one smaller screen inside the main screen - usually down in a corner.

This is helpful for things like YouTube videos or Skype calls - being able to surf while you chat to people or watch cat videos!

Five More Awards

The Asus MX299Q has received 5 awards from expert review sites, however the HP LA22F has received no awards, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received 3 awards, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has received 2 awards and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has received no awards.

Better Brand

Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 95%, however HP only has an average rating of 93.1%, NEC only has an average rating of 88.8%, Philips only has an average rating of 81.7% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 93.5%.

Better Macworld.co.uk Review Score

Macworld.co.uk gave the Asus MX299Q a review score of 100%, however the rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK was only 60% from the same site.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus MX299Q

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The Asus MX299Q does not have a built-in USB hub (As does the the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB), but the HP LA22F, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED do. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

One Less HDMI Port

The number of HDMI ports on the Asus MX299Q is one (as do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED), but the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB only has two HDMI ports. More ...

We do not know the number of HDMI ports on the HP LA22F. It is possible that it does not have any HDMI ports.

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus MX299Q has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the HP LA22F scored 79, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 79, the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB scored 82 and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED scored 83.

More Expensive by $289

The Asus MX299Q is $30 more expensive than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, $120 more expensive than the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and $289 more expensive than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED.

Not As Many Stockists

The Asus MX299Q is only stocked by 1 seller, however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is stocked by 2 sellers and the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $15

The Asus MX299Q costs $75 to run which is $15 more than the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED over five years. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The Asus MX299Q only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 11 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Asus MX299Q has an average user score of 82%, but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average user rating of 90% (based on 4 reviews), the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB has an average user rating of 92% (based on 5 reviews) and the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED has an average user rating of 91% (based on 20 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 4.7% of 169 customers recommend the Asus MX299Q, however 4.8% of 21 customers recommend the Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB and 44% of 25 customers recommend the Viewsonic LED LCD VX2270SMHLED.

Worse PC Mag Review Score

Whilst the Asus MX299Q has received a review score of 70% from PC Mag, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's rating was 80%.

Produces Inferior Quality Picture

The Asus MX299Q reviewers thought the Asus MX299Q produces inferior quality picture.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MX299Q in the US is $449.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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RESPONSE TIME
$524 Price Drop
Benq PD3220U
$819
$295.00
31.5"
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
$1k Price Drop
DELL UltraSharp UP3218K
$3,199
$1,260.00
32"
7680 X 4320
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$149 Price Drop
MSI Prestige PS341WU
$1,079
$929.99
34"
5120 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL

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