Close
Share on
Asus MB168B
Asus MB168B
16 Images + 6 Videos

Loading image...

Asus MB168B PC Monitor

$145.99
15.6" 1920 X 1080 LED 379mm Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date $10.16 Electricity cost over 5 years
111 Reviews + 7 Awards
tweaktown.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice
Best Buy $145.99 Go to Store
Overstock $157.99 Go to Store
B&H Photo $169.00 Go to Store
See All 3 Prices from 3 Stores | $145.99 - $169.00 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Price

Price Has Gone Up by $21.04 (14%)

There was a cheaper price of $124.95 on eBay 78 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 46% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 54% chance that the price will actually go up further.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.


Seven Industry Awards

This PC display has received seven awards from PC screen experts.

The reviewers at Laptopmag.com and Tweaktown.com both thought that this LCD screen was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at Gagadget.com and Compress.ru both endorse this PC display and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both concluded that this PC screen was very good. Hardware.info gave this PC display a "Silver Award" and it received a "Silver" award from Uk.hardware.info.

One more expert review site decided that this LCD screen was innovative. This flatpanel monitor received an "Innovation Award" from Ua.gecid.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, Laptopmag.com, tweaktown.com and prad.de this PC screen has an average expert rating of 79%.

Good User Reviews

Based on 160 user reviews this Asus PC display has an average user rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Asus MB168B owners reckoned that the Asus MB168B was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Video playback quality is good” and gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100. Edward M said on Amazon “Very thin, great quality display”. Freddy Lightening said on Amazon “It's well made, plenty bright” in his Asus MB168B review but even so he gave this PC monitor a score of 1 stars.

Good Size

A few Asus MB168B owners who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Daniel wrote in his Asus MB168B review on Amazon “Fantastic thin and light USB monitor”. James Buffalo wrote in his review of this PC monitor “It looks so slim and Sexy” and gave the product an excellent review score. Yander wrote “A very lightweight, slim and portable companion for my late 2013 MacBook Pro 15” in their Asus MB168B review and scored it 80 out of 100.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Asus MB168B was lightweight. Three years ago A J Fletcher said in their Asus MB168B review “Easy to use and lightweight”. Advent7 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Lightweight and fits easily into the "sleeve" on my laptop bag”. Maxim V. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Pros - lightweight” yet they only rated the product 20 out of 100.

A few Asus MB168B owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Mr Nigel K Newman wrote “Nice compact monitor with single USB connection - good value” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to carry around. Viv said in their review of the Asus MB168B on Amazon “Light so easy to carry around”.

Read more Less

Good Connectivity

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Dragon said last year “Since this is USB based I wouldn't suggest you try gaming on it, seems to do ok for playing videos though” and scored it 80 out of 100. Maxim V. said in their review of the Asus MB168B two years ago “I suppose the USB option works fine if you want to use it to show pictures to others for example, basic stuff like that” but even so they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. T. Stallard rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A fantastic USB screen with a bright” in their Asus MB168B review.

Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Dirk said in his review on Amazon “Now I'm back at base, I use this display (in its handy case/stand) next to my large Samsung display”. Jt said in their Asus MB168B review in February last year “Incredibly easy to use (plug in and it's working!”. Macman said on Amazon “Very portable which is handy with a laptop” in their review of the Asus MB168B.

Four Asus MB168B reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Jt said “Easy to set up” in their Asus MB168B review and gave the Asus MB168B a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Yahoo.com wrote in their review of the Asus MB168B “Light (about 1.5 pounds), thin, low-power, simple to set up” .

Read more Less

Good Picture Quality

A few customers reckoned that the product had good colour saturation. Macman mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Knocked it down a star as colours seem washed out to me” . Mikey wrote in their Asus MB168B review on Amazon “See 'cons' below) on my Windows 7 Pro/64 bit machine * Screen is nice and bright with good colours and viewing angles * Resolution offers a good price/performance option”. Rob Edworthy wrote in his Asus MB168B review on Amazon “REALLY clear and bright colours” and gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100.

A number of customers who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had a wide viewing angle. Mikey mentioned on Amazon “I use the latter as it provides the best viewing angle for me” in their review of this PC monitor.

A number of Asus MB168B reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Mr. G. Dickinson wrote on Amazon two years ago “The resolution and image quality are excellent” in their review of the Asus MB168B.

Read more Less

Robust

A number of customers wrote that this PC monitor was well made. Freddy Lightening mentioned in his review of the Asus MB168B “So it needs another monitor to function properly (wether built in one on a laptop or normal monitor on a desktop” . Two years ago Naoise Gaffney said “Has a solid look and feel, yet is light enough to carry with me when on the road” in their review of the Asus MB168B. Thomas Munro wrote “The screen seems to be well made and lightweight and generally as advertised”.

A number of people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Last year Amazon Customer said in their review of the Asus MB168B on Amazon “The case it comes with doubles as a sturdy stand (in landscape mode at least”. Two years ago Richard Stokes mentioned “This means it is more robust”.

One customer concluded that the product was reliable. Maxim V. said on Amazon two years ago “Beware! Don't buy! Horrible reliability and support” in their review of the Asus MB168B.

Read more Less

Nice Design

Five Asus MB168B owners concluded that it was good looking. Dragon gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “For a portable monitor you can setup quickly it's pretty handy, particularly if you are someone who hotdesks”. Mikey said “For me, I'm pleased with this and glad I saved the money * The case feels pretty sturdy and reasonably attractive” in their review of the Asus MB168B. Mikey also wrote “It was pretty flaky”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Lacking the hardware required to do justice to smooth movies and fast-changing games, they've remained niche products” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Read more Less

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

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

Chart Hide Chart

Poor Support

One person who purchased it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Fmpv said “Can't help holding it like a 15 inch ipad!” in their review.

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

Most small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MB168B have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Asus MB168B which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released over three years ago.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most small monitors that came out around the same time as the MB168B do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Asus MB168B is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

What is a built-in speaker(s)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Not 3D

Like most of the other PC displays of this age and type, the Asus MB168B is not 3D.

What does "3D" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago, the Asus MB168B does not have a built-in camera.

What is a built-in camera? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Asus MB168B does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the MB168B also do not have a card reader integrated.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

LCD Display

The Asus MB168B has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most small monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

What does "display" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The Asus MB168B has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s (only 39.6 centimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The display diagonal (metric)s of PC displays that are a comparable age to the MB168B range from 8.9cm to 490cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 51cm.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 65 degrees, the Asus MB168B has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst small monitors of this age. Similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the MB168B have viewing angle, verticals of between 40° and 180°.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 90 degrees, the Asus MB168B has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst small monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MB168B is 40° and the widest is 180°.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Asus MB168B has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the MB168B. The display brightnesss of small monitors that were released around the same time as the MB168B range from 180 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

Chart Hide Chart Edit

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus MB168B has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Asus MB168B is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC screen, which is the most common resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best resolution across all LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MB168B.

A 640 x 350 supported graphics resolutions is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of LCD screen.

What does "supported graphics resolutions" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Asus MB168B is more than most PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found cables included is VGA, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds USB are also found on this LCD screen.

What does "cables included" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of small monitors that are a similar age to the MB168B is 6.4ms. The Asus MB168B has a fairly slow response time (11 milliseconds) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB168B.

What does "response time" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Light

The Asus MB168B is one of the lightest small monitors that were released more than two years ago (only 800 grams) amongst PC monitors of this age. The average weight of small monitors that are a similar age to the MB168B is 3.3kg.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus mb168bled, asus 1920x1080, asus 9tqjzs00, asus 9tqjza00, asus 1366x768, asus p180465p, asus 1336x768, asus 200cdm2
Barcodes 00012300309646, 00390819301956, 00846829424906, 00886227483631, 00886227483655, 00886227531868, 04058154148068, 04716659483632, 04716659483656, 04716659531876, 05054484634683, 05712505199770, 07426900583574, 08862274836318, 08862274836554, 08862275318684

Other PC Monitors to Consider

AOC E2460

AOC
E2460

$ 130.99
$15 Cheaper
Significantly faster response time
User reviews are appreciably better
Deeper
NEC E171M-BK

NEC
E171M-BK

$ 157.99
Significantly better user reviews
Two times faster response time
105° wider vertical viewing angle
$12 More Expensive
Hugely better user reviews
Significantly faster response time
Three more USB Type-A downstream ports
$73 More Expensive
DELL E2014H

DELL
E2014H

$ 79.99
$66 Cheaper
Vastly faster response time
User reviews are appreciably better
218% higher running costs over five years
Two times faster response time
Wider vertical viewing angle
80° wider horizontal viewing angle
$4 More Expensive
Viewsonic VG2233

Viewsonic
VG2233

$ 159.99
7ms faster response time
Vastly wider vertical viewing angle
Wider horizontal viewing angle
$14 More Expensive
Feedback