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Asus MB169B PC Monitor

15.6" 1920 X 1080 LED 379mm Jul 2015
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15.6-inch Full HD display with a single USB 3.0 cable for power and data transmission World's slimmest and lightest USB monitors with a metallic finish Auto-rotating display bundled with the ASUS... More
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16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

This small monitor has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100 based on 32 owner reviews.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Janet S wrote in her Asus MB169B+ review on Amazon a few weeks ago “It works perfectly well regardless.) It's so slim and lightweight I barely notice it when carrying it around”. This year Mark Cole said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “This Asus monitor has met all requirements, incredibly light weight and very slim (8mm) for ease of packing”. Paul B said in his review on Amazon “Extremely lightweight and slim and excellent display” and rated it as very good.

A few people who reviewed the Asus MB169B+ reckoned that it was lightweight. F. Khan said “This is simply a laptop screen packaged in a lightweight body designed to do one thing” in their Asus MB169B+ review. In December J. Bogle gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Very lightweight and fits perfectly into my laptop bag”.

A few Asus MB169B+ reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to carry around. Mark Cole wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon a few weeks ago “Also easy to carry” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. A few weeks ago Tai D rated this PC monitor as excellent and she said on Amazon “Excellent Product - Light/Compact/Portable”. Tai D also said “Very light and compact”.

One Asus MB169B+ reviewer concluded that the Asus MB169B+ was heavy and bulky. F. Khan gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Not to mention it would be really heavy”.

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Popular Choice

The MB169B+ is one the most popular PC monitor currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus MB169B+ reviewers reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “1) There is a slight lag, if you're doing detailed graphics work, you'll find it annoying”. A number of customers agreed that it had good colour saturation. In December last year Nali wrote “On windows 7 operating system works very well where sharpness colours and brightness is excellent”.

Asus Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

On average Asus small monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all flatpanel monitors manufactured by Asus.

Easy to Use

Some Asus MB169B+ owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Duncan scored it very highly and he wrote on Amazon “Handy if you travel or just want a very slimline LCD”. In December Mr.robot gave the Asus MB169B+ a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I was not dissapointed, this monitor works perfectly and couldn't be easier to use, has hardly any noticeable lag” in their Asus MB169B+ review.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to setup. A few weeks ago Mark Cole gave the Asus MB169B+ a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The program was easy and quick to set up without any problems”.

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Good Product Quality

Two Asus MB169B+ owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mr said on Amazon “This is an incredibly thin and light monitor with great picture quality - I love it!”. This month Tommaso Gregori mentioned on Amazon “Reliable and high quality”.

Robust

One Asus MB169B+ owner said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Janet S mentioned in her review of the Asus MB169B+ on Amazon in December “The included case/stand is quite sturdy and protective”. One person said in their reviews that the product was reliable.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that the product was a good design. In December last year Alex Ward he wrote “I have no idea how a product with such a huge design flaw is being sold”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Viewsonic VG939[plb_2780291_price], or the LG MP47[plb_3066884_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Lenovo LT1913p[plb_2938333_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MB169B+ has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

This PC monitor's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all small monitors that were released around the same time as the MB169B+.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC monitor is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The MB169B+ has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most common resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution across all small monitors that have been available for more than a year.

A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of PC display.

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Short

When compared to other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the MB169B+, the Asus MB169B+'s height of only 236 millimeters is one of the shortest. The shortest similar spec PC display that was launched more than a year ago is 210mm tall and the tallest is 500mm.

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Very Narrow

Similar spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago have widths of between 320mm and 480mm, and the average width is 430mm. With a width of only 379 millimeters, the MB169B+ is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the MB169B+.

If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Viewsonic VG939[plb_2780291_price] (416.2mm) which is also cheaper.

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Light

The lightest PC monitor of a comparable age and spec to the MB169B+ is 800g weight and the heaviest is 5.8kg. With a weight of only 800 grams, the MB169B+'s weight is one of the lightest amongst small monitors that came out around the same time as the MB169B+.

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Shallow

Across all the PC monitors of this age and spec the depths range from 8.5mm to 380mm, and the average depth is 83mm. When compared to other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the MB169B+ that we have checked the depth of, the MB169B+'s depth of only 8.5 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

Some Asus MB169B+ reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was not good in terms of USB connections. John mentioned in his review of the Asus MB169B+ on Amazon “Clearly this product is not built to USB 3.0 specifications” and gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. This year Thomas Needham wrote on Amazon “That's more than likely down to the power restrictions of USB ports” yet he still rated it as very good.

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The MB169B+ is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC display. Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MB169B+ does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the MB169B+ also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Viewsonic VG939[plb_2780291_price], the Asus VB198TL[plb_3777553_price], or the Acer B206HQL[plb_3581062_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The MB169B+ is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The MB169B+ does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MB169B+ also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than a year, the Asus MB169B+ does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 39.6 centimeters, the MB169B+ has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst PC monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors that were released more than a year ago is 35cm and the biggest is 490cm.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the MB169B+ has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The average display brightness of similar spec PC monitors that were released one year ago is 240 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m².

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the response times range from 2ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 7.2ms. The MB169B+ has a fairly slow response time (14 milliseconds) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the MB169B+.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus MB169B+

Released Over a Year Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.

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User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by Iamdarren
(Verified Purchase)

Best thing i got for my laptop, its for working from home, the thing i didnt realise though is that my laptop has a lower resolution than this screen, so i am not using it to the full potential. I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2016 by JHarris | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor, however 4 months into owning it the USB 3 jack broke and ASUS refused to repair under warranty or otherwise.

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this screen to compliment my laptop. I am a contractor programmer and never know where I might end up working, and I've grown used to having an extra screen I can rely on. At this moment... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by DC
(Verified Purchase)

Great bit of kit and works very well. The cover as a stand thing though is crap, it takes up WAY too much desk space, I ended up buying a kick stand [...] Stand was a bit pricey to import to the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by D Broome
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what I needed. Light, bright, large enough. I'd give it 5 stars if it had a more stable stand arrangement. The case works ok as a stand but it's a fiddle to set up or when moving desks in... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Thomas Needham

I didn't know USB monitors even existed until a couple of months ago and I couldn't quite believe that this screen could be powered from a USB port, but that's all that's needed. Just a single... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2016 by Janet S
(Verified Purchase)

I love this screen! I've been travelling a lot with my job recently and trying to work with multiple applications and documents open on a small laptop screen has been really difficult and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Sorry, But I cannot recommend this product. It does not appear to be designed to USB 3.0 Specifications. Now the product works great when plugged in to my USB 3.0 hub that is on my Dell monitor.... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant. It makes such a difference when you require more than one screen...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the Aus MB169C and it didn't work for both my Macbook Pro 2013 and iMac 2014. But this works perfectly with no hassle at all. You need to install the driver that come with it first. Happy... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $6.05
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Barcodes 00886227957378, 00889349071137, 04053162944145, 04712900071139, 07426701681684

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