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Asus MB169C PC Monitor

15.6" 1920 X 1080 LED 379.1mm Jan 2016
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- Portable 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display with a USB Type-C connector (DP Alt mode) for user convenience and compatibility with future devices- Weighing just 0.8kg, it is the world's... More
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ASUS MB169C+ 15.6 Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Review
Asus MB169C+ 15.6 Inch Portable USB Monitor - Quick Review
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11 Reasons For

Best Seller

The MB169C+ is one the fastest selling PC display currently on the market.

Asus Has Good PC Display Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus PC monitors and also specifically for Asus small monitors and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Asus MB169C+ reckoned that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Picture quality is great and its compact” in their Asus MB169C+ review. Patrick C. gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Decent image quality to boot” in his Asus MB169C+ review.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Asus MB169C+ reviewers who purchased the Asus MB169C+ considered that it had good picture quality.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released LCD screens.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 19MB35PM[plb_3300243_price], the AOC E1659FWUX[plb_3831029_price], or the Fujitsu E19-7[plb_3947032_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Asus MB169C+ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all small monitors that have been on the market for the last year.

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

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the MB169C+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 98% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1366 х 768.

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best resolution amongst all recently released PC displays.

The worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Short

At only 235.8 millimeters, the MB169C+ is fairly short compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the MB169C+. Flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MB169C+ have heights of between 75mm and 410mm.

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Narrow

The widths of latest PC screens range from 140mm to 480mm, and the average width is 420mm. The Asus MB169C+ is one of the narrower newly released similar spec LCD screens (only 379.1 millimeters) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Very Light

The Asus MB169C+ is quite light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other recently released small monitors. The lightest recently released flatpanel monitor is 160g weight and the heaviest is 12kg.

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Shallow

When compared to other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MB169C+ that we have assessed, the MB169C+'s depth of only 8.5 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The average depth of small monitors that came out around the same time as the MB169C+ is 76mm.

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9 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

Based on 7 user reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average user rating of 46%. If all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year are ranked by average user review score then this Asus PC display is in the bottom 34%.

Poor Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus MB169C+ was not good looking.

Poor Connectivity

One Asus MB169C+ reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Patrick C. mentioned on Amazon “It is not using the USB protocol for sending the video data to the screen” in his review of the Asus MB169C+ however despite that he scored the product 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most small monitors that have been on the market for the last year do not have a built-in speaker. The Asus MB169C+ is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 19MB35PM[plb_3300243_price], the Asus BE209TLB[plb_3384215_price], or the Fujitsu E19-7[plb_3947032_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The MB169C+ is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other latest small monitors are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most recently released small monitors do not have a built-in camera. The MB169C+ 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

The Asus MB169C+ does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 39.62 centimeters, the MB169C+ has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other latest comparable spec PC displays. The screen sizes of small monitors that came out around the same time as the MB169C+ range from 39cm to 50cm.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the MB169C+ is more than most flatpanel monitors that are a comparable 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 USB are also found on this PC screen.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus MB169C+

Released Eleven Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for eleven months.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
1 December 2016

A vital companion for productivity types on the move, the Asus MB169C+ is a convenient and practical portable monitor that banishes many of the flaws of its predecessors...

6 January 2016

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User Reviews

(7)
(Verified Purchase)

Been looking to buy myself a portable monitor for sometime now, and when this one came out I thought I had found what seemed to be the perfect one. Not too expensive for an IPS panel for this type... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Ben Hussey
(Verified Purchase)

Returned, doesn't seem to be compatible with many DP over USB3 devices.

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Cdx | 11 Comments

It's a shame that people are reviewing this product based off of their own stupidity. It's not ASUS's fault you cannot read the specs that it requires a USB-C connection. I have a MacBook with a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 May 2016 by Roy buyer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I should have heeded the other reviewers, but was overly optimistic. My new MSI GP62 6QF laptop has a 'C' connector sure enough, but I connected the monitor with absolutely no result! Unusually... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

I couldn't even get this to work on my Macbook Pro 2013 as its display port is for USB-C only . This means you cannot buy a USB-C to USB 3.0 Type A cable and use it. I have bought a USB-C to USB... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 2 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus mb169, asus mb169c, asus 220cdm2, asus 1920x1080, warranty mb169, warranty mb169c, asus 90lm0180b01170, asrockasusantecarcticb mb169, asrockasusantecarcticb mb169c
Barcodes 00889349269022, 04712900269031

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