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ASUS PB298Q Ultrawide Screen Review
PRAD: Hands on ASUS PB298Q
Quick Unboxing - Asus PB298Q UltraPanorama 21_9, Monta? i SzybkiTest | 11.2013 - McSzakalTV
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23 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays of a similar spec and age, this LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded by experts in PC monitors.

This medium monitor received a "Recommended" from Digitallife.se, 3dnews.ru, Gagadget.com and Vido.com.ua all of whom wrote that this Asus PC monitor was good.

One additional expert review site concluded that this flatpanel monitor was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. This LCD screen received a "Gold Award" from Hardwareheaven.com.

This PC monitor received a "Functionality Award" from Hwa.com.tr and Xfastest.com gave it a "Fastest Media" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Chip.de, dinside.no/data and digitallife.se this Asus PC display has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100. The expert review sites think this PC screen is one of the better PC screens of a similar spec and age.

Good Owner Reviews

PB298 owners on average rated this PC display 83 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Asus PB298 owners thought the Asus PB298 was a good height. Andy gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “No cellophane-sweet-wrapper crackles when adjusting the angle/tilt/height” in his review of the Asus PB298. Craig Clark said “It makes everything look better! The stand is solid and the height adjustment is very useful” in his Asus PB298 review and rated it 5 stars. H.s.a. wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I'm hugely against 27 inch monitors.I think the 1080p height is the perfect size”.

One customer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The unit itself seemed lovely - was a good size and the finish was good”.

One Asus PB298 reviewer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Andy mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon last year “This 28" monitor arrived in a strong box not as bulky as the 27" Samsungs” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Asus PB298 owner said in their reviews that it was thin. Emteq mentioned on Amazon last year “Out the box, my 1st impression was it was too wide and thin, having been used to a 1920x1080 panel which was about 5cm deeper”. One Asus PB298 reviewer who purchased it thought it was a good width.

One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good depth. Ochso said on Amazon “Colour depth is perfect -” in their Asus PB298 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Screen quality is amazing” in their review and gave this PC monitor an excellent review score. Dado Fripley said “Great quality and wide!” and rated it as excellent. Dr T. S. Hall mentioned two years ago “Picture quality is great” in their Asus PB298 review and gave the Asus PB298 a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

A number of Asus PB298 owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use. In November last year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Asus PB298 review “Only problem is it has no built in volume control, no problem for pc”. Andrew Padley said on Amazon “The display itself is excellent and had I the computer to use it properly, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend” and gave the product a very good review. Emteq gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I'm using the PB298Q with AMD FirePro V3900, just plugged in using DisplayPort, rebooted the Windows 7 PC and the display was set-up to use the full resolution automatically”.

Some Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus. Last year Beendare said “I also like the Splendid color settings for viewing different material” in their review and rated the product as very good. J. Ritmeijer said “Then there is the menu system / button positioning, what were they thinking”. Pig_thomas said on Amazon two years ago “In the settings make sure DP1.2 at 60hz is on” in their review of the Asus PB298 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was easy to assemble. Alexander Robins wrote on Amazon this month “It is really easy to assemble, 5 screws to tighten (four are loose” in his review of the Asus PB298. Jay Em wrote on Amazon in November last year “It was really easy to put together and feels solidly positioned on my desk” in his review.

Some Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andy wrote on Amazon “Pdfs is still comfortable owing to the quick response of this monitor although I doubt it is a genuine 1ms” in his review of the Asus PB298. Jay Em said “This one sat within my comfortable price brackets and now that I've got it I can honestly say that it's worth the money, especially as it came with those cables” in his Asus PB298 review.

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Nice Design

A number of Asus PB298 reviewers considered that the Asus PB298 was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “It is a truly beautiful bit of kit” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it as excellent. A few weeks ago Andrew wrote in his review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon “4k is beautiful”. Andy wrote on Amazon “Photos are beautiful to look at even the old jpegs of my 10 year-old camera” in his Asus PB298 review.

Several people agreed that this PC monitor was smooth. Andy mentioned “Just a silent smooth movement with good friction in all axes” and gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100. Andy also said “A paradox because our eyes are supposed to smooth out frame rates in the dark (hence hollywood film shot at 24-25Hz”. Emteq wrote on Amazon “Fall stand/tilt is very smooth” in their review.

A number of Asus PB298 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was a good design. Two years ago Hawkersyddeley rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The screen is WELL MADE and SOBER in DESIGN”. Mr Rowan Lonsdale gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Only gripe is the design of the cable management” in his review of this PC monitor.

One person who bought it considered that it was ergonomic.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Jason Morley gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon two years ago “Comes with some neat features (Not needed Picture-in-Picture”.

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Robust

Thirteen people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The bracket is very solid”. Andy scored the Asus PB298 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The plastic feels solid and of good quality”. Arron Walker said in his Asus PB298 review on Amazon “Solid build and great ergonomics” but he gave this PC monitor a score of 40 out of 100.

A few people thought it was strong and durable. Two years ago Amirul Islam Hasan Mirza scored it very highly and said on Amazon “It was tough to select a good 29 inch ips monitor”. Andy wrote in his review “Once the stand connected (don't overtighten by hand, use a driver for final tightening) the monitor feels sturdy enough” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars. In November this year Midnightz wrote on Amazon “The stand is very sturdy and allows for easy height, swivel” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person said in their reviews that the Asus PB298 was reliable. Andrew Wilkinson mentioned in his review of the Asus PB298 “Wow the games come to life on this screen, I thought I was imaging it, So I compared against my old trusty 1080p screen, like night” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Twelve customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Asus PB298 review on Amazon “I'm afraid that the purpose of the monitor was for my software development, so text and colours need to be bang on” yet they only rated the Asus PB298 2 stars. Andy he said in his review of this PC monitor “10-bit colours are amazingly natural and needed very little adjustment”. Hawkersyddeley mentioned in their review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon two years ago “DEFINITION, FINESSE of characters, precision of colours are superb, sublime”.

Seven customers agreed that the Asus PB298 had good picture quality. Eyeglass wrote on Amazon “You do need a very good graphics card though” in their Asus PB298 review nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars. Hawkersyddeley mentioned in their review of the Asus PB298 on Amazon two years ago “ANGLE OF VISION is FINE, if not somewhat sensitive/narrow for precision touching up work”. Micheal Arthur Wingfield scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Superb picture quality and at a good price”.

One Asus PB298 owner said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Eyeglass mentioned on Amazon “My understanding is it is used in a clever way to allow such a high resolution and refresh rate” in their Asus PB298 review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. Michael said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Colour depth and image clarity is the best iv come across with this style of monitor” in his review of the Asus PB298 and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

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Good Brand

On average Asus medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors built by Asus.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Asus PB298 owners wrote in their reviews that the Asus PB298 was quiet. Geoff Barnett said on Amazon this year “Only gripe is the built in speakers are very quiet when taking audio over HDMI” in their review of the Asus PB298.

Good Technical Features

Several customers thought this PC monitor had good features. Mr D G Taylor wrote “It`s a shame as otherwise this is a great picture with some good features like Vivid Pixel, so I may have just got unlucky” in his Asus PB298 review.

Good Support

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Hawkersyddeley wrote “I have added the Zoom (+/-) in the toolbar, to help facilitate viewing certain websites at the click of a button” in their review of the Asus PB298. James Pullen wrote on Amazon “Being able to side-by-side documents is a massive help and I can see the benefits for gaming too now”.

Good Connectivity

One Asus PB298 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gary Robertson wrote on Amazon “Comes with both HDMI and DP1.2 cables Massive Resolution Games look gorgeous (after a little tweaking) Cons” in his review.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PB298 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC displays that came out more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price], the Asus PB278Q [plb_1443239_price], or the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price].

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

PC screens of a similar spec and age to the PB298 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Asus PB298 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the PB298. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the PB298 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Asus PB298 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the PB298. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PB298 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

At 73.03 centimeters, the Asus PB298 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the PB298. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Asus PB298 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the PB298 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Asus PB298 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all PC displays of a similar age and type to the PB298 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 5 milliseconds, the Asus PB298 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the PB298. The average response time of LCD screens of this spec and age is 6.1ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC monitors of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Asus PB298 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price] or the 272G5DYEB/93[pl_3175233_price], or the 278G4DHSD/75[pl_1499355_price] both from Philips.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the PB298 do not have a built-in camera. The Asus PB298 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 PB298 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] or the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Asus PB298 is a one HDMI port PC monitor.

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Heavy

The Asus PB298 is fairly heavy (8.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the PB298 range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. The Asus PB298 has one of the higher power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus PB298

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the PB298 over three years ago.

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7 Awards

3dnews.ru Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended digitallife.se Recommended hwa.com.tr Functionality Award hardwareheaven.com Gold Award xfastest.com Fastest Media gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(23)
29 September 2014

We mentioned before that manufacturers are targeting small form factor PCs and Mini-PCs as an area of growth and ASUS has gone ahead and launched not one but three small form factor/Mini-PCs... Read more…

16 June 2014

This ultra-wide screen will add a cinematic punch to your movies and games...

12 February 2014

2013 will be known as the year when PC monitors finally started moving beyond Full HD resolution. Last year we tested a large number of WQHD monitors with 2560x1440 pixels, and today we will... Read more…

21 August 2013

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4 February 2014

De 21:9 monitoren plaatsen ons nog altijd voor een dilemma. Bij introductie constateerden we al dat het formaat enerzijds een aantal unieke voordelen biedt, maar ook dat de prijsstelling zich...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 March 2014 by LordB
LordB would recommend the Asus PB298Q

One of the best monitors I have ever used! I really enjoy the extra real estate for opening multiple documents and the Multiframe software from Asus is a must! Purchasing from B&H photo has been... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
(Verified Purchase)

Received unit with some small (0.5 cm) scratches on the screen. It was just as described by Amazon Warehouse. Unfortunately they did not spot that in the middle of the screen there was a small bug... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I was looking forward to taking delivery of this monitor, but i have to say it's been giving me nothing but problems. I have this attached to a 2013 mac pro. When the system goes to sleep and is... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by Lalith
(Verified Purchase)

Value for money with excellent 4K visuals...

Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Littleknown
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for someone else and they are happy with the item.

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