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Asus VX279

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If the Asus VX279 is compared to other LCD screens of a similar type and age, overall it seems to be really very good. This PC screen has very good user reviews.

People who bought this product said that this PC screen was well designed, that it was superior quality and that it was reasonably priced. In addition, this PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has a screen size of 23 inches. Customers agreed that this flatpanel monitor was good in terms of connectivity. They also thought that this flatpanel monitor was a good size. However, people who bought this product were of the opinion that this LCD screen was unreliable. They also thought that this LCD screen was not easy to use. Additionally, compared to other LCD screens this LCD screen has very high running costs. Furthemore, because it is over two years old it might not have as many features as newer PC displays.

Last updated 26 Jun 2015

18 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Six Asus VX279 reviewers mentioned that the Asus VX279 was of a good quality.

Several Asus VX279 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mah... "mah" scored this PC monitors 5 stars and wrote on Amazon "Great quality monitor! Perfect for gaming, stunning graphics, love it! A++++++++++" in their review of this PC monitors. Pug gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon this year "Lovely quality screen" in their Asus VX279 review. Last year Sedov rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon "Brilliant screen just the right size and the quality is outstanding - delivered as promised - well packaged". In the same month Urk mentioned "Superb visual quality" and scored the Asus VX279 5 stars.

Nice Design

Five purchasers said that the Asus VX279 had a good design.

A few Asus VX279 owners agreed that this PC monitors was good looking. Dave said on Amazon "Good looking" in their Asus VX279 review and scored it 99 out of 100. Mr T D Woolls wrote "The IPS image quality is good and styling good" in their review. Pug mentioned on Amazon this month "Thin, stylish" and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was aesthetic. Liam Nardoni mentioned "Very aesthetically pleasing also! Sound through speakers isnt too bad" and rated the product 99 out of 100. One Asus VX279 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was a good design.

Reasonably Priced

Eight out of ten Asus VX279 owners mentioned that the Asus VX279 had an OK price.

A few people who reviewed the Asus VX279 reckoned that it was good value for money. Andrew Manley said in their review of this PC monitors last year "Save your money buy a different brand" however despite that scored it 40 out of 100. Ben Vamos mentioned "Picture (excellent), price (excellent), styling (excellent)the not so good". Last year Happygaming "me2" and said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon "Capable sleek reasonably priced". Namast said on Amazon this month "Great price too, IPS panels used to be so much more expensive" in their review of this PC monitors and scored this PC monitors 99 out of 100.

Good Size

Some Asus VX279 owners mentioned that the Asus VX279 was a great size.

One person reckoned that the Asus VX279 was thin. Pug wrote on Amazon this month "Thin, stylish" in their review of this PC monitors. One Asus VX279 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitors was compact.

Good Connectivity

Two Asus VX279 owners thought the Asus VX279 was easy to connect to other devices.

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Liam Nardoni mentioned "Trials Fusion look amazing! Only one HDMI port though, will probably buy a splitter" in their review.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this PC monitor rated it as 88%.

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Recent Price Drop of £17.69

The VX279 has dropped in price by £17.69 in the last 60 days.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium screen size LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display including the S23C350 (£133.52), or the S24C300 (£160.00) both from Samsung which are cheaper; or the Samsung S24C350 (£131.00) which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

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80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VX279 is 80000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. PC displays of this spec and age dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio including the VG248QE (£175.93), the VN247 (£176.32), or the MX239H (£146.18) all from Asus which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the Acer 236HL (£126.00) (100000000:1 and higher rated); or the S236 (£130.78) (100000000:1 and cheaper), or the B236HL (£155.00) (100000000:1 and cheaper) both from Acer.

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Has a Built-in Speaker

The Asus VX279 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of different LCD screens with a built-in speaker that you might want to also look at including a cheaper LCD screen such as the Fujitsu B24T-7 (£164.92).

We think you might also be interested in different LCD screens with a built-in speaker including the V7 LED236W3 (£115.39), or the LG 23CAT42K (£149.00).

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Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Asus VX279 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the VX279. Comparable spec PC monitors that are older than two years have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Asus VX279 is a two HDMI port PC monitor.

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium screen size LCD screens that are older than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium screen size LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has Five Cables Included

The Asus VX279 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it. This PC screen has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VX279. The cables included "AC", "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "HDMI-DVI" are also found on this PC display.

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Very Narrow Width With Stand

The widths with stand of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the VX279 range from 470mm to 550,000mm, and the average width with stand is 4,300mm. With a width with stand of only 532.9 millimeters, the Asus VX279 has one of the narrower widths with stand amongst medium screen size LCD screens of this age.

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Short Height With Stand

Across all the medium screen size LCD screens that are more than two years old the heights with stand range from 200mm to 5,400mm. With a height with stand of only 389.8 millimeters, the Asus VX279 has a fairly short height with stand compared to most of the other medium screen size LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the VX279.

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Full HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One purchaser mentioned that the Asus VX279 was not robust.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not well made. Mr T D Woolls wrote last year "Usual korean - american marketeers and poor engineering reviews I guess?" in their Asus VX279 review yet still scored it 4 stars.

Difficult to Use

Some Asus VX279 reviewers said that the Asus VX279 was difficult to use.

Some Asus VX279 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was not easy to use. A. Chiu wrote in their Asus VX279 review on Amazon "Nice monitor stupid control system" but despite that still gave the product a rating of 4 stars. A. Chiu also said "Stupid control system, whats wrong with buttons or controlling via software!".

Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most of the PC screens of this spec and age, including the Asus VX279, do not have an integrated card reader.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Camera

Most of the medium screen size LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VX279 do not have a built-in camera, including the Asus VX279.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera including the Lenovo L2251 (£194.00).

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Not 3D Compatible

Most of the PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VX279 are not 3D compatible, including the Asus VX279.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus VG248QE (£175.93); or the LG D2343P (£149.99).

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Very High Running Costs

The VX279 is in the most expensive 15% of all 182 PC monitors that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VX279 will cost £74 over 5 years to run.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VX279 is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 3.8W. The Asus VX279 has a quite low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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Very Wide

The average width of medium screen size LCD screens that are older than two years is 550mm. At 622.6 millimeters, the Asus VX279 is very wide compared to most of the other medium screen size LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the VX279.

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Fairly Tall

The height of the Asus VX279 of 441.3 millimeters is one of the tallest amongst medium screen size LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the VX279. The average height of medium screen size LCD screens that are a similar age to the VX279 is 360mm.

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Fairly Deep

The Asus VX279 is one of the deeper medium screen size LCD screens that are older than two years (210.1 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Medium screen size LCD screens that are more than two years old have depths of between 20mm and 540mm, and the average depth is 120mm.

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High Power Consumption When Off

The Asus VX279 has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. The power consumptions when off of medium screen size LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the VX279 range from 0.1W to 3.5W.

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4 Other Reasons to Consider the Asus VX279

Asus Has OK PC Screen Reviews

Medium screen size LCD screens built by Asus have ok reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors and found that Asus also has ok reviews across its entire range.

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Over Two Years Old

Asus released the VX279 over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that are older than two years.

Other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which you might want to also look at include the Samsung S24C300 (£160.00) which are cheaper; or the Samsung S24C350 (£131.00), or the DELL S2440L (£229.00) which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

If the display resolution of this medium screen size LCD screen is not many enough for you then you might want to also look at the NEC MultiSync EA244WMI (£199.35) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the NS240 (£139.88) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper), or the LS24C45 (£131.69) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Asus VX279 Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4716659927143, B00QLKZZB2, B00N1ULSUW, B00DRPYS5S, B00STOKONW, B00QNDBPQ6, B00DBVPOZG, B00TY1K33A, B00NL92Z9G, B00G3YHNG6, B00IOF2HSQ, B00WWHY604, B00OPM92US, B00Q0YRW9W, B00OT5FLJW, B00T7EEUDI
Barcodes 00012304524199, 00132017928982, 00610964604819, 00803982848215, 00886227447442, 04716659447436, 04716659447559, 04716659764540, 04716659919513, 04716659927143, 05054533698895, 05054629683569, 05054629684696
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