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ASUS Introduces Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 16, 2013.

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Do you like the 21:9 form factor?

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  2. No

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS announced the Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor, a 29-inch widescreen display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 resolution. The MX299Q features the latest AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) display for rich, vibrant color with 178-degree wide viewing angles, and ASUS SonicMaster audio, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for superlative sound quality with its built-in stereo speakers. It also features an award-winning, simple and elegant sundial-inspired design.

    With a display area equivalent to that of two 17-inch (5:4 aspect ratio) monitors placed alongside each other, the ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor has a display area 33% wider than a similar Full HD monitor. The 21:9 aspect ratio gives more room for working with multiple windows side-by-side, removing the need for a secondary desktop monitor. The ultra-wide 2560 x 1080 resolution also means there are no black bars above and below the image when watching widescreen 2.35:1 movies and gamers can also enjoy games in immersive cinematic widescreen.

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    The LED-backlit AH-IPS display with extremely accurate color reproduction makes the MX299Q ideally suited to both professional and home use. 178-degree wide viewing angles also mean that images don't wash out when seen from either side, or above and below.

    Premium SonicMaster audio, co-developed with B&O ICEpower
    The ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor features ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. A combination of advanced audio hardware and professional audio processing, SonicMaster refines every acoustic detail to deliver crystal clear sound with richer, more distinct vocals and wide frequency range. The MX299Q has an embedded Bang & Olufsen ICEpower MobileSound 3 chip that delivers incredible audio fidelity through the two built-in 3W stereo speakers for rich and satisfying sound.

    Exclusive ASUS technologies
    With an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio and a 300cd/m² brightness rating, the ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor delivers life-like visuals by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve the darkest black and the brightest white shades. ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology also ensures vivid colors in every situation, with its six modes (Standard/ sRGB/ Scenery/ Theater/ Game/ Night view) easily activated using a designated hotkey. The MX299Q also comes with QuickFit Virtual Scale with on-screen guidelines for an actual-size preview of images prior to printing.

    Extensive connectivity options in an award-winning design
    The ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide 21:9 Cinematic Monitor display has an array of connectivity options for wide compatibility with a range of multimedia devices. Video inputs include DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI and HDMI/MHL, with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) providing a single-cable video and power connection for compatible smartphones and tablets.

    The MX299Q features a 0.8mm bezel that gives the illusion of a frameless panel design and an ultra-slim profile measuring just 16.4mm at its thinnest. ASUS Designo Series MX monitors have received numerous design accolades that include the 2012 Japan Good Design Award. The MX299Q also won a 2013 CES Innovations Awards in the Video Displays category.
     
  2. Filiprino New Member

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    I don't see the usefulness of these monitors. 2560x1080. You are losing even more vertical pixels from 2560x1600.
     
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    This type of monitor only seem to be useful for gaming and watching movies, and not even all of them, since not all of them support it.

    Still want one.
     
  4. Prima.Vera

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    Yes I would like one, but make it at least 34"-38" and a resolution of 2800x1200
     
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    Gamers love the widescreen monitors for increased field of view this way. In this case, wider is better.
     
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    Good for multitasking also
     
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    Mmm, either that ASUS logo has black borders around it or that's not a 0.8mm bezel? It doesn't really count if the viewable area doesn't go right up to the bezel...

    On another note, if this wasn't as stupidly expensive as I believe it is, it would be nice to have two instead of my current 3 monitor setup ;)

    Edit: Turns out the price is around $599, a bit rich for me...
     
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    Personally, I like this monitor for two reasons other than it's width: 1. The fact its an ASUS 21:9 monitor and 2. The bezel thickness and look is fantastic. Most of the current 21:9 monitors look generic and thick, they are even from brands we don't usually like like Dell and Phillips. I'd say this is a very nice monitor in comparison to such competition.

    As for price, I can see their reasons. Its 80,000,000:1 DCR, IPS panel, 3W stereo, and even a Displayport within a 21:9 format alongside with MHL. Those features are something I'd go for any day.
     
  9. riffraffy

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    I think I can just about fit one in my 28" room .
     
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    nice monitor

    My conundrum is that i have a triple 27" setup with 2 ASUS MX279H and 1 Samsung S27A950 monitor/s. This setup is a really good one apart from uniformity, as all 3 monitor's have virtually NO BEZEL! Obviously, for uniformity, the Samsung's gotta go and I'm thinking on this one but will this MX29 look a bit thin beside the MX27's?
    Has anyone tired this?
     

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