Asus MX239H Review | 23-inch Widescreen Monitor (Updated Jan 2017)

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Asus MX239H Review

Key Features:

  • Type: LED-Backlight/LCD-Monitor 58.4 cm (23 inch) diagonal
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
  • 2x HDMI, 1x D-Sub, 1x 3.5mm mini jack
  • 3W x 2 stereo speakers ASUS ICEpower by Bang & Olufsen

Additional Observations:

  1. Very nice design
  2. Great Picture Quality
  3. 2 HDMI inputs
  4. Thin
  5. Design
  6. Barely edge
  7. Color rendering just great
  8. Brightness very well there was currently at 50% and you can see everything in sunshine
  9. The menu at first somewhat strange but you get used to it with use

I have been playing a lot of PS4 and must say when gaming it works properly. The sound from the speakers is very good. It is bit of a hassle to make the image settings. But it is a matter of habit.

Conclusion:

Technology and design just great, but also has its price. Go for Asus MX239H.

LCD Monitor Buying Guide

Before buying the Asus MX239H, read our short buyers guide.

When buying a personal desktop computer we always think of high-end components and neglect the value of the monitor we get in the process. A monitor must be one of our top priorities since that will be staring at it every time we use the computer. You might think that LCD monitors are the same in general, but they are not. There are many things to consider when buying a monitor but all will depend on how you will be using it either for work, play or both. So before you rush to the store and buy the most expensive monitor available, here are things you need to understand first.

Older versions of LCD monitors use a fluorescent lamp to light up the screen. You may sometimes find them at a very low price which can be very tempting if you are on a budget. These old monitors may be a good option but there are some disadvantages. One downside is that, the fluorescent lamp on these monitors has a low lifespan and cannot produce enough light to enhance the contrast or deliver a sharper image. Also, the light distribution throughout the LCD screen is not consistent and you will notice uneven brightness especially in the corners.

Now, new models of LCD monitors are equipped with LED backlight that produces sharper images and even light distribution on all parts of the screen. LED are also very power efficient and can last a very long time. If you are concerned with saving energy, then you must consider getting a LCD monitor with LED backlight.

Another thing to consider is the size of the monitor. If you are doing just minimal work like editing text documents, then a 16 to 20 inch monitor is sufficient enough for your needs. However, if are using your computer as a media to stream movies or play intensive graphic games, then the size you need is at least 22 inches.

At this size, you will be able to enjoy 1080p Full HD movies at the best detail possible. For gamers, the size is important but so does the response time of the LCD monitor. The lower the response time of the monitor, the better the gaming experience will be.

Connectivity between the monitor and the PC is also important. Old models of LCD monitors use a VGA plug while newer ones use an HDMI connection. Though there are VGA to HDMI plug adaptors for compatibility, there is a big difference in performance. LCD monitors with VGA connection has a lower screen resolution and refresh rate while the HDMI has a higher one and support for multiple large monitors.

Now that you know what to look for in a LCD monitor, you can get the one you need without getting confused of the additional features. Lastly, consider a well-known and reputable brand and choose the one that offers a longer warranty period for better assurance that you get a good quality product.

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  1. I also personally play my consoles on PC monitor like these ones and they are great! While I was looking for new monitors, I’ve laid my eyes on this Asus Model type monitor, the first thing I thought that it looked really cool and futuristic. The edges and the thin design makes the Asus MX239H a great monitor. Good review! Clearly lists the technical aspects as well as your personal experience with them.

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