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Asus Launches the MX229Q 2560 x 1080 Monitor

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The Asus MX229Q features an AH-IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1080 and an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 21:9.

Asus has launched the MX229Q, a 29” monitor that first made an appearance at this year’s Computex conference. It features an AH-IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 21:9 that offers a substantial increase to horizontal work space and matches the human field of view.

The MX229Q also provides a brightness of 300 cd/m2, 178° / 178° viewing angles, a dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000,000:1 and should offer comparable performance to the LG EA93 since it also features a LG manufactured panel. The monitor also includes 3W stereo speakers, a tilt range of +20° to -5° and offers DisplayPort, dual-link DVI, HDMI and 3.5 mm audio inputs.

The ASUS MX229Q will be on sale with a retail price of €470 ($614).

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    yyk71200 , July 15, 2013 10:37 PM
    Too wide relatively to its height for my taste.
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    noobzilla771 , July 15, 2013 11:12 PM
    Still waiting for an IPS 120hz 1080+p monitor
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    eklipz330 , July 15, 2013 11:45 PM
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    Still waiting for an IPS 120hz 1080+p monitor


    you can get one of those decent korean ips/pls monitors... theyre 2560x1440, and can be overclocked to 120hz... they're 27" big though... you can find them for like $300 on ebay

    the build quality i heard is subpar, but if you get a good one, nothing can beat it
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    voltagetoe , July 16, 2013 7:10 AM
    Only 1080p - Whyyyy !? That is a ridiculously low resolution. We had 2560x1600 monitors 13 years ago...
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    cobra5000 , July 16, 2013 7:31 AM
    And what exactly is this, "human field of view"?
    Sorry, I prefer 16:10.
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    lockhrt999 , July 16, 2013 7:56 AM
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    Only 1080p - Whyyyy !? That is a ridiculously low resolution. We had 2560x1600 monitors 13 years ago...


    I remember working on a such monitor from Silicon Graphics Inc or SGI. It was one quality badass monitor.
    Ahh. good old memories.
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    tbq , July 16, 2013 1:19 PM
    I don't have any use for an ultrawide monitor, except maybe when playing FPS games, which I don't do very often. A 27" 2560x1600 monitor at a similar price point would be far more useful to me.
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    gmkos , July 16, 2013 8:25 PM
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    you can get one of those decent korean ips/pls monitors... theyre 2560x1440, and can be overclocked to 120hz... they're 27" big though... you can find them for like $300 on ebay

    the build quality i heard is subpar, but if you get a good one, nothing can beat it

    Some information regarding aforementioned monitors I have learned through experience:

    The display panels are high quality LG units.

    The frame/bezel/stand are often low quality (stand replacement helps a lot)

    Most of the units will only overclock to 65-67Hz. The 120Hz overclockable "2B" versions sell more than double in price on auction sites. For a couple hundred dollars, a swap of a couple PCBs can be made to run the 2560x1440 panel to 120Hz, this also helps availability, as the 120Hz models are rare. A guy in the US sells PCB kits for this purpose.

    Modified display drivers must be used to get the 2560x1440 panels to 120Hz. Older graphics cards and SLi/Crossfire setup also require modifications to GPU drivers involving pixel clock speeds.
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    _Cosmin_ , July 18, 2013 4:12 AM
    It`s not too wide... it`s just too expensive! No word about lag... could be perfect for gaming or just for designers...
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    Ro0ster , July 18, 2013 12:31 PM
    Keep it. Maybe this is something good for the home, but in a enterprise environment, employees want more height than width. That aspect ratio is suited for movies...