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 (opens in new tab) 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).
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
Sorry, I prefer 16:10.
I remember working on a such monitor from Silicon Graphics Inc or SGI. It was one quality badass monitor.
Ahh. good old memories.
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.