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ASUS PA249Q Black 24" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor AH-IPS 350 cd/m2 80,000,000:1

  • 1920 x 1200 6ms (GTG)
  • 80,000,000:1
  • HDMI , D-Sub, DisplayPort, DVI-D
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Peter M.
  • 5/14/2014 7:51:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPity

Pros: Beautiful Picture
Sturdy stand
Menu Joystick

Cons: High pitched noise!

Other Thoughts: Purchased this monitor looking to upgrade my current 16:9 to a 16:10 for some extra screen real estate. Also wanted a wide color gamut for photographic work (hobby). Read many online reviews and narrowed it down to this and the Dell U2413. Decided on the asus and ordered it from another major online retailer as they had a better price. Awaited the brown truck. I Was very impressed before I even plugged it in. Well packaged and protected. Impressed when taking the monitor out of the box to set it up. Well made and heavy duty plastic. Sturdy stand. Quality product all around...until I plugged the unit in. Now I knew what so many of the reviews complained about. The high pitched buzz coming from the monitor. I felt as if it would burn through my brain, it was that annoying. Plugged stuff into the USB port...got worse! The buzz now was oscillating! I tried every conceivable fix. Different power cord, monitor cables, usb cables, outlets, etc. No change in the buzz. How could it be that the reviewers who raved about the monitor didn't hear it? Its so loud and irritating. Maybe just a bad batch. I decided to order another from Newegg even though the price was higher. Awaited the brown truck. No, can't be!? The same exact noise. Same increase in noise when plugging into the usb hub. Back to Newegg and the other retailer. Two different manufacture dates (both 2014) but the problem has obviously not been fixed by Asus. Shame too. The monitor otherwise is excellent and would be a winner. The picture and colors are stunning. The menu joystick is brilliant. The stand is incredibly solid. If only they could fix the power supply problem. My search continues and I'm on to trying the Dell, but I have never been a big fan of their products. It uses the same panel so hopefully the picture will be as good, but I doubt it will be as solid. I guess I can live with that if it doesn't have the annoying buzzing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

How did you setup this monitor? What type of graphics card are you using? What attempts have you done to calibrate your monitor? To discuss this topic with me, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3749846 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael D.
  • 3/30/2014 11:45:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggssquealing noise renders monitor unuseable

Pros: High quality display.

Cons: High pitched squealing noise emanates from the back of the monitor. It is loud enough to render the monitor essentially unusable.

Other Thoughts: I purchased one of these monitors. The high pitched squealing noise I described in the "Cons" section made it impossible to use because I work in a quiet environment. I returned the monitor and was given a replacement. The replacement monitor also emits the awful squealing noise. I consider the money I paid for this to be wasted. Do not buy this monitor unless it will be used somewhere with a very high level of ambient noise. A Laundromat, maybe.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Michael,

Have you tried plugging the units to different outlets? Did you check the power cord to see if it’s in good condition? Have you tried using a different computer? If you’d like to discuss this topic with me please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3580291 in the subject line. Also, please provide me your unit's serial#. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ronnie B.
  • 2/27/2014 1:57:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGlad I stumbled across this "open box"!

Pros: Bright colors and excellent contrast. I like the way you can fine tune this monitor (color adjustment, etc.) and the various measurement overlays one can use for photo work, and so on. I have the monitor set to "AdobeRGB" and the colors are very lifelike. Not super vivid but not bland either.

Cons: None as of now.

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace an aging Viewsonic 19" widescreen monitor I bought back in Dec 2005. I wanted a display that would put out accurate colors. And I'm not disapointed at all. Some may not like the UI system. It doesn't bother me. My monitor was an "open box" but all of the stuff was included and it works just fine. I saved a good chunk of change by buying "open box".

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  • Ovidiu C.
  • 2/21/2014 4:38:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsPromising monitor, not so great experience

Pros: Antiglare, initial purchase price, 10 bit support (not "real " 10 bit, but nevertheless, supported), screen proportions.
Before my ASUS RT56U expensive modem was hacked due to firmware and my precious ASUS PA246 suddenly stopped working in the same week, I would have said brand.
Colors are fairly good, but you definitely need to calibrate the monitor in "user" mode - forget the color temperature settings.
For stringent color match I use another monitor that was double the price, but for a reason apparently
Newegg is a great parallel source that complements the brick and mortar stores. And they are fast, offer a good choice.

Cons: OSD is very unintuitive and the buttons are not ergonomically for fast selection in semobscurity (these monitors are to be used in low light conditions, radiology PACS workstations, photo - print situations, the buttons should be big and clear to use and have a great tactile feeling )
Company does not stand by their product

Other Thoughts: Too good to be true again? We'll see.
I hope this one is better built. The previous PA monitor I have
Stopped having an image on the screen after 2 1/2 years.
It is a nightmare to figure out how to get the warranty working.
I am unable to get to speak or a reply from somebody at Asus.
regarding the service case number Service (Case) Number NA3456217
I use a 3 monitor setup for image analysis and I need the 10 bit, hence the need for this type of monitor.
The one folowing the PA246, the 248 was just a 8 bit monitor (actually PA 246 is a 8 bit monitor "extended" with a trick to use 10 bit signals. It shows in the lack of grayscale uniformity, but at under 600$ it was a compromise I accepted. I expected some quality and the company to stand by their products though.
. I am using the ATI FirePro 8900 with a Display port cable.
Initially I thought that the Display port cable is the problem and I switched the cables with the other monitors and also used a spare one to test if the cable was the culprit.
Apparently it's not the cable.
There is no information on the screen when I turn of and turn on the screen or if I press the input selector button. (The OSD information does not appear anymore)
My assumption is that the CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) electronics are to blame.
The monitor is in a temperature and low humidity controlled environment. The working time on it every day was between 0 and 3 hours.

On a separate note, the ASUS RT56U modem I have was hacked due to the firmware vulnerability. I had to install a open source firmware. A lot of time wasted.
The same with the monitor. We pay premium prices and the warranty does not work and we have actually subpar firmware implementations and convoluted opaque warranties that actually are designed to not function.

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  • Napoleon C.
  • 2/1/2014 7:53:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery solid monitor

Pros: -Very nice rich colors
-Pre-calibrated (works perfectly in my environment)
-Easy to adjust the position
-1920*1200
-many connection possible ( display port, hdmi, dvi-D, and vga)
-usb3 hub

Cons: not a con but though it would be thinner

Other Thoughts: got it on sale around 350, preferred this model over the 1080 p which was 100$ less, but those extra pixels really helps for maya

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  • David C.
  • 12/30/2013 12:20:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHigh Pitch Sound

Pros: Picture is clear and color accuracy seems ok. Text is clear.

Cons: High pitched sound, especially loud when something is plugged into 3.0 USB on side of monitor.

Other Thoughts: There is a noise when the monitor is turned on. Not too bad. But when I plug any 2.0 or 3.0 device into the USB 3.0 ports on the side of the monitor there is a high pitched sound. The sound disappears when I unplug the device.

This is in unsat. You can read other reviews that note a similiar high pitch sound. Obviously something is wrong with quality control.

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  • Jiewei D.
  • 11/18/2013 3:31:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent picture. Clear.

Cons: evil Sound resonates from within.

Other Thoughts: Samsung monitors are trash. they are made in Korea, what do you expect?

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  • Alan R.
  • 10/26/2013 2:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for photos and much more

Pros: Good for a wide range of uses. I just leave it in sRGB mode all the time...
My photos look great
Nice sharp text for office work
YouTube movies look nice too
16:10 aspect ratio is helpful for document editing (more height)

Cons: Difficult to properly calibrate with a colorimeter (explained below.)
Colors in web pages, photos, etc. are exaggerated with default settings out of the box (but easy to fix.)

Other Thoughts: I’ve had this monitor for almost 6 weeks now. I use it at home for a wide variety of things ranging from photo retouching in Photoshop to work in Microsoft Office to watching YouTube videos.

Bottom-line: I give it 5 –stars and I’m extremely happy with what it delivers at this price point.

Be sure to read this: You probably care about accurate color if you buy this monitor. If so, don’t use the default settings, but instead go to the OSD and set the display to “sRGB mode”. Also turn the brightness down to a comfortable level.

sRBG mode is factory-calibrated pretty well and that is probably sufficient to satisfy many people. (It also supports AdobeRGB if you want to use a fully color managed workflow and understand how to take advantage of wide gamut.) If you’re accustomed to calibrating your monitors, this display is capable of even higher color accuracy and nice neutral grays. This is not as easy as it could be, but there is an effective workaround. See the “Trouble Calibrating Asus PA249Q Wide-Ganut Display for sRGB” thread on the DPReview web site for details. I used an old i1Display 2 colorimeter calibrated to work with this display’s GB-LED backlight using a borrowed spectrometer, and the great open source argyllCMS/dispcalGUI software. My photos look great and the grays are nice and pure.

My PA249Q’s power supply is silent and the display has no dead or stuck pixels. Some 24” displays are 16:9, others are 16:10 like this one. I prefer 16:10 and find the extra height that this display offers as a result very useful especially in MS Office. Text is very sharp.

This reportedly has an LG LM240WU9-SLA1 IPS LCD panel with a GB-LED backlight. (Search for "The Evolution of led backlights" for a helpful article by Adam Simmons.) I really only found one other monitor in this class, although previous generations of this model still seem to be popular (and less expensive.)

Color and brightness consistency between the corners and the center are only average. I found the brightness varied from about 106 cd/m2 at the upper left corner to 133 in the center, and color varied by around 3 delta E in a rough test (i.e. may not be accurate.) Your experience may vary, but I really don’t notice this in daily use. If you need it, true professional monitors costing 2-3x as much offer backlight uniformity compensation features that really work.

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  • Alex B.
  • 10/16/2013 2:41:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat display - 1 major issue

Pros: Great IPS display! Looks great and has USB 3.0 with tilt and swivel stand.

Cons: When monitor is in sleep mode there is an annoying high pitch whine from the back of the monitor. If this wasn't a problem I would have given the display a higher rating. For what you pay for this monitor you would think there wouldn't be issues like this. Sent back to newegg.

Other Thoughts: I really wish this monitor had speakers and higher resolution, but for the price range it's feature packed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Alex,

Could you please tell me if the high-pitch sound is only present when it’s in sleep mode or does it ever go away at certain point or time? Have you made any attempts of troubleshooting the monitor? If so, could you please email me about it? My email is cl-celeste@asus.com and please include case#3137510 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Alex C.
  • 10/10/2013 6:45:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat picture but one major flaw

Pros: Very clear picture. No major ghosting issues and high response rate. Great all-around monitor for photo editing, games, movies, programming etc.

Cons: This monitor makes a VERY high-pitched sound when idle. It sits in my bedroom so it makes it hard to sleep sometimes without turning off the power switch (located on the back of the monitor).

The monitor is also not completely uniform which is a bit annoying - it goes from red to a yellowish hue.

This monitor would get a much higher rating if the two issues above were solved. Not sure if mine is defective, I guess that's what I get for buying new technology!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Alex,

There are ways to reduce the high pitched noise. You can try lowering the brightness and contrast of your monitor. You can also check the refresh rate and ensure it is set at default (typically at 60 Hz). For more tips and further assistance, please contact me atcl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3055003 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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