The ASUS MX Series design was inspired by the concentric style of a sundial — a masterpiece of innovation created over a millennia ago. The ASUS design processes follow a similar line of thinking: simple yet innovative, natural yet empowering. The ASUS Design Team found inspiration in the sundial concept, and crafted a stand that symbolizes complete flexibility, professionalism, and meticulous art.
A masterful culmination of advanced technology and artistic design, the Designo Series MX299Q Ultra-wide 21:9 Cinematic monitor represents the current state of the art in PC monitors. A sleek 29in. AH-IPS display with an ultra-wide 21:9 ratio and 2560 x 1080 resolution, the MX229Q delivers a 33% larger display area compared to a Full HD monitor for the best theater-like home entertainment. What's more, the MX299Q has an edge-to-edge, frameless cinematic display for an ideal multi display setup and stylish design.
With a display area equivalent to that of two 17in. (5:4 aspect ratio) monitors placed alongside each other, the ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultra-wide 21:9 Cinematic monitor has a display area 33% wider than a Full HD monitor.
The 21:9 aspect ratio gives you more screen real estate for working with multiple windows side-by-side as you would with a secondary display. The 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.
The LED-backlit AH-IPS display has extremely accurate color reproduction that makes the MX299Q ideally suited for both professional and home use. A 178° wide viewing angle also ensures minimal color distortion for enhanced screen sharing.
The MX299Q features an ultra-slim profile measuring just 16.4mm at its thinnest point. 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.
The ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultra-wide 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.
Considering its slender form factor, adding powerful audio to the MX299Q presented a challenge. Nonetheless, the display features up to 32mm diameter speakers for greater and smoother sound impact with better bass performance. It also offers a resonance chamber of up to 100cc, expanding monitor sound range to new extremes.
A built-in amplifier powers speaker sound reproduction, just like a car engine with more horsepower means better performance can be attained. MX299Q uses up to 5W amplifiers per channel, with speakers embedding large rare earth magnets to generate more powerful and striking sound.
With a variety of video input options ranging from DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI and HDMI/MHL, and with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) providing a single-cable video and power connection for compatible smartphones and tablets, you can connect almost any multimedia device to your MX299Q Ultra-wide 21:9 Cinematic monitor.
Looks nice. Build quality is lacking.
Pros: The screen is beautiful. Viewing angles are great. Colors really pop out at you. The emersion with this screen is super nice, especially when playing an FPS.
Cons: The stand is a bit wobbly. The buttons are located in the worst possible position, bottom right of the screen. The buttons are all touch based so my hand would sometimes just barely touch the screen when moving the mouse around on the desk. this causes the screen to shut off. really annoying. the plasticky covering left a residue on the stand which had to be cleaned off.
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Great Image Bad craftmanship
Pros: The quality of the IPS panel is great. Colors are true and Movies on it are amazing. Didn't suffer any ghosting while playing BF3 at 2560x1080.
Cons: The way the screen was put together shows signs of it falling apart over time. I had the screen for about 2 weeks used it 9 hours a day and the front silver bezel unglued it self from just the heat the monitor was producing. It was such a major disappointment as the quality of the image was amazing. But having a high end monitor start falling apart within 2 weeks is so wrong. I just hope asus reads this and steps up there Quality control or revises the monitor bezel to have clips instead of being glued.
Other Thoughts: Would by again if its revised.
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Great, but panel is off?
Pros: Very good quality
Cons: None so far but other thoughts may be of importance to consumers.
Other Thoughts: Ummm the monitor i got is a bit weird. The top corner of the panel has a bit of space left inside where if u press against it itll move inward. Its sort of popping out a bit i guess. If you look at it from the side you will see the panel lined up perfectly until you slowly move towards the top.This may be a quality issue. I have not experienced a monitor that does that but it might be based on how it was designed. It doesnt stick out like a sore thumb, but i noticed it stuck out a bit as i was checking out the monitor. The pictures provided by newegg also shows it too.
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Pros: Very Good Color
Cons: Not all videos and games are 21:9
Other Thoughts: The design of the monitor is very nice. Picture quality is good too. I was really surprised that the monitor was able to overclock to 120hz. The only drawback would be the content available. If you are watching movies on bluray with 21:9, it looks REALLY nice. Pictures pop up etc. But if you are watching or gaming with 16:9 content, it can be a little distracting with black bars on the sides. (4:3 content too) Streaming movies or tv shows will show black bars on both sides. Still a very nice monitor with good design, picture.
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