Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Monitors > 
LCD / LED Monitors > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16824236393

ASUS VN289Q VN289Q Black 28" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Tilt adjustable LCD Monitor w/ Eye-Care Function 300 cd/m2 ASCR 80000000:1 (3000:1) Built-in Speakers

  • 1920 x 1080 5ms (GTG)
  • ASCR 80000000:1 (3000:1)
  • D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the ASUS VN289Q

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the ASUS VN289Q

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Hobson B.
  • 10/27/2014 5:43:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVN268Q

Pros: I like the size and brightness of the screen. It has a lot of features. I have yet to learn all of the controls that are featured, but it seems like it has a lot of customizable settings. I like the fact that all of the cables needed for the display modes were included, they didn't cheap out on that!!!

Cons: I have this screen attached to an 2008 Mac Mini and use it to primarily display my calendar for planning and notes. The text could be clearer and more sharp. Sort of soft edges and blurry. It is very readable but could be better. Resolution settings in the Mac preferences are set for Best for Display, refresh at 60 hertz NTSC.

Other Thoughts: None at this time.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Syed F.
  • 5/22/2014 3:42:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggshumming voice coming from monitor ?

Pros: nice design

Cons: i dont know about this but text is not sharp enough, my last monitor was acer 20inch with 1600*900.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

How did you setup this monitor? What type of graphics card are you using? Please provide some attempts you've done to calibrate your monitor. To discuss this topic with me, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3768450 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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • John F.
  • 5/15/2014 7:48:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood monitor for the money

Pros: -Excellent contrast ratio, handles dark colors and dark scenes very well.
-Lots of screen real estate here, 28" is quite big!
-Pre-set screen modes are a nice touch, and there are quite a few to work with
-Menu is far less difficult to navigate than any other monitor I have had to deal with, though there is still room for improvement
-No lack of input options, and comes with cables for nearly every possibility you might need. This includes HDMI-to-MHL for anyone who uses their tablet or smartphone a lot, and I was thrilled by this!
-The Eye-care function is a welcome change, more about this at the bottom.
-Rapid replacement is nice, but I don't think I've ever had a monitor last less than 10 years!

Cons: -Biggest flaw by far is the flimsy stand. Even light tremors, from typing to hard for instance, will cause the monitor to shake noticeably. For a monitor in the $300 range I would expect something much sturdier.
-No HDMI cable. Not a major issue for me, but be aware of this if you prefer HDMI to other formats.
-Screen has a glossy finish, so be aware that any lights behind you will be reflected rather well, even more so when displaying dark images.

Other Thoughts: First off, more on the Eye-care function! Most screens on the market use a flickering backlight; be it CCFL, WLED, or RBGLED, and this flickering is thought to contribute to eye strain. The term for this technique is Pulse Width Modulation, PWM, and initially was used to give CCFL backlighting a larger range of luminescence outside of the strict voltage and current limitations it has. This was continued with LED based backlights to preempt a runaway heat and current cycle in high output LEDs, preventing current overloads and stabilizing color temperature. PWM is not all bad, and is even cornerstone of the nVidia Lightboost Hack.

The research I've done tells me this monitor uses DC power to supply a constant and controlled power level to the backlight, removing the need for PWM. Most monitors on the market use AC power, which does not allow power levels to be adjusted based on lighting needs, hence the use of PWM. If you are interested on this topic, or want to do some serious research on monitors before you upgrade, I recommend you check out TFTCentral. They have incredibly in-depth reviews and articles, even if only for a select few monitors.

I have personally noticed a reduction of eye-strain when using this monitor, which is a huge help to me as I have an admittedly poor habit of multi-hour sessions on the computer.

One final note: you should seriously consider a monitor mount of some kind if you purchase this screen. The stand it comes with isn't poor quality, rather it is just poorly designed and the base connects to the neck with connection points that are perpendicular to the monitor. That is the source of the instability, so damage is not a concern, just the disruption caused by the shaking!

TL;DR: This is a great monitor for the money, and should help anyone with eye-strain, but you may want to get a mount of some kind to go with it! 4.5/5 gets rounded to 5!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Patrick W.
  • 5/14/2014 12:37:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNice cosmetics; poor screen

Pros: Fantastic size; fairly thin bezel; plenty of connection options; matte case (not glossy); VESA mountable

Cons: Poor screen; weak stand, awful speakers; menu button placement

Other Thoughts: Purchased on-line (not Newegg). After removing it from the box, it looked fantastic. Big, wide screen. Nice, fairly thin bezel. Stand is a little shaky for a monitor of this size. Plugged it into a newly built Intel I7 computer (HD 4600 Graphics). Tested it first on VGA graphics. Right away, noticed vertical banding across the screen whenever there was a solid background (dark, then light stripes vertically across the screen, mostly centered - right edge had less banding, left edge looked good from the edge to about 1/4 width); also banding was apparent in desktop wallpaper (nature scenes) and photos, just not as pronounced as on a solid colored background. Tried to adjust color, brightness, contrast, picture mode, etc. Tried Windows screen calibration program. Nothing worked. So, I thought maybe it was a VGA problem, and switched to DVI. No change. Switched to HDMI. No change. Thought maybe it was my setup, after all this was on a new computer with on-board graphics. So, hooked up to my old desktop (Core 2 Duo, Nvidia 8600 PCI Graphics Card) via DVI. Same problem. So, after trying it with two different computers, with two different types of graphics systems and three different types of hookups, I could never get rid of the vertical banding. Not sure if this is a problem with the power-supply inside the monitor (doesn't use a "brick" power supply, just a cord plugged into the back), or speaker shielding, or what is causing this... Also, tried the internal speakers - pretty tinny, and not much volume. Power buttons/menu buttons are located on the back, and don't quite correspond to the labeling on the front, so you find yourself pushing the wrong button occasionally. Overall, I was pretty disappointed with it. I wish it would have worked as good as it looked - I was really looking forward to having a big monitor like this.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Please take pictures of your screen showing these issues you mentioned and provide me the serial# of your unit. My email is cl-celeste@asus.com; please include case#3696341 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

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...

More Buying Options

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Monitors > 
LCD / LED Monitors > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16824236393
Related Products
Delicate touches make a monitor truly great. ASUS’ ...
?Display Type: Widescreen IPS LCD w/ LED Backlight ...
Using the right computer monitor might be the ...
Using the right computer monitor might be the ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.