Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExeterViking 29 inches of Excellence!
This is one absolutely great monitor. Plain and simple.
When first unboxed, it seemed smaller than I had imagined, but as I came off a 28" 16:10 unit, I take it that's a natural reaction, so it took a day or two to get used to.
But then - as soon as you start realising how much more efficient it is to have this much horizontal screen estate, you won't want to to back.
The ability to have multiple documents open, with no overlapping windows and no switching between applications - without having two screens - is just perfect. Everything just seems easier and faster to work with! I work a lot with very large spreadsheets and cross-application referencing - something this monitor excels at, due to it's extreme width. Great to have the whole sheet in view at all times!
As for the quality of the unit itself, there's no contest. This is an ASUS monitor. They don't come any better than that. ASUS is always the best option for any computer hardware in my opinion and I am happy to pay for it too, because they never fail to deliver the best.
This monitor has no dead pixels, no switching issues, no boot problems - nothing to worry about. I have even left the protective film on up until now, as it's put on so well, that you don't need to remove it! (and I can only imagine how even more excellent the screen will look the day I do remove it!)
Black is black. When using only part of the screen (in games, photos, etc.) the black edge on either side is truly black and does not give the impression of being 'on' at all. This makes the experience seamless and natural. I never feel like I need to make any adjustments anywhere.
The build quality is sublime. The stand, which some people have said was a tad too flimsy, I have no issues with. It's stable and not shaky, even if I'm using multiple inputs and use the source switching quite a lot.
The touch buttons are hyper-sensitive but when you get used to them and learn to put your finger in the right place, they are a pleasure to work with. No cheap plastic 'click' sounds when operating the unit. It's sleek and smooth throughout and the whole unit simply oozes quality.
I can not recommend this monitor highly enough. If you want great quality, ease of use, peace of mind and something on your desk that looks like a million dollars - you should go for the ASUS MX299Q! :o)
21 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacks Nice piece of kit
Love the big screen and how smart it looks great picture too, I haven't spent too much time with it at the moment but will be sorting all my photos soon.
25 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xtrm Brillaint
This monitor is absolutely amazing, The sound from the monitor is the best I have ever heard out of one. Set-up was a breeze, now all I need to do is replace my other two monitors with these.
23 May 2014