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It’s ultra-wide. It’s ultra-pretty. It’s the Designo MX299Q 21:9 cinematic monitor. Excited? No? Here, let me show you what makes this such a thrilling addition to the ASUS monitor stable and why you should be keen to meet it.

Designo series MX299Q ultrawide 21:9 cinematic monitor

The Designo Series MX299Q ultrawide monitor has a 29 inch widescreen display with a superb 21:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2560×1080. Still not enthused? How about the fact that this monitor has the latest AH-IPS display – that’s Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching to us lesser mortals – which ensures  a rich and vibrant colour performance that should make you very happy indeed.

While I work I tend to use two to three different windows simultaneously, sometimes I even need four. It can be a little tedious to switch between them and the space constraints of my office prevent me from having two monitors side by side. This is neatly solved by the MX299Q as the ultra-wide aspect ratio means lots of room for plenty of windows. You can get at least three in without compromising on usability, at least in my opinion.

The display is backlit and the viewing angles sit at 178 degrees. You get built-in audio with the ASUS SonicMaster technology that was co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. Which is cool. Still.

So, you have a nice wide screen with lots of real estate that’s great for working. You have speakers so that you can sit and write and listen to great music. And you have exceptional colour clarity and reproduction so that your presentations will glisten and gleam.

Or you could use it to play games too…

Yes, the sound may not be precisely what the hardcore gamer looks for in a solution, but the rest of the monitor will do nicely thank you very much indeed. Imagine the vast vistas of Far Cry III on this baby? Nice, right? Convinced now? I thought so.

There are other exclusive ASUS technologies stuffed inside the chic confines of the MX299Q monitor such as the 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, the 300cd/m2 brightness rating and the ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for colour awesome. There are also six viewing modes that include: Standard, sRGB, Scenery, Theater, Game and Night View. You get the picture (sorry).

The ASUS Designo Series MX299Q Ultrawide Cinematic Monitor has also won several design awards such as the Japan Good Design Award in 2012 and the 2013 CES Innovations Award in the Video Displays category.

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