Asus' MX299Q 29-inch monitor provides ultra-wide viewing experience

January 7, 2013 6:19 PM PST / Updated: January 7, 2013 6:19 PM PST
The ultra-wide Asus monitor boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio. Eric Franklin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Asus unveiled a new ultra-wide 29-inch LED monitor at CES 2013. The widescreen MX299Q boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, 2,560x1,080 IPS panel, and should be available for sale in the first quarter of 2013 at $599.

The MX299Q monitor has a slim profile with sundial-style stand, a frameless edge-to-edge screen, and built-in speakers co-developed by Bang & Olufsen, ICEpower, and Asus. Ports on the monitor include HDMI/MHL, dual-link DVI, and DisplayPort.

The MX299Q's 2,560x1,080 resolution falls short of the 2,560x1,440 resolution other "extreme definition" monitors have but when compared to the  Dell UltraSharp U2711  the Asus MX299Q looks like a worthy competitor for its price range.

Check back to CNET for our full review of the Asus MX299Q once it become available and for continuing coverage of CES 2013.

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  • Display Type LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface DisplayPort
  • Diagonal Size 29 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.2628 mm
  • Image Aspect Ratio 21:9
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