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

The 21:9 aspect ratio might have something to do with that.

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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 Asus MX299Q monitor is ultra-wide and phat

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The MX299Q's 2,560x1,080 resolution falls short of the 2,560x1,440 resolution other "extreme definition" monitors havebut 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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