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The Asus MT276HE is a 27-inch widescreen LED monitor designed for use with media.

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Pros

full 1080p - great for full high definition media playback, high definition gaming

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built-in speakers

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low DPI - easier on the eyes than displays (27" and below) with higher resolution

2 agree

16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for high definition media

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affordable price for such a large panel

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dual HDMI alongside an analogue VGA input - great for use with multiple digital sources like a PC, TV receiver or gaming system

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Cons

black borders with ATI video cards - must be adjusted in Catalyst Control Center to be corrected

2 agree

poor stand ergonomics - no portrait mode, height adjustment, etc...

2 agree

TN panel - cheap to produce and sell at the expense of colour quality and viewing angles

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constructed of glossy plastic - looks and feels cheaper, picks up dust and fingerprints easily

1 agrees

16:9 aspect ratio is poor for web browsing, productivity software - lacks vertical resolution next to the older 16:10 standard

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The Asus MT276HE is a 27-inch widescreen LED monitor designed for use with media. As a Full HD display, this 1920 x 1080 pixel monitor is ideal for use with Blu-ray Discs and other HD video formats. Integrated is Asus’s Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology, a feature dynamically boosting the display´s contrast ratio to 50,000:1. This allows for black and white levels to remain pure without losing a significant amount of image brightness. The response time is rated at 2ms, meaning the MT276HE can handle fast moving imagery from content such as games or action movies. Video inputs include 2 HDMI and 1 VGA connection. Audio inputs include 1 coaxial S/PDIF and a single 3.5mm mini-jack. Built-in 3 watt stereo speakers line the bottom of the display for those without external speakers. A remote control is included for adjusting settings.

Features
  • Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • 50,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Asus Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology
  • 2ms response time
  • Built-in 3W speakers
  • Splendid video presets
  • Video input: 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
  • Audio input: 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x 3.5mm mini-jack
  • 3-year warranty
Post Review
Warhammer
11/03/2010 09:10

My appreciation of those pros and cons----

Most of all the pros I agree with, but some of the cons I really disagree with also.

I personnaly appreciate a lot being capable of browsing in 2 windows at the same time, putting them alongside on windows 7.

Already made the point about ATI cards. They don't work properly out of the box with ANY HD 1920x1080p monitors anyway.

I personnaly find the colour quality and viewing angles better than some of the costier monitor, since I can tilt it enough for my needs.

I dont personnaly find it looking cheap because of glossy plastic, I do think it looks awesome and kind of sexy. But that is a personnal preference.

I will agree that a height adjustment would be nice since I find it a bit low, but the height of the actual seeable screen in hight enough, and having the buttons on top is a nicelly put feature, better than this you get a remote which makes buttons on the monitor usefull only if you run out of batteries. But using a button type battery that last way longer than regular batteries is what give it a plus in my opinion. Seems to be about the same size as a CMOS battery, so it will not be hard to find on the computer market.

Awesome monitor overall, may it last longer (way longer) than my almost defunct 22" Viewsonic vx2235w wide screen 16:10 monitor.

Warhammer
11/03/2010 08:58

for the black borders with ATI vid Cards, it happens with any 1080p HMDI capable monitor or tv, so you can put that one on ATI's fault, not capable of getting HD resolution correctly out of the box. It was hard if not impossible for some to find the settings in Catalyst control center, since the settings are well hidden in a not so often visited place.

So it's not a con for ASUS, but for that particular card manufacturer who can't tell whatever people mostly use nowadays, Full HD capable monitors. Especially coming from a company who boasts on its HD capabilities, right up to name their cards after that well used technology. That's a bummer for AMD, not for ASUS.

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