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ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor

B&H # ASPB238Q Mfr # PB238Q
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Product Highlights
  • HDMI + D-Sub + DisplayPort + DVI-D Ports
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 80,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 250cd/m² Brightness
  • H:178°/V:178° Viewing Angles
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • 2 x 2W RMS Stereo Speakers
  • ENERGY Star Certified

The PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor from ASUS is a fully equipped monitor with a variety of connection options including HDMI, D-Sub, DisplayPort, and DVI-D ports. The wide 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles allow for reduced color shift from nearly any angle of view. Take advantage of a more dynamic picture with an 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio providing for darker dark and brighter bright colors.

Utilize ASUS exclusive QuickFit Virtual Scale for real-size document, photo, and grid mode on top of operating windows on the screen. The integrated SPLENDID video preset modes allow for a variety of viewing options including standard, game, theater, scenery, and night view mode further enhancing the picture quality. Along with the SPLENDID video presets, the PB238Q comes with 3 skin tone selection modes including reddish, natural, and yellowish giving you the ability to adjust picture quality for human subjects on the screen. Many of the options such as SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection, Auto Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment, Volume Adjustment, Input Selection, and Quick Fit found within the PB238Q can be accessed via a hotkey for added convenience.

80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
The ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio dynamically enhances the display's contrast by adjusting the luminance of the backlight to achieve the darkest black and brightest white - delivering lifelike images.
178° Wide Viewing Angle
The PB238Q adopts 178° of horizontal and vertical viewing angles that eradicates color shift on your screen no matter where and how you look at it
Full HD with HDMI
Enter a world of enhanced colors with Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) support as well as an integrated HDMI port
Extensive Connectivity / Built-in Stereo Speaker
•The PB238Q comes with rich connectivity options including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, and D-Sub ports. You can also take advantage of four USB 2.0 ports enabling users to connect a wide variety of peripherals such as USB drives, a keyboard, mouse, and digital camera.

•The built-in stereo speakers give you the ability to enjoy a variety of multimedia options such as Full HD Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, and even set top boxes.
QuickFit Virtual Scale
The ASUS-exclusive QuickFit built in the monitor provides real-size document, photo, and grid mode on top of the operating windows on the screen. The QuickFit feature can be activated via a hotkey on the monitor and used as a guide to accurately view and edit photos.

Supporting Formats:
•Document: A4, letter
•Photo: 8" x 10", 5" x 7", 4" x 6", 3" x 5", and 2" x 2"
•Grid: Alignment, Centimeters, Inches
Ergonomic Design
The ergonomically-designed PA238Q Professional Monitor comes with swivel, tilt, pivot, and height adjustments for the ideal viewing position
Panel/Display
Type LED Backlit IPS LCD Flat Panel Display
Viewable Size 23"
Brightness 250cd/m²
Contrast Ratio ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80,000,000:1
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178°
Vertical: 178°
Pixel Dot Pitch 0.2652 mm
Response Time 6ms
Panel Life Not specified by manufacturer
Colors Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Signal
Internal Interface Analog/Digital
Frequency Analog Signal Frequency: 24-83 KHz(H)/50-75 Hz(V)
Digital Signal Frequency: 24-83 KHz(H)/50-75 Hz(V)
Sync Type Not specified by manufacturer
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1 x D-Sub
Digital 1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x DVI-D
Analog 1 x D-Sub
Audio Input 1 x HDMI
1 x 3.5 mm Mini-Jack
Headphone Jack Not specified by manufacturer
Hub Ports 4 x USB Ports (1 x Upstream 4 x Downstream)
Speakers 2 x 2W RMS Stereo
Mount 100 x 100 VESA Mount
Controls
Buttons Not specified by manufacturer
On-Screen Display Yes
Auto Configuration Yes
Touch Screen No
Tilt/Swivel Range Tilt: +20°-5°
Swivel: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Security Kensington Lock
Compliant Standards Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, , J-MOSS, PSE, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7 WHQL
System Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements Power Saving Mode: <0.5w Power Off Mode: 0w (hard switch) Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) With Stand: 21.6 x 16.3 x 7.9" (548.8 x 414.2 x 201 mm)
Without Stand: 21.6 x 12.7 x 2.3" (548.8 x 323.7 x 57.6 mm)
Weight 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 3-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUSPB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor
     
    4.7

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Vivid colors (13)
    • Adjustable (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Great picture quality (11)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home computer (7)
      • Multimedia (4)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (10), Budget shopper (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (10), Mac (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent monitor at good price

      Monitors are not all created equal. If you need to do graphics work, it's best to avoid so-called "business monitors". It was important for me to have a monitor with even...Read complete review

      Monitors are not all created equal. If you need to do graphics work, it's best to avoid so-called "business monitors". It was important for me to have a monitor with even illumination across the screen, and from a wide range of viewing angles. This monitor has good top-bottom, left-right even illumination, which was why I bought it. It has a bright, vibrant display. The control buttons are conveniently located along the right edge of the frame, where they are easier to manipulate. The menus are easy to navigate. The base is solid and sturdy. The monitor has good flexibility; i.e., can be pivoted or turned to practically any viewing angle. No "cons" so far. Hopefully, it will be operable well past its 1-year warranty.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great monitor for the price

      We had to replace a first generation flat panel apple display, and this one works just fine with our mac. We are artists and don't want to have to think too much about techno...Read complete review

      We had to replace a first generation flat panel apple display, and this one works just fine with our mac. We are artists and don't want to have to think too much about techno stuff, calibration, etc. We're using it plug and play and it seems just fine, sharp and good color.

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      1.0

      Great monitor for the price

      By Greg

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Sharp Image
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer

        Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

        We had to replace a first generation flat panel apple display, and this one works just fine with our mac. We are artists and don't want to have to think too much about techno stuff, calibration, etc. We're using it plug and play and it seems just fine, sharp and good color.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        good product-good service

        By met

        from sunnyvale, calif

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Computer

          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

          vivid screen, easy setup
          use for everyday stuff plus lightroom

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Mike S.

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not 1610

            Best Uses

              Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

              Graphics are crisp and clear. Stand is bullet proof. No dead pixels and I see no noticeable back light bleed even in near dark environments. I use this for concept design: painting in Photoshop and Graphic Design. Planing to buy a 2nd one.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Amazing monitor at a reasonable price!

              By Black Master

              from Stanford, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Sharp Image
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                I bought this monitor at sale ($ back from ASUS) and it's simply amazing. I love that it's matte, which is way better than glossy during daylight. Swivel, tilt, rotate, everything works smooth. Colors are almost identical to my MacBook Pro Retina. It's supposed to have 100% gamut, although I haven't tested it yet. A very small con is that it doesn't come with HDMI cable, but this is common with most monitors, and you can buy a good one for as little as $ nowadays.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Betrter than expected

                By Mac

                from Washington State

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Lightweight
                • Sharp Image
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer

                  Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                  Used with my desk top.
                  Set up fine, looks great, surprised that I like a screen this size. Use half the screen for viewing, and the other half for working at the same time.
                  Nothing bad to say about the product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good monitor

                  By Ed

                  from New York

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Hooked To A Laptop
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                    Very good monitor. Great for browsing and photo editing. Wide port selection. Easy tilting and shifting. The non-reflective coating helps a lot. The The only complaint is that it's too bright for prolonged typing/reading and decreasing brightness really hurts the picture quality. Otherwise it's the best bang for the buck. The only difference between this monitor and more expensive Asus PA238Q is that the later is factory color pre-calibrated which only matters if you are a professional graphic designer.Then again: if you do this kind of work you'll probably go for a much more expensive monitor that provide a true 8-bit color depth and will cost 3-4 times more.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product, I couldn't be happier

                    By Gaylen

                    from Cupertino, CA

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                          I am a photographer and make large prints of much of my work. I have been very disapointed with other monitors due to their very narrow viewing angle. Thank you Asus for the PB23Q monitor. My issue with narrow viewing angle is now gone! I love this monitor!

                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I am very pleased with this monitor

                          By Rick

                          from Charlottesville, VA

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Several Input Connections
                          • Sharp Image
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                          • Connections Hard To Reach

                          Best Uses

                          • Photo Editing

                          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                          I've had this monitor hooked up to my Macbook Pro for about a week and it has performed well. The picture is sharp and bright. The sRGB setting is just what I need for photo editing. The setup was easy, but it comes with VGA set as the default connection. That can be changed, but you have to connect the monitor to your computer before you can access the setup controls. There seems to be no way to modify the default video input with the monitor off-line. Also, for Macs with a mini-display port, you will need to get a third party cable, if you want to use that input. The Display Port cable that is included is a full size DP to DP cable. All-in-all, I am happy with the unit, now that I have it connected correctly.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Monitor

                          By Marco Polo

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Sharp Image
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer

                            Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                            I reseached monitors for hours. I looked at the stats, blogs, and pro reviews. In the end, at this price point, this monitor stood above all the rest. B&H Photo Video received my order on a Sunday, and I had the product in a few days. Great service. The monitor is a good size for desk work, and the color and clarity of images and text are a signficant improvement over my older, LCD monitor. Overall, very happy with this purchase and from buying it from B&H.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent monitor at good price

                            By Sprari

                            from Massachusetts

                            About Me DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Bright-vibrant Colors
                            • Even Illumination

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Good For Graphics Work

                              Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                              Monitors are not all created equal. If you need to do graphics work, it's best to avoid so-called "business monitors". It was important for me to have a monitor with even illumination across the screen, and from a wide range of viewing angles. This monitor has good top-bottom, left-right even illumination, which was why I bought it. It has a bright, vibrant display. The control buttons are conveniently located along the right edge of the frame, where they are easier to manipulate. The menus are easy to navigate. The base is solid and sturdy. The monitor has good flexibility; i.e., can be pivoted or turned to practically any viewing angle. No "cons" so far. Hopefully, it will be operable well past its 1-year warranty.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Best monitor for camera application

                              By Buzz

                              from Erie,Pa

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Sharp Image
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                  Connected to camera it is easy to setup
                                  and the ability to swivel and pivot the monitor gets great response from customers.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Asus 23" IPS LCD Monitor

                                  By Art

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Sharp Image
                                  • Vivid Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming
                                    • Home Computer
                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                    Not a bad entry level IPS. A bit small but work well on photoshop.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great monitor

                                    By Stewart

                                    from Manassas, VA

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Sharp Image
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                        Perfect display (no bright or dead pixels visible), HDMI makes laptop connection easy, stand adjustment with height, pan, and tilt, and good color rendition.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        beautiful monitor

                                        By N-E-A-STUDIOS

                                        from florida

                                        About Me Value Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Sharp Image
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Dead Pixels

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Gaming
                                        • Illustrations Digital Art
                                        • Photography

                                        Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                        I use this for digital illustrations photo manipulation..it is replacing my Hanns g....and the color quality and clarity is great for this price.it did arri e with two tiny red dots bury pixels and b&h..along with Asus are showing great interest and ease to replace this with a perfect one...

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome monitor

                                        By Louiseiskool

                                        from San diego, ca

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Low-cost Ips
                                        • Sharp Image
                                        • Tiltswivel Low-cost Ips
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gaming
                                          • Home Computer
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                          I was skeptical about getting this monitor because of the low amount of reviews, but its definitely a very, very nice monitor. The matte finish for the screen prevents glares, the non-glossy matrerial is fresh and different from asus' mainstream models, and the tilt/swivel display is an AWESOME BONUS!!! As far as display performance, the quality is very clear, and its a great ips monitor for its price. No dead pixels here, and the shipping and handeling from B&H is top-notch! All in all this is a more-than-adequate monitor, and would recommend it to even gamers and casuals alike.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Super Bright. Well made.

                                          By JustinB

                                          from Sedgwick, KS

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable
                                          • All Extras Included
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Sharp Image
                                          • Vivid Colors

                                          Cons

                                          • Blacks Not 100 Black
                                          • Too bright

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Photos

                                          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                          We had been putting this purchase off for a long time. I am glad we waited to buy this display.

                                          The colors are very nice. The quality is flawless. It also included every cable that you would possibly need.

                                          The only con, if the is one, is that it is almost too bright. We have adjusted the color temperature to a darker color and the display is still too dark. When watching dark movies you see the glow of the backlighting.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Very Good Monitor

                                          By MichaelD

                                          from Findlay, Ohio

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about ASUS PB238Q 23" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS LCD Monitor:

                                          Went from 17" CRT 4:3 to this 23" and it looks great. Narrowed search by monitors that swivel, tilt and had height adjustment. The swivel & tilt are very smooth and hold their position. The base has a good grip on the desk so I don't have to hold it down while swivelling with one hand. The height adjustment is OK but could be a little bit tighter and I would prefer that it lower about another 2 inches. It lowers to about 3.75" above the desk. That would put it more in the "sweet spot" of my bifocals. It does rotate to portrait but that was not important to me.

                                          The screen is not glossy and has decent anti-glare. I have a large door-wall 8' behind me facing east and get a lot of sunlight. I change the tilt to help with direct sunlight or high glare off the snow.

                                          It has a good number of hook-up options and the 4 USB ports have been handy.

                                          So far, I have been very pleased.

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