Asus MX38VC: The one monitor you will ever need
February 27, 2019

Asus’ new monitor dazzles and performs well above our expectations – read why.

UltraWide monitors aren’t that common – yet for some users, it’s the preferred choice when completing their PC setup at home or even office. It doesn’t just give you a wider field of view, but the larger and wider aspect ratio means you more screen real estate to work with.

That’s what Asus’ MX38VC offers. It’s basically an UltraWide 37.5-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It was launched as part of the Designo product range that offers a unique design – and it shows. There’s a silver-colored bezel along with a round base that actually includes a wireless charger.

There are no buttons on the MX38VC. Instead, below the Asus logo, you will find a joystick that is used to navigate the on-screen menu. The MX38VC is also curved for what Asus says is a more immersive visual experience.

Connectivity options on the MX38VC include DisplayPort 1.2, USB-C and dual HDMI ports. The USB-C port offers up to 60W of power, meaning that it can also charge compatible devices like a MacBook Pro for example. Additional ports include USB 3.0, Audio input and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Also built into the MX38VC are dual 10W speakers from Harman Kardon. The down-firing speakers have been optimized to deliver theater-quality audio, something that normal monitors can’t do. It even has Bluetooth, so you can use the speakers to stream music from your smartphone or tablet.

The MX38VC also has a blue light filter that you can turn on to help your eyes be less strained especially when you’re working at night. It even has Asus’ Flicker-free technology that can help minimize eyestrain.

I’m using a 27-inch full HD monitor at home, so the 37.5-inch MX38VC gave me a larger (not to mention wider) perspective. The UltraWide MX38VC comes in at 3840-by-1600 pixel UWQHD resolution. That’s wide enough to give you side-by-side views of any document or webpage and even add more on the side.

After a few calibrations, the MX38VC  showcased brilliant colors and awesome contrast ratios. While it’s primarily tailored for a desktop, the MX38VC also includes gaming-centric modes that aid in giving you the best gaming experience.

I also didn’t realize how useful the wireless charger will be on the MX38VC. In the days I was using the monitor, I would casually place my smartphone over the wireless pad while it quietly charges. It even supports up to a 15W output, meaning that compatible devices can take advantage of the fast charging capabilities.

Asus’ Designo MX38VC perfectly blends a great monitor with a substantial amount of very useful features. Highly recommended.

We Love:

+ UltraWide aspect ratio

+ Great desing

+ Plethora of features that are actually useful

We Hate:

– None to mention

Final Rating: 4/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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