ASUS has announced a new 29 inch widescreen monitor, the PB298Q, with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The monitor will use an AH-IPS panel to ensure accurate color reproduction and wide viewing angles. The resolution will be a slightly unusual 2560x1080 pixels, giving the monitor a PPI close to 96. The display will be LED-backlit, which enables an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio and a 300 cd/m2 brightness rating. This will enable the monitor to display a very dark black and a very bright white.
The monitor will have a very minimalistic, black design with a square foot, an 0.8 mm bezel, and 7 buttons located in the bottom right. On the back, one will find a DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual-link DVI ports. The monitor also has two built-in 3 W stereo speakers. ASUS also includes the ASUS MultiFrame software that allows users to use multiple virtual desktop windows as if the user had more than one monitor. The monitor can tilt, swivel, and the height can be adjusted, so the monitor should fit every user's preference.