ASUS VE247H Review: Budget Full HD Monitor

ASUS VE247H

Introduction

I depend on my computer for a variety of tasks such as editing photos, watching HD movies from DVDs, playing games, view YouTube professional videos and create several documents using MS Office. Due to these diverse tasks, I always choose a monitor that can help in delivering all of them without any issue.

Believe me; after choosing the ASUS VE247H monitor, I never had a single complaint in terms of performance. For my above-mentioned uses, this monitor ranks much higher than I expected. I agree that I am not as picky as a few consumers are but this monitor is a solid second monitor. This is also for the hardcore gamers who play almost every day with friends. I can say so, as my best friend is one of those players and praises this monitor for doing a perfect job for console gaming and media streaming.

Specifications

  • 23.6 Inches Screen
  • 1920×1080 Resolution
  • TN Panel
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • 2ms Response Time
  • Refresh Rate: 76Hz
  • Speakers: 2 x 1W stereo
  • Ports: DVI (HDCP), HDMI, D-sub (VGA), Audio Line-Out
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 300cd/m2
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.272mm

Performance

Although I have used this monitor pretty much for any kind of task since a few months, it is still in great condition with no tangible scratches, dead pixels, or other frustrating signs along those lines. The ASUS VE247H is a gaming monitor, which many gamers and professional workers have on their desktop. Why? Well, that’s because of two reasons: Great basic features and competitive price.

Through its wide 23.6-inch screen running at a native 1920×1080 resolution and a genuinely high ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR), the monitor delivers accurate and realistic images. I was genuinely fine to have a 23.6-inch screen, as the difference in comparison with a 27-inch monitor is literally minimal.

You will also appreciate the response time of 2 milliseconds if you are a ghost-sensitive player. This rating is just one millisecond short of the most wanted response time in the latest monitors. Here is my experience of using this monitor.

The pictures are genuinely bright, clear, and sharp; due to which it matches with the display quality of costlier monitors. The combination of good screen size, great colors, and 1080p rendering ability make it possible to display games and applications at a high detail. This is noticeable while playing World of War Craft and Battlefield 4. The picture quality is also commendable with Chromecast and PS4. The textures and colors are just better than my old LCD monitor. Desktop applications also appear crisp and sharp.

Features

There are over five picture modes but I mostly use the default one. Still, a user gets a wide range of settings for adjustment. This means all types of users can enjoy their ideal display. Even the backlight is even, without any leakage.

With Full HD 1080p with HDMI, you enjoy more than a million colors. With a high dynamic contrast ratio, good brightness, dynamic adjustment of luminance, and suitable viewing angles, you get to see the brightest to darkest object as they are.

A distinct feature that I liked a lot is the monitor’s adjustable Aspect Control function. Through this function, you can set the aspect ratio even to 4:3 for obtaining visual performance without image distortion or data loss. You will also appreciate the Splendid Video Intelligence technology, which optimizes image conformity and video performance by adjusting many settings. It adjusts or enhances contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness in different proportions.

Design

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When you unpack the ASUS VE247H TN monitor from its strong plastic pack, the look is what will grab your attention first. Well, that’s because of the superb overall build quality. The monitor looks quite sleek and shiny. Other things you can see is the HDMI lettering on the top left, ASUS logo in the middle of the bottom, and all buttons are perpendicular to the panel, meaning they are beneath the bottom right. These buttons include power, menu, and volume controls. Icons for these buttons are pretty much clear and comprehensible. Noticeably, the controls allow for multi-language On-screen Display (OSD).

The ASUS VE247H PC monitor is also amazingly adjustable, as you can shift it in all directions. However, it lacks the ability to get lifted. In simple terms, you need a support on which this monitor can reside to maintain the right eye level if the desk is at a very low level or you are too tall. The size is decent but is a bit on the heavy side. Yet, it is not burdensome. Another commendable aspect is its firm design. Even if you are clumsy enough to drop it down accidentally, there is no high risk of damage. In fact, you will not even see a small scratch.

I also admire the stand, which made it easy to assemble for a simple plug-n-play job. It is sturdy but it wobbles a bit if you press those bottom right buttons. This is because you are pushing up unevenly. Yet, I feel that this is not a problem. Well, what you will admire is the tilt adjustment of the stand. You can even mount the display to a wall through the normal VESA 100mm pattern. Further, there is also the typical Kensington lock for securing the monitor.

Connectivity

With all the essential cables that the ASUS VE247H monitor comes with, the user is ensured of an effortless setup. It comes with a power plug (UK and US), VGA cable, HDMI cable, and a DVI cable. All you must do is take the monitor out of the box, place it on a desk and plug it, connect the HDMI cable to a TV or a laptop, press the power button.

That’s it! You now need to select it as the second screen through the menu settings. After doing, there is hardly any need to touch a setting on the ASUS VE247H. I have just a few settings and modes but still, I can say that all controls work nicely.

Conclusion

While the ASUS VE247H 1080p display is not the most feature-rich model, it does have all the essential functionalities that an average user or daily player needs. Above all, it is affordable; At the moment (May 2017), it is available for only $120. Although you get what you pay for, this one gives way more than you could ask for, considering the price. Consider this model as having a good monitor and not the best one for now.

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