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ASUS VS239H-P Review

By November 28, 2016 No Comments

asus vs239h-p review

The ASUS VS239H-P is an IPS panel monitor which offers stunning image quality and color accuracy for a very affordable price. Along with ASUS’ amazing contrast and brightness levels, this monitor delivers crisp and brilliant picture which guarantees satisfaction for everyone from professional designers and casual gamers to those who would just like to enjoy in everyday use and movies in amazing quality.

  • 23 Inches Screen
  • 1920×1080 Resolution
  • IPS Panel
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 60Hz
  • Ports: D-Sub, DVI, HDMI
  • 5ms (GTG) Response Time
  • Brightness: 250cd/m2
  • Contrast: 50,000,000:1
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2655mm

The ASUS VS239H-P has a slim design which is covered with a matte finish that eliminates reflection from the sunlight, giving you pleasant working and entertainment conditions. Its LED backlight is made mercury-free and its bezel is glossy which give the black frame a nice glow.

As per usual, IPS panel offers excellent viewing angles of 178° horizontal and vertical, meaning that you will able to enjoy watching movies and working at any distance and angle without the colors losing their tint. The expected backlight bleed of IPS panels is minimal and only visible in the entirely black background.

The ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) ensures that even in the darkest and brightest background the image will be clearly visible, sharp and crisp. By adjusting the luminance of the backlight ASCR delivers finest image quality allowing you to enjoy in movies and games like never before.

In the box of the monitor, you will receive DVI and VGA cables, a power cord, a quick start guide and a warranty card. The HDMI cable is excluded and you will have to order it individually.

What do users like about this product?

  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
  • Color Accuracy
  • VESA Compatible

Splendid Video Intelligence Technology provides you with 6 already optimized presets from which you can easily choose the ideal one depending on whether you’re using your screen for gaming, movies, reading, etc. The presets include Scenery, Theatre, Game, Night View, sRGB and a Standard Mode. These presets will adjust the contrast, color, sharpness and brightness according to what you wish to watch on the screen.

Professional designers and photographers will be entirely satisfied with the color accuracy and quality of ASUS VS239H-P. Due to its low price, this is the ideal monitor for aspiring and beginner-level designers who wish to improve and practice. With this monitor, they will have all the right tools and needed quality at their disposal.

ASUS VS239H-P is VESA mount compatible which means you will be able to quickly and safely place it on the wall. Additionally, the base of the monitor can be easily detached which makes it perfect for wall mount.

What do users not like about this product?

  • Lack of ergonomics
  • Buggy Sleep Mode
  • Minor adjustments out of the box
  • Wide bezel

The ASUS VS239H-P monitor (also called ASUS VS239H) can be tilted by 25 degrees but besides that, it lacks other ergonomic features. This may be critical for some photographers who like to pivot their screen by 90° into the portrait position when working on specific photographs.

Once the monitor goes into the Sleep Mode it will require more than a simple press of any keyboard or mouse button to wake it up. You will have to turn it off and on again or try pressing some other OSD menu buttons. However, this problem is only present when the monitor is connected via the HDMI port; DVI port doesn’t possess this issue.

The amazing ASUS VS239H-P display may need to be manually adjusted when taken straight out of the box. The main issue being the level of brightness, as in some cases they come with even greater brightness level than the marketed of 270cd/m2. By a few clicks in the user-friendly OSD, you will quickly be able to lower it to the desired amount.

Additionally, the monitor is only power efficient once you calibrate it using one of the many calibrating tools available on the internet. By doing so you will reduce the usual power consumption of 40W to around 25W.

This IPS panel monitor has wide bezel which becomes very noticeable if you choose to put two or more of these monitors next to each other for multi-display. Moreover, the stand of the monitor is a bit shaky and unsteady but as long as you don’t too forcefully touch the monitor, it will stay put.

There are no built-in speakers, however, the is a headphones jack available.

Who is this product for?

Both professional and aspiring designers will be satisfied with the color accuracy and flawless image quality of the VS239H-P (VS239H), especially given the price for it. Average gamers will enjoy the crisp image as they will experience much more beautiful picture than with the usual TN panel gaming monitors. However, as competitive players need much faster response time than 5ms, they would experience some difficulties with blurring and ghosting, especially in FPS games. However, these issues wouldn’t be noticeable by average and casual gamers.


ASUS VS239H-P Review
  • 7.9/10
    Design - 7.9/10
  • 8.6/10
    Display - 8.6/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8.0/10
  • 9/10
    Price/Value - 9.0/10


This is the most affordable IPS monitor which will give you excellent color accuracy and brilliant picture quality. It is ideal for professional and aspiring designers but for watching movies, everyday use and casual gaming as well. Since it has 5ms response time, competitive FPS gamers should check this also amazing and affordable monitor but with 1ms response time – ASUS VX238H.

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