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Asus VB198T PC Monitor

19" 1280 X 1024 50000000:1 LED Jun 2015
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- Adopt ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology to provide the high contrast ratio of 50000000:1, which can dynamically adjust contrast between black and white, and to create sharper and... More
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12 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this small monitor rated it as superb.

Good Brand

We checked 13,047 owner and expert reviews for Asus LCD screens and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought it thought it had good picture quality. B Boxall mentioned in their review of the Asus VB198T “The graphics are brilliant” and gave the product a very good rating. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. M Birkett mentioned on Amazon “The monitor is clear with good colours and easily adjusted for brightness” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Product Quality

One Asus VB198T owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Reasonably Priced

One Asus VB198T reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. David Checketts mentioned in his Asus VB198T review on Amazon two years ago “Value for money monitor of superb quality, ideal stepping stone for those not ready for full widescreen”.

Good Size

One customer who bought the Asus VB198T considered that it was compact. David Checketts gave this PC monitor an excellent rating and he wrote on Amazon “Not wanting a large unit which would be unsuitable in a compact environment” in his review.

£15.66 Price Drop

In the last 24 days the VB198T has dropped in price by £15.66.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Philips 17S4[plb_1591162_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus VB198T has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the VB198T which do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the I960SRDA[pl_3244069_price], and the I960[pl_2746828_price] both from AOC is also worth considering.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the Samsung S19E200BR[plb_3897846_price].

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.005W to 1W. With a power consumption when off of only 0.2 Watts, the Asus VB198T has one of the lower power consumptions when off amongst small monitors of this age.

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Asus VB198T has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC monitors of this age and spec is 6.2W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.3W to 16W.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VB198T was not good looking. Doct0r wrote “One of the few remaining old style monitors” in their review of this PC monitor.

Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The Asus VB198T is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VB198T does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VB198T also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus VB198T does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VB198T also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VB198T is £44, which makes it one of the less economic to run small monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Asus VB198T has a greater number of cables included than most small monitors that have been available for more than a year. This flatpanel monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB198T. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "DVI" are also found on this Asus PC display.

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Very Tall

Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the heights range from 210mm to 500mm. At 405 millimeters, the Asus VB198T is quite tall compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the VB198T.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VB198T

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the VB198T.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Width

With a width of 413 millimeters, the Asus VB198T has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB198T.

If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Samsung S19E450MW[plb_3062082_price] (439.9mm and cheaper), or the HP EliteDisplay E190i[plb_2868705_price] (417mm and cheaper).

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Rich L
Rich L would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

Bought it sight unseen as these 5:4 monitors are not in stores any longer having been replaced by widescreen. Took a chance on it being a matte finish screen which it was. (too many monitors now... Read more…

Reviewed 4 May 2014 by David Checketts
(Verified Purchase)

Value for money monitor of superb quality, ideal stepping stone for those not ready for full widescreen and not wanting a large unit which would be unsuitable in a compact environment. Also... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Braves
Braves would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

The product is used for personal computing. Love the size and that it is not a wide screen. Speakers are okay for my use. Would definitely buy again...

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by Bryan

Pros: Great price for the size. Good contrast ratio for easy viewing. Sturdier base than most of the monitors in it's price range. Cons: None so far...

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by Bmakir

An excellent monitor. I am very well pleased and recommend it...

Easy To Set Up
Sharp Image
Vivid Colors
Adjustable
Lightweight
No vertical adjustment
Reviewed 25 November 2013 by B Boxall
(Verified Purchase)

Its very good. I would it to tell friends and family to buy if they need a new one. the graphics are brilliant...

Reviewed 21 November 2013 by Joe T
Joe T would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

I was looking for extending my laptop desktop, this monitor is plug-n-play, clear, bright screen and perfect for second monitor...

Reviewed 22 October 2013 by Wally44
Wally44 would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

I'm using this monitor as a picture frame for our slides powered by an Asus EEE-Box. It is a replacement for an older 17" LCD monitor that was having problems with its switch and had a bad angle... Read more…

Reviewed 27 September 2013 by M birkett | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is clear with good colours and easily adjusted for brightness and contrast but the advert showed it with a height adjustable stand. It arrived with a non adjustable simple bench... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2012 by Doct0r
(Verified Purchase)

One of the few remaining old style monitors. Useful for when space is at a premium. Works well, does it's job, I look at it a lot.

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Electricity cost when switched on £43.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £43.26
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0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus vb198, asus vb198t, asus vb198tl, asus vb198tp, asus vb198tlb, asus 1280x1024, asus vb198tlbk, asus 90lme7001t02211, asus 90lme7001t02211c
Barcodes 04716659003021, 04716659282327, 04719543370650

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