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10 Reasons For
User Reviews Are Excellent
On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as marvellous.
Easy to Use
A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Jeremy Kn Ight said “Easy to use and it is good”.
A number of customers mentioned that the product was easy to setup. Jm said on Amazon “Very good Monitor, clear & easy to setup” in their review of the Asus VE198. Zakk said “Easy to set up and plenty of options for customising the colour, brightness etc” in their Asus VE198 review.
Good Product Quality
Three Asus VE198 owners considered that the product was good quality. Jp said in their Asus VE198 review on Amazon “Very pleased with the sharp crisp quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
Asus small monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Asus is one of the superior manufacturers.
A number of people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Jongarf mentioned in their review “Good value”. Jongarf also said “Works very well, very good quality at a fair price”.
Good Picture Quality
One Asus VE198 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. A. M. Roberts mentioned in November this year “The display is crisp and clear, colours are great” and rated it 5 stars.
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1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Graphics Resolution
The Asus VE198 has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+). That's 1% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Across all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VE198 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (best).
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the VE198 have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Asus VE198 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Not Supported HD Type
This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 48.3 centimeters, the Asus VE198 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VE198. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 440cm.
6 Reasons Against
Recent Price Increase of £15.71
In the last couple of weeks the price of the VE198 has increased by £15.71.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the VE198, the Asus VE198 does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] or the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VE198 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VE198 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VE198 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the VE198 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a comparable age and type to the VE198 do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus VE198 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
When compared to other PC monitors of this age and type that we have checked, the power consumption when off of the Asus VE198 of 1 Watt is one of the highest. The power consumptions when off of small monitors that are a similar age to the VE198 range from 0.1W to 5W.
5 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE198
Running Costs Are Average
The VE198 is typical compared to the other 264 similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VE198 is £41.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this small monitor was released.
LCD Display Type
The Asus VE198 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC displays that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the LP1965[pl_1529003_price], or the Compaq LE1711[pl_2213421_price] both from HP which has better reviews.
PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the Asus VS197[plb_1445370_price] (LED and cheaper), or the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] (LED and cheaper); or the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] (LED and higher rated).
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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus VE198 has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution.
At 445 millimeters, the Asus VE198 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VE198.
PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Benq GL955A[plb_1538862_price] (459mm) which is also cheaper.
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