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20 Reasons For
Ninety-five customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good value for money. A John wrote in their Asus VE228 review three years ago “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI”. A John also wrote “Brilliant value for an entry level monitor at this size, definitely recommended”. Alan Brown said “Value for money!”.
A few customers reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Annie wrote in her review two years ago “A really good bargain as well” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Chris Chadwick said in the same month “Cheap construction and dead/stuck pixels” but despite that scored it 20 out of 100. Chris Chadwick also mentioned “Although all monitors are plastic these days, somehow this felt especially cheap”.
Some customers reckoned that the Asus VE228 was cheap. Desert Orchid wrote in their review of this PC monitors two years ago “The various input facility makes this a simple monitor to connect without having to buy additional (expensive) adaptors”. G. Wright mentioned “Great budget large monitor” in their Asus VE228 review and rated it 5 stars. Kieran J. scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Looks superb! It's also not expensive”.
Good Product Quality
A number of people thought the product was good quality. A. O. Shea said “Bought a HD-capable HDMI cable also from Amazon, which was high quality for around”. Alan Brown gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in August last year “Great value for money product, great image quality, speakers could have been bigger”. Alan Dean mentioned “A good quality monitor”.
Good Picture Quality
Some Asus VE228 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors had good picture quality. In August last year Alan Brown wrote “Great value for money product, great image quality, speakers could have been bigger” in his review. Cameron mentioned four years ago “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright” in his review of this PC monitors and scored it 5 stars. Clockstruckduck rated the product 5 stars and wrote two years ago “The picture quality is also great”.
A few Asus VE228 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Carmen Duca mentioned on Amazon “I use it for gaming and the colours are very vivid” in his Asus VE228 review and rated the Asus VE228 99 out of 100. Three years ago D by mentioned in their review of the Asus VE228 “I'm using it as an extra monitor and the colours do seem a tiny bit washed with it sitting directly beside my laptop”. Daryll Morton gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Lovely colours, beautiful black finish on the actual monitors”.
Three Asus VE228 reviewers who purchased it said that it had a wide viewing angle. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected”. Chris Chadwick mentioned “The screen has a much better viewing angle than the ASUS” in his review of this PC monitors. Sam said on Amazon “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction” in his Asus VE228 review.
Several Asus VE228 owners thought it had clear images. Amazon Customer said in their review “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had”. Two years ago Ms S D Brown mentioned “Excellent clarity” and gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars.
Two customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Robert Stevenson mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “A key factor that many people miss when looking at monitor descriptions is contrast ratio”. Robert Stevenson also wrote “This monitor not only has a very high contrast ratio (which is excellent”.
Easy to Use
A number of customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote “In terms of the picture, you will have to mess around with the various 'splendid' settings and then fine-tune contrast, brightness etc yourself from there” in their review of the Asus VE228. Amazon Customer also said “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.
Several customers said in their reviews that the Asus VE228 was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk”. D "d" gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)”. Fandango scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon three years ago “It was quick to set up” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several Asus VE228 reviewers said that the product was easy to use. A John wrote “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI”. Clockstruckduck wrote in their review “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox”. Clockstruckduck also said “It's easy to use and ASUS are a solid brand”.
A few customers reckoned that this PC monitors was easy to assemble. D "d" said in their review on Amazon “Easy to assemble”.
Two Asus VE228 owners who reviewed this PC monitors thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. In August last year Kieran J. wrote on Amazon “Quality at a Comfortable Price” in their Asus VE228 review. Kieran J. also wrote “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.
Some customers thought this PC monitors was well made. A John wrote “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View” in their review of this PC monitors. Four years ago Cameron scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek” in his review of this PC monitors. Chris Chadwick wrote “Cheap construction and dead/stuck pixels” however only scored it 20 out of 100.
Some Asus VE228 owners concluded that it was strong and durable. James Roberts wrote “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality”. Mac mentioned two years ago “Sturdy monitor” in his review but in spite of that scored the product 60 out of 100. In the same month Mike and he mentioned “This is it, rugged and easy to set up”.
One Asus VE228 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitors was reliable. Mike said in his Asus VE228 review on Amazon “We needed a monitor with multiple input connectivity options - and reliable” and rated it 4 stars.
A number of Asus VE228 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitors was good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago A John wrote on Amazon “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs.21.5 inch widescreen at HD resolution is also great for excel spreadsheets” in their Asus VE228 review. Four years ago G. Wright said “The other is when viewing the HDMI from the free view box the picture looks a bit soft although I might just be sitting a little close” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Hmgkt said “Multiple HDMI ports are useful to connect multiple devices-- so for me XBOX360, PC”.
A number of people who reviewed the Asus VE228 reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. James Clark wrote “Good quality screen, plenty of connectivity and a great price” in his review of the Asus VE228. James Clark also said “Picture quality is excellent, has all the connectivity I need”. John mentioned in his review of the Asus VE228 on Amazon five years ago “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers”.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. D by wrote on Amazon “I searched around the internet and found mostly positive reviews for this monitor before purchasing it” in their review of this PC monitors.
One Asus VE228 owner who bought this PC monitors thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it”.
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Acceptable Noise Level
Eleven Asus VE228 reviewers considered that it was quiet. Three years ago Gabrielle and she mentioned in her Asus VE228 review “If you're looking for built in speakers, these ones are very quiet”. James Gamlin said in his review of the Asus VE228 on Amazon “The in-built speakers are too quiet” and scored the product 80 out of 100. John said on Amazon “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD” and scored this PC monitors 99 out of 100.
A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Three years ago D. Banham wrote “The built in loud speakers are a good idea for a clutter free desk” in their review of this PC monitors. Pippa London wrote “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”. Rohit Vaishnav mentioned on Amazon “Finding sound also loud enough and good quality have been using for a month or so” in their Asus VE228 review.
A number of Asus VE228 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors wrote that it was good looking. Daryll Morton and said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Lovely colours, beautiful black finish on the actual monitors”. John said on Amazon “For desktop computing the pre-programmed display "themes" are handy to get a (one button press) subtle change in appearance to your preferred colour / brightness / gamma setting” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. G. Mangham wrote in their Asus VE228 review on Amazon “The colours from this screen when gamng is beautiful and I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY GHOSTING WHILE GAMING! So i am happy with this screen for my needs”.
Several Asus VE228 reviewers considered that this PC monitors was a good design. Chris M-C wrote “It's also got a nice firm design.”. Four years ago Hmgkt and wrote “Sleek design”. K. Hadi wrote on Amazon “The first thing I checked was the ventilation grill on top of the monitor, for me this is a proper design for heat dissipation under any working condition” in their review.
Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. J. Cunningham mentioned “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing” in their review of the Asus VE228 and rated it 5 stars. John said “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers”.
One customer said in their reviews that the Asus VE228 was ergonomic. One Asus VE228 reviewer who reviewed the Asus VE228 reckoned that it was smooth. Scott Robertson mentioned on Amazon “In fact the Xbox screen is so smooth I almost thought it was 120Hz as apposed to 60Hz” in his review.
One Asus VE228 owner concluded that it was aesthetic. Matthew mentioned on Amazon “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause” and scored the product 99 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
A number of Asus VE228 owners agreed that the product had good features. Fat Chris mentioned in their Asus VE228 review “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price”. Mr the Beard said in August last year “ASUS make some mointors with excellent quality and features and the VE248H is one of these” in his review of this PC monitors. Mr. I. J. Turner gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review “The StandPerhaps one of the best features”.
Some customers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was a good size. Annie said in her Asus VE228 review on Amazon “A good size for my small desk”. Three years ago D by rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “I believe they're justified.t's a nice size”.
Some Asus VE228 owners reckoned that it was good structurally. Chris Chadwick mentioned in his Asus VE228 review two years ago “Cheap construction and dead/stuck pixels”. Mre mentioned in their review of the Asus VE228 on Amazon “Construction wise it feels very sturdy”.
Some Asus VE228 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was thick. Four years ago Cameron wrote on Amazon “Regardless, there is a wide array of settings to adjust, so everyone can find their ideal picture” in his review of the Asus VE228 and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Three years ago D. Banham wrote “The Asus VE228HR is a good display with a wide variety of connections to keep it relatively well future proofed”.
One customer concluded that the Asus VE228 was thin. Mr. I. J. Turner gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon last year “However its another minor thing and from the looks of it the bezel maybe thin enough for a good multi monitor setup”.
One Asus VE228 owner who bought the Asus VE228 wrote that it was heavy. Hmgkt said on Amazon four years ago “I have arrange for Yodel to pick up the one with the dead pixel so that is great for ease--- no lugging the hefty parcel to the Post office” in their review.
Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Asus is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
User Reviews Are Good
On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as 89%.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the Eizo Foris FS2333-BK or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the Benq GW2255 (£91.02) are also worth considering.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VE228 is 80000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. The worst contrast ratio of all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VE228 is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
Other PC monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might want to look at include the Hannspree HS221HPB (£89.64) which has a better Rating; or the Asus VK228H (£132.46) which is cheaper.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Acer V226 (£95.40) (100000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VE228 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the VE228.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Eizo Foris FS2333-BK which is cheaper; or the Acer V226 (£95.40) which has a better Rating.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HE225DPB (£70.67).
1080p Video Mode
This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the VE228 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the Asus VE228 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
PC screens that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 220mm and 5,200mm. With a width of only 512.84 millimeters, the Asus VE228 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the VE228.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Asus VK228H (£132.46) (514.1mm and cheaper).
The Asus VE228 is fairly short (only 310.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VE228. Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm.
14 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. E. Wai said “And yes sound quality is not great” in their Asus VE228 review. G Brennan said on Amazon “The sound quality of the speaker is very poor”. Mac mentioned in his Asus VE228 review on Amazon “The sound quality is terrible”.
A few Asus VE228 owners said in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Four years ago Amazon Customer gave this PC monitors a rating of 3 stars and said “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better” in their Asus VE228 review. Catherine Evans said in her review “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong”.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VE228, the Asus VE228 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Asus VE228 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK228H (£132.46) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VE228, the Asus VE228 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
At only 2 Watts, the Asus VE228 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VE228. The lowest RMS rated audio power of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 0.5W and the highest is 49W.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
At only 54.6 centimeters, the Asus VE228 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VE228 the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 160 degrees, the Asus VE228 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VE228. LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the VE228 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VE228 is 60° and the widest is 180°. The Asus VE228 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The Asus VE228 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VE228 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
The weights of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg. With a weight of 5.9 kilograms, the Asus VE228 is quite heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VE228.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
Across all the PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VE228 the power consumptions when off range from 0.1W to 21W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus VE228 has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the VE228.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE228
Running Costs Are Average
The VE228 has an average 5 year running cost of £56 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 795 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the VE228.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
Alternative PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GW2255 (£91.02), or the DL2215 (£79.99) both from Benq.
+1 Other reason
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
31 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 83
0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64
Very satisfied so far - easy to instal, well packaged, excellent colours, no complaints.. except the perennial one - built-in speakers are a joke. but easy enough to buy spmereasonable ones for... Read more…
This is a fantastic screen i bought it to go with my gaming rig and it didn't disappoint, Gives many viewing options depending on what your using it for like movie's or video game's.
I wasn't... Read more…
I ordered this screen and its decent no complaints there, however I find myself quite lucky the the package even got to me without the door number on the package, unlucky I liver on a small street... Read more…
This is a very nice screen but the one disappointment is that we don't get sound from it, even though there was a sticker on it for sound. Fortunately we are getting sound through the processor... Read more…
Easy to set up. Took it out of the box, connected it up, Win10 reset my screen resolution (my old monitor was 4:3) and it works straight off.
The display is clear and bright, text is well... Read more…
The monitor is very good - even at this budget price, and no dead pixels, The button menu system at the bottom of the frame is annoyingly complex, and as unlabelled, you need the instruction... Read more…
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