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Asus VG236 PC Monitor

Digital Versus 5 Star HEXUS.net Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended overclock3d.net Recommended hothardware.com Recommended
23" 1920 X 1080 100000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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Asus VG236 120Hz Monitor with Nvidia 3D vision. Review
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10 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays of a similar age and spec, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded.

This PC display received a "Recommended" from HEXUS.net, Hothardware.com, Overclock3d.net and Flatpanels.dk all of whom concluded that this LCD screen was good.

An other two expert review sites both liked this medium monitor. The writer at Flatpanelshd.com conluded that they would highly recommend this PC screen and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Gold" award from Turkchip.com who wrote it was outstanding.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this LCD screen was good. This Asus PC display received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, it received a "Good Choice" award from Noticias3d.com and Hispazone.com gave it a "Best for Games" award.

One additional expert review site said that this PC screen was good. This LCD screen received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-three experts from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 81%.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Based on 13,047 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its PC screens. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

Several Asus VG236 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “The monitor includes a host of ergonomic adjustment options as well as HDMI” however they scored the product 3 stars. Six years ago expert review site Flatpanelshd.com wrote “Asus has also incorporated some nice ergonomic features in VG236H” in their Asus VG236 review.

Good Technical Features

One Asus VG236 owner said in their reviews that the product had good features.

3D Compatible

The Asus VG236 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG236 which are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible LCD screens currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price].

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the Asus VG236 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Asus VG236 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This Asus PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the VG236. The cable included "DVI" is also found on this PC screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At only 2 milliseconds, the Asus VG236 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Asus VG236 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Atomicmpc.com.au mentioned in their review “Too pricey.”. Benchmarkreviews.com mentioned six years ago “The price of 3D-capable monitors isn't affordable for budget buyers, just like LCD monitors weren't value priced when they began showin” in their Asus VG236 review.

A few customers who bought the Asus VG236 wrote that it was not cheap. Six years ago expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “Although the Asus is expensive for a 23in LCD monitor with a TN panel”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “It’s very expensive and not compatible with the key standard for 3D imaging – HDMI 1.4a”.

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Difficult to Use

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a good experience. Five years ago expert review site Pcauthority.com.au wrote “Trying to find one of the handful of 120Hz LCD screens on the market is often a frustrating experience” in their Asus VG236 review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VG236, the Asus VG236 does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VG236 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus VG236 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Asus VG236 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. PC monitors of this spec and age have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Asus VG236 is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The lowest maximum power consumption of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the VG236 is 5.4W and the highest is 250W. With a maximum power consumption of 60 Watts, the Asus VG236 has one of the higher maximum power consumptions amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 4.9kg. The Asus VG236 is one of the heavier PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the VG236 (7 kilograms) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VG236

Released Over Three Years Ago

Asus released the VG236 over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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LCD Display Type

The Asus VG236 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC displays of this type and age.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

LCD screens with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the S27D590[pl_2243830_price] (LED), or the S32D850T[pl_2346019_price] (LED) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Width

The Asus VG236 has a relatively typical width (550.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out more than two years ago.

Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] (547mm), or the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS[plb_1716855_price] (552.5mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
3D Technology
HD Type
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
NVIDIA 3D Vision
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

10 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star HEXUS.net Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended overclock3d.net Recommended hothardware.com Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation turkchip.com Gold noticias3d.com Good Choice hispazone.com Best for Games

Expert Reviews

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21 September 2011

3D content has been in vogue in the past couple of years, with nearly every major cinematic release requiring you to don a pair of awkward, active-shutter 3D glasses. Last year saw the major... Read more…

14 January 2011

Too pricey, but otherwise perfect...

14 January 2011

Sometimes it seems monitor manufacturers are so obsessed with high volume, low cost business that the really cool tech gets neglected. Trying to find one of the handful of 120Hz LCD screens on the... Read more…

22 November 2010

We enjoyed 3D gaming on this monitor, but it?s very expensive and not compatible with the key standard for 3D imaging ? HDMI 1.4a...

12 November 2010

HEXUS.net

3DASUS has bought into NVIDIA's 3D Vision ecosystem with the release of two 23in monitors. Known as the VG236H for the package which includes NVIDIA's 3D Vision kit and VG236HE for the standalone... Read more…

25 October 2010

Real 3D has finally come to the PC with the ASUS VG236H that supports 120Hz for flawless 3D and more particularly a refresh rate that is on par to CRT monitors. Yes my friends, a new breed of... Read more…

24 October 2010

Although the Asus is expensive for a 23in LCD monitor with a TN panel, the cost may be more than worth it should you have the necessary 3D kit as well. The reflective glass screen is annoying, but...

20 October 2010

Although the Asus is expensive for a 23in LCD monitor with a TN panel, the cost may be more than worth it should you have the necessary 3D kit as well. The reflective glass screen is annoying, but...

18 October 2010

The Asus VG236 LCD monitor is a stand-out product thanks to its high level of quality and 3D capabilities. It retails for R5 999 and is available from Asus on 011-783-5450.Tags: Asus | LCD monitor...

18 October 2010

My main thought is that 3D Surround isn't quite a mature technology yet. First and foremost, there were a few hiccups here and there with 3D Vision. Second, many games tested could not span on all...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus vg236, asus vg236h

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