- ASUS VG248QE fast gaming monitor shortens the time it takes for rendered frames to display on the screen. Lower monitor latency gives a gamer the opportunity to improve their in-game response...
The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that this Asus LCD screen was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. Moddingmx.com and Profesionalreview.com both gave this Asus PC display a "Gold" award.
Two other expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. The editor of Techsweden.org gave this flatpanel monitor a "Value for Money" award and wrote it provided a good bang for your buck and it received an "Innovation Award" from Xfastest.com who concluded it was pioneering.
Expert Reviews Are Average
This PC display has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, PC Mag and techreviewsource.com.
User Reviews Are Excellent
The average user rating of this PC screen is marvellous based on 443 user reviews.
Easy to Use
A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian Mallon mentioned “The 27" Asus shapes up nicely and the default colour settings reached via menu options are just brilliant”. Cam96 rated it as excellent and said on Amazon two years ago “For all wondering, these are my settings” in their review of this PC monitor. Craig said “P.S In the menu make sure you have trace free set to *0* not *100* as you will see tracers” in his review of this PC monitor.
A number of customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Daniel wrote on Amazon “Features such as the cross hair work very well when playing FPS / Games although i prefer not to use it that often” in his review of this PC monitor. Gina mentioned in her Asus VG248QE review on Amazon “Being used to using a standard 60hz monitor for years this is a joy to use” and scored the product 5 stars. Two years ago J. M. Osguthorpe mentioned in their review “The menu for settings is standard Asus menu, easy to use”.
Eight Asus VG248QE reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Cam96 said on Amazon “Day difference.144hz is an amazing experience when playing faced pace games like FPS or racing games”. Cam96 also mentioned “It is an amazing experience and I am sure i will find it hard to go back to 60hz if I ever need to”. Cam96 also mentioned “144hz is an amazing experience when playing fast pace games like FPS or racing games”.
Some Asus VG248QE reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Ashley he mentioned “I really like the swivel base very simple and easy to set up and use, Colours are decent”. Bryan Hayles gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Good all round gaming monitor - very easy to set up if you download ICC profile for this monitor, if you do not its very difficult” in his review. Kristian C mentioned in her review of the Asus VG248QE on Amazon “The last step is to set up your graphics card to display at 144mhz”.
A number of Asus VG248QE owners said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Gordon Samuel Sharp mentioned on Amazon “Some messing around with the monitor controls quickly gets it perfectly set and is quite easy to do, stand is just the right size to hold the monitor securely”. Two years ago Kristian C gave it a score of 5 stars and she said in her review of this PC monitor “I would advise lowering the brightness till you are comfortable, then running the windows screen configuration wizard”.
A number of customers who reviewed the Asus VG248QE wrote that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in November last year “You are getting a premium build quality monitor here” and scored the Asus VG248QE very highly. Andrew G. said last year “Only thing that's wrong with this monitor is the built in speakers, which a pretty awful.” in his review. Bird is the Word mentioned in their Asus VG248QE review two years ago “This monitor is built for FPS's not dragging of panes or display lag, this is great for Counter Strike, Battlefield” and gave it a score of 4 stars.
A few Asus VG248QE reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VG248QE was strong and durable. Jamie Thompson wrote in his review two years ago “The monitor stand it very sturdy” . Skudds rated it 5 stars and said in November this year “Asthetically this is a stunning Monitor, with a low profile base which is sturdy and has a wide angle swivel”.
Several customers agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Callum Gillies wrote “Easily un-packaged, all the glossy surfaces were protected from damage which is also a plus - as others have said initial brightness is a bit overwhelming”.
A few Asus VG248QE reviewers concluded that the Asus VG248QE was smooth. Ayybubbacalmdown said in their Asus VG248QE review “It's so smooth” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ayybubbacalmdown also wrote “Playing counter strike or tf2 is so smooth on this”. Beav wrote in their review on Amazon this month “Games are smooth, as are windows apps, you can not believe the difference between a normal 60 fps monitor”.
Fourteen Asus VG248QE reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Carl Putnam wrote on Amazon “Pretty damn good monitor, amazing refresh rates” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Jack wrote in his Asus VG248QE review “Pretty darn good monitor” and rated it 80 out of 100. Jakub gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The monitor itself is gorgeous; simply dragging windows on screen is mesmerizing due to its smoothness”.
Six Asus VG248QE reviewers said in their reviews that the Asus VG248QE was a good design. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus VG248QE on Amazon in November this year “Great product, very nice design and extremely sturdy for”. In November last year Dean Simpson scored it 5 stars and he said “The 144hz really helps with overall gaming, has good colours and very lovely design, bo problems at all, good for gaming, good for films” in his Asus VG248QE review.
Two Asus VG248QE reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Femcrusader said in their review of the Asus VG248QE “Be neat with it though”. Jamie Thompson said on Amazon “The base also includes a handy cable tidy, which is useful when rotating the monitor as it prevents cables from being pulled out” in his review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was ergonomic. One Asus VG248QE reviewer concluded that it was aesthetic. Jay said “Overall great Monitor both gaming wise and aesthetically”.
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Several Asus VG248QE reviewers who bought the product thought it was a good height. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The monitor has 90 degree rotation a good range of height adjust and around 45 degrees up”. Craig scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “The features are great (tilt, swivel, height adjust, ect” in his review of the Asus VG248QE. Two years ago Easymodeaj mentioned on Amazon “Want to take advantage of 144hz then i would highly reccomend this, height adjustable it swivels on its point” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of Asus VG248QE reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good size. In November last year Gordon Samuel Sharp wrote on Amazon “Nice size does everything it said it would, Good quality, love the glossy finish” in his review. J mentioned “This monitor is the ideal size for my desk” . A few weeks ago Jack P said on Amazon “144Hz is very smooth, 24" is a nice size, 1080p is pretty good Cons” in his review.
A few customers reckoned that it was a good depth. Jamie Thompson wrote “The graphical fidelity is is great for a 144Hz monitor, with reasonable colour depth and contrast ratio.” and gave it an excellent review score. Mr C. wrote in his review “Bought one of these in 2013 and am still using it now! Bloody brilliant monitor!The colour depth is wonderful” .
Two people who reviewed the Asus VG248QE considered that it was thin. Little John ^_^ mentioned on Amazon “For a monitor it has a thin to medium sized border, quality is excellent from design to actual use” in their review of this PC monitor. Skudds mentioned a few weeks ago “It has a very sleek design and thin screen” and rated the Asus VG248QE as very good.
One person who bought the product concluded that it was thick. Joe Jones said on Amazon “On the desktop is incredible aswell as this being one of the few 'gaming' monitors that don't loose out on color” in his review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Some Asus VG248QE owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Adam Dale mentioned on Amazon “Find out what settings to fine tune as it results in much better picture quality” in his review of the Asus VG248QE. Akeem Khan said on Amazon “Superb quality, brilliant stand”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Front of the monitor are all made of a high quality gloss plastic the stand its self is actually matte” in their review of the Asus VG248QE.
Several Asus VG248QE owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Asus VG248QE on Amazon “Excellent monitor, even where I got it at a discount I can safely say it is well worth the full asking price for such a quality display” and rated the Asus VG248QE 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “A very good price as well”. This month Connor S mentioned “And pretty reasonable price” in their review.
Five customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was a bargain for the price. In November this year Amazon Customer scored the Asus VG248QE very highly and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Going from 60hz to 144 hz is a massive deal and i highly recommend that if you have the gpu to run 144hz you invest in a monitor like this one”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The free DOOM bundle is a great deal”. Bird is the Word gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon two years ago “Coming gsync cards so if you can get this for a bargain price go for it” in their review of this PC monitor.
Several Asus VG248QE owners wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. J mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Haven't tried the 3D yet, Probably won't bother since It needs expensive glasses and I already have a 3D tv for movies-” and scored it 5 stars. A few weeks ago Seaulone mentioned in their Asus VG248QE review on Amazon “Great (budget) monitor for 144Hz gaming”.
Good Picture Quality
Twenty Asus VG248QE reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Andy mentioned “I swear my old samsung was a lot better with the colours !” in his Asus VG248QE review but despite that he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Colin said on Amazon “The colours look great and the response it”. Gina said in her review on Amazon “The games look amazing on the screen with it's vibrant bright colours and the LED backlit screen”.
A few people who reviewed the product thought it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Bird is the Word said “Fast 144 mhz refresh rate, check with some games though as it may not be officially supported for example call of duty ghosts had issues to start with”. Craig Ward wrote on Amazon “Would like to have known that you needed a display port cable to be able to achieve such fast refresh rate.” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. A few weeks ago Eikkargh said in their review on Amazon “Unfortunately I can no longer blame my poor aim on refresh rate” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.
Nine people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Carl Putnam gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his Asus VG248QE review on Amazon “If you are looking for image quality, for cg work or film work for example, then this is not the monitor for you”. Last year Danielpcbuilder rated the product as very good and said “Game play is smooth, picture quality is superb” in their Asus VG248QE review. Two years ago Gina wrote in her review on Amazon “With a suitable GPU in your PC you can achieve awesome 3D quality gaming graphics”.
Several Asus VG248QE reviewers said in their reviews that the Asus VG248QE had image ghosting. Jamie Thompson wrote on Amazon “Motion on this monitor at +120Hz is smooth and relatively ghosting free, however nVidias new GSync chip for this monitor may solve this minor issue” in his review of this PC monitor. P. Bayfield gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Once calibrated it's a decent gaming display that's super smooth with no ghosting” in their Asus VG248QE review. Skudds wrote “The picture is absolutely crisp with no ghosting or frame stutter” in their review of the Asus VG248QE and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
Some Asus VG248QE reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a sharp image. A. J. Manley wrote “These settings you will get a great picture ! Theatre mode, Colour user all set to 83, contrast 80, ascr on, saturation 42, trace free 80, sharpness 50” in their review of this PC monitor. Scooby said “Sharpness - 50Trace Free - 100ASCR - OffNVIDIA CONTROL PANEL SETTINGS” in their Asus VG248QE review.
The VG248QE is a popular choice amongst people who bought PC screens in the last 3 months.
Based on 13,047 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PC screens. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Several Asus VG248QE reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gina said “It has HDMI DVI and display port options so has no worries in having you xbox or ps3 connected as well as your pc”. Iain Tricker gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “Displayport, DVI and HDMI inputs give plenty of connection options” in their review of this PC monitor. Manish P gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Asus VG248QE on Amazon “Pivot abilities come in really useful and added HDMI lets me use my PS3 on it”.
One person reckoned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Captain Obvious wrote “Excellent monitor with excellent connectivity options”.
One person who purchased the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. Iain Tricker wrote on Amazon “Doesn't have a built-in IR emitter - meaning you also need to have an Nvidia active wireless 3D glasses kit with USB emitter to make the 3D glasses work” in their review of the Asus VG248QE.
Good Technical Features
Some people concluded that it had good features. Jamie Thompson rated the product as excellent and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Simple Features” in his review. Mattg said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Amazing colours and amazing features make this a really good quality, sleek”.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Techsweden.org highlighted in their review that this LCD screen was good value for money.
One Asus VG248QE reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it had good customer support. This month Jack P said “Amazon's customer support was amazing and they gave me a full refund (even paid for return shipping)!”.
One Asus VG248QE reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Skudds said on Amazon “Still allows you to utilise the wopping 144hz) Very user friendly with a quick start guide showing you exactly how to construct the monitor (attaching monitor arm to base”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Rashattack mentioned “Has built in speakers, which are loud enough.” in their review of the Asus VG248QE.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer said that this PC monitor was good in terms of power usage. Skudds said on Amazon “Has the option for energy saving” in their Asus VG248QE review.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price], or the Benq GW2765HT[plb_3034210_price].
The Asus VG248QE is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type are not 3D compatible.
There are a number of alternative 3D compatible flatpanel monitors currently available that you might also want to consider including the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VG248QE has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VG248QE which do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], and the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price] is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price].
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Asus VG248QE has one of the brighter display brightness amongst PC screens of this age. Comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
Has Three Cables Included
The VG248QE has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays of this age and spec. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "DVI" are also found on this Asus LCD screen.
Quite Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the VG248QE is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the VG248QE has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Very High Running Costs
The VG248QE is one of the most expensive to run PC screens of a similar spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VG248QE will cost £73 over 5 years to run.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VG248QE does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago, the Asus VG248QE does not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price].
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the VG248QE range from 50° to 180°. The Asus VG248QE has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
At 0.5 Watts, the Asus VG248QE has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VG248QE. The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the VG248QE range from 0.005W to 45W.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Asus released the VG248QE over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to it.
The VG248QE has a fairly typical width (569.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VG248QE.
Other PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price] (565mm and cheaper).
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Hapycust would recommend the Asus VG248QE (Verified Purchase)
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