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Owner Reviews Are Good
Owners have rated this PC display on average 87%.
Across all flatpanel monitors, the VS197 is one the best selling products currently available.
A few Asus VS197 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Alastair mentioned in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “Great price for what you get”. Alf Bennett wrote on Amazon “Great screen at a great price, Just watch your wall mount.I mounted this to my racing sim which uses the normal wall mount points, no problems” in their review of this PC monitor. Last year Amy mentioned “Awesome monitor for the price” and gave the product an excellent review score.
Some Asus VS197 owners who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Abshaef mentioned on Amazon “This has been an excellent monitor for me providing a great deal of screen real estate, easy setup, easy adjustments”. Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “Cheap screen though picture seems ok, just wanted HDMI”. Andrew Durber mentioned in his Asus VS197 review on Amazon “They are very cheap for the quality of the product”.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. Mr. M. Lyne wrote in their review of the Asus VS197 “While this is a decent budget monitor there are some limitations”.
Good Product Quality
A number of Asus VS197 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Alastair said on Amazon “The picture quality is superb” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 4 stars. Angela mentioned “Good value and excellent visual quality” in her Asus VS197 review. Angela also mentioned “I think this is a good value monitor with an excellent visual quality”.
Several people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Amy Laz said “Beautiful screen, full HD resolution 1920x1080 with no problems at all (no dead pixels either” in her review of the Asus VS197 and gave it an excellent rating. Two years ago Andrew Durber wrote “Gorgeous monitors” in his Asus VS197 review and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Andrew Durber also wrote “They're gorgeous with a beautiful display”.
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was smooth. Mark Humphreys wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail”. One Asus VS197 reviewer said in their reviews that it was neat. M. G. Chisholm wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Keep my study looking tidy and HDMI is the best way to get a longer length of run” in their review.
One Asus VS197 owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a good design. M said last year “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design” in their review of this PC monitor.
One Asus VS197 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good case. Daniel mentioned in his review in October “Very good quality casing and not at all cheap looking or feel as you often find on some of these - more reasonably priced - monitors”.
A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Amy said in her review of this PC monitor “Gotta give it to Asus, they do make solid products”. Amy Laz mentioned “A stereo audio in cable for the built in speakers” in her review of the Asus VS197. Em_ks rated it 4 stars and said “The quality of the build seems good” in their review of the Asus VS197.
Several Asus VS197 owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was strong and durable. Linda scored it 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “FULL TILT on a very sturdy stand” in her review of the Asus VS197. Miss Roscoe scored the Asus VS197 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” in her review of this PC monitor. Nabibi said on Amazon “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” and rated it 80 out of 100.
One Asus VS197 reviewer thought the Asus VS197 was easy to damage or scratch. Paul2250 said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Only thing I can complain about is some damage to the paintwork on the side of the screen, not sure how it happened” in their review.
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Easy to Use
Several customers thought the Asus VS197 was easy to use. Amazon Customer said this year “The brightness is fantastic, making it very easy and clear to use for working” in their Asus VS197 review and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Bobbyuk94 said on Amazon this month “The menu buttons are easy to use” and gave the Asus VS197 a rating of 80 out of 100. Everythingpc wrote on Amazon “Found this as a handy addition as many monitors at this price point decide to omit this” in their Asus VS197 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Some people thought the product was easy to use the menus. Linda rated the product as excellent and she mentioned in her review of this PC monitor “Lovely menu system with buttons under screen”. Mark Humphreys said in his review of the Asus VS197 “Text is clear at normal windows settings although my wife needs to make text bigger so this could be a personal thing” . In October last year Mr. James A. Carter he mentioned on Amazon “Have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” in his review of this PC monitor.
A few customers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was easy to setup. This month Bobbyuk94 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Setting up was super easy and the screen turns on very fast”. Elizabeth J. Moore said on Amazon last year “Easy to set up - even a TOG like me managed it” and gave this PC monitor a very good rating. Elizabeth J. Moore also said “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.
Several Asus VS197 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Cyprico gave the Asus VS197 a score of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Well packaged easy to put together, you can hang it on the wall or have free standing, crystal picture, what more can I say” in their review of this PC monitor. Gabriel Gauci Maistre wrote in his review “Monitors are normally a hassle to assemble out of the box” and scored this PC monitor 4 stars. Gabriel Gauci Maistre also wrote “This was was great and really quick to assemble”.
A number of Asus VS197 owners who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was thin. In October last year Amazon Customer mentioned “The monitor looks great and is very thin”. Helen T mentioned this year “Unusable for slim fit wall mount”. Helen T also wrote “I have my pc at a slim narrow desk - space is premium”.
A few customers agreed that this PC monitor was lightweight. This year Carrigeen04 wrote on Amazon “Quite lightweight”. Two years ago Kindle Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very lightweight and was a bit worried when I opened it (2 boxes?” in their review. Kindle Customer also wrote “It's a very lightweight plastic base”.
A number of people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a good weight. Carrigeen04 said in October this year “Good small light weight monitor” in their review but despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. S.wil rated the Asus VS197 as excellent and wrote “Incredible how light in weight the unit is” in their review of the Asus VS197.
One Asus VS197 owner wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. R De Bulat rated it 5 stars and said “It is elegant and not at all bulky”. One Asus VS197 owner considered that the product was easy to carry around. Jonathan Mccrum wrote “The monitor is actually incredibly light and easy to carry around” but despite that he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Sixteen customers concluded that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It displays great colours”. Andrew Durber mentioned on Amazon “I can choose how vibrant I want the colours which is useful since I use my PC for everything” in his review. Andrewg said on Amazon “Very nice monitor, with vivid colours and has suitable VESA-100 mount holes on the back”.
A few customers who purchased this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality. Appox said in their Asus VS197 review in October last year “It fulfilled all my needs, great resolution great refresh time, great image quality and stuff” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Danflorinbaicu mentioned in their review “The image quality is really good, no dead pixels, haven't checked for light bleeding.” and rated the product as very good. David said two years ago “Good clean clear picture quality with some nifty pre set” in his review of the Asus VS197 and rated this PC monitor as very good.
A few Asus VS197 reviewers who reviewed the Asus VS197 thought it had clear images. Three years ago Archie wrote on Amazon “With the led background it produced a super clear image” and scored the product very highly. In October Cate H. gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “However now I'm running smoothly and the clarity is very good”. Daniel mentioned “The clarity is awesome, very bright” in his review of the Asus VS197.
Three people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Alex Hunt he wrote in October last year “Lovely viewing angle – much better than the laptop I have it plugged into” in his Asus VS197 review. L. A. Ward mentioned on Amazon also in October last year “Colours are good and viewing angle superb” in their Asus VS197 review. In the same month M rated the Asus VS197 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Viewing angle is really good with no apparent dead pixels”.
One Asus VS197 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good refresh rate. Razak said two years ago “60fps is still the ideal gaming refresh rate which is fine”. One Asus VS197 owner reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Hayden Whelan wrote “Very clear, High contrast ratio and very quick response time” .
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Asus VS197 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year Ann said on Amazon “The DVI to HDMI cable was nice to see in the box” in her Asus VS197 review. Daniel wrote on Amazon “This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen”. A few weeks ago M. G. Chisholm gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Most of all though it has an HDMI port”.
One Asus VS197 owner concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. In October this year Mark Humphreys rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “A quick search on the internet remedied that”. One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Guy said “Great connectivity, fast response” in his review.
Small monitors built by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just small monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.
Good Technical Features
Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Alex Hunt wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Overall, it’s clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.”. In October Everythingpc wrote “Smart View are some the flagship features that Asus decide to cram in here” in their review of this PC monitor and scored the product 5 stars. Jonathan Mccrum mentioned in his review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “It has features such as tilt”.
Good Sound Quality
Several people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had good sound quality. Chelseafan mentioned “That is to say I did not really care of headphones or good sound quality before” . Three years ago Radiolite rated it 5 stars and wrote “Sound quality from the speakers is not great (I have yet to hear of a monitor that does have incredible audio quality”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Asus VS197 owner considered that the Asus VS197 was good in terms of recycling. Dogbone mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!” in their review.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that came out around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price], or the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price].
Not Supported HD Type
This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
10 Reasons Against
One customer who bought it wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Mik said “I didn't expect any being it's a ASUS, shame there isn't a manual for it to aid in set-up” in their review of the Asus VS197.
Price Increase of £15.49
In the last 58 days the price of the VS197 has increased by £15.49.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VS197 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the VS197 also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VS197 are not 3D compatible. The Asus VS197 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 VS197 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VS197 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VS197 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Asus VS197 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all small monitors that were released more than two years ago the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VS197 is 140°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees, the Asus VS197 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 90 degrees, the Asus VS197 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the VS197. The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of this age and spec range from 40° to 180°.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The Asus VS197 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the VS197 is 250 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².
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Running Costs Are OK
The VS197 is typical compared to the other 264 PC displays of a comparable type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VS197 will cost £28 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over four years ago.
I bought this, along with the j5create USB 2.0 DVI adapter. I wanted a larger monitor for my older MacBook (running snow leopard). Installation was easy and the set up works exactly as I had... Read more…
Bought this for my Annke cctv system. At £49.99 it's a steal and works perfectly. A vga cable is included which was what was needed to connect to my cctv base unit. Picture quality is fine and... Read more…
Received and packaged perfectly. Excellent monitor for someone starting out with a gaming PC, or just as a casual use monitor. It is a beautiful screen with sharp image. It is easy to tilt and... Read more…
Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Julia Todosjeva | 11 Comments
I did not expected excellent quality, but I can't get a proper focus on the letters at all. If there is issue with resolution why somebody is making D-Sub version at all? The only reason why I am... Read more…
Why waste money on more expensive screens? I bought a couple of Dell screens as they had the best reviews. They are for my main office. I needed a screen abroad for a time so I bought and had... Read more…
I purchased this screen primarily for use with my work laptop to provide more working area. However, I have had far more use out of this than just that.
The screen size is just perfect for the... Read more…
This monitor fills the limited space that I have available. I have had it quite a long time now and I have had no cause to find fault with it. Given the need to buy another monitor of the same... Read more…
Unusable. Didn't even switch it on. No thought has been given to the cable sockets at the back. My previous 2 monitors have had cables that went in parallel to the screen so I can use a flush fit... Read more…
It is truly unbelievable how good these screens are for such a bargain price.
This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen. The clarity is awesome, very... Read more…
I believe that my monitor is refurbished, but that is fine with me as I believe I got it at a very good price point. I had some problems at first with resolution as I was using my same VGA cable... Read more…
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