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15 Reasons For
Several Asus VS228 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Aimee mentioned “Really good value for a great monitor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Alan Afriat wrote in his review of the Asus VS228 on Amazon “Excellent value, arrived promptly”. Three years ago Baggers said on Amazon “A very high quality, easy to install and up to date monitor, exactly what i was looking for and great value for money” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Some Asus VS228 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Aaron Beales scored the product 5 stars and he said in his Asus VS228 review on Amazon “Great quality”. In September last year Aimee mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is great, whether it's a Word document, Netflix or a video game” in her review of the Asus VS228 and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. Alex Hyde wrote in his review of the Asus VS228 on Amazon “Could be better, picture quality didn't do it for me”.
Good Picture Quality
Some Asus VS228 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Aimee said on Amazon “The picture quality is great, whether it's a Word document, Netflix or a video game” in her review of the Asus VS228. Alex Hyde rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Could be better, picture quality didn't do it for me” in his review. Mike mentioned on Amazon “The fantastic picture quality”.
One Asus VS228 owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Jordan gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitors “The image is very clear and the colours are very vibrant, very good screen for a 1080p resolution, excellent for PC gaming with”.
One Asus VS228 reviewer who purchased the Asus VS228 wrote that it had clear images. J. Blaney mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Clarity, Colours and Definition! Winner!” in their review of this PC monitors.
Asus is one of the better rated PC monitor brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
Easy to Use
One person concluded that the product was easy to setup. Wayne said on Amazon “A good all purpose screen, easy to set up” in his review of the Asus VS228. One Asus VS228 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Murray said “No amount of fiddling with the settings (believe me, I tried) could make a difference” in his Asus VS228 review.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Keithb mentioned on Amazon “Nice clear Great picture, good value would recommend to anybody who wanted a led monitor easy to use very good” in their review of this PC monitors and rated this PC monitors 5 stars.
Two customers who reviewed the Asus VS228 concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Bogswimmer and said on Amazon “Great monitor, connected with HDMI for wonderful crisp image”. Oak D mentioned “It is very good value for a HDMI monitor” in their review of this PC monitors.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was good in terms of connectivity. Murray said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Unfortunately, I didn't buy the monitor to stare at it's excellent connectivity all day”.
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A few Asus VS228 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Jordan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review two years ago “Plugged in quickly and works beautifully”. Simon Morris gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned “Great picture resolution, nice styling, easy set up”.
One customer who reviewed the Asus VS228 reckoned that it was well made. Chris wrote “Good could have built in speakers quality is great” and scored the product 4 stars.
Excellent User Reviews
The average user rating of this PC monitor is exceptional based on 91 user reviews.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Hanns.G HL226 (£89.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VS228 is 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. The worst contrast ratio of all comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the VS228 is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the AOC E2461FW (£122.19) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this Asus LCD screen is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the HL226 (£89.99) (80000000:1), or the HS221 (£89.98) (80000000:1) both from Hanns.G which also has a higher rating.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus VS228 is more than most flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
1080p Video Mode
This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
At only 514.1 millimeters, the Asus VS228 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VS228. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 220mm and 5,200mm, and the average width is 580mm.
Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP Compaq LA2206 (£83.99) (518mm).
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VS228 have a built-in speaker, however the Asus VS228 does not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Hannspree HE225DPB (£74.98), or the Asus VE228 (£79.98) which is also cheaper.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years, the Asus VS228 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VS228 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VS228 also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206 (£83.99).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the VS228, the Asus VS228 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus VS228 has one of the narrowest horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst PC monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays that have been around for more than two years is 170°.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VS228 range from 50° to 180°. The Asus VS228 has one of the narrowest vertical viewing angles (only 65 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Asus VS228 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VS228.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The Asus VS228 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 54.6 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VS228 have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VS228
Running Costs Are OK
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VS228 is £37, which is typical compared to the other 795 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over three years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
There are a number of other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at including the Benq DL2215 (£79.99) which has a better Rating.
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Digital Vertical Frequency
55 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 80
Vertical Scan Range
55 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 80
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
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, 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 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
...They all dont mention the poor monitor quality. The panel is subpar and gives you a very bad headache during use. I noticed it the second I plugged it in and 2 months+ later I can still feel... Read more…
Everything about this monitor, other than the image quality, is excellent. Unfortunately, I didn't buy the monitor to stare at it's excellent connectivity all day. Viewing angle(s) are awful,... Read more…
Good quality picture and excellent value. Only one gripe- it was supplied with a euro mains lead rather than a fused mains lead with a standard UK 3pin plug. I believe supplying electrical... Read more…
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