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Asus VX228H PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 8000000:1 LED Nov 2013
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Delicate touches make a monitor truly great, VX228H Full HD LED monitor, with extremely quick 1ms response time, 80,000,000:1 high contrast ratio and HDMI interfaces, is optimized for the finest... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this Asus LCD screen was good. This flatpanel monitor received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 530 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC display is terrific.

Good Picture Quality

Several Asus VX228 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago B. Taylor gave the Asus VX228 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “+ Very good image quality and vivid colours due to the IPS panel”. Connor Macdonald mentioned on Amazon “The image is also very sharp and the colours are vivid and detailed, this monitor is much better compared to an LG one I bought around a year ago” and scored the Asus VX228 very highly. Darksteel mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Beautiful colours and basically frame less”.

A number of Asus VX228 reviewers who reviewed the Asus VX228 agreed that it had good picture quality. B. Taylor wrote in December “Best monitor at this price point - great image quality, style and features” and rated the product as very good. James Grimshaw said in his Asus VX228 review “The picture quality is simply outstanding” and gave the product a very good review. This year Jordanlee Jones rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Good, clear picture quality”.

Some people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had clear images. In December this year Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Love the clarity of this screen” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago B. Zabavnik wrote in their review on Amazon “This size of screen is more than adequate and for the price this monitor is good value and the clarity superb”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a wide viewing angle. Connor Macdonald said in December last year “The viewing angle is perfect as well” in their review of this PC monitor. One person considered that the Asus VX228 had a good contrast ratio. Jawaad Hussain wrote in their Asus VX228 review “The Image menu is where ASUS’s VividPixel and ASCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) are found”.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. Mr Mahesh R Kerai wrote on Amazon last year “Bought this for my son as he wanted a bigger screen for playing PC games and a faster refresh rate” and gave the product an excellent review.

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Good Size

Eight Asus VX228 reviewers who purchased it thought it was thin. Two years ago Aaron King said on Amazon “They work really nicely in a multi-monitor setup as well (The bezels are very thin.” in his Asus VX228 review. Chris D mentioned on Amazon “The bezels are very thin, which is good.” in his review. Two years ago Jawaad Hussain said on Amazon “The ASUS VX239H came in a tall yet slim eco- friendly packaging with a carrying handle” in their review of the Asus VX228 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer who purchased the product said that it was a good size. In December Amazon Customer rated it as very good and mentioned “A good size for a high pixel density” in their review of the Asus VX228. One Asus VX228 owner mentioned that it was good physically.

One person reckoned that this PC monitor was heavy. In December last year Luke mentioned “This was the opposite, feels solid and high quality, weighty and grippy stand makes for a worry free product”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Nik Oliver said on Amazon “I believe it's about 0.4mm thick”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Asus VX228 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “High quality, 5 stars!”. Amazon Customer also said “Picture quality is top notch”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The 2 speakers in the tv give a decent amount of volume and good quality”.

Easy to Use

Some Asus VX228 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to use. This month Aitch scored it 5 stars and wrote “I love this monitor! Image sharp enough to cut your finger on, very minimalist surround (in white) and very easy to use” in their review of the Asus VX228. Apat wrote on Amazon “The touch sensitive buttons are easy to use”. In December this year Barryp mentioned in their review on Amazon “OK until "proper" sound system put to use” and gave this PC monitor a very good review.

Several Asus VX228 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Connor Macdonald gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “The amount of modes and settings astonished me especially for the price, when I was searching for other monitors for in my price range most were only 21"” in their review of this PC monitor. Jawaad Hussain gave the product an excellent review score and said two years ago “The display’s menu has five default settings and it looks like it’s not that hard to use or navigate (or is it?” in their review of the Asus VX228. Jawaad Hussain also mentioned “First thing that will greet you here is the Splendid sub menu that should help you set the display’s settings with minimal user intervention through presets”.

Several Asus VX228 owners who reviewed the Asus VX228 reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Nik Oliver said “The underside of the bezel also has touch sensitive controls for your menu settings as it doesn't come with a remote”.

One person reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. J. Child wrote on Amazon “Can pown noobs on battlefront and enjoy comfortable, crisp viewing of elegant” in their Asus VX228 review.

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed the Asus VX228 thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In December Amazon Customer wrote “Has 2 HDMI ports, VGA and audio - jacks; it has useful features (1ms response for example” in their review of this PC monitor. Apat wrote on Amazon “The 2x HDMI ports are a bonus so can hook up any other hdmi enabled devices”. A few weeks ago Farmer Bob wrote in their review of the Asus VX228 “The latest spec is HDMI 2 which will also handle 4k video which this screen of course isn't”.

One Asus VX228 owner who reviewed the Asus VX228 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Jawaad Hussain scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Overall, connectivity is looking good” in their Asus VX228 review.

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Nice Design

A number of people thought it was good looking. . wrote “Very good looking monitor, great for all uses, love the almost unnoticeable bezel”. Amazon Customer wrote in their Asus VX228 review on Amazon this month “Stylish & super crisp!”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The white is a really stylish change to the normal hoards of black monitors”.

Several people who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in December this year “Smart design and brilliant quality for a low price, highly recommend”. Apat gave the Asus VX228 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Asus VX228 review on Amazon “Design and picture quality brilliant - Movies”. B. Taylor said on Amazon “The physical design was very appealing” and gave the Asus VX228 an excellent review score.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was neat.

One Asus VX228 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VX228 had a thick frame. Farmer Bob mentioned on Amazon this month “I have always preferred thin bezel screens and this one does not disappoint” in their review of the Asus VX228.

One Asus VX228 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was ergonomic. Jawaad Hussain scored it 5 stars and mentioned “That is the panel’s limited amount of ergonomic adjustments”.

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Robust

Twelve customers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Andrew May-Coates mentioned on Amazon “Solid stand”. This month Chris D mentioned on Amazon “The built in speakers are nothing special.” in his review and rated the Asus VX228 80 out of 100. In December Damien Wake said on Amazon “Best for gaming! Even has built in game features! Thank You!” and gave it an excellent review.

Three Asus VX228 reviewers who reviewed the Asus VX228 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Anthony Tang gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote last year “Great monitor, good for gaming, very sturdy! Only problem I would say is that the colour can lack some times” in his review of this PC monitor. J. Child said on Amazon “The stand is relatively sturdy.”. Kelvin Yin Zheng Dao said on Amazon “Excellent monitor with a really stable stand (expected since it's quite sturdy and is of a circular shape” and rated this PC monitor as very good.

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was reliable. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said a few weeks ago “The TN version I got has been very reliable since I got it last year”. One Asus VX228 reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Richard mentioned in his review “Of course in the long term that might be a design flaw as connection pins etc might get more easily damaged”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Asus VX228 reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “Great value monitor!” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Fantastic for the price!”. Amazon Customer also said “Absolutely amazing for the price range, nothing for me to say that hasn't been said better by others, if you are looking for a 1080p monitor, buy this”.

Some customers said in their reviews that the Asus VX228 was a bargain for the price. Luke he wrote in his Asus VX228 review on Amazon “Strong this feels, as previous monitors would feel wobbly on their stand and feel like cheap and flimsy plastic”. Matthew Fox said on Amazon “The monitor itself seems great quality for the cheap price” yet he gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Revan said in their review of the Asus VX228 “Very cheap too for what it does”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. In December Farmer Bob said on Amazon “You really don't need an expensive cable just get one that is within the specification” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Asus VX228 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Connor Macdonald gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “There are also some extra features which I probably won't use- that includes a crosshair which can be placed on the centre of your screens” in their review of the Asus VX228. Nik Oliver scored the Asus VX228 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It also features Vivid Picture which adds the monitors own sharpening to whatever you're viewing”.

Good Brand

Asus has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

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Good Sound Quality

Two Asus VX228 reviewers concluded that it had good sound quality. Richard Baca mentioned “People who are looking for sound quality will not rely on build in audio anyway.I recommend this product” and rated this PC monitor as excellent.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Asus VX228 owners who bought the product agreed that it was quiet. Zee mentioned on Amazon “The speakers are 1 watt theyre so quiet” in their review. Expert website Chip.com.my mentioned in their review “They've been relatively quiet on that front, with the company busy launching a bevy of notebooks” .

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Jordanlee Jones said in their review of this PC monitor “Plug and play, although I recommend finding a guide to tuning your colour, brightness” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors of this age and spec.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], the LG 24MP55[plb_2169405_price], and the AOC I2276[plb_2256588_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus VX228 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VX228 do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 221S6[plb_2538505_price], the Wortmann AG Terra 2212W[plb_1903974_price], or the iiyama XU2290HS[plb_2134237_price].

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Two HDMI Ports

The Asus VX228 is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VX228 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Asus VX228 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This Asus flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX228. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Light

The weight of the Asus VX228 of only 2.4 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst PC screens of a similar age and spec to the VX228. The lightest flatpanel monitor of a comparable spec and age to the VX228 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Asus VX228 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VX228 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £18.58

In the last 46 days the price of the VX228 has increased by £18.58.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age, the Asus VX228 is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus VX228 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], the Lenovo LT2323[plb_2402544_price], or the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus VX228 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX228 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Asus VX228 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years. The average display diagonal of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX228 is 65cm.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus VX228 has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VX228. The lowest power consumption when off of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VX228 is 0.005W and the highest is 45W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VX228

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VX228 is £36 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium monitor was released 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 similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £32.38
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £35.42
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vx228h, code vx228, asus vx228, code vx228h, asus vx228h, warranty vx228, asus 1920x1080, 90lm00l0b01670, warranty vx228h, asus 90lm00l0b01670
Barcodes 00807320218326, 00886227550517, 00886227550524, 00886227757404, 04053162744714, 04716659550525

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