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Asus VE228TR PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Jul 2012
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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, VE228TR owners rated this LCD screen 89%.

Reasonably Priced

Ninety-three Asus VE228TR owners reckoned that the product was good value for money. A John gave the Asus VE228TR a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “The screen is brilliant value and has VGA, DVI”. A John also wrote “Brilliant value for an entry level monitor at this size, definitely recommended”. Alan Brown rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Value for money!” in his review.

A few people thought it was a bargain for the price. Annie said in her Asus VE228TR review three years ago “A really good bargain as well” and scored the Asus VE228TR 5 stars. George Rowley mentioned in his review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “All in all a fantastic, fairly cheap matte monitor!”. James Matthews wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Would really recommend this product for someone trying to get a cheap gaming monitor”.

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. Desert Orchid gave the Asus VE228TR a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Asus VE228TR review “The various input facility makes this a simple monitor to connect without having to buy additional (expensive) adaptors”. G. Wright said on Amazon “Great budget large monitor” in their Asus VE228TR review. Kieran J. wrote “Looks superb! It's also not expensive”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Asus VE228TR reviewers who purchased the product said that it was good quality. A. O. Shea scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Bought a HD-capable HDMI cable also from Amazon, which was high quality for around £8 extra” in their review of the Asus VE228TR. Alan Dean mentioned in his review on Amazon “A good quality monitor”. Aldich scored the Asus VE228TR very highly and mentioned in their review of the Asus VE228TR “Superb screen quality”.

Nice Design

A few Asus VE228TR owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Daryll Morton said on Amazon “Lovely colours, beautiful black finish on the actual monitors”. John mentioned in his review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “For desktop computing the pre-programmed display "themes" are handy to get a (one button press) subtle change in appearance to your preferred colour / brightness / gamma setting”. Mr. G. Mangham wrote in their review of the Asus VE228TR “The colours from this screen when gamng is beautiful and I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY GHOSTING WHILE GAMING! So i am happy with this screen for my needs” and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Two years ago Chris M-C wrote on Amazon “It's also got a nice firm design.”. Hmgkt mentioned “Sleek design”. Five years ago K. Hadi wrote on Amazon “The first thing I checked was the ventilation grill on top of the monitor, for me this is a proper design for heat dissipation under any working condition” however they rated the Asus VE228TR 3 stars.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was neat. J. Cunningham said in their review on Amazon “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. John gave the Asus VE228TR a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Asus VE228TR review “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers”.

One Asus VE228TR reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was aesthetic. Matthew wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Scott Robertson said in his review “In fact the Xbox screen is so smooth I almost thought it was 120Hz as apposed to 60Hz” and gave the product a very good rating.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people said that this PC monitor was quiet. Gabrielle wrote in her review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “If you're looking for built in speakers, these ones are very quiet”. James Gamlin wrote in his review “The in-built speakers are too quiet” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. John wrote in his review “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD” and scored it very highly.

Several Asus VE228TR reviewers who reviewed the Asus VE228TR concluded that it was noisy. D. Banham said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The built in loud speakers are a good idea for a clutter free desk”. Pippa London mentioned “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”. Rohit Vaishnav wrote in their review on Amazon “Finding sound also loud enough and good quality have been using for a month or so” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Asus VE228TR owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. G. Wright said in their review of this PC monitor “The other is when viewing the HDMI from the free view box the picture looks a bit soft although I might just be sitting a little close”. Five years ago Hmgkt mentioned on Amazon “Multiple HDMI ports are useful to connect multiple devices-- so for me XBOX360, PC”. In the same month Ianscardiff scored it very highly and said on Amazon “We mainly use this item linked to an X-box via HDMI cable - the built in speakers being a real boon”.

A number of customers who bought it said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago James Clark mentioned in his Asus VE228TR review “Good quality screen, plenty of connectivity and a great price”. James Clark also mentioned “Picture quality is excellent, has all the connectivity I need”. Mike said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon also three years ago “We needed a monitor with multiple input connectivity options - and reliable” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. D by said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “I searched around the internet and found mostly positive reviews for this monitor before purchasing it”.

One Asus VE228TR owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin mentioned on Amazon “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it” in his review.

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Robust

Twenty-eight people agreed that the Asus VE228TR was well made. A John said in their review “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars. Cameron mentioned five years ago “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek” in his Asus VE228TR review and rated the product as very good. Three years ago Clockstruckduck gave the Asus VE228TR a rating of 5 stars and wrote “ASUS are a solid brand” in their review.

Eight Asus VE228TR reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was strong and durable. James Roberts said in his review of this PC monitor “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality” . Mac said in his Asus VE228TR review “Sturdy monitor” however despite that he gave the Asus VE228TR a score of 3 stars. Three years ago Mike said “This is it, rugged and easy to set up” in his Asus VE228TR review.

One customer said that it was reliable.

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Easy to Use

A number of Asus VE228TR owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “In terms of the picture, you will have to mess around with the various 'splendid' settings and then fine-tune contrast, brightness etc yourself from there”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.

Twelve Asus VE228TR owners considered that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review four years ago “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk”. D "d" wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)”. Fandango rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It was quick to set up” in their review of this PC monitor.

Some Asus VE228TR owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. A John wrote “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI”. Three years ago Clockstruckduck wrote in their Asus VE228TR review “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox”. F. Malik said in their review “They're easy to use once you've memorized which ones which” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars.

A number of people concluded that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. D "d" mentioned on Amazon “Easy to assemble”.

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kieran J. said “Quality at a Comfortable Price” in their review of this PC monitor. Kieran J. also said “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.

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Good Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Fat Chris mentioned in their review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price”. Mr the Beard gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “ASUS make some mointors with excellent quality and features and the VE248H is one of these”. Mr. I. J. Turner wrote “The StandPerhaps one of the best features”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Cameron mentioned on Amazon five years ago “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright”. Clockstruckduck wrote on Amazon three years ago “The picture quality is also great”. Also three years ago Dave Cox mentioned in his review on Amazon “I played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on it which is a game praised for it's true to life graphics and yes”.

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Carmen Duca scored the product very highly and he mentioned “I use it for gaming and the colours are very vivid” in his review. D by said in their Asus VE228TR review on Amazon “I'm using it as an extra monitor and the colours do seem a tiny bit washed with it sitting directly beside my laptop”. Foxtrot Oscar mentioned on Amazon “An excellent gaming monitor - colours and textures are far better defined than on my old LCD monitor” in their review of the Asus VE228TR.

Some Asus VE228TR owners who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had clear images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had” in their review of the Asus VE228TR and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Ms S D Brown said “Excellent clarity” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product had a wide viewing angle. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected” although they rated it 60 out of 100. Sam wrote on Amazon “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction” in his review of this PC monitor.

Two Asus VE228TR owners thought it had a sharp image. Guy wrote in his review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “I've had zero ghosting in bf4 and the colours and sharpness look very good”. Hmgkt said “Thankfully same crispness in display quality” in their review.

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Asus Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We checked 10,776 expert and owner reviews for Asus PC displays and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 22MP55[plb_2203110_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Asus VE228TR has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the VE228TR do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this LCD screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VX2452[plb_1618337_price], the Acer G247H[plb_2383088_price], and the HKC 2412A[plb_1857080_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC monitor has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The VE228TR has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased the Asus VE228TR concluded that it did not have good sound quality. E. Wai wrote in their Asus VE228TR review “And yes sound quality is not great”. G Brennan wrote “The sound quality of the speaker is very poor”. Mac wrote three years ago “The sound quality is terrible” and gave the Asus VE228TR a score of 60 out of 100.

Poor Support

Several customers who reviewed it wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Five years ago Amazon Customer rated it 3 stars and said “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better” in their review of the Asus VE228TR. Catherine Evans mentioned on Amazon “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers who reviewed the Asus VE228TR concluded that it was not thin. Three years ago Alan Dean said in his Asus VE228TR review “Yes it is quite low powered and thin”. Ronnie wrote in his Asus VE228TR review “I would advise you to buy your own sound device as built-in monitor speakers tend to sound thin and just frankly bad”. Three years ago S. Davis wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “They are probably tinny like any thin flat screen product” but despite that they still scored it 80 out of 100.

Several Asus VE228TR reviewers reckoned that the Asus VE228TR was not heavy and bulky. Chris M-C mentioned in his review of the Asus VE228TR on Amazon “A little bit on the heavy side.” nonetheless he still scored the Asus VE228TR very highly. Mr. Smith wrote “The screen is a bit bulky, granted it's a 24inch.” in their review but they scored it very highly. Mr. Smith also said “It's a bit chunky in the back, having said that it's still fairly light”.

Some customers who bought the Asus VE228TR reckoned that it was not a good height. Dave Cox mentioned “It has a very good pixel density - I sit around 70cm from my screens which are mounted at eye height and I can't see any pixels from my position” but he gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr. I. J. Turner wrote “You can also tilt it either forward or backwards compensating for the lack of a height adjustment feature” but despite that they scored it very highly.

One Asus VE228TR owner said in their reviews that it was not heavy. Kaio said in their Asus VE228TR review “At reasonable cost, so factor in about a tenner to the price of this monitor for a riser (unless you opt for using that hefty encyclopaedia book or someth”.

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Not 3D

The Asus VE228TR is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price]; or the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The VE228TR is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years, the Asus VE228TR does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

Comparable spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. At only 54.6 centimeters, the Asus VE228TR has a quite small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VE228TR.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The VE228TR has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 49W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE228TR

Running Costs Are Average

The VE228TR is typical compared to the other 1,019 PC monitors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the VE228TR is £93.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released over four years ago.

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 PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

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Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Brightness
Response Time
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DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Height (with Stand)
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Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Frank48
(Verified Purchase)

Very satisfied so far - easy to instal, well packaged, excellent colours, no complaints.. except the perennial one - built-in speakers are a joke. but easy enough to buy spmereasonable ones for... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Pádraig S
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fantastic screen i bought it to go with my gaming rig and it didn't disappoint, Gives many viewing options depending on what your using it for like movie's or video game's. I wasn't... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Mr. R. Scott | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

No HDMI input so could not connect to X-Box. Reviews led me to believe that it could be connected. Waste of my time.

Reviewed 17 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered this screen and its decent no complaints there, however I find myself quite lucky the the package even got to me without the door number on the package, unlucky I liver on a small street... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2016 by Marion E. Haworth
(Verified Purchase)

This is a reasonable product but don't expect the built-in speakers to give you decent sound quality. We are using separate ones. Otherwise, OK.

(Verified Purchase)

This is a very nice screen but the one disappointment is that we don't get sound from it, even though there was a sticker on it for sound. Fortunately we are getting sound through the processor... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The screen is fine, but the sound is too quiet to be any use - I have to resort to headphones just to hear anything above a whisper - wish I had sent it back, but it's too late now.

Reviewed 17 February 2016 by Nige
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to set up. Took it out of the box, connected it up, Win10 reset my screen resolution (my old monitor was 4:3) and it works straight off. The display is clear and bright, text is well... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2016 by Ski_uk
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor is very good - even at this budget price, and no dead pixels, The button menu system at the bottom of the frame is annoyingly complex, and as unlabelled, you need the instruction... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant monitor resolution is spot on and IT IS WALL MOUNTABLE !!!!!!!! Despite having read several reviews to the contrary so far had it a month and cannot fault it .

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.73
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £92.29
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ve228, asus bg851, asus ve228t, asus bg851a, asus p196762, asus bg851as, asus 100x100, asus ve228tr, asus ve228trc, asus p196762p, asus 1920x1080, asus 90lmb4101qz1021, asus 90lmb4101qz1021c, asrockasusantecarcticb ve228, asrockasusantecarcticb ve228t, asrockasusantecarcticb ve228tr
Barcodes 00886227192366, 04053162935235, 04054319058289, 04716659192367, 05054484444954

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