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Asus VS197T-P PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 50000000:1 LED Jan 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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A Top Selling Flatpanel Monitor

According to sales data from Amazon, the VS197T-P is a popular choice amongst people who purchased PC monitors in the last 3 months.

Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Alastair wrote on Amazon “Great price for what you get”. Alf Bennett gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “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”. Amy mentioned “Awesome monitor for the price”.

Several Asus VS197 owners reckoned that this PC monitor was a bargain for the price. Abshaef mentioned in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “This has been an excellent monitor for me providing a great deal of screen real estate, easy setup, easy adjustments” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Asus VS197 “Cheap screen though picture seems ok, just wanted HDMI” however despite that they gave it a score of 2 stars. Andrew Durber scored it very highly and he said “They are very cheap for the quality of the product” in his Asus VS197 review.

One Asus VS197 reviewer who bought the product thought it was cheap. Mr. M. Lyne mentioned on Amazon in December last year “While this is a decent budget monitor there are some limitations” in their review of the Asus VS197 however they scored the product 3 stars.

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Robust

A number of people who bought it concluded that it was well made. Amy mentioned in her review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Gotta give it to Asus, they do make solid products” and rated it as excellent. Amy Laz said on Amazon this year “A stereo audio in cable for the built in speakers” in her review of this PC monitor. Em_ks rated this PC monitor 4 stars and said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The quality of the build seems good” in their Asus VS197 review.

A few customers reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Two years ago Linda wrote in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “FULL TILT on a very sturdy stand” and rated the product as very good. Miss Roscoe scored it very highly and she wrote last year “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” in her review of this PC monitor. Nabibi mentioned “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” in their review.

One Asus VS197 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. In December this year Paul2250 wrote on Amazon “Only thing I can complain about is some damage to the paintwork on the side of the screen, not sure how it happened”.

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Nice Design

Several people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was good looking. Amy Laz mentioned on Amazon this month “Beautiful screen, full HD resolution 1920x1080 with no problems at all (no dead pixels either” in her review of the Asus VS197. Andrew Durber he mentioned “Gorgeous monitors” in his review of the Asus VS197. Andrew Durber also said “They're gorgeous with a beautiful display”.

One person considered that it had a good case. Daniel gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote this month “Very good quality casing and not at all cheap looking or feel as you often find on some of these - more reasonably priced - monitors”.

One Asus VS197 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good design. Last year M wrote “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design” and rated it 5 stars.

One person who bought it concluded that it was neat. M. G. Chisholm gave it an excellent review score and said in their Asus VS197 review this month “Keep my study looking tidy and HDMI is the best way to get a longer length of run”.

One Asus VS197 reviewer who bought it considered that it was smooth. Mark Humphreys mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail” in his Asus VS197 review.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who bought it thought it was easy to use. In December this year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The brightness is fantastic, making it very easy and clear to use for working”. Bobbyuk94 said on Amazon “The menu buttons are easy to use” in their Asus VS197 review. Everythingpc mentioned on Amazon in December “Found this as a handy addition as many monitors at this price point decide to omit this”.

Seven people who bought the product thought it was easy to setup. Bobbyuk94 mentioned this year “Setting up was super easy and the screen turns on very fast” in their review. Elizabeth J. Moore wrote “Easy to set up - even a TOG like me managed it”. Elizabeth J. Moore also mentioned “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.

A number of Asus VS197 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Linda said in her review “Lovely menu system with buttons under screen”. Mark Humphreys rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Text is clear at normal windows settings although my wife needs to make text bigger so this could be a personal thing”. Mr. James A. Carter mentioned last year “Have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” in his review of this PC monitor.

Five Asus VS197 reviewers concluded that the Asus VS197 was easy to assemble. Cyprico mentioned in their review on Amazon “Well packaged easy to put together, you can hang it on the wall or have free standing, crystal picture, what more can I say”. Gabriel Gauci Maistre mentioned three years ago “Monitors are normally a hassle to assemble out of the box” in his review. Gabriel Gauci Maistre also mentioned “This was was great and really quick to assemble”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Last year Alastair wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is superb”. Angela wrote in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good value and excellent visual quality”. Angela also mentioned “I think this is a good value monitor with an excellent visual quality”.

Good Size

Some Asus VS197 reviewers who purchased the Asus VS197 said that it was thin. Last year Amazon Customer scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The monitor looks great and is very thin”. Helen T mentioned “Unusable for slim fit wall mount” in her review of the Asus VS197. Helen T also wrote “I have my pc at a slim narrow desk - space is premium”.

A few people agreed that the product was lightweight. Carrigeen04 wrote in their review of this PC monitor a few weeks ago “Quite lightweight” . Kindle Customer said “Very lightweight and was a bit worried when I opened it (2 boxes?”. Kindle Customer also wrote “It's a very lightweight plastic base”.

Two Asus VS197 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good weight. This year Carrigeen04 wrote on Amazon “Good small light weight monitor” in their review of the Asus VS197. S.wil said “Incredible how light in weight the unit is”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VS197 was easy to carry around. Last year Jonathan Mccrum mentioned in his review of the Asus VS197 “The monitor is actually incredibly light and easy to carry around”. One Asus VS197 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. R De Bulat mentioned on Amazon “It is elegant and not at all bulky” in their review of the Asus VS197.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Asus VS197 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Asus VS197 in December last year “It displays great colours” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Andrew Durber said “I can choose how vibrant I want the colours which is useful since I use my PC for everything” in his review and scored it 5 stars. Andrewg wrote “Very nice monitor, with vivid colours and has suitable VESA-100 mount holes on the back” in their Asus VS197 review.

Several people thought it had good picture quality. Appox mentioned “It fulfilled all my needs, great resolution great refresh time, great image quality and stuff”. Danflorinbaicu wrote in their Asus VS197 review last year “The image quality is really good, no dead pixels, haven't checked for light bleeding.” and gave it a score of 5 stars. David said in his review on Amazon “Good clean clear picture quality with some nifty pre set”.

Three customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. In December last year Alex Hunt said “Lovely viewing angle – much better than the laptop I have it plugged into” in his Asus VS197 review. Also in December last year L. A. Ward wrote in their review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Colours are good and viewing angle superb”. M wrote “Viewing angle is really good with no apparent dead pixels” in their review.

Several people concluded that it had clear images. Three years ago Archie mentioned “With the led background it produced a super clear image”. This month Cate H. mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “However now I'm running smoothly and the clarity is very good”. Daniel wrote on Amazon in December “The clarity is awesome, very bright” in his review of the Asus VS197.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. In December last year Hayden Whelan said “Very clear, High contrast ratio and very quick response time”. One Asus VS197 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a sharp image. Mr Freeze said two years ago “Very good quality screen, good viewing angles, sharpness and colour” in his review of the Asus VS197.

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Good Connectivity

Some Asus VS197 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Ann gave it a very good review and she mentioned last year “The DVI to HDMI cable was nice to see in the box”. Daniel said “This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen” in his review. M. G. Chisholm mentioned “Most of all though it has an HDMI port” in their review of the Asus VS197.

One person considered that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Guy wrote in his review in December last year “Great connectivity, fast response” and rated the product 5 stars. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Mark Humphreys he wrote in his Asus VS197 review “A quick search on the internet remedied that”.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Based on 11,099 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its small monitors range compared to other brands.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Last year Alex Hunt mentioned in his review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Overall, it’s clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.”. Everythingpc wrote on Amazon “Smart View are some the flagship features that Asus decide to cram in here” in their review of the Asus VS197. Jonathan Mccrum mentioned in his review on Amazon “It has features such as tilt”.

Good Sound Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VS197 had good sound quality. Chelseafan mentioned “That is to say I did not really care of headphones or good sound quality before”. Radiolite mentioned on Amazon “Sound quality from the speakers is not great (I have yet to hear of a monitor that does have incredible audio quality” in their Asus VS197 review.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Asus VS197 owner thought it was good in terms of recycling. Two years ago Dogbone mentioned in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!” however they rated the Asus VS197 40 out of 100.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price], or the Acer 192HQL[plb_2215544_price] which is cheaper.

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC display has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Asus VS197 reviewer thought it did not have good technical guidance. Mik wrote in their review on Amazon last year “I didn't expect any being it's a ASUS, shame there isn't a manual for it to aid in set-up” but in spite of that they still scored it 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the VS197T-P do not have a built-in speaker(s). The VS197T-P is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price].

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Not 3D

The VS197T-P is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the VS197T-P are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays of this age and type, the VS197T-P does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age, the VS197T-P does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the VS197T-P is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VS197T-P the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VS197T-P

Average Running Costs

The VS197T-P is typical compared to the other 264 flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VS197T-P is £34.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Asus released the VS197T-P.

Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
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Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
On Screen Display (OSD)
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 February 2014 by Allison

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…

Easy To Set Up
Lightweight
Sharp Image
Short Power Cord

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £53.84
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Total running cost over 5 years £53.84
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus vs197, asus vs197t, asus vs197tp, asus 250cdm2, asus 1366x768, asustek vs197, asustek vs197n, asus 1366x7685, asus 1366x7685m, asustek 1366x768, asus 1366x7685ms, asus 1366x7685msv, asus 1366x7685msvg, asus 1366x7685msvga, 90lmf1001t02201c vs197, 90lmf1001t02201c vs197d, 90lmf1001t02201c vs197de, asus mountwidescreen16975x75, asus mountwidescreen16975x75m, asrockasusantecarcticb vs197n, asus mountwidescreen16975x75mm, 90lmf1001t02201c 90lmf1001t02201, 90lmf1001t02201c 90lmf1001t02201c
Barcodes 0000008.86E+11, 0008.86227E+11, 00471665933970, 00886227202492, 00886227339709, 00886227361663, 04053162744974, 04053162768192, 04716659202493, 04716659339700, 05052183129486, 05053973634272, 05054484239888, 05054629176542, 08806086393478, 08862273616638

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