Asus vs239H-P Review

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The Asus vs239H-P monitor has been around for a couple of years, and reviews often comment on the modest price and excellent value. Indeed, its popularity with users seems to keep it on the company's roster. An expert from Top Ten Reviews writes of being impressed with the vivid images and brightness, as well as the speedy response time of 5 milliseconds. A CNET review of the Asus vs239H-P notes that it may lag on extra features, such as USB ports and built-in speakers, but it certainly measures up on performance. The expert didn't see any lag when testing this display, although there was a spot of light bleeding from the right edge of the screen. At The Hardware Zone, the Asus vs239H-P review grumbles about the tilt-only design (e.g., no height adjustment) but says color accuracy is excellent out of the box -- no tweaking required. The display garners further commendations for good contrast and response time.

The Asus vs239H-P (starting at $160, Amazon) is a no-frills display with a 23-inch screen using an IPS panel. It runs at a resolution of 1920x1080 and presents a gray-to-gray response time of 5 milliseconds. There are three connection options: an HDMI port (a welcome feature often lacking in the budget zone), a DVI port, and a VGA port.

It's hard to argue with value, and value defines this monitor -- the short list of features notwithstanding. Most people don't like monitor speakers anyway, and while USB ports built into a display are convenient, most of us can get along without them just fine. In return, you get a fast display with good color and no need to spend a lot of time fine-tuning it, although you may want to tone down the brightness. Apart from that, the Asus vs239H-P is good to go as soon as you plug it in.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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