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If you're looking for a sizeable yet affordable monitor with plenty of features and excellent functionality, the Asus VH236H fits the bill. PC World is impressed with this model's overall performance, according to its Asus VH236H review, and specifically mentions how clear text appears on the display and how smooth video runs on this monitor. CNET echoes the sentiment about image quality, but pans the performance of the Asus VH236H's speakers; a consumer posting an review on Newegg reports that the speakers simply didn't work. After running the Asus VH236H through a series of comparative tests, CNET concludes that this monitor is a good choice for movies and games, and notes that little to no ghosting marred its performance during testing.
At 23 inches, the Asus VH236H screen is larger than average in this low-cost price range. The Asus VH236H boasts a true high-def resolution of 1920x1080 and a mere 2ms gray-to-gray response time. Another appealing feature of the Asus VH236H is its HDMI port, although the monitor includes the more commonly used DVI port as well. There's a built-in set of speakers, but as with most monitor speakers, they're very small and the quality isn't the best.
Few reviewers or customers had any negative Asus VH236H reviews, although we noticed some quibbling about the display's controls. We like several things about this display, not the least of which is its size. We didn't find many monitors larger than 21.5 inches in this price range, so it's a pleasant surprise to find a cheap display that's larger than most, yet still maintains good video quality.