Asus VH238H

A good 23 inch monitor from Asus

If it comes to Asus LCD screens, I can’t say that I am impressed too much. This producer it’s known more for its laptops, but has never been a high quality manufacturer. This is why when I was asked to test and review Asus VH238H, I was a bit skeptical; I was more like “Well, ok, part of my job, but this shouldn’t be interesting at all”.

LED technology included

asus-vh238hThough, I like big screens. And if it is one thing impressing thing at Asus VH238H monitor, it is its 23 inches display. Priced somewhere near $180, VH238H comes with a high contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1, and based on LED technology, this monitor is one of the best monitors ever produced by Asus.

A modern design at a low price

Without even the slightest intention of telling stories, the monitor comes up with a modern designed: round corners, flat screen. However, its thickness is a bit too big considering its main competitors. Even though this might not be considered a minor disadvantage, the people that are using a webcam that is placed on the top of the monitor might not like this at all.

Without USB ports and speakers

As well, for a flat screen, Asus VH238H is surprisingly heavy: 13.6 pounds (about 6 kg).
However, even it is a big and thick screen, the monitor lacks completely USB ports, as well as the speakers are way to small and weak for the 23” monitor. If you ask me, it’s quite a pity that the VH238H doesn’t have a powerful sound system, as it has multiple “minuses” gathered already. And we are not even close to finish yet.

Good quality of the image

As concerning the performance of this screen, find out that the monitor is able of displaying files at Full 1080P HD. It would have been a major disadvantage to not have a HDMI output, but luckily, it has. The images are clear, with no sign of ghost images or dead pixels in the tests performed for this review. From this point of view, I think that the Asus screens are just like the Asus laptops: can last for long, even though they are not extremely advanced. Though, some people might have problems while browsing through the menu of the screen, as it is known the fact that this producer has always had difficult menus. Luckily, the instructions manual gives enough details for everybody, therefore before modifying something in the default settings, I strongly suggest to read the manual. Otherwise, if it doesn’t deliver what you expected, it’s on you.

Review conclusions

After this test we have a conclusion for the Asus VH238H review. This monitor is undoubtedly a good product, but only for those that do not need webcams or USB ports on the monitor. As I’ve said in the above lines, the monitor delivers a good quality with no issues, therefore some people used with Asus products might really like it. After all, it’s cheap, it’s good and it’s guaranteed to last.

Technical specifications

* 23-Inch LED Monitor with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
* Full 1080P HD with HDMI
* 2ms Response Time
* LED Backlight
* ASUS SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology