Asus 19 inch Widescreen LED Monitor

ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor Review

Wow, these LED monitors have really come a long way. I remember the first ones, how the blacks were more like charcoal than a true black. They were expensive too. Well, can’t say that any more, not with this 19 inch LCD DVI monitor on the market. Yep, the price has really come down; why, it’s cheap enough for a gopher to afford a nice monitor now.

The Product

ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

Description

ASUS VH198T - Save the Earth and Shrink Your Power Bill with VH198; Mercury-free LED monitor delivers ultra-sharp images with great power savings. LED monitor, Green Power Efficiency -up to 40%, 19" Wide, 10M:1 ASUS Smart contrast Ratio, DVI, VGA, 5ms Response Time.

Features

  • Delivers vibrant images with green power efficiency
  • ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) technology
  • Splendid Video Intelligence technology
  • Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), wall mountable, tilt adjustment, cable organizer

Our Review

The Asus VH198T 19 inch LCD DVI monitor is a sleek, slick, desktop monitor for all your computing needs. The 19 inch wide screen gives you a great image, clear and bright, and big enough for any computing need. This unit also comes with integral speakers. The usual buttons are on the bottom edge of the monitor, for accessing the menu and changing settings. However, Asus’s Splendid ™ Video Intelligence Technology, which automatically adjusts the monitor for whatever you are viewing, makes the idea of accessing the menu almost obsolete.

This monitor is also green technology, rated as saving 40% of the power consumption over other similar monitors. If you are trying to go green, this is one more little step you can take in the right direction.

Asus has really come on strong in the last few years, hitting the market with a large number of really quality products. If you’re an Asus fan, you won’t be disappointed by this monitor. The image is incredibly bright and clear at 1440 x 900 resolution. Switching over to the old 4:3 aspect ratio, for viewing your favorite old movies is a snap.

The internal speakers, well, they’re internal, so what can you expect? If you are just listening to your voice mail and maybe checking out a few videos on YouTube, they’ll do. But, if you want really great sound, you might want to consider buying yourself some stand alone speakers.

Asus has developed a great reputation for quality. In just a few short years, they’ve gone from being just one more off brand, to a respected brand for quality. Users who have hundreds of these monitors in commercial settings report a 0% problem rate. That’s pretty impressive; I don’t know too many gophers who can claim that.

The Look

Like I said, the image is clear and crisp. Blacks are nice and rich, not like the early LCD displays. The image stays bright, no matter what you’re watching on it.

Setup

I guess the only way it could be easier to hookup would be if it connected itself. Power cord, video signal in, and speaker connection; done. With plug-n-play, there’s really nothing else to do. When we tried it, the Asus 19 inch LCD DVI monitor interfaced with our computer without any changes to the settings. It’s almost as if the settings buttons are a waste of time.

Should you buy it?

If you’re looking for a monitor for your computer and want a good price, you’d be crazy not to pick this one up. You’re not going to find a better deal from anyone than this Asus 19 inch LCD DVI monitor. The picture quality and life of this monitor should give you nothing to complain about.

Pros

  • Great color
  • The self adjusting brightness is a really nice feature
  • Long life

Cons

  • Its not the best monitor around if you're finicky about your screen resolutions.

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