Front view of the Asus VE228H Monitor

ASUS VE228H Monitor Review

A monitor that is making headlines and yet is budget friendly
% Very Good
$100.99
as of Jul 19 2018 15:00 GMT (Details)
Editor's choice

ASUS VE228H Review

This year (2018), owning the best monitor you can get your hands on is as important as having a CPU. You might own a very expensive and powerful desktop, but whatever you plan to use your desktop for, it will have to be done through the lens of a monitor. It doesn’t matter whether you search on Google, checking friends out on Facebook, updating your Twitter Feed or rescheduling your calendar. It all has to happen through your monitor. Finding the right kind of monitor to suit your needs in this heap of options can be intensive if not confusing. We understand it’s easy to get bewildered so we’ve gone through the trouble of listing the very best monitor for 2018 and gaming monitors 2018 to ease the strain of making your choice. For today though, we review a decent monitor that’s making headlines and yet is budget friendly. Check out the Asus VE228H Review. This is one of our honorable mentions in the home/office monitor lists.


Pros

  • Above board image quality
  • Ergonomic design and excellent stand
  • Intuitive interface that’s easy to set-up
  • Great for watching video, movies as well as working
  • A Solid set of features and connectivity
  • 1080 display
  • Anti-glare coating reduces glare

Cons

  • Dimmer screen compared to competition
  • Poor viewing angles- TN panel

Verdict

The Asus VE228H is a great monitor which expresses simple design including a matte black chassis and comes with a few fancy extras. With this monitor, you get a 5ms response rate, 60Hz refresh rate, 21.5 inches Full HD display and 250cd/m2 brightness. It also spots some connectors, for instance, HDMI and VGA connectors which should go a long way in connecting multiple monitors. Overall, thanks to a good combination of features wrapped in excellent design and excellent color accuracy, the Asus VE228H is a great option aimed for home/office use.


ASUS VE228H Specs

Screen Size

21.5 Full HD

Contrast Ratio

10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio

Panel Type

LED-Backlit TN panel

Response Time

5ms

Refresh rate

60Hz

Resolution

1920×1080

Brightness

250 cd/m2

Dimensions

2.2 x 20.2 x 12.1 inches

Weight

9.04 lbs

Warranty

3 year System warranty

3 year panel warranty

VESA Mount

100mm x 100mm

Speakers

Built-in stereo speakers

Ports

VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections.

Viewing angles

170°(H)/160°(V)

Tilt

+20°~~ 5°

Security

Kensington Lock

Power consumption

30W

Design and features

Nothing about the Asus VE228H is extreme, it is a decent no frills entry-level monitor built with simplicity in mind. This remarkable monitor comes with a load of neat features, 1080p display, great ergonomic support and plenty of ports to support at least a dual-monitor setup. For me, I spend a good part of my day looking at a monitor so I’m usually very picky with aesthetics display and color of my monitors. Fortunately, the Asus VE228H is hurdled up in an attractive black polished chassis. The material is well polished and as a result, makes the monitor look and feel like a high-end monitor geared for professionals.

Measuring at 2.2 x 20.2 x 12.1 inches and 9.04 pounds, the Asus VE228H fits in as a mid-sized monitor, and as such you won’t have desk space constraints. While it’s always great having a large display with plenty of viewing area, the 21-inches on this babe work just fine. The viewing area is plenty and definitely a good choice for working on multiple page documents and watching movies. Alternatively, if this 21-inch doesn’t make the cut for you, Asus included a 24-inch and 27-inch configuration for a more immersive experience. The one grip we had with this monitor though, was the brightness. It has a max of 250 nits which in dulls down what would have been otherwise bright colored image and video.

TN Panel Display

Despite its basic design, the Asus VE228H offers a few neat touches. The display is Full HD (1920 x 1080p) and comes with 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response rate. Also, the display runs on a TN panel with above board viewing angles (170°(H)/160°(V)). TN panels are less expensive and offer superior motion handling and grayscale accuracy. But they have poor viewing angles. In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays are considered far better for their wider viewing angles.

On the bright side, monitors on this price range are made for a few users, and because the screen size isn’t too large, the edges aren’t too far either. In this case, images at the edges are not too far away to be distorted or too stretched out. Generally, the Asus VE228H makes a good choice for everyday office use monitor.

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Ports

A good monitor usually offers an ergonomic stand that can be easily adjusted for maximum comfort. The Asus VE228H has a stand with a few adjustable options, which is quite common for budget monitors on this price range. You can adjust the stand to tilt approximately 20 degrees vertically and 5 degrees horizontally. That aside, the rear and bottom side of the VE228H is home to a number of ports including a VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort and audio and video connectors. If you’re one who enjoys dual monitor setups, these ports should be helpful for an external monitor connection.

Other bells and whistles that come inside the box are:

  • DVI Cable-Cables provided for VGA-VGA and DVI-HDMI (computer-to-monitor)
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord & Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual CD
  • Warranty Information Card

Performance

Today, the best monitors in the industry offer feature such as auto-rotate that flips the image when the display orientation is changed. Some higher-end models come with built-in USB ports, larger screens with more resolution displays and more. However, you will have to part ways with a larger chunk of change in exchange. And that’s why this monitor is a favorite and is money well spent. The Asus VE228H is a blend of all the fine attributes in small portions and budget price. It is a low-energy consumption monitor that should work best to help businesses save money through reduced energy costs.

Also, it is a friendly companion for students on the lookout for budget monitors for their photo and video projects. As for gaming, the VE228H is not the best for running AAA gaming titles on. Typically, you require fast response display to prevent motion errors and artifacts. The Asus VE228H comes with 5ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate which at times allow blurring on fast-paced gameplay. You require it to be at least 2ms to be capable of running smoothly. Even so, you can still play a few games on this crop of monitor and its affiliate series.


It’s a Lean, Mean and Powerful Screen

A fine monitor is first only recognized through its on-paper specs before it’s performance. The Asus VE228H with its ultra-thin frame, fast 5 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh rate and accurate color rendition is a splendid choice for users looking for performance on a budget. Thanks to its various attributes, it’s a great fit for daily home and office use. Additionally, it can handle a few games and fast-motion video.

For all these reasons, it takes up our Editor’s Choice for budget monitors for home/office use. Users will definitely enjoy the port system which brings to the table VGA, HDMI ports for daisy-chaining multiple monitors together.

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