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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
This flatpanel monitor has a terrific average owner rating based on 10 owner reviews.
Asus LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Asus small monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Good Picture Quality
One Asus VB198T owner mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VB198T had good colour saturation. M Birkett said “The monitor is clear with good colours and easily adjusted for brightness”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VB198T had good picture quality. B Boxall mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon three years ago “The graphics are brilliant”.
Good Product Quality
One customer who bought the Asus VB198T concluded that it was good quality.
One person said that it was compact. Two years ago David Checketts rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Not wanting a large unit which would be unsuitable in a compact environment” in his review of this PC monitor.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VB198T has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including the AOC I960SRDA[plb_3244069_price], or the Samsung S19E450MW[plb_3062082_price] which is cheaper.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Samsung S19E200BR[plb_3897846_price] is also worth considering.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The Asus VB198T has a fairly low power consumption when off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VB198T. Across all the small monitors that are a similar age to the VB198T the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 1W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of PC displays of this spec and age is 7.5ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the Asus VB198T has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB198T.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VB198T range from 0.3W to 16W. At only 0.3 Watts, the Asus VB198T has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VB198T.
6 Reasons Against
One Asus VB198T owner said in their reviews that the product was not good looking. Doct0r said four years ago “One of the few remaining old style monitors” however despite that they rated the Asus VB198T as excellent.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VB198T is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the VB198T are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VB198T do not have a built-in camera. The Asus VB198T is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VB198T does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VB198T also do not have an integrated card reader.
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With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the Asus VB198T is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VB198T. Small monitors that were released one year ago have weights of between 800g and 5.8kg.
When compared to other similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed the height of, the Asus VB198T's height of 405 millimeters is one of the tallest. Across all the small monitors that were released one year ago the heights range from 210mm to 500mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This PC screen has been on the market for over a year.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
At 413 millimeters, the Asus VB198T has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Alternative PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Samsung S19E450MW[plb_3062082_price] (439.9mm) which is also cheaper.
Rich L would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)
Bought it sight unseen as these 5:4 monitors are not in stores any longer having been replaced by widescreen. Took a chance on it being a matte finish screen which it was. (too many monitors now... Read more…
Value for money monitor of superb quality, ideal stepping stone for those not ready for full widescreen and not wanting a large unit which would be unsuitable in a compact environment. Also... Read more…
Wally44 would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)
I'm using this monitor as a picture frame for our slides powered by an Asus EEE-Box. It is a replacement for an older 17" LCD monitor that was having problems with its switch and had a bad angle... Read more…
Reviewed 27 September 2013 by M birkett | 11 Comments
The monitor is clear with good colours and easily adjusted for brightness and contrast but the advert showed it with a height adjustable stand.
It arrived with a non adjustable simple bench... Read more…
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