Asus has good average ratings for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.
Good Picture Quality
One Asus VB198T reviewer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. Three years ago M Birkett said “The monitor is clear with good colours and easily adjusted for brightness”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus VB198T had good picture quality. B Boxall mentioned in their review of the Asus VB198T “The graphics are brilliant”.
Good Product Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus VB198T was good quality. David Checketts rated this PC monitors 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Value for money monitor of superb quality, ideal stepping stone for those not ready for full widescreen”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. David Checketts said two years ago “Not wanting a large unit which would be unsuitable in a compact environment” in his review of this PC monitors and rated the product 5 stars.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
This PC display has an excellent average owner rating based on 9 owner reviews.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Unlike most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the VB198T which do not have a built-in speaker, the Asus VB198T has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the I960, or the I960SRDA both from AOC or the Samsung S19E450MW which is cheaper.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VB198T has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the VB198TL, or the VB178D both from Asus.
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus VX207NE (100000000:1) which is also cheaper.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The Asus VB198T has a quite low power consumption when off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for more than a year. The power consumptions when off of small monitors that are a comparable age to the VB198T range from 0.1W to 1W.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Asus VB198T has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VB198T. Across all the small monitors that were released one year ago the response times range from 5ms to 30ms.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many small monitors that were released more than a year ago.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.2W and 16W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.3 Watts, the Asus VB198T has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VB198T.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
6 Reasons Against
One person mentioned that the product was not good looking. Four years ago Doct0r said “One of the few remaining old style monitors” in their review of this PC monitors however still rated the product 5 stars.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the Asus VB198T does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VB198T does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VB198T also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VB198T is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that were released around the same time as the VB198T are also not 3D compatible.
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Only Has One Cable Included
The Asus VB198T has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this Asus flatpanel monitor. The cables included Audio (3.5mm)|DVI|VGA are also found on this PC display.
When compared to other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the VB198T that we have assessed, the Asus VB198T's height of 405 millimeters is one of the tallest. Across all the PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB198T the heights range from 67mm to 500mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VB198T
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Asus released the VB198T.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the AOC I960SRDA, or the Asus VB198TL.
If the display resolution of this Asus PC monitor is too few for you then you might want to look at the AOC M2060PWDA2 (1920 x 1080 and cheaper).
The Asus VB198T has a fairly average width (413 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the VB198T.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Samsung S19E450MW (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…
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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