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Asus VB198TP PC Monitor

19" 1280 X 1024 50000000:1 LED Jun 2015
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- Adopt ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology to provide the high contrast ratio of 50000000:1, which can dynamically adjust contrast between black and white, and to create sharper and... More
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10 Reasons For

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.

Good Size

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Design

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.

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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.

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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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Heavy

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.

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Very Tall

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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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VB198T

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.

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Average Width

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.

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Rich L
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…

Reviewed 4 May 2014 by David Checketts
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 24 January 2014 by Braves
Braves would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

The product is used for personal computing. Love the size and that it is not a wide screen. Speakers are okay for my use. Would definitely buy again...

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by Bryan

Pros: Great price for the size. Good contrast ratio for easy viewing. Sturdier base than most of the monitors in it's price range. Cons: None so far...

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by Bmakir

An excellent monitor. I am very well pleased and recommend it...

Easy To Set Up
Sharp Image
Vivid Colors
Adjustable
Lightweight
No vertical adjustment
Reviewed 25 November 2013 by B Boxall
(Verified Purchase)

Its very good. I would it to tell friends and family to buy if they need a new one. the graphics are brilliant...

Reviewed 21 November 2013 by Joe T
Joe T would recommend the Asus VB198T-P (Verified Purchase)

I was looking for extending my laptop desktop, this monitor is plug-n-play, clear, bright screen and perfect for second monitor...

Reviewed 22 October 2013 by Wally44
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
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 30 December 2012 by Doct0r
(Verified Purchase)

One of the few remaining old style monitors. Useful for when space is at a premium. Works well, does it's job, I look at it a lot.

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Electricity cost when switched on $33.27
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Total running cost over 5 years $33.27
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus vb198, asus vb198t, asus vb198tl, asus vb198tp, asus vb198tlb, asus 1280x1024, asus vb198tlbk, asus 90lme7001t02211, asus 90lme7001t02211c
Barcodes 04716659003021, 04716659282327, 04719543370650

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