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Good User Reviews
On average, based on 809 user reviews the average user rating of this Asus PC screen is 89 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Several people agreed that this PC monitor was good quality. A. O. Shea gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “Bought a HD-capable HDMI cable also from Amazon, which was high quality for around”. Alan Dean wrote “A good quality monitor”. Aldich mentioned in their review of the Asus VE228 on Amazon “Superb screen quality”.
Good Technical Features
Five people reckoned that this PC monitor had good features. Fat Chris scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “It packs a wealth of features that just a few years back would have set us back at least four times the asking price”. In November last year Mr the Beard said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “ASUS make some mointors with excellent quality and features and the VE248H is one of these” and gave the Asus VE228 a very good review. Mr. I. J. Turner mentioned “The StandPerhaps one of the best features”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Gabrielle said “If you're looking for built in speakers, these ones are very quiet”. James Gamlin he mentioned on Amazon “The in-built speakers are too quiet”. John mentioned in his Asus VE228 review “It's connected via HDMI to my silent HD6450 graphics card (which may be upgraded later) so it will just be playing DVD”.
Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was noisy. D. Banham wrote “The built in loud speakers are a good idea for a clutter free desk” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. Pippa London gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “I've not experianced any flickering or irritating humming noise (like my last monitor!”. Rohit Vaishnav said “Finding sound also loud enough and good quality have been using for a month or so” in their Asus VE228 review.
Easy to Use
Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and said “In terms of the picture, you will have to mess around with the various 'splendid' settings and then fine-tune contrast, brightness etc yourself from there” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “Incorporated in the advanced display settings were further adjustments for the monitor display, which was correctly identified”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Leaving the monitor itself on the best settings I had been able to find, I tweaked the advanced display management controls”.
A few Asus VE228 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said “Setting up was easy although the base is a bit flimsy which makes it wobble if you knock your desk”. D "d" mentioned “Easy to set up (plug and play, selecting in the MacBook's System Preferences)” in their review. Three years ago Fandango gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It was quick to set up” in their review of the Asus VE228.
Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. A John mentioned on Amazon “The screen controls are easy to use if you need to switch between inputs to connect a console over HDMI” in their review of the Asus VE228. Clockstruckduck wrote on Amazon “It makes it so much easier to use with the Xbox”. F. Malik mentioned in their review “They're easy to use once you've memorized which ones which”.
A number of customers who purchased it thought it was easy to assemble. D "d" mentioned in their review “Easy to assemble”. A few people who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kieran J. said on Amazon “Quality at a Comfortable Price”. Kieran J. also said “It's at a really nice and comfortable price”.
One Asus VE228 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had a good interface. Cameron he wrote in his review of the Asus VE228 “If you do, replacements are quick and easy)- The firmware's interface is quite counter-intuitive- Cannot be moved on the y-axisOverall, I would definitely recommend getting this monitor”.
A number of Asus VE228 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. A John wrote on Amazon “There are 5 built in preset modes for Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View” in their review of the Asus VE228. Cameron scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon four years ago “The overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek”. Two years ago Clockstruckduck said “ASUS are a solid brand” in their review of this PC monitor.
A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago James Roberts mentioned “The overall build quality is good - the monitor feels sturdy and of high quality”. In the same month Mac said in his review of this PC monitor “Sturdy monitor”. Mike he mentioned “This is it, rugged and easy to set up”.
One person who purchased the Asus VE228 thought it was reliable.
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Sixteen customers who purchased it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. G. Wright mentioned “The other is when viewing the HDMI from the free view box the picture looks a bit soft although I might just be sitting a little close”. Hmgkt mentioned on Amazon “Multiple HDMI ports are useful to connect multiple devices-- so for me XBOX360, PC” in their review. Ianscardiff wrote “We mainly use this item linked to an X-box via HDMI cable - the built in speakers being a real boon” and rated the Asus VE228 5 stars.
Several Asus VE228 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. James Clark mentioned on Amazon “Good quality screen, plenty of connectivity and a great price” in his review of this PC monitor. James Clark also said “Picture quality is excellent, has all the connectivity I need”. Also two years ago Mike wrote on Amazon “We needed a monitor with multiple input connectivity options - and reliable” in his review of the Asus VE228.
Several customers who bought the product said that it was able to connect to the internet. Three years ago D by said “I searched around the internet and found mostly positive reviews for this monitor before purchasing it” in their review of this PC monitor.
One Asus VE228 reviewer thought the product was good in terms of USB connections. Guy J. Martin wrote on Amazon “Has a built-in USB hub if you need it” in his review of the Asus VE228.
A number of Asus VE228 reviewers who purchased the product said that it was good looking. Daryll Morton said “Lovely colours, beautiful black finish on the actual monitors” in their review of this PC monitor. John gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “For desktop computing the pre-programmed display "themes" are handy to get a (one button press) subtle change in appearance to your preferred colour / brightness / gamma setting” in his review of this PC monitor. Mr. G. Mangham wrote on Amazon five years ago “The colours from this screen when gamng is beautiful and I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY GHOSTING WHILE GAMING! So i am happy with this screen for my needs” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of Asus VE228 owners wrote that it was a good design. Chris M-C mentioned “It's also got a nice firm design.” in his review and scored it very highly. Hmgkt said on Amazon “Sleek design” in their review of the Asus VE228 and scored it very highly. K. Hadi said four years ago “The first thing I checked was the ventilation grill on top of the monitor, for me this is a proper design for heat dissipation under any working condition” in their review.
A number of Asus VE228 reviewers concluded that the product was neat. J. Cunningham said “Good quality, neat base and enough adjustments if required (I did not change a thing” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a very good rating. John mentioned “It was purchased to tidy up my desk, for the minimalistic styling, HDMI connectivity, built in speakers” in his review of this PC monitor.
One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. One customer said in their reviews that it was smooth. Four years ago Scott Robertson said “In fact the Xbox screen is so smooth I almost thought it was 120Hz as apposed to 60Hz”.
One Asus VE228 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VE228 was aesthetic. Matthew said on Amazon “Well-lit, which combined with the sleek aesthetic appearence of the monitor, makes the viewer feel the need to break into spontaneous applause” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Good Picture Quality
A few people who purchased the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Cameron wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon four years ago “The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright”. Clockstruckduck mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The picture quality is also great” and rated it 5 stars. Dave Cox wrote in his Asus VE228 review “I played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on it which is a game praised for it's true to life graphics and yes”.
Some Asus VE228 owners thought the Asus VE228 had good colour saturation. Carmen Duca wrote on Amazon three years ago “I use it for gaming and the colours are very vivid”. D by mentioned on Amazon in the same month “I'm using it as an extra monitor and the colours do seem a tiny bit washed with it sitting directly beside my laptop” in their review. Foxtrot Oscar mentioned on Amazon in the same month “An excellent gaming monitor - colours and textures are far better defined than on my old LCD monitor” in their review.
Several customers who purchased the Asus VE228 reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review four years ago “One further thing I've noticed is that viewing angle is fairly critical - more so than I expected” but even so they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Chris Chadwick said on Amazon “The screen has a much better viewing angle than the ASUS” in his review of this PC monitor. Sam rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Viewing angle is excellent and the base allows tilting in any direction” in his review of this PC monitor.
Some customers who bought the Asus VE228 agreed that it had clear images. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Asus VE228 “The picture clarity is awesome, easily the best I have had” and scored the product 4 stars. Ms S D Brown said two years ago “Excellent clarity”.
A few customers wrote that the Asus VE228 had a good contrast ratio. Robert Stevenson he wrote on Amazon “A key factor that many people miss when looking at monitor descriptions is contrast ratio” in his review of the Asus VE228. Robert Stevenson also mentioned “This monitor not only has a very high contrast ratio (which is excellent”.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Asus medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Asus is one of the better rated brands.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the AOC I2473, or the Benq GW2255 ($156.95).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VE228 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VE228 do not have a built-in speaker.
Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include the Benq GL2450 ($151.94), or the Hanns.G HE225DPB which has better reviews.
It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus VE228TR.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Has Three Cables Included
The Asus VE228 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VE228. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
At only 512.84 millimeters, the Asus VE228 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VE228. The widths of comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VE228 range from 50mm to 6,500mm.
PC screens with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the AOC E2260 ($89.99) (511mm) which is also cheaper.
13 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
Several Asus VE228 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it did not have good sound quality. E. Wai said in their review “And yes sound quality is not great”. G Brennan said “The sound quality of the speaker is very poor” in their Asus VE228 review although they rated the product 4 stars. Mac mentioned in his review of the Asus VE228 two years ago “The sound quality is terrible” .
A number of people who purchased the product agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I can't help feeling, though, that the controls on the monitor itself should be rather better” in their review. Catherine Evans wrote on Amazon “Having said that, this is likely to be down to me, not having read the instructions and doing it wrong” in her Asus VE228 review but even so she scored it 5 stars.
Not Good in Terms of Size
A number of people agreed that the Asus VE228 was not a good height. Dave Cox mentioned in his review “It has a very good pixel density - I sit around 70cm from my screens which are mounted at eye height and I can't see any pixels from my position” however despite that he scored it 80 out of 100. Mr. I. J. Turner wrote on Amazon “You can also tilt it either forward or backwards compensating for the lack of a height adjustment feature” yet they scored it very highly.
A number of Asus VE228 reviewers wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Chris M-C mentioned on Amazon “A little bit on the heavy side.”. Mr. Smith said on Amazon “The screen is a bit bulky, granted it's a 24inch.” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they rated the product 5 stars. Mr. Smith also mentioned “It's a bit chunky in the back, having said that it's still fairly light”.
A number of Asus VE228 owners who reviewed it considered that it was not thin. Two years ago Alan Dean said on Amazon “Yes it is quite low powered and thin” in his Asus VE228 review nonetheless he rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Ronnie he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon in the same month “I would advise you to buy your own sound device as built-in monitor speakers tend to sound thin and just frankly bad”. S. Davis wrote in their Asus VE228 review “They are probably tinny like any thin flat screen product” but they still rated the product 4 stars.
One Asus VE228 owner who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was not heavy. Kaio mentioned in their Asus VE228 review “At reasonable cost, so factor in about a tenner to the price of this monitor for a riser (unless you opt for using that hefty encyclopaedia book or someth”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VE228 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VE228 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206 which also has a higher rating.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VE228 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VE228, the Asus VE228 does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Very Small Display Diagonal
Across all the PC screens that were released around the same time as the VE228 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Asus VE228 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VE228.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The average RMS rated audio power of PC monitors that have been around for more than two years is 5.3W. The Asus VE228 has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Asus VE228 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Asus VE228 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst PC screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Asus VE228 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VE228.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the Asus VE228 has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the VE228 is 0.005W, the highest is 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.48W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VE228
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC screen has been on the market for over three years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
16.78 million colours
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
Matthew T would recommend the Asus VE228H (Verified Purchase)
Using the VE228H in a single monitor setup for desktop computer and laptop computer (via 2 different inputs). Saved a lot of clutter since upgrading from a CRT monitor. Good things about it are... Read more…
Easy To Set Up
Speakers are weak
No problems so far
Anemic Sound Is My Onlyco
The speaker quality sucks The 'speaker out' jack is hard to find and access
Very satisfied so far - easy to instal, well packaged, excellent colours, no complaints.. except the perennial one - built-in speakers are a joke. but easy enough to buy spmereasonable ones for... Read more…
This is a fantastic screen i bought it to go with my gaming rig and it didn't disappoint, Gives many viewing options depending on what your using it for like movie's or video game's.
I wasn't... Read more…
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