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A few Asus VS197 owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. Alastair and wrote “The picture quality is superb”. Andrew Durber wrote on Amazon two years ago “They are very cheap for the quality of the product”. Angela wrote on Amazon in August this year “Good value and excellent visual quality” in her Asus VS197 review.
Good Picture Quality
Several Asus VS197 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “It displays great colours” and rated the product 4 stars. Andrew Durber gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “I can choose how vibrant I want the colours which is useful since I use my PC for everything”. Andrewg gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Asus VS197 “Very nice monitor, with vivid colours and has suitable VESA-100 mount holes on the back”.
A number of Asus VS197 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Alastair mentioned in their Asus VS197 review “The picture quality is superb” and gave this PC monitors a score of 80 out of 100. Appox said in their review “It fulfilled all my needs, great resolution great refresh time, great image quality and stuff” and scored it 4 stars. Danflorinbaicu gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon in August last year “The image quality is really good, no dead pixels, haven't checked for light bleeding.”.
A few people concluded that the Asus VS197 had clear images. Three years ago Archie gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “With the led background it produced a super clear image”. Cate H. and said in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “However now I'm running smoothly and the clarity is very good”. Daniel said this year “The clarity is awesome, very bright”.
Some people reckoned that the product had a wide viewing angle. Alex Hunt said “Lovely viewing angle – much better than the laptop I have it plugged into”. L. A. Ward said in their review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Colours are good and viewing angle superb” and rated the product 99 out of 100. M mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angle is really good with no apparent dead pixels” in their review.
One Asus VS197 reviewer who reviewed the Asus VS197 concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Razak mentioned on Amazon “60fps is still the ideal gaming refresh rate which is fine” in their review of the Asus VS197.
Easy to Use
Nine Asus VS197 reviewers concluded that the Asus VS197 was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “The brightness is fantastic, making it very easy and clear to use for working” in their Asus VS197 review. This year Bobbyuk94 rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their Asus VS197 review “The menu buttons are easy to use”. Everythingpc mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon in the same month “Found this as a handy addition as many monitors at this price point decide to omit this”.
Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Linda mentioned “Lovely menu system with buttons under screen”. This year Mark Humphreys mentioned on Amazon “Text is clear at normal windows settings although my wife needs to make text bigger so this could be a personal thing” in his review. Mr. James A. Carter said “Have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” in his review of this PC monitors.
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitors said that it was easy to setup. Bobbyuk94 said in their Asus VS197 review on Amazon “Setting up was super easy and the screen turns on very fast”. Elizabeth J. Moore wrote “Easy to set up - even a TOG like me managed it”. Elizabeth J. Moore also mentioned “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.
Several customers considered that it was easy to assemble. Cyprico rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Well packaged easy to put together, you can hang it on the wall or have free standing, crystal picture, what more can I say”. Gabriel Gauci Maistre scored the Asus VS197 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Monitors are normally a hassle to assemble out of the box”. Gabriel Gauci Maistre also said “This was was great and really quick to assemble”.
Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VS197 was good looking. A few weeks ago Amy Laz said “Beautiful screen, full HD resolution 1920x1080 with no problems at all (no dead pixels either” in her review. Andrew Durber wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Gorgeous monitors”. Andrew Durber also wrote “They're gorgeous with a beautiful display”.
One Asus VS197 reviewer who bought it thought it was smooth. Mark Humphreys rated it 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon this year “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail”. One Asus VS197 owner wrote in their reviews that it was neat. In August this year M. G. Chisholm mentioned in their Asus VS197 review “Keep my study looking tidy and HDMI is the best way to get a longer length of run”.
One Asus VS197 owner concluded that it was a good design. M mentioned “The monitor looks great - lovely gloss finish and slim design” in their review and gave the Asus VS197 a score of 5 stars.
One person who bought it considered that it had a good case. Daniel mentioned in August “Very good quality casing and not at all cheap looking or feel as you often find on some of these - more reasonably priced - monitors” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Thirteen Asus VS197 owners concluded that the product was well made. Amy gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote last year “Gotta give it to Asus, they do make solid products”. Amy Laz gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “A stereo audio in cable for the built in speakers”. Em_ks mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The quality of the build seems good” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Several Asus VS197 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Linda said in her review of the Asus VS197 “FULL TILT on a very sturdy stand”. Miss Roscoe mentioned on Amazon “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” in her Asus VS197 review and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Nabibi and mentioned on Amazon “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor”.
One person wrote that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Paul2250 mentioned in their review of this PC monitors a few weeks ago “Only thing I can complain about is some damage to the paintwork on the side of the screen, not sure how it happened”.
Some customers who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The monitor looks great and is very thin” in their Asus VS197 review. Helen T said “Unusable for slim fit wall mount” in her review of this PC monitors nonetheless only rated it 1 stars. Helen T also wrote “I have my pc at a slim narrow desk - space is premium”.
Four Asus VS197 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was lightweight. A few weeks ago Carrigeen04 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Quite lightweight”. Kindle Customer said in their review of the Asus VS197 “Very lightweight and was a bit worried when I opened it (2 boxes?”. Kindle Customer also mentioned “It's a very lightweight plastic base”.
A few customers thought this PC monitors was a good weight. Carrigeen04 mentioned “Good small light weight monitor”. S.wil said “Incredible how light in weight the unit is” in their review of this PC monitors and scored the product 5 stars.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Asus VS197 was thick. Bob gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Asus VS197 “Took a little getting used to as this is wider than the one it replaced”. Last year P. D. Gregory mentioned in their review of the Asus VS197 “The viewing angle is very wide so you can see from the side or above, they were a great price”.
One Asus VS197 reviewer who reviewed the Asus VS197 thought it was heavy and bulky. R De Bulat and wrote “It is elegant and not at all bulky” in their Asus VS197 review.
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The VS197 is one the fastest selling PC display currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.
A number of Asus VS197 owners said in their reviews that the Asus VS197 was good in terms of HDMI connections. In August last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Cheap screen though picture seems ok, just wanted HDMI” nonetheless only rated it 40 out of 100. Ann gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote in her Asus VS197 review on Amazon “The DVI to HDMI cable was nice to see in the box”. In August this year Daniel said on Amazon “This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen” in his review of the Asus VS197.
One Asus VS197 reviewer who purchased the Asus VS197 considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Mark Humphreys mentioned on Amazon this year “A quick search on the internet remedied that”.
One Asus VS197 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Last year Guy gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Asus VS197 on Amazon “Great connectivity, fast response”.
Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Small monitors produced by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just small monitors) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.
Good Technical Features
Several Asus VS197 owners concluded that the Asus VS197 had good features. Alex Hunt wrote on Amazon “Overall, it’s clearly missing some features and build quality that more expensive monitors have.” in his review of this PC monitors. A few weeks ago Everythingpc wrote on Amazon “Smart View are some the flagship features that Asus decide to cram in here” in their review of this PC monitors. Jonathan Mccrum wrote in his review on Amazon “It has features such as tilt” although only gave it a score of 3 stars.
Good Sound Quality
A number of people mentioned that it had good sound quality. Chelseafan wrote in their review “That is to say I did not really care of headphones or good sound quality before”. Radiolite gave the Asus VS197 a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Sound quality from the speakers is not great (I have yet to hear of a monitor that does have incredible audio quality”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Asus VS197 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of recycling. Dogbone said on Amazon “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!” in their Asus VS197 review but even so gave the Asus VS197 a score of 2 stars.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Shireenah Ingram said “Great for karaoke set p that I needed, comes with set up instructions too, very efficient”.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 87 out of 100.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper PC screens such as the Hanns.G HE195.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Asus VS197 is 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. The contrast ratio of all flatpanel monitors of this type and age ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
PC monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the Acer V196 ($69.99) (100000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
Not Supported HD Type
This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VS197 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VS197 also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the Hanns.G HE195 or the HP W1972a.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Asus VS197 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP 688736-001.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VS197 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VS197 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus VS197 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC displays of this type and age the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is not many enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL P1913 ($143.99) (1440 x 900), the Acer V196 ($69.99) (1440 x 900), or the Samsung LS19C45 (1440 x 900) which also has a higher Rating.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees, the Asus VS197's vertical viewing angle is one of the narrowest amongst PC displays of this age and type. Small monitors that came out around the same time as the VS197 have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Small monitors that are a similar age to the VS197 have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the Asus VS197 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Very Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Asus VS197 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VS197. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².
1 Other reason to consider the Asus VS197
Released Over Three Years Ago
This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.
I bought this, along with the j5create USB 2.0 DVI adapter. I wanted a larger monitor for my older MacBook (running snow leopard). Installation was easy and the set up works exactly as I had... Read more…
Bought this for my Annke cctv system. At £49.99 it's a steal and works perfectly. A vga cable is included which was what was needed to connect to my cctv base unit. Picture quality is fine and... Read more…
Received and packaged perfectly. Excellent monitor for someone starting out with a gaming PC, or just as a casual use monitor. It is a beautiful screen with sharp image. It is easy to tilt and... Read more…
I did not expected excellent quality, but I can't get a proper focus on the letters at all. If there is issue with resolution why somebody is making D-Sub version at all? The only reason why I am... Read more…
Why waste money on more expensive screens? I bought a couple of Dell screens as they had the best reviews. They are for my main office. I needed a screen abroad for a time so I bought and had... Read more…
I purchased this screen primarily for use with my work laptop to provide more working area. However, I have had far more use out of this than just that.
The screen size is just perfect for the... Read more…
This monitor fills the limited space that I have available. I have had it quite a long time now and I have had no cause to find fault with it. Given the need to buy another monitor of the same... Read more…
Unusable. Didn't even switch it on. No thought has been given to the cable sockets at the back. My previous 2 monitors have had cables that went in parallel to the screen so I can use a flush fit... Read more…
It is truly unbelievable how good these screens are for such a bargain price.
This was bought because it has the HDMI port to connect to a Macbook as a second screen. The clarity is awesome, very... Read more…
I believe that my monitor is refurbished, but that is fine with me as I believe I got it at a very good price point. I had some problems at first with resolution as I was using my same VGA cable... Read more…
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