Asus has good average reviews for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VS208 has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. The worst contrast ratio of all flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VS208 is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC display and we think the AOC E2060 ($74.99), and the Asus VE198 ($84.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this small monitor is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the VK207 (80000000:1 and higher rated), or the VS207 ($79.99) (80000000:1 and higher rated) both from Asus or the Hanns.G HX194 (80000000:1 and cheaper).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Asus VS208 is more than most PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this PC display.
1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution
The Asus VS208 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most common resolution. PC displays of this age and spec graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
Not Supported HD Type
This PC monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on small monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Very Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VS208 range from 8.9cm to 52cm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the display diagonal of, the Asus VS208's display diagonal of 50.8 centimeters is one of the biggest.
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At only 45 millimeters, the Asus VS208 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The shallowest LCD screen that has been available for more than two years is 8mm deep and the deepest is 530mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VS208 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VS208 also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the Acer 196L ($98.99) or the Neovo C-17.
Not 3D Compatible
Most LCD screens of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Asus VS208 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Neovo C-17.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the VS208, the Asus VS208 does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Asus VK207 which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VS208 do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus VS208 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the Samsung LS20C300 which is also cheaper.
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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VS208
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Asus released the VS208.
LCD Display Type
The Asus VS208 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC displays of a similar age and type to it. Most PC monitors of this age and spec have an LED display type.
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