Based on 12,492 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Benq GW2320 which is cheaper; or the NEC MultiSync EA274 ($749.00) which has a better Rating.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Asus VS238 has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. The contrast ratio of all LCD screens that came out around the same time as the VS238 ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the Hanns.G HS241 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is too low for you then you might want to look at the V236HL ($86.99) (100000000:1), or the B236HL ($457.13) (100000000:1) both from Acer or the Asus VN279 ($172.99) (100000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
1080p Video Mode
This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Response Time
The Asus VS238 has a quite fast response time (only 5 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average response time of PC monitors of this age and type is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.
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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W. At only 22 Watts, the Asus VS238 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the VS238.
When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VS238 that we have assessed, the depth of the Asus VS238 of only 20 millimeters is one of the shallowest. PC displays that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 12mm and 810mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Asus VS238 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VS238 do have a built-in speaker.
Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Asus VS238 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Lenovo L2251, or the HP EliteDisplay E221 ($418.99).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VS238 do not have an integrated card reader. The Asus VS238 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus VS238 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. Flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the VS238 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Asus VS238 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched more than two years ago. The display brightness of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VS238 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
PC displays of this age and spec have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 21W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W. The Asus VS238 has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VS238.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this Asus PC screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the AOC E2370.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is too few for you then you might want to consider the Asus VS24 ($149.00) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
At 552 millimeters, the Asus VS238 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.
Other 552mm wide flatpanel monitors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VS239 ($130.64).
Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Samsung LS24C20 (554.6mm).
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