10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic Monitor, Fantastic Price,
This review is from: ASUS VE247H 24 inch LED Widescreen Full HD 1080p Support with HDMI 2ms Response Time Splendid? Video Intelligence Technology (Accessory)
I've had this monitor for a few months now, and it's still in perfect condition, so I thought I'd finally give it some praise here on Amazon.
First and foremost, the overall build quality is fantastic - the monitor itself is very sleek and shiny, and incredibly adjustable! It can be shifted in all directions, but cannot be lifted up/down (so if you're incredibly tall or your desk is quite low, you may want to place it on top of something to keep it at eye level).
The picture quality is also fantastic; it easily matches that of much more expensive monitors, as everything is very bright and clear. Like other reviewers, I found that the factory default brightness and contrast settings were too high, but after much fiddling with it, I found my ideal levels (brightness: 30, contrast: 60, but it's all down to personal preference of course). There are a number of picture modes available, but I just stick to the default (they all just look like increased brightness to me, theater mode hurts my eyes). Regardless, there is a wide array of settings to adjust, so everyone can find their ideal picture. Native & maximum resolution is 1920x1080, but you will most likely need to update your graphics drivers before it displays correctly (either through Windows Update or from the graphics card's manufacturer's website).
The built-in speakers are fine for video games (gunshots, footsteps, etc. all sound fine), but if you want to play any games with a lot of noise or you have intentions of listening to music, I'd recommend getting yourself some external speakers.
NOTE: There's a fair chance that this monitor will come with a dead/stuck pixel. As another reviewer quite rightly said, "you think it won't happen to you and then it does". Truth! I read that review, and when I received mine, it had a bright red pixel in the middle of the screen. After failing to fix it myself, I sent it back with no problems and received a new one the next day, so very good service there. Initial delivery was also very quick (about 2 days).
+ Excellent, sharp image
+ Very adjustable
+ Lots of settings
. Speakers aren't great but aren't bad either
. There is a chance you will have a dead/stuck pixel, but if you don't, it will probably stay that way (and if you do, replacements are quick and easy)
- The firmware's interface is quite counter-intuitive
- Cannot be moved on the y-axis
Overall, I would definitely recommend getting this monitor. I didn't find the cons bad enough to take away a star, since the screen itself is brilliant and so was the service. Plus the value for money is excellent - you get what you pay for, and a little bit more in some respects (but not in others, e.g. sound).