Written by Michael Larabel in Monitors on 15 November 2010. Page 3 of 3. 2 Comments


So far, the ASUS VE228H has been in use for several weeks and it is working out quite well. While the VE228H does not have much to separate itself from most of the other LED-backlit LCD displays on the market, its all-in-all a nice low-cost monitor. The monitor had no dead or defective pixels and had no complaints about the brightness, colors, or anything to do with them. The horizontal and vertical viewing angles were also comparable to other similar models.

Of course, there is also the stereo speakers built into the ASUS VE228H, but like nearly every speaker system integrated into the monitor, the quality is not anything superb but is enough to get by for light audio listening. There also appears to be no quirks (such as incorrect EDID being supplied by the monitor) when using the DVI-D and HDMI connections to a few different ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards under Linux. Everything worked just fine with both the open and closed-source drivers and properly mode-setting to the 1920 x 1080 native resolution.


While the ASUS VE228H does not really have any technical advantages to set it apart from all of the other LCD displays on the market, its price at around $160 USD really is not bad. There aren't too many displays you can find for $160 USD or less that are sized 21-inches or greater with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, come from a major and well-respected hardware vendor, utilize an LED-backlight panel, and offer HDMI video input. The ASUS VE228H manages to successfully fill this area. If you're after a low-cost LCD monitor you can find the ASUS VE228H at Amazon and NewEgg.

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