Hey guys! Today we are going to be talking about the greatest and best 1080p monitor I’ve ever used. Wait did I really say 1080p? IN 2019!
Okay look, I know it isn’t 4k and all, but I’ll have you know 1080p is still relevant! I know there are still people out there who are completely fine with 1080p!
So I decided to pick something more around the sweet spot, like an amazing 1080p gaming monitor that displays your games in might I say, a pleasant manner without too hefty of the price tag that a 4k gaming monitor drags attached to it.
Don’t worry, I want to do a 4k gaming monitor review in the future too, but I’m going to have to give it some time. This gaming technology all adds up!
Okay lets unroll the curtains already, and behold I bring you the Asus VG248QE review!
Setting The Stage For The Asus
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My Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Genius Stars
Taking a Look At The Monitor
- Dual-link DVI-D
- HDMI Port
- Earphone Jack
- 3.5mm PC Audio Input Mini-Jack
- Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080p)
- ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio: 80,000,000:1
- Response Time: 1ms
- 6 Different Video Preset Modes – Scenery, Standard, Theater, Night View, sRGB, and Game Mode.
- 3 Different Skin-Tone Selection Modes
- 4 Color Temperature Modes
- Gaming Aim Point/Timer Overlay Settings
- Other Adjustable Settings Like Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and Saturation
- 144Hz (A bit overkill haha)
- Built in Stereo Speakers
- For VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
- Dimensions With The Stand (Width x Height x Depth): 569.4 x 499.9 x 231mm / 22.4 x 19.7 x 9.1 inches (Width x Height x Depth)
- Dimensions Without The Stand: 569.4 x 340.4 x 57.3mm / 22.4 x 13.4 x 2.6 inches (Width x Height x Depth)
- Weight: 5.5kg / 12.1lbs
- Screen Size (In Length): 24 Inches
- Stand Included
- I love how flexible the stand is.
- You can adjust the angle of the screen, the height, and rotate the screen in all sorts of directions.
- I love how flexible the stand is.
- I love everything about the screen brightness.
- Other screens I have used before have always been too dim for me. You can make this screen really bright and really tinker with all the different settings to make it suited for your own comfort and preferences.
- There’s even a blue light filter setting if you want to reduce eye fatigue and headaches.
- There’s a shortcut button you can press to change a bunch of preset screen filters, like game mode, which is my personal favorite preset.
- Ergonomic and comfortable to view.
- The colors look great.
- Built in speakers
- There’s also a jack for plugging in your own speakers, which is what I did. If you want to know what speakers I use check out my review on them here.
- There’s even a headphone jack built into the monitor too if you want to listen through your headphones instead.
- Included dvi-D cable, audio cord, power cord, with a quick starter guide.
- Games feel super smooth on screen (Taking advantage of this feature will depend on how demanding your games are on the hardware and how powerful of a computer you have).
- Fast 1ms response time.
- 3-year system warranty with a warranty information card.
- Could use more ports, like maybe an extra HDMI port.
- Doesn’t come with an HDMI or DisplayPort Cable.
- VESA Wall Mount Not Included.
- If you want to take full advantage of the 144 refresh rate, you will need
- to have a powerful enough graphics card
- HDMI doesn’t support 144hz so you will need to use a dvi-D cable (but keep in mind that HDMI can carry sound while dvi-D doesn’t carry sound so you won’t be able to hear sound from the monitor).
- I personally just use DisplayPort instead of dvi-D or HDMI for my PC because DisplayPort can carry sound and go up to 144Hz in terms of the refresh rate.
Wrapping Up The Show!
Okay, wow. Asus really put on a show with this gaming monitor, I don’t regret anything! It has made my 1080p experience one of the greatest ones.
The cons aren’t really so bad when you think about it, but I like to look for as much of the good along with as much of the bad in all my reviews. Don’t get too confused over all the different cables you can use.
I use a DisplayPort for my computer because it supports 144Hz and has the ability to carry sound. Even though this DisplayPort cable isn’t included you can always get one for pretty cheap.
It’s not the monitors fault that it can’t handle 144hz on HDMI, it’s just how the compatibility works with any monitor, but nevertheless I listed it as a con to make you aware of it.
This monitor is amazing because it looks so smooth when playing games on it and the games are never too dim. The colors on the display are so beautiful and I love the fact that there are a bunch of built in settings for tweaking it to your desires.
And this is what makes it different from other 1080p monitors I’ve used, is that you really see the difference in how it looks and feels when playing games.
Now when I look back at my older monitor that I used to use, there’s no way I’m going back to it after using this monitor because this monitor really blows things out of the water!
The prebuilt settings are also useful for if you are unsure what precise settings you want to configure the monitor too and it makes a life a lot easier when setting up the way the display looks. I haven’t had any issues with it and it works great.
Anyways, I really hope you’re finding this sort of information useful and all. And like always, if you want to let me know what you think you’re always welcome to leave a comment!