The Asus VH238H should be on your wishlist if you are searching for a budget monitor with a clear Full HD image quality. This model comes with a great pre-calibrated display and 6 preset video modes for different types of activity (Scenery, Theater, Game, etc.). It also includes a pair of 2W stereo speakers.
According to the Asus VH238H manual, the exact size of the monitor is 8.7 x 21.7 x 16.4 inches and the weight equals 9.6 pounds (along with the stand). The screen diagonal is 23 inches. The aspect ratio is standard (16:9).
The display has a minimal response time of only 2ms, so the VH238H is great for sports programs, fast-paced video games, and action-packed movies. However, bear in mind that the response time ranges from 2ms to 5ms depending on the settings. The Asus VH238H refresh rate always remains at the same level of 60Hz.
The screen is made based on the TFT panel that doesn't provide great visibility for a user. Besides, this disadvantage is neutralized by the Smart View technology, so the monitor has good viewing angles (170° horizontal and 160° vertical). It means you can see what's happening on the screen from basically any point. Don’t forget that this feature is not automatic and requires manual activation (via an OSD menu).
The 50M:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1K:1 static) provides true-to-life visuals. The clarity, delivered by the FHD resolution, results in a detailed image. The Splendid Video Intelligence technology makes this model suitable for many use cases. It allows optimizing the image settings automatically in accordance with your personal preferences.
The VH238H is a LED-lit monitor, so it’s a good power-saver. No surprise this model is certified by Energy Star. In addition, the monitor incorporates the smart Eco mode. It reduces power consumption down to 23W while the picture brightness remains intact.
The Asus VH238H specs include another cool feature: the Aspect Control function. It lets switch between different aspect ratio modes to watch any content without image distortion.
The box includes 3 connector cables (VGA, DVI, and Audio), as well as a power cord.
The connectivity panel is located on the bottom of the monitor’s rear panel. From left to right, there are AC-IN port, HDMI port (notice that the item comes without the HDMI cable), DVI, VGA, line-in port, earphone-out port, and an HDMI SPDIF out.
The stand, shaped like a disc, includes a tilt adjustment mechanism, so you can customize the monitor viewing angle (5° forward, 20° backward). The footprint is remarkably small, so it will leave enough space for the other staff on your desk. The monitor has a thick profile, so it would be a good fit for any space. The frame around the screen is wide. The monitor is VESA-compliant (a 100 x 100mm mounting hole pattern).
Convenient hotkeys, located next to the orange LED indicator on the bottom bezel, are designed to allow navigating quickly through the menu and making basic adjustments (brightness, contrast, etc.). There is also an Input button that allows jumping between the sources in the matter of seconds.
The VH238H is equipped with many eco-friendly features and is suitable for almost any PC task thanks to its fast response time, clear, Full HD resolution, and 60Hz refresh rate. It also has a great contrast ratio and the TFT panel with wide viewing angles.
So, as the conclusion of this Asus VH238H review, I would like to recommend this model for everyday use.