Summary: This monitor is fairly good, but there are some things that would really make it simpler for some of us who are a little technically challenged. First, the instructions are terrible. They decided to print so many languages that you have to work to find the English part, and very little of that is helpful. I could have used much more instuction in what cords were best to use (HDMI/DVI) and how to make sure the right one was selected/recognized. 2.
Nice monitor for the price, but major issues connecting to a Mac
T. Craig "James Lamb", Amazon
18 January 2014
Summary: If you're thinking about connecting this to a Mac, do your research first. I have a new 2013 Mac Mini, and connected this Asus using an Apple HDMI cable. Every time the Mac went to sleep, the monitor would lose connection to the Mac and display a NO HDMI SIGNAL. For the short time I used this, the resolution was great, especially for the price. I also had issues controlling the volume (when connected to the Mac using HDMI). In short, I ended up returning it to Amazon.
Summary: Bought this at $100 and for that price - Yeah this is good stuff. The speakers are top mounted and mildly tilted away from you, so it will spread the sound all over the place. It should be positioned against a wall unless you want whoever is on the backside to hear better than you what's going on. It doesn't handle whites That great and after 6 months is starting to get a little bit blurry. Granted it could be my eyesight going down the drain too.
Big viewing area, inexpensive, poor color, seems well built, easy to use.
2 September 2012
Summary: I had no prior experience with Asus monitors, and bought this on the recommendation of friends. It's a big viewing area, and it almost eliminates my need for two monitors. However, the color quality is very inferior to monitors I've had in the past. There's no way to fine-tune the white point, or the color balance. It has rich blacks, but the gradation in tones is limited. I need to use a different monitor for graphics if color is at all important.
Summary: I ordered this monitor as a 3rd monitor for work. I am a software engineer and wanted the extra real-estate that this monitor would give me. I write code all day so I'm constantly staring at text files, so sharp text is very important to me. Unfortunately, my eyes would strain from trying to read text on this monitor. I spent hours and adjusted every setting that this monitor had to fix the problem (which isn't many).
Summary: I purchased this monitor elsewhere, "newovum", however this is still pertinent to Amazon ordered products. After about 45 days of owning this monitor the majority of the screen started to freeze up and act weird. I have started an RMA process with ASUS to have this fixed. They have no replacements in stock and refuse to replace with a brand new monitor, so they will only repair this broken one.
Summary: I'm using it as a secondary monitor on my MacBookPro. It's not the best monitor in the world, but it's VERY affordable --and if you hook it up using the proper digital cabling it'll give you a decent picture. However, I was unable to create an accurate color profile on this display. The black to white contrast ratio is subpar. Luckily, for the purposes I'm using it for, color accuracy is not required. If you want or need a monitor that renders decent colors, forget this.
Summary: I settled on this because it was the cheapest 23" I could get, living in california. It also has a 3 year advance exchange warranty. Asus pays shipping both ways if you have problems with your monitor, and will ship you a replacement promptly to minimize downtime. This was a big deciding factor in my purchase. In comparison, Acer (and some other brands) may sell cheaper monitors, but they only pay RMA shipping one way.
ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor
15 June 2013
Excerpt: Screen has a fantastic deal of clarity and the colors pop. Superb size/price ratio. The principal challenge I have with this monitor is that it is regularly "auto correcting" the colour whilst browsing internet pages (even as I am typing this). The colors jump from a "warm" to "cool" scheme about 2 times a second for five seconds, then it stops, then all the sudden it begins up once more. I don't like strobing effects on my monitor... thanks.