Great image, brightness, and features; useless webcam
T. White, Amazon
31 January 2015
Summary: I bought this to replace a 5+ year-old ASUS VK246H, on which the power button relay became annoyingly flaky (turning the monitor on about once in 30 presses if I was lucky). I have no complaints about the life on the older unit, only I was surprised it was the power button that stopped working before the backlight burned out. The positives on the VK248H are many: there are VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs, and you can use all three at once and switch between them.
It is stupid to include a webcam without a microphone
Elena Glezer "ms_lina", Amazon
18 January 2015
Summary: A built-in webcam with no microphone. The built-in speakers has very minimal sound in a whisper. This product is very frustrating. It is stupid to include a webcam without a microphone. That's just logical. Great picture quality and the webcam video quality is good but the speakers are awful and it has no mic. The monitor also doesn't adjust upwards. It's very low to the base.
Summary: I bought this monitor to replace my old plasma 20 inch monitor in my office, first off the monitor was so easy to setup right out the box. I'm running Linux in my office and the webcam worked right out the box without having to download any drivers. The picture is really crisp, clear and the colors are very vibrant.
Summary: A built-in webcam with no microphone? The built-in speakers has very minimal sound in a whisper. You can't tilt the monitor, so you are stuck with its position. This product is very frustrating. I am not able to return it due to the return window of time. It is garbage and a total waste of time. You'd think a company seemingly as prestigious as ASUS will have the intelligence to know that it is stupid to include a webcam without a microphone. That's just logical.
Summary: Great picture quality and the webcam video quality is good but the speakers are awful and it has no mic. The monitor also doesn't adjust upwards. It's very low to the base. Since you still need an external mic with this monitor and you'll probably want external speakers you might as well just get a regular monitor and stick a USB webcam on top. The webcam was picked up straight away by Windows 7 which installed the drivers automatically.
Built-in webcam w/o mic. Really? It should have called video-only cam not webcam. Other functions work fine, so far.
Hai Gang, Amazon
20 November 2014
Summary: It works fine except that even this model with built-in webcam w/o microphone. Really? What were they thinking? They should have said video only cam, not webcam. As I thought of ASUS highly in the past, this series of events. I had to return and purchase this with Amazon's excellent handling though it took a call to a very proficient agent who recognize loyal client and responded accordingly. I have already used my chip on that step.
This Monitor is full HD and works excellent, very nice image so easy to assemble it ...
Antonio . Miranda, Amazon
10 November 2014
Summary: This Monitor is full HD and works excellent, very nice image so easy to assemble it and connect it. The only one thing is that the program in the DVD that came with it for the Camera function, I don't even know why my antivirus detect it as Trojan virus and malware. I want to think that my Kaspersky antivirus is exaggerating however I do not plan to use the Camera so the Monitor and speakers work excellent that's all I need.
Summary: Overall I liked the monitor. What I did not like was the setup procedure for the built in webcam. When trying to load the webcam information it would not load. I spent days trying to figure out why. The small CD that came with the webcam did not cover both bits needed - contained only one. One was instructed to download a certain driver - don't mess with drivers unless you know what you are doing. I felt the CD to load should have covered both - not just one.
Summary: got this for my 15 year old son to use with his aileanware desktop computer because his old monitor refresh rate left his games lagging. although he dosent use the video camera he is very happy with the screen. great size not too big but better than average image and size .he uses it almost exclusively for gaming and gives it a 5 of 5. as a dad im very glad I got this ( the right one ) for him.