Monday, 14 February 2011

Gear Review: Asus VH242H

few weeks ago I bought a new monitor. It's an Asus VH242H: 24 inches, 16:9  full hd, with speakers. Here's a quick 'unboxing' video I made at the time. The screen can be had for a couple hundred euros, and it's a thouroghly honest product, for the price. It delivers a decent picture both for general computer work and for viewing videos and BDs. It has all the necessary connections (HDMI, only one connector, DVI, VGA, 3.5mm audio, 3.5 mm headphones, coaxial SPDIF). The stand is fully tiltable. The built-in amplification is of minimal quality, get a pair of good audio monitor if you want to listen to music and videos. There's a 'splendid video' option, nothing more than a tweak on gamma correction/color temperature, as usual. All cables are included, except HDMI (and SPDIF). The screen has, thank God, an antiglare coating. The frame has a reflective finish, instead, but it's passable. A good feature/price ratio: there is really no reason to use less than a 24 inch monitor nowadays. The extra screen space and the size are really good for today's application. In the future I'd like to add a 19'' 1280x1024 monitor to use when debugging or when using Photoshop, though.

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