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ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display

B&H # ASVH242H Mfr # VH242H
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Product Highlights
  • VGA + DVI + HDMI
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • 300cd/m² Brightness
  • 170°/160° Viewing Angle
  • 5ms Response Time
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • Integrated Stereo Speakers

The VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display from ASUS is a flat-panel monitor featuring a thin-frame design, perfectly suited for home entertainment and business use alike. The display delivers a wide 170°/160° viewing angle, a 1920 x 1080 native resolution, a high 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a fast 5ms response time.

The display is housed in an attractive black casing and sits on an attractive stand. It features VGA, DVI, and HDMI video input. Its 16:9 aspect ratio is perfectly suited for HD video, as it can display a 1080p source at native resolution. Integrated stereo speakers deliver impressive sound, and a S/PDIF output allows you to route an HDMI audio signal through the monitor to an external surround sound system.

Full HD 1080p Display

Large 23.6" display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 resolution, ideal for displaying 1080p video
Embedded HDMI input simplifies cabling, allowing you to connect the display to a Blu-ray player, game console, or multimedia PC using a single cable for audio and video
Integrated speakers provide impressive audio output, with a S/PDIF output that allows you to output to a surround sound system

Advanced Video Technology

ASUS Smart Contrast technology automatically adjusts backlight luminance for better displays according to the image contents, resulting in a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000:1 for realistic depictions of night scenes during games and movies
Aspect Control function allows you to toggle between 4:3 and widescreen content, ensuring that the image is not stretched when watching a 4:3 video, while still supporting Full HD 1080p gaming and widescreen movies
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adopts a color engine to detect activation and usage of video applications, automatically optimizing image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness corrections. Splendid offers 5 video modes for scenery, theater, gaming, night view, and standard images, 3 skin tones of yellowish, natural, and reddish to add a human touch to videos on your PC. You can see optimized images on screen and select five modes via hotkey switching

Design

Glare black frame and smooth base design combine to create a stunningly fresh look
Convenient key controls allow you to configure the display via a multi-language OSD
Cable management system helps you in keeping your desk neat
Standard 100mm VESA wall mounting pattern
25° tilt adjustment
Kensington security slot
Panel/Display
Type LCD
Viewable Size 23.6"
Brightness 300cd/m²
Contrast Ratio 20,000:1 (Dynamic)
Viewing Angle 170° horizontal, 160° vertical
Pixel Dot Pitch 0.272mm
Response Time 5ms
Panel Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Colors Supported 16.7 million
Signal
Internal Interface Analog/Digital
Frequency Horizontal: 30-83kHz
Vertical: 50-75Hz
Sync Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1x VGA
Digital 1x DVI
1x HDMI
Audio Input 1x 1/8" (3.5mm)
1x Coaxial S/PDIF (Output)
Headphone Jack Yes
Hub Ports None
Speakers 2x3W
Mount Desktop: Yes
Wall-mount: Yes, VESA 100mm
Controls
Buttons Not Specified by Manufacturer
On-Screen Display Yes (Multi-Language)
Auto Configuration Yes
Touch Screen No
Tilt/Swivel Range Tilt: -5-20°
Security Kensington Security Slot
Compliant Standards Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, WHQL
System Requirements PC or Macintosh computer with VGA, DVI, or HDMI output
Power Requirements AC: 120VAC
Consumption: 55W
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 22.1 x 16.4 x 8.7" (56.2 x 41.6 x 22cm)
Weight 12.8 lb (5.8kg)
ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Support CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    ASUSVH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (11)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Large viewing area (6)
    • Adjustable (5)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gaming (6)
      • Movies (5)
      • Home computer (3)
      • Multimedia (3)
      • Spreadsheets (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (5), Quality oriented (5), Budget shopper (3), Business user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Upgrade

      I added this to a high-end NEC. It far brighter and more pleasant to work with for a vast majority of my document and desktop tasks. I still go to the NEC for color...Read complete review

      I added this to a high-end NEC. It far brighter and more pleasant to work with for a vast majority of my document and desktop tasks. I still go to the NEC for color correction and accuracy for print but the ASUS is an amazing screen for the money. Will probably get another. The lack of stand height/tilt options is odd. It's a basic plastic disk for a foot. Will end up mounting to a dual-screen arm anyway.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice picture, hard to use controls

      Very happy with performance. I have it set up with DVI connection and might get HDMI cable but I doubt will change much. the problem is the controls are difficult to use, ie...Read complete review

      Very happy with performance. I have it set up with DVI connection and might get HDMI cable but I doubt will change much. the problem is the controls are difficult to use, ie for changing brightness etc. Standard settings out of the box are WAY too bright. Because of light coming from the screen it is almost impossible to see the symbols or the buttons unless I have a flashlight in my right hand and work the controls with my left while shielding my eyes from the screen with a piece of paper or cardboard. This is a pain and saving settings also difficult.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Monitors!

      By Nexillus

      from Virginia Beach, VA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gaming

        Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

        I needed two more monitors for my Nvidia Surround setup and couldn't find them anywhere else for the price! They came well packaged (together in one box with lots and lots of tape, someone got tape happy) but it all stayed together and have been working very well! I even made a mistake when ordering and mixed up the shipping/billing but was promptly resolved with a quick phone call! I highly recommend the monitors and B&H customer service!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        it's super cool.

        By Logan

        from Midlothian, TX

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Sharp Image
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming

          Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

          I use my computer monitor to play my Xbox on and it works great. the picture quality is really good, it's easy to control, and there's no delayed reaction. the only thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't have a remote!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Other

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          5.0

          VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor

          By colconjoh

          from Kansas

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Sharp Image
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gaming

            Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

            Bought for my teenager that loves to play video games. Was very happy with it. Very fast shipping!!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Worth the money, better options

            By JW

            from Arizona

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

              It's alright. The nice, large display is neat, but the resolution can make text on websites or documents seem a bit inconsistent with line thickness and such. It's really cool to look at though, and doesn't take up too much space. Probably the worst thing about it is that it uses so much electricity that occassional power surges will cause the screen to go completely black and for a few seconds, before coming back on. But its not an issue, if you have a reliable electricity that doesn't surge too much. It's worth the money, and if you need something quick you won't regret purchasing this, but if you have lots of time, I'd say look at other options.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great 24" Monitor

              By DCamacho

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Sharp Image
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Computer
                • Multimedia

                Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                This is a great monitor so much in fact that I bought a second one to have a dual monitor setup. It has a vivid display and very stylish base. I love that it supports HDMI so thats a added bonus. The only thing I dislike is how when using the button to switch the video (HDMI,DVI,VGA) if it does not detect anything on that input it will change to next available video. Not a big deal but sometimes I work on two computers (one via DVI and one via VGA) and if I restart one of the PC's then it will automatically switch over to the next PC when I prefer it not too. Again not a big deal just a minor little thing that annoys me. Overall I give this monitor a 5 and would recommend to anyone.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                3.0

                Disappointed, I'm sure it's good for mov

                By Office computer purchaser rookie

                from Tx

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Little Detail
                • Not good for office work
                • Pages wont adjust smaller
                • Poor Adjustability

                Best Uses

                • Home Computer

                Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                I thought it would be good for work. Multiple open pages- not. Pages are all wide. If you narrow, you lose part of the page. Pages show up too light as well. Changed resolution to try, but only small amount. Very frustrated and wish I had my 16" back.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Better than expected

                By Buckeye

                from Dallas, PA

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Sharp Image
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                  I do alot of video work and the wide screen enables me to make adjustment and still have decent display. The video and pictures are very good. Having DVI, VGA and HDMI allows me many options. Hookup is simple, cables supplied except HDMI. I enjoy watching video I took in AVCHD, I couldn't be happier with the pictures. I haven't tried blu-ray yet. Just installed blu-ray burner today. I only had the Asus VH242H monitor for 2 weeks but so far its been great. The only thing I would prefer would be better buttons. The buttons are very awkward.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  3.0

                  Nice picture, hard to use controls

                  By mpd

                  from los angeles ca

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sharp Image

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to use controls
                  • Poor Adjustability

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                    Very happy with performance. I have it set up with DVI connection and might get HDMI cable but I doubt will change much. the problem is the controls are difficult to use, ie for changing brightness etc. Standard settings out of the box are WAY too bright. Because of light coming from the screen it is almost impossible to see the symbols or the buttons unless I have a flashlight in my right hand and work the controls with my left while shielding my eyes from the screen with a piece of paper or cardboard. This is a pain and saving settings also difficult.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Great moniter for a great price.

                    By John

                    from Rancho Cordova CA.95670

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                    • Great picture quality
                    • Large Viewing Area
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Spreadsheets

                      Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                      It was a very nice addition to my home office space. it is bigger than my old one, and I find that I can do more at one time on the bigger screen. Also good picture resolution.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      very nice

                      By [@]com

                      from brooklyn ny

                      About Me Business User, Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                      • Great picture quality
                      • Large Viewing Area
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies

                        Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                        easy do set up

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great inexpensive monitor!

                        By AndreaM

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Business User, Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great picture quality
                        • Large Viewing Area
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gaming
                          • Movies
                          • Spreadsheets

                          Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                          One of the best monitor I've ever tried.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          sweet monitor

                          By blb

                          from medford, nj

                          About Me Casual User, Gamer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great picture quality
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming
                            • Movies

                            Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                            this is a great looking monitor. only thing missing is composite inputs, but that's a small gripe given all the other inputs and features on it. looks great mounted on wall....

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            As good as its looks

                            By Nanoluis

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Casual User, Gamer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great picture quality
                            • Large Viewing Area
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gaming
                              • Movies

                              Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                              This monitor is as good as I thought. My primary use is for gamming.Brightness is good.
                              Only, the negative factor from my point of view is the power of the speakers, not very loud but fair enought.

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                              4.0

                              Excellent Upgrade

                              By fp

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Business User, Graphics Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great picture quality
                              • Large Viewing Area
                              • Small Footprint

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Adjustability

                              Best Uses

                              • Documents
                              • Movies
                              • Spreadsheets

                              Comments about ASUS VH242H 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Display:

                              I added this to a high-end NEC. It far brighter and more pleasant to work with for a vast majority of my document and desktop tasks. I still go to the NEC for color correction and accuracy for print but the ASUS is an amazing screen for the money. Will probably get another. The lack of stand height/tilt options is odd. It's a basic plastic disk for a foot. Will end up mounting to a dual-screen arm anyway.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

                              Share this review

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