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ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display

B&H # ASVH238H Mfr # VH238H
You Pay: $158.98
Mail-in Rebate: -$20.00 (see details)
Offer Ends: APR 30 '14
Price after Rebate: $138.98
Product Highlights
  • VGA + DVI-D + HDMI
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • 250cd/m² Brightness
  • 170°/160° Viewing Angles
  • 2ms Response Time
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
  • Stereo Speakers

The VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display from ASUS is a desktop computer monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and energy-efficient LED backlight. The display features a modern design, highlighted by a black frame and smooth desktop stand. Built-in stereo speakers provide audio output.

The display features a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. It also boasts an awesome 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250cd/m² brightness rating, a swift 2ms response time, support for 16.7 million colors, and 170°/160° viewing angles. It can connect to a computer via VGA, DVI-D, or HDMI. DVI-D also supports HDCP.

50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
Dynamically enhances the display's contrast by adjusting the luminance of the backlight to achieve the darkest black and brightest white - delivering lifelike images.
Full HD 1080p Support
Enter a spectacular world of colors with Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) support.
2ms Response Time
Quick response time of 2ms (GTG) eliminates ghosting and tracers for more fluid video playback.
Aspect Control Function
Aspect Control function allows you to select between full or 4:3 aspect ratio without any data loss or image distortion. This feature is great for true-to-life gaming or movie watching.
Versatile Viewing Positions with Smart View Technology
When you would like to watch movies while lying down or in a reclining position, Smart View Technology can adjust color parameters to deliver the same image quality and colors as you would see if you were sitting right in front of the screen.
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
The exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. 6 preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB and Standard) can be selected via a hotkey.
Stylish and User-friendly Design for Modern Sophistication
·Convenient key controls for a functional set-up in the multi-language OSD.
·Built-in hidden stereo speakers for multimedia enjoyment.
·Cable manager gets rid of tangling cables and wires.
·Easily detachable base for wall mount.
·VESA Wall Mount Standard (100 x 100 mm).
·25° Tilting Angle (forward 5°, backwards 20°).
·KENSINGTON Security Lock.
Green Materials
·The LED backlit panel is mercury-free.
·Slim-flat packaging allows for more cartons to fit per cargo, reducing transportation costs and CO₂ emission.
·The monitor is packaged in corrugated cardboard that is made up of at least 80% recycled content.
Panel/Display
Type LCD (LED Backlight)
Viewable Size 23.0" Widescreen
Brightness 250cd/m²
Contrast Ratio 50,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
Viewing Angle 170° horizontal, 160° vertical
Pixel Dot Pitch 0.2652mm
Response Time 2ms (Gray to Gray)
Panel Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Colors Supported 16.7 million
Signal
Internal Interface Analog/Digital
Frequency Analog Signal Frequency: 31 to 79KHz Horizontal / 56 to 75Hz Vertical
Digital Signal Frequency: 31 to 79KHz Horizontal / 56 to 75Hz Vertical
Sync Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Wide Screen
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1x VGA
Digital 1x DVI-D (HDCP)
1x HDMI (1.3)
Audio Input 1x HDMI (1.3)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm)
Headphone Jack 1x 1/8" (3.5mm)
Hub Ports None
Speakers 2x 2W Stereo RMS
Mount VESA (100 x 100mm)
Controls
Buttons SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection, Auto. Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment, Contrast Adjustment, Volume Adjustment, Input Selection
On-Screen Display Yes
Auto Configuration Yes
Touch Screen No
Tilt/Swivel Range Tilt: -5° to 20°
Swivel: None
Pivot: None
Height: None
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Compliant Standards Energy Star 5.0, CEL, UL/cUL, CB, CE, EuP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, WEEE, Windows Vista & Windows 7 WHQL
System Requirements Computer with VGA, DVI-D, or HDMI output
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Consumption: ≤25W (Typical), <0.5W (Power Saving Mode), <0.5W (Power Off Mode)
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 21.6 x 16.3 x 8.66" / 55 x 41.5 x 22cm
Weight 9.5 lb / 4.3kg
ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 3-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    ASUSVH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (9)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Vivid colors (5)
    • Large viewing area (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gaming (5)
      • Home computer (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4), Quality oriented (4), Budget shopper (3), Gamer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Monitor

      I bought this primarily as a gaming monitor but was so impressed with how it looked that I now use it also as my primary computer monitor. It has the same input lag and...Read complete review

      I bought this primarily as a gaming monitor but was so impressed with how it looked that I now use it also as my primary computer monitor. It has the same input lag and response time as the VH236H but has the LED backlight to increase its longevity. The speakers aren't the best but they certainly aren't as bad as some reviews state. Mine shipped with the volume on 30 and when you turn it up they don't sound as weak. However I would still suggest an external set or a headset. The controls aren't the easiest to figure out; for example, you have to go into system setting to change the volume. The stand is not the best and actually leaves a little to be desired in terms of stability. But even with those problems this is by far the best monitor I have ever owned. It shipped with no dead pixels and no damage. The ASUS packaging is not great but B&H packed it in an extra box to add more protection. This box shipped with some damage but the inside ASUS box had none thanks to the larger box. Overall extremely satisfied with this monitor and would recommend it to anyone I know.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      perfect for office

      Not to expensive for a LED 23" with speakers and HDMI.
      speakers are not as good as separate ones but it's not the worst i heard.
      The colors are...Read complete review

      Not to expensive for a LED 23" with speakers and HDMI.
      speakers are not as good as separate ones but it's not the worst i heard.
      The colors are absolutely not real ! But it's totally glare free. So it's confortable for an office PC but it's not made for pictures and videos.

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      5.0

      nice and easy

      By romanko

      from NYC

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Hooked To A Laptop

        Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

        needed an external monitor to increase the desktop space on my laptop. Extreemely easy set up, detects when the laptop is on and turnes on instantaneously, same when the laptop is powered down. Good colors, sound is very weak - worse then my dell E6430 laptop.

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

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        5.0

        Great for Gaming!!!

        By jonsikora58

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming

          Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

          I've had this monitor for a little over a week now, and It's incredible! The colors, response time, everything; awesome. I use this with my Xbox 360, and it provides spot-on performance. If you've also looked at the VH236H, this monitor is basically the same exact thing, except with a different name, and is ALOT cheaper. Definitely reccomending this monitor to anyone. 5 stars.

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

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          4.0

          Great for General Use

          By Ted

          from New Lebanon, NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Sharp Image
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hooked To Mac Mini

            Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

            I purchased this to use with my new MacMini computer. The set-up is used for my audio recording/editing projects. It's a clear screen and works as intended.

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

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            5.0

            Bought for a customer but getting my own

            By SoldierTim

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                  Great clarity.
                  Huge size
                  GREAT PRICE

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great for the price

                  By Toad

                  from Litchfield,CT.

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                        Bought four of these and all performed great out of the box.No issues what so ever.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Monitor

                        By Keeper

                        from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                              Great Monitor, I have owned it for little over a couple of weeks . Sound works great - speakers aren't the greatest, but I set an equalizer in iTunes to make it sound a bit better. Nice sharp and colorful images. But: Having difficulty in setting-up and adjusting. Contols are difficult to use, Control button labels are practically invisble.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Monitor!

                              By Mike

                              from Brookfield, WI

                              About Me Casual Gamer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Graphics
                              • Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Ages

                                Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                There is nothing wrong with this monitor. I have owned it for little over a couple of weeks (2-3 or so) and no dead pixels. Sound works great - speakers aren't the greatest, but I set an equalizer in iTunes to make it sound a bit better. All in all, great picture quality and great response time for gaming! The menus DO take some time to learn, but after about 10 minutes you should be familiar with the functions.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Nice image, asound and controls poor

                                By Larry

                                from Antioch, CA

                                About Me Business User, Casual User, Civil Engrinvestor

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Big Clear Screen
                                • Great picture quality
                                • Large Viewing Area
                                • Small Footprint
                                • Too Early To Tell

                                Cons

                                • Difficult Controls
                                • Too Early To Tell

                                Best Uses

                                • Spreadsheets

                                Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                Use for
                                e-mail, producing reports and document, processing processing photos, engineering applications. Nice sharp and colorful images. But: Having difficulty in setting-up and adjusting. Contols are difficult to use and understand their function. Control button labels are practically invisble. After a week, I still cannot get the "Splendid Demo" label off the screen.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great Monitor

                                By Zack

                                from NC

                                About Me Gamer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming

                                    Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                    This monitor is great for gaming! I would highly recommend it!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Works just fine

                                    By kinchanity

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Casual User, Gamer, Graphics Enthusiast, Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gaming
                                      • Movies
                                      • Spreadsheets

                                      Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                      Using 3 of these for a tri-screen setup. Great default color, a little thick in size but that's not a big problem. Cons: no HDMI cable, but i don't think any monitor comes with one, so it's not an actual "con"

                                      so far so good, no dead pixels, stand works fine. highly recommended.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Decent Monitor

                                      By DVD'er

                                      from NY

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Large Viewing Area

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Buttons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                        Good price, the image quality is there. I would like a better set of buttons on the bottom. Difficult to push.

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

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Monitor

                                        By mastermezz

                                        from Auburn, AL

                                        About Me Casual User, Gamer, Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Great picture quality
                                        • Large Viewing Area
                                        • Low input lag
                                        • Low response time
                                        • Reliable Performance
                                        • Small Footprint

                                        Cons

                                        • Confusing controls
                                        • Only tilts up and down
                                        • Stand

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Gaming

                                        Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                        I bought this primarily as a gaming monitor but was so impressed with how it looked that I now use it also as my primary computer monitor. It has the same input lag and response time as the VH236H but has the LED backlight to increase its longevity. The speakers aren't the best but they certainly aren't as bad as some reviews state. Mine shipped with the volume on 30 and when you turn it up they don't sound as weak. However I would still suggest an external set or a headset. The controls aren't the easiest to figure out; for example, you have to go into system setting to change the volume. The stand is not the best and actually leaves a little to be desired in terms of stability. But even with those problems this is by far the best monitor I have ever owned. It shipped with no dead pixels and no damage. The ASUS packaging is not great but B&H packed it in an extra box to add more protection. This box shipped with some damage but the inside ASUS box had none thanks to the larger box. Overall extremely satisfied with this monitor and would recommend it to anyone I know.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Monitor

                                        By Hendrick2488

                                        from Cedar Falls, Iowa

                                        About Me Value Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gaming
                                          • Home Computer
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                          Unboxing was simple and to the point. Plenty of input options. Speakers were recognized by Windows 7 with no problems. Dual monitor configuration was simple and at maximum resolution, this monitor doesn't miss a beat.

                                          Awesome price point and plenty of bang for the buck.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Very nice LCD, great price!

                                          By Herb

                                          from Asbury Park, NJ

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Sharp Image

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Dual Display
                                            • Home Computer

                                            Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                            I purchased four of these monitors to set up two, dual displays for two work stations and the quality is quite nice. I chose these displays because they had internal speakers and my only advice is not to base any purchase decision on the internal speaker. I was looking for less clutter but the speakers are not a selling point so i will need external speakers afertall.

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

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                                            5.0

                                            I am very pleased with my Asus Monitor

                                            By Don H.

                                            from Midlothian,VA.

                                            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 VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                              I use this Monitor about twelve hours a day.
                                              My Asus monitor has the sharpest image I have ever seen.
                                              I would have liked to have had a full screen view when using the HDMI connection but I guess I can't have everything.

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

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              perfect for office

                                              By NiKo11238

                                              from Brooklyn

                                              About Me Value Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up

                                              Cons

                                              • Inaccurate Colors

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home Computer

                                              Comments about ASUS VH238H 23" LED Backlit Widescreen Computer Display:

                                              Not to expensive for a LED 23" with speakers and HDMI.
                                              speakers are not as good as separate ones but it's not the worst i heard.
                                              The colors are absolutely not real ! But it's totally glare free. So it's confortable for an office PC but it's not made for pictures and videos.

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

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