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The Widely Recognized Asus Vw246h review - Can it be everything that it's trapped to become?

by Jack Tradesz

Whereas twenty four inch displays were once the preserve of well heeled enthusiasts, cheap 24 inch, 16:9 aspect TN based panels have developed them lower priced and accessible to regular consumers. Asus' VW246h monitor can be another addition for this category, how about we see how it holds up from its competitors.

Similar to most budget displays nowadays, the VW246H comes in two parts, the base and monitor-plus-stand, which simply click together. The style is largely similar to that of the Asus VW223B we reviewed last year. Which means that (as usual) you have a glossy black bezel, though the display's back and base are matte, with all the latter sporting a ripple-texture surface.

With a mere 16mm thick, the bezel for the VW246H's is practically as thin as that of its smaller sibling - except towards the bottom where it is 25 mm to add the monitor's controls. Small icons above the controls make them quite simple to recognize and even while the tiny blue LED within the power button can't be powered down, it's very discreet enough to not matter.

Overall, the VW246H is often a functional but largely unimaginative piece of styling that wont offend but won't excite either. Whether or not it's a tiny panache you're going after, likes on the Samsung monitor range, or perhaps the BenQ V2400W, will likely be of more interest.

Triple video inputs are just about par-for-the-course these days as well as the VW246H doesn't disappoint, offering HDMI, DVI and VGA. There is a rudimentary clip at the back of the stand for cable management. Not as much of a given is usually a 3.5mm stereo output along with the usual input, assisting you to hook up external speakers instead of making use of the monitor's ones. Asus also gets points for including both VGA and DVI cables, where a few other manufacturers still only supply VGA.

Getting onto the OSD, it's rather tiny and slightly morose, lacking visual flair. Although it feels a little cramped, it's very usable because of possibly the best layouts we've encountered. There aren't many sub-menus, so there's nothing buried, tags are informative and layout logical. Precisely the slightly awkward directional controls, which are placed each side from the 'menu' button, hinder navigation.

Continuing up with the OSD, Asus' 'Splendid' technology is essentially only a few presets - albeit very flexible ones - and skin-tone adjustments. All of the presets, which comprise Scenery, Standard, Theater, Game and Night View modes, are individually configurable, and that means you may possibly result in using some of them. Certain disadvantages do apply, however. In Theater mode, as an example, you can not adjust brightness, while Standard mode does not let you play around with the sharpness, saturation or dynamic contrast (which Asus calls ASCR) settings. Scenery and Game modes give a chance to access every adjustment, though.

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Title: The Widely Recognized Asus Vw246h review - Can it be everything that it's trapped to become?
Author: Jack Tradesz
Keywords: electronics,computers,monitors,screens,entertainment,gaming,games,hobby,family
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