ASUS VS228H Review 2020, An Amazing 1080p Monitor

I’d like to post an ASUS VS228H review because I have used this monitor for about eight years and it’s still one of the best cheap 1080p monitors on the market.

For the asking price, it’s hard to not fully recommend this monitor. If you’re looking for an entry-level HD monitor that has a 60Hz refresh rate and a decent response time for gaming then this is the perfect starting point.

Down the road it’s also a great choice as a second monitor to use whenever you decide to upgrade to higher refresh rates and/or resolution.

This monitor’s maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080. 1080p is the standard resolution for high definition quality and the VS228H LED model has a higher picture quality than most other monitors out there that are similar.

With that, let’s get to the review.



Product: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD 5ms LED-Lit LCD Monitor

Recommended Price: Under $100

Cheapest Place To Buy:

Warranty: 1 Year

My Rating: Find out below!


ASUS VS228H Is An Awesome 1080p Solution

91BxjuIgHNL._SL1500_This 21.5 inch monitor definitely gets the job done when it comes to using a 1080p resolution.

It is lit up by LED lights and has a 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Contrast ratio is the difference between the darkest black and the whitest white that the monitor can produce from various types of video such as movies or games.

This is a great ratio and I must say that the contrast ratio is perfect for me while playing my favorite games such as Modern Warfare or Skyrim.

This monitor also has different viewing positions.

You can tilt the monitor a little bit to display content in a different point of view. It can angle a tad bit upward and a tad bit downward.

I think the only time I would actually tilt the screen is if I had to use it for a presentation of some sort and had to tilt it upward to give an awesome angle to the viewers.

On the bottom right-hand side of the monitor are navigational buttons to mess around with the settings and to power up the screen.

The buttons have a great feel to them and you’ll be able to feel which buttons do what without even looking at the button icons.

If you use either HDMI, DVI or VGA with your PC build then just know that this monitor is compatible with all of them.

I would personally suggest DVI because of the pins. I feel like a DVI video cable would stand the test of time longer than a HDMI cable but I’m not entirely sure. HDMI and DVI basically have the same level of video quality.



ASUS VS228H For Dual Monitors

This would be a great monitor go dual screens with.

The picture quality is great and setting up is very easy to do! If you get this monitor then I would highly suggest exploring through the different settings of the monitor so that you can adjust the picture however you see fit, however you’d like it.

If you don’t like brighter screens then you have the option to change that.

I have personally not messed with the screen brightness because I love a bright, crisp screen but I did mess with the color options a little bit just to get it right where I liked it most.

There are also different sizes available for this monitor. The different screen sizes are 21.5 inches, 23 inches, 23.6 inches, 24 inches and 27 inches. Personally I use the 21.5 in. model and I must say that it was worth every penny of the investment.

The quality is great and it’s still a great screen size to put me in awe of some of the graphically enhanced games that I play. I can’t even imagine what the 27 in. model would be like! It’d probably be too epic lol! 😛


I’ve Used This Monitor For Years

I have used this monitor for the past 5 years and there has been no sign of ware or tear.

It is extremely easy to clean, I have found that by using a slightly damp paper towel and wiping it lightly on the screen while it is powered off does just the trick.

A466-2216_vcall06_ac_gl_1990487This leaves the screen nice and clean and gets rid of any smears that may have been produced from touching the screen.

My screen does in fact get dirty here and there but I only really notice it when the screen is either off or if I’m in a super dark area/part of a video games/movie.

Cleaning the screen is pretty simple. Get a damp paper towel or cloth and wipe the screen down while it is powered off. Then dry it off and it’ll get clear again.

It takes mere seconds for this monitor to power on. You won’t have any troubles of it taking a while to boot up like older monitors.

Older monitors would come up with a screen for a noticeably long while and then boot up whereas the ASUS monitor that I’m reviewing here has the first screen just pop up for a couple of seconds then presto it gets right to the picture.

I also LOVE using this monitor while doing anything with graphic design because of its brightness level. I’m able to see the colors and different aspects inside of a program like Photoshop absolutely crystal clear and it is very nice!

Whenever I create desktop wallpapers either for my gaming PC or Mac I go straight to my desktop so that I can develop the wallpapers using this amazing screen. 🙂

One downfall that would have to go with this model, or possibly at least the 21.5 inch model, is that whenever I may bump into my desk then the screen tends to wobble a little bit. It’s not a horrible amount that affects my experience with it and I still to this day definitely don’t regret purchasing it.


To Conclude

To summarize my review I’ll list a few pros and cons of the ASUS VS228H monitor.


  • Awesome picture quality.
  • Able to display a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080.
  • Many settings to customize the picture quality/color and brightness levels.
  • Comes in various sizes.


  • The stand that the screen sits on wobbles when there is movement with the desk but its nothing that is so crazy to where it is unbearable.
  • Doesn’t go any higher than 1080p resolution.
  • Easy to get smudges/smears on the screen, BUT it is easy to clean off.

All in all, if you’re looking for a monitor that is at a good price range that still delivers a top notch 1080p resolution type of picture quality then this would definitely be the right monitor choice for you.

It’s beautifully designed with its slickness and crisp screen quality.




So what do you guys think of my ASUS VS228H review? 

Is this the best budget monitor for 1080p resolution?

Let me know in the comments area below! 😀


Around $100



Picture Quality


Build Quality



  • Great picture quality
  • Affordable price for 1080p
  • Tons of settings
  • Various sizes available


  • Monitor's stand is a little wobbly
  • No versions for higher resolution
  • Easy to get smudges on
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61 Responses to ASUS VS228H Review 2020, An Amazing 1080p Monitor

  1. Kevin says:

    Hey, will this monitor work?

    HP Pavilion 21.5-Inch IPS LED HDMI VGA Monitor

  2. Osiris Discordia says:

    Agreed. This monitor has not disappointed me a bit, it’s the truest clearest color and definition I’ve ever seen on a screen, and the size is perfect.

  3. Just a traveler says:

    Hello Colton!

    Do you know any cheap monitors?
    I’d like one with wide screen (16×9) so i can play with black bars on cs:go. Do you know any monitor of that form of price.

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Traveler,

      You’ll have a hard time finding one that beats this one, to be honest. Cheaper 1080p, 16:9 monitors like this tend to have less gaming performance due to not having optimal refresh/response rates. For $100, you can’t go wrong with this one. I believe it’s worth even more than that.

  4. Jackson says:

    Hey, I’ve been researching this monitor a lot just to make sure if it was the right one for me (and my gaming)! Loved the review, and it sold me over, but does it have a jack for a mic from a headset (that I use to talk on skype or discord while I play with friends)? I don’t think I saw one (unless I’m blind) and I want to know before I get it. -And if it doesn’t, any recommendations for around the same price?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Jackson,

      This is the exact monitor I’ve been using for years, it’s awesome.

      There are no audio jacks or anything like that, but isn’t that where your PC would come in?

      I don’t really know of any monitors that have jacks in them that are like this to be honest…you’d more so want to look at computer speakers or your PC itself for plugging in a headset/mic.

  5. sarfraz khan says:

    Hey Colton. I bought BenQ Rl2240HE two days ago. It was around $140 here in India. How do you compare it to the Asus one you mentioned?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Sarfraz,

      Are you talking about this exact monitor?

      If so then you got what you paid for man, it has a better response time than the above one. 1ms is much better than 5ms. For gaming, 5ms and lower is basically the “golden rule” to having a smooth picture quality. It’s a great monitor man!

  6. Gavin says:

    Should i get the 23 inch of this monitor? Or should i get a BenQ GL2460HM? (24in)

    • Colton P says:

      You’re talking about this monitor, right?

      They’re both 60hz monitors and they both have good picture quality. I’d personally go for the lower priced option which would be the 23in Asus one. One inch isn’t going to make a huge difference.

  7. kamrul hassan says:

    I like playing CS GO which requires 120 hz to 144 hz, any monitors you would recommend? or that monitor will do fine?

    • Colton P says:

      It doesn’t require a monitor like that man, I’m not sure why you feel that way.

      The above monitor is a 60hz monitor which means you’ll see up to 60 frames per second which is extremely smooth and beautiful. The hz of a monitor lets you know how many frames per second will be displayed and although 144 is more than 60, it’s definitely not needed even at a competitive level of CS:GO.

  8. Donovan Co says:

    I got this monitor.

    It has a 23.6″ screen, 75hz refresh rate, and 2ms response time.

  9. Boss.M says:

    Would you recommend buying two of these for a duel monitor?

  10. Aaron says:

    $99 on Amazon right now after the rebate for the 21.5 in model….great deal!

  11. Kyle says:

    Just ordered this exact build, thanks a lot! Do you know exactly what tools I will need to assemble this?

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Kyle,

      I think you commented on the wrong page 😛

      You’ll want a Philips screwdriver and that’s about it really. A good surface to work on with no static electricity going on too. Be sure to check out the video that I have embedded within all of the build pages to make sure that you don’t miss a step as you move forward with putting it all together!

  12. Zach says:

    I was thinking of choosing this monitor:
    BenQ 24-inch LED 1ms Gaming Monitor
    Is it the right choice for this build?

  13. Oscar says:

    So I found this monitor somewhere and I was wondering if there would be any flaws with it. ( I think the brand is not popular so…)
    Basically almost everything is the same except for the brand and the size.
    Something that keeps bugging me is that the one i say has IPS and the ASUS one does not. Is it that important?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Colton P says:


      I don’t see a link to whatever monitor you’re talking about? Unless you’re talking about this Asus one. I’ve been using it for years and Asus is an extremely trust worthy brand and product line man!

        • Colton P says:

          Hey Oscar,

          By looking at it it seems to me like a pretty good monitor, with gaming in mind.

          At 1080p resolution, 5ms response time is sort of the standard go to rate to make sure that there isn’t any amount of lag between moving your mouse or hitting a key on the keyboard to how the screen responds. It’s the ideal response time for a monitor like this and that means it’ll be good for gaming, even competitively.

          The only “flaw” that I see with it is that is does not have any HDMI ports. There are work arounds with that though, DVI-D is just as good if not better than HDMI (I use it) and this monitor has that. I suggest using that port anyway, the monitor will come with the necessary cable to make it happen. If you still wanted to go with HDMI, they have adapters that’ll allow HDMI to work on it.

          Let me know if you decide to go with it and what your thoughts are on it, wouldn’t mind having some feedback towards it to write up a complete review here on the site! 😉

  14. Jose1234 says:

    does the refresh rates limit the fps or the refresh rate don´t mean nothing to the fps

    • Colton P says:

      A 60 Hz monitor, with VSync on, will cap the FPS at 60.

      With VSync off it’ll be whatever your max FPS is!

    • Anonymous says:

      You won’t be able to see anythig higher than 60fps, because the monitor can only show 60fps. If your )C can go above 60fps then I would recommend a 144hz monitor if you can afford it, it’ll be more expensive though.

  15. Ryan Hewi says:

    hey again lol,
    ASUS MX279H 27″ Full HD 1920×1080 AH-IPS HDMI VGA Back-lit LED Monitor
    do you think this monitor would be a good one to use.
    just like what would your opinion on this one be?

  16. Filip says:

    How many hz does it have?

  17. Unknown says:

    Hey would this be better?

    • Colton P says:


      It is a bit bigger of a screen, but this really will come down to personal preference as to how you want your screen.

      This ASUS screen is going to be closer to the base and the monitor you’ve linked is a little higher up from the base.

      That’s really about the only difference. Performance wise, they both perform about the same when it comes to gaming.

  18. Seth says:

    This is great monitor, I love it very much. $130.00 is so cheap, I got this one last year from local PC center and it cost me almost $300.00.

    • Colton P says:

      Dang Seth, quite the difference there! Amazon always has great deals and you can’t go wrong when you deal with them, especially when it comes to computer peripherals!

  19. Ed says:

    Hi Colton,
    Very good ASUS VS228H Review. I know how you feel when you get a good product. I’ve had an HP monitor with the same resolution as your ASUS for the last 9 years with never even a slight hiccup. As for Asus parts I think They are the best. That’s my mother board. If there had been an Asus Monitor available when I built my computer I would have bought it. Cheers

    • Colton P says:

      It’s always great to have a high quality product and 1080p resolution monitors are exactly that. I agree, ASUS has some of the best computer products on the market. Thanks for the comment, Ed!

  20. Steve says:

    This looks like the monitor for me! I SO need to upgrade and I NEED split screen… AWESOME!

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