Last Updated on January 10, 2022
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: Around $120
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Warranty: 1 Year
My Rating: Find out below!
ASUS VS228H Is An Awesome 1080p Solution
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.
This 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 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 below! 😀
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63 thoughts on “ASUS VS228H Review 2022, An Amazing 1080p Monitor”
Colton, great review. Just got the 21.5″ and is set at 1920x1080p. Have you tried other resolutions and does it improve or make picture quality better or worse?
1080p is the max resolution for this one. For different picture qualities and what have you you’ll need to navigate through the monitor’s menu. There are other modes and color options which you can tweak however you like.
This Monitor I have found to be pretty awesome with my build.
144hz to me gives you that extra little bit of smoothness if you are into racing games or anything else that has a lot of fast pace action.
For sure Drake, for those that want to spend the extra bit something along those lines is excellent. Especially for the price point! If the PC’s specs add up then it makes complete sense to go with that one.
Note that the VS228H does not have an IPS panel. The VS229H is IPS, but costs a little bit more.
Right, I personally don’t think there is an insane difference in quality when looking at different angles with this one specifically. Though for someone that’s really into graphic design and what not, I could see why that’d be an issue.
Hey man, this monitor looks great, but seems too good to be true. I’ve heard terrible horror stories about Asus’s cheaper monitors and their awful customer service. Can I really trust this monitor, and even if you say yes can you recommend any other monitors that I can look into?
I’ve used this exact monitor for over 5 years and it hasn’t failed me once. I also have unplugged it and plugged it back in many times moving my build from my place to friend’s houses and what not and it’s still in very good condition. I use the DVI cable it came with and used HDMI for the longest time as well. It’s my favorite one when thinking about a lower cost yet still delivering on 1080p that looks awesome.
As for other monitors, I’ve heard good things about this one from Acer but keep in mind that there isn’t a HDMI port, you’d have to use DVI which still has high quality like HDMI.
You could also use this one from AOC – it also doesn’t use HDMI but I have a friend who has used an AOC monitor for a while now with no errors!
Let me know what you decide to go with!
I am very new to computers and with that i have a question, i have an old 720p monitor and i was wondering if i can use use it with the build you showed? Is it required that i upgrade to the one you recommended?
Depends on what type of ports that monitor uses. Most likely yes you’ll be able to use it, does it have HDMI, DVI or VGA for video ports? If so then the graphics cards on the different builds here will be able to use any of those types of video connections though I’d highly recommend HDMI or DVI over VGA for higher quality.
Let me know!
What motherboard would you recommend to those looking to overclock
It would really depend on the build that you’re going for Paul, it’ll vary depending on the CPU. Which build were you wanting to go for?
hey man, i would really appreciate it if you could answer me. i have a samsung syncmaster b2430. but a month now it started facing a problem where it works 2-4 hours and then turns off 1 minutes then on again…and so on, i tried looking for someone to fix it for me but nothing so far. i found asus VS228h-p and i’m thinking if my screen is never gonna be fixed. maybe i can buy it. do you think this asus monitor is as good as the samsung i have now?? the price is very good the ms response time is the same but other than that…i’m not sure. do you recommend it. my options are very limited. this one is the best among the other options i could find. please i need your help.
100% man, if you’re looking for a 1080p monitor that performs well like that Samsung one then this is it. The price range is just right, it’s great for gaming without having any lag from input and what not like you brought up and there’s no reflection on the screen at all. I’ve used it for over 5 years now and have had absolutely no issues at all with it! I highly recommend it!!
would you recommend buying the Acer H236HL or the ASUS VS228H for a gaming monitor?
Honestly Rathe I look at the price of both and compare the specs… the both virtually have the same specs. So it’d come down to if you wanted the extra bit of inches for your screen.
I’d say to go for the VS228H. I’ve had it for many years now and it still works very well!