So lately my sister has decided that she wants to have her own desktop and asked me if I would consider building it for her. She has never had a desktop before so I offered to let her use my old desktop that was lying around if she bought a monitor. The Asus VE248H Black 24″ Monitor is the 24 inch monitor that she bought. I am also running one of these monitors and it can be seen second from the left in the picture in the header.
This monitor was purchased at $200 with a $15 mail in rebate. This is an excellent price for this ASUS monitor. I have seen it once before at a lower price but the quality of this monitor is top notch.
This monitor comes with built in speakers while many others do not. The sound is nothing to be impressed with and in reality is downright bad. However, since this is a monitor, and if you are using a desktop you should have real speakers anyway, this is not that big of a deal.
The ASUS VE248H monitor has a very nice slim profile that does not take up much desktop space. This is expected with LED/LCD monitors now.
The buttons are on the bottom of the monitor and are not super bright. The power button lights up a light blue color. The menu for these buttons is not great but it is necessary to calibrate the monitor yourself once it arrives at your door.
The one thing that makes this monitor worth it are the colors. The true, bright, vivid colors on this monitor are superior to every other monitor I own or have used. This is great for watching movies, graphic design, and daily use.
Overall the 1080p monitor with build in speakers, 2ms, high contrast colors, and a full 24 inches of viewing space for 185 dollars is worth it. It is an excellent deal and if seen on sale should be considered in your next purchase!