This Asus VG248QE 24" LED HD monitor features a 1 ms response time and 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio for ultrarealistic gaming visuals. HDMI, dual-link DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs let you connect a host of high-definition peripherals.
You won't want to go back.
Posted by: Sponge from: on
I can't find a bad thing to say about this monitor. Let's start from the top. The moment I opened the case, there were two massive styrofoam molds holding this monitor in place. After removing the molds, that were extremely tight inside the box, I had removed the monitor from the packaging. Installation was a breeze as it was drop the monitor on the base and screw in. Simple! Once I removed all the shrink wrap, I had to find the included cables at the bottom of the packaging. There wasn't anything fancy about the cable placement, they just threw it in the bottom of the package. The included cables are the stereo to monitor for external speakers, DVI-D for 60/100/120 & 144hz display and lastly, the power cable. The power and DVI-D cable are about 1m / 3ft in length, nothing special. Once I booted it up, cranked down the brightness, since it blinded me, with the easy to navigate menu buttons on the bottom right of the monitor; I was ready to change my monitor to function at 144hz. Instantly when I changed it, I was hooked! Something as moving the mouse was smoother and looked much better than the same cursor on my 60hz Vizio TV or my LG 20" monitor. Onto playing games!
I booted up CS:GO for two hours and everything was crisp. Colors were vibrant, and screen tearing was nonexistent. I then played Battlefield 4 for a couple hours as well, and everything felt smoother and provided a true gaming experience. It sounds far fetched, but once you play on this monitor, you will understand what I'm saying. The most noticeable thing during gameplay that I will never get over is how smooth everything looks. It doesn't matter if it's games or Microsoft Word, everything feels more responsive in workstation use or gaming use. The massive 24" display is amazing and has no issues swiveling, tilting or rotating up to 90 degrees. This monitor is perfection, and my only cons are that the bezels are bigger than I would personally want, but that's my opinion.
10/10, everything is extremely flawless on this monitor. I recommended it to my friend within 10 minutes of use. This monitor will be my daily driver for years to come, and I hope to pick up a second one later down the road for a triple monitor setup.
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Bought three for Iracing
Posted by: iracing from: North Carolina on
I can't believe the difference going from 60hz to 144hz. FYI, you have to use dvi or display port cables to reach the 144hz. HDMI will not work.
32 out of 35 found this review helpful.
One of the best non gsync 1080p gaming monitors.
Posted by: BestbuyGuy from: on
This is a great gaming monitor with almost all the bells and whistles minus gsync. I have a gtx 1070 running this monitor an average 100+ frames per second on every game at 1080p ultra settings. It comes with a dual link DVI cable if your video card has that output which allows you to do 144hz. If you want sound and 144hz then you will need to purchase a separate display port cable. This is a great monitor for consoles as well as you have decreased input lag compared to a television and low gray to gray pixel shift. Max frames per second over HDMI is 60 for console gaming. To increase the hz from 60 - 144 requires a few button clicks on the monitor then adjusting your display settings on your PC. I gave it 4/5 stars because toggling your way through the menus is a chore and to get the best picture settings might require you to download some profiles from online. 144hz is absolutely needed for any type of competitive online fps like overwatch or counterstrike. All in all this monitor does everything you would need and then some. It's priced competitively for a non gsync monitor and it's the biggest screen size you would want for 1080p. Anything bigger than 24inches at 1080p will decrease the DPI and cause you to see the pixels and make text look horrible. If you're looking at something bigger than 24 inches then you should look at 1440p monitors.
18 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 3nvy from: Central Wisconsin on
I bought this monitor primarily for console gaming. I wanted a monitor with low input lag and high response time and refresh rate. I mostly play FPS games so having a quick response time and low input lag is very important to me.
I have been using this monitor for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with it. The picture is beautiful, and the monitor only required minor tweaking out of the box for the optimal picture settings. Colors are not washed out and are represented nicely. The LED back-lighting makes colors "pop".
Aesthetically, this monitor is gorgeous. The cable management on the back of the stand is Ferrari red and the rest of the monitor is black.
Overall, I am very happy with this monitor. It is exactly what I needed for gaming. I also have my computer hooked up to this monitor via the DVI input (PS4 is using the HDMI); switching between the two inputs is easy as there is a "source" button. There is a slight 3-4 seconds lag between switching inputs, but this doesn't bother me.
My only complaint with this monitor has to do with the speakers. Even at 100% volume, the speakers are relatively quiet. Though I didn't buy this monitor for its speaker quality, it would have been nice to have a more powerful set of speakers. Also, there is no dedicated volume buttons, so adjusting the volume quickly is not an option. You need to enter the on-screen menu and navigate to the volume controls. Having dedicated volume buttons would have been a nice feature to have. I use a set of Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 for my computer and Skullcandy Plyr 1 for gaming, so my volume is always turned off anyway.
I played around a little with the on-screen reticle overlay. It was a neat feature to have, but not something I plan on using. It was neat playing Ghosts and having the reticle on-screen allowing me to open-scope and hip-fire accurately. Also, the on-screen timer is kinda neat; this is something I will use now and again.
If you are looking for an incredibly fast, low input lag, high refresh rate monitor, you really can't go wrong with this. I would not suggest using this as a primary TV though simply because of the quiet speakers and lack of volume buttons.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Perfect for Gaming!
Posted by: Bobby1084 from: East Windsor, Ct on
This monitor is so good i'm purchasing a second. The colors are great but what really amazes me is the fast refresh rate. You don't understand just how much of a difference it makes until you can experience it for yourself. This is a recommended buy.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: CRoy from: on
This is a very good monitor for the money. No ghosting, no lag, excellent resolution and clarity and very good color. It is true that at 144 Hz the colors initially look washed out, but this is very easy to compensate for by adjusting Gamma (1.10), Brightness (-20) and Contrast (105). This worked well for me. Also have mode set to sRGB. Gaming and video look great!
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Fantastic Monitor for gaming
Posted by: alienwareguy from: nd on
Great Monitor, great price and easy online transaction
25 out of 35 found this review helpful.
My new daily driver
Posted by: Geeksquadian from: on
Before I got this monitor I was working off of a 27" IPS display. I loved the colors on it, I loved the size, everything about that monitor just about fit my needs to a "t". Except for one thing: Gaming. It was decent, boasting a respectable response time and good resolution, but something about it was off. It just didn't play as well as on my older LCD monitor. That's when I heard about the VG248QE.
I took a chance and ordered the monitor. So far, no regrets. I was BLOWN AWAY by the smoothness and snappiness of this panel. If you have never seen a mouse cursor zip around the screen at 120+ fps, I can assure you it is an experience. I spent the first 10 minutes after getting this thing set up just moving the mouse around with my mouth agape. Gaming is fantastic as well. If you can drive the panel at it's intended 144FPS, it's absolutely amazing. All of my games just feel better. The stand is good, with tilt, swivel and height adjust, it has VESA mounting holes on the back, and the menu comes with a full brace of configuration options to let you tweak the color however you want.
In regard to the color though, they come from the factory pretty washed out. I would recommend changing the color settings to sRGB to get a more accurate display, and even then they aren't as deep as an IPS display. Other than the color, the panel is pretty much perfect, and I plan on using it for a very, very long time.
P.S. You will either need a Dual-link DVI cable or DisplayPort connector to use the 144hz mode. There is a Dual-link DVI cable in the box, just make sure that your graphics card/computer can handle it before buying.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Designer24 from: Plano on
This is a great monitor. My previous Samsung and LG 1080p monitors are good but the VG248QE 24 has the edge. I have only had it for about 2 months but the 1 ms 120 HZ game mode is fantastic. Sharp images, smooth action and bright lifelike colors. The one push 5 preset swaps between common viewing configurations is very handy. HD videos look fantastic in any light conditions. Don't really use the speakers.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Amazing Gaming Monitor
Posted by: KyleG1A from: on
The single best thing about this monitor is the blazing fast 144hz refresh rate. If you're buying this monitor for any other reasons, you're looking at the wrong monitor.
As I said above, the high refresh rate is the biggest plus of this monitor. This is really the only way I can describe it: imagine watching the 48FPS version of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit for the first time and translating it into a game. The only problem this brings is that you have to have the power to run games at a framerate that high. I can see a noticeable improvement with my Radeon HD 7950 in most games, but to get true 144FPS in everything you need to be boasting a GTX Titan or a 780TI (or use CrossFire/SLI).
Blacks and viewing angles. Blacks often appear grey, and the viewing angle is awful; dead center is the only way to view the screen without color distortion. The viewing angle is even worse if most of the screen is covered in dark colors: unless your face is right on the monitor there is distortion along the edges of the monitor. These are the usual downsides of a TN panel. Color reproduction however is so-so; I use a configuration that boosts the saturation so I don't notice much of a problem there at all.
If you're a gamer, get this monitor if you have the cash to shell out for it. It's a hell-of-a-lot more expensive than standard 24-inch monitors, but for the virtually non-existent input lag and response time it's worth it. Even if you can't drive 144FPS across the board, this monitor will future-proof your system if you end up getting hardware that can. As for photo/video enthusiasts: I don't know why you're even considering a TN panel monitor. Go for IPS.
And as for speakers: they're the typical junk. Slightly better than your average monitor speaker, but not something you'd want for regular use.