The Good: Affordable, great contrast, advanced features, VESA compatible.
The Bad: Wide bezels.
The Verdict: For the price, Asus VE228H is a good buy for anyone who has realistic expectations.
Asus VE228H is an affordable monitor that doesn't sport an overly attractive design, but rather gives you a great performance for the money. Even though it's a relatively old Asus model, it's holding its ground against more modern competition just fine.
Design and Performance
There is nothing exciting about the way this monitor looks. It features relatively wide bezels, and the whole thing is made of glossy plastic. The stand is average and offers enough stability. There is no height adjustment on this Asus, however it is VESA compatible and can be tilted 20 degrees up or 5 degrees down. Main controls are located at the bottom of the frame whit the icons placed on the bottom right part of the front bezel. Asus VE228H comes with built in speakers that are not too great, but will serve a purpose if you don't have any other solution. When it comes to input options, you have DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI hookups available.
Asus VE228H comes with a standard TFT LED panel that offers a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. With 10,000,000:1 maximum contrast ratio and a response time of 5 ms, it's one of the better monitors on the market. Asus VE228H comes with Asus SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology that features numerous preset modes you can use to adjust the performance of the monitor for best viewing experience. You can control this feature with a dedicated hotkey.
Asus VE228H is a well balanced budget solution that brings great performance for the money, but not much else. Somewhat wide bezels prevent it from being too practical for dual or triple monitor setups, but it's definitely suitable for this use. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable monitor, Asus VE228H is more than a good choice.