Hardware & Design: about averageIn this field, the VS247H doesn't stand out from other monitors on the market. It has no original features and the only thing really worth mentioning is its connections. Video connections include VGA, DVI and HDMI sockets on the back of the display, while audio is taken care of by a simple headphones socket. As there are no built-in speakers, this mini-jack socket is the only way you can listen to audio inputted via the HDMI connection.
One great thing about this monitor though, is its design. It has a very slim casing, an integrated power supply and a stand that really does look like metal ... until you touch it. It will certainly look the part on your desk. However, as design is all a matter of taste, this doesn't boost the monitor's score in this part of our review.
Responsiveness: office computing and web browsing onlyThe responsiveness was as expected. We measured a ghosting time of 26 ms, which is perfectly in line with Asus' tech specs. The VS247H therefore isn't a monitor that's suitable for gamers, and is best used for general office computing and Internet browsing.
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The input lag, on the other hand, is within average with just a very slight delay that isn't noticeable to the naked eye.
Colours: accurate colours come at a priceWith the factory settings, this 24-inch monitor doesn't display colours particularly accurately. The gamma curve (distribution of brightness) and colour temperature are off the mark and default colours give an average deltaE of 4.4.
This can be improved by switching the pre-set mode from Standard (the default setting) to sRGB in the monitor's menu. This largely corrects the defects outlined above and brings the deltaE down to 2.2.
deltaE before/after changing the pre-set mode
We therefore think that anyone using this monitor should download a calibration profile. This makes the VS247H display accurate colours (deltaE = 1.2) and has less of an impact on the brightness and contrast (700:1).
- Either accurate colours or decent contrast: you can't have both
- Hardware could be better
- Ghosting time too high for gaming (26 ms)
The biggest and only real advantage of the Asus VS247H is its sleek design. Otherwise, the ViewSonic VA2448-LED is a cheaper option that reproduces colours more accurately.