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The Asus VH242H is a 23.6" widescreen LCD monitor from Asus' VH Series for 2008 and is an upgrade to the VH232H.

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Pros

16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for media

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capable of displaying full 1080p high definition media

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3-year limited warranty

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attractive aesthetic, thin bezel

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affordable price

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includes HDMI input

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great value - high screen size and resolution for the price

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Cons

TN panel - cheap to produce/sell and fast at the expense of colour quality and viewing angles

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cheap stand - limited ergonomic features

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16:9 aspect ratio is not very good for Internet surfing or productivity software (besides excel) - 200px of vertical resolution is lost

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high gloss finish - reflective and finger print magnet

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The Asus VH242H is a 23.6" widescreen LCD monitor from Asus' VH Series for 2008 and is an upgrade to the VH232H.  The monitor features a native resolution of 1080p and a high contrast ratio of 20,000:1.  It offers a 16:9 aspect ratio for undistorted widescreen graphics and has a 5ms response time making it suitable for applications such as gaming.  The VH242H utilizes ASCR and Splended Video Intelligence technologies for automatic color and contrast adjustment to provide optimal image quality.  The monitor is designed with a tilting screen, built-in 2-Watt stereo speakers, and includes VGA, D-Sub and DVI connectors.  It also has an HDMI input allowing connection to game consoles and blu-ray players for high definition graphics.  The VH242H is environmentally friendly, manufactured according to GreenASUS standards and is Energy Star qualified.  The monitor is wall-mountable and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 23.6" Widescreen LCD Display
  • 1920 x 1080p Native Resolution
  • 20,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 300 nits Brightness
  • 5ms Response Time
  • 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio
  • Built-in 2-Watt Stereo Speakers
  • 25-degree Tilting Screen
  • ASCR Technology
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
  • HDMI, SPDIF, and 3.5mm Jack Inputs
  • VGA, D-Sub and DVI (with HDCP) Connectors
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Manufactured According to GreenASUS Standards
  • VESA Wall-Mount Compatible
  • 3 year limited warranty
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