Asus VG248QE 24-Inch Full HD Gaming Monitor Review
They say the monitor is the eye to a gaming PC’s soul. But when you are dealing with choppy images and unacceptable input lag, it is an unfortunate experience that will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. In the quest for the best gaming monitors, we discovered that it doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars.
You can get a well-made gaming monitor at a pocket-friendly price. If you are out to get the most out of your investment, Asus VG248QE 24-Inch Full HD Gaming Monitor is a nice place to start. It combines a fast response time and a high refresh rate to deliver silky smooth gaming.
- 144Hz refresh rate
- Offers ergonomic adjustments
- Low input lag
- 1000:1 contrast ratio
- Nvidia 3D boost & Nvidia 3D LightBoost
- Lacks G-Sync and FreeSync support
- Does not have a blue light filter
As far as design is concerned, Asus VG248QE is a 24-inch model that comes in a twisted nematic (TN) panel. The panel technology allows it to have fast response times although it is going to suffer a bit in picture reproduction.
This monitor comes with thin 0.7-inch bezels in glossy black plastic. It has a small profile with a thick stand that is removable to allow for VESA mounting. It is super easy with any 100mm x 100mm to wall mount this baby. You get height and tilt adjustments allowing for an ergonomic setup. The monitor will tilt from -15 to 15 degrees backward and forward. It also supports swivel to +/-45 degrees. Not to mention, it pivots clockwise to 90 degrees and height adjustments up to 115mm.
You’ll like that the stand will rotate when you rotate the TV which means it will not look awkward when you rotate it.
Asus is all in with some splendid features that make gaming enjoyable. Asus VG248QE offers 1080p full HD resolution. It is accurate to 2.93 DeltaE out of the box. It allows for accurate color reproduction to a 93% sRGB which is considerable at the price.
With 1000:1 native contrast ratio and Asus Smart Contrast Ratio, the monitor, can alter the contrast dynamically by adjusting the backlight’s luminance. It strives to achieve high SDR brightness but still suffers in dark rooms. It does well in averagely lit rooms like a living room or well-lit gaming room.
To fulfill the gamers’ need for speed, this monitor invests in 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. It can manage to work with high-end graphics cards that need high refresh rates to deliver smooth gaming. Being an LCD monitor, this model beats the odds as it can now provide an incredibly low input lag.
Asus achieves high performance by investing in an overclocked input PCB. The monitor can remain stable at its full refresh rate on its 6-bit TN panel. We like that Asus VG248QE 8-bit color depth which can support 16.7 million colors. Though it has a standard brightness of 350 nits for the price, it still manages to offer beautiful blues and reds.
Black uniformity is, however, a bit disappointing because blacks appear grey in a dark room. Its gray uniformity is quite lovely as it is uniform whether you have the monitor in a dark or a bright room. But It has narrow viewing angles at 170/160 degrees.
A feature to like is the inclusion of Splendid Video Intelligence technology. Asus does not only enhance picture performance but video too. It enhances the contrast brightness, color, and sharpness. The monitor also offers six preset video modes including Scenery, NightView, sRGB, Game, Theatre, and Standard.
As we said, Asus VG248QE does not support AMD FreeSync or Nvidia’s G-Sync. The monitor combines 144hz refresh rate and Nvidia’s 3D Vision and LightBoost. Even if 3D technology is no longer in use by many monitor brands, Asus wants to make the best stereoscopic 3D. It allows viewing of 3D compatible content. It works together with LightBoost technology to eliminate ghosting and improving brightness.
When it comes to color performance, the screen performs better with blue and red colors but oversaturates greens. It is common with TN panels which is fair as long as the screen does not appear tinted.
This monitor delivers on low input lag at only 3.2ms. It is much better than monitors at the same price range like the Samsung U28E590D. You will notice that it is faster for competitive gaming so every gamer will have an exciting time dominating the battlefield.
As most graphics cards play at 1080p, we don’t see it suffering in the visual department because it depends on the refresh rate and the response time to produce smooth gaming.
The ergonomic design of this monitor comes with a nice collection of ports. First, it offers a DisplayPort 1.2, dual-link DVI-D, HDMI 1.4, and a 3.5mm Analog Audio Out port. You get 2W stereos speakers. You won’t want to game with these speakers, but they are better than nothing. The monitor is compatible with other media devices like Blu-ray disks besides consoles.
With this monitor, you will be able to adjust the settings using hotkeys located at the bottom right of the bezel. The hotkeys allow you to access color saturation, contrast, brightness, color temperature, skin, and the six video modes. It is an excellent monitor for practicing on FPS skills using the GamePlus Mode.
Drawbacks of the Asus VG248QE
This monitor is exceptional in many ways. But it does not support 144Hz refresh rate over HDMI. For that, you have to use the DVI or DisplayPort for full resolution at 144Hz. Another slight flaw is the lack of USB ports. It seems to be a thing with monitors under $300.
For those who are sensitive to screen filter, this monitor may not be a good fit for you. It is not flicker-free, and it lacks a low blue light filter.
When you are out for a gaming monitor on the cheap, the Asus VG248QE is the way to go. It is a nice size with an excellent display. You can expect blur-free gaming thanks to its low input lag and high refresh rate.
Although the viewing angles are narrow, you will be able to game with powerful imagery even if you angle it to the side. It is all about gaming performance and the lengths the brand has gone to deliver perfect results.