Asus VP249HE Review: Affordable 24-inch IPS Monitor

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Asus VP249HE Review

Our Verdict:
The Asus VP249HE is a decent budget monitor. It is suitable for everyday usage. It comes with decent specs and useful features that offer its user good value for the money. If you’re looking for a basic monitor without high-end specs for everyday usage, The Asus VP249HE is the right one for you.

Image Quality:
4.5/5
Ergonomics:
3.5/5
Performance:
3.5/5
Value for Money:
4/5
3.8
3.8/5

What’s Good

  • Affordable Price
  • Impressive Image Quality
  • Frameless design
  • Eye care features
  • Great Value for Money

What’s Bad

  • Tilt-only stand
  • No DisplayPort

What is The Asus VP249HE?

The Asus VP249HE is a simple budget monitor without too many bells and whistles. It may not be the most powerful monitor but it is decent for an average user. Read this review of The Asus VP249HE to know more about it.

Asus VP249HE – Image Quality

The Asus VP249HE is a 23.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Monitor. It is based on the IPS panel. It covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and supports 8-bit color depth via dithering (6-bit + FRC).

The image quality of this monitor is very good. The images are full of detail and the colors are vibrant. This should not come as a surprise as IPS panels are popular for their excellent color accuracy. You will enjoy watching movies and playing games on it.

When you compare this monitor with other monitors that use TN or VA panels, you will notice a striking difference in the image quality. You will not find any dull colors as you see in TN panel monitors with the Asus VP249HE.

It has a brightness level of 250-nits and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. They are decent enough to make images look bright and sharp. You will have no issues using this monitor even in a well-lit room. Its contrast ratio is the standard for most budget IPS monitors. It may not be on par with a VA panel monitor but still, it results in rich colors that pop out.

The overall panel uniformity of this monitor is decent. The colors are consistent thought the panel without any major peaks and valleys.

It has an optimal pixel density of 92PPI. You don’t have to worry about blurry text and pixelated images. You will have crisp-looking images and text. It is also easy on the eyes as you don’t have to squint your eyes to see them properly.

The Asus VP249HE has 178-degree wide and comfortable viewing angles. You won’t have any washed-out colors like in TN panels due to change in colors, brightness, and contrast levels when you view this monitor from different angles.

The monitor we reviewed had no dead pixels on it. There was also not many IPS glow present on it. The Asus VP249HE also has a matte anti-glare coating on it that will handle the reflections effectively.

Overall, the image quality of the Asus VP249HE is quite impressive. You will have great visual quality in movies and games. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for color-critical work like graphic design, you can use this for everything else. You will definitely be satisfied with this monitor.

Asus VP249HE – Design, Ergonomics, and Connectivity

The Asus VP249HE comes in a simple design. It blends perfectly with both home and office spaces. It is compact and takes very little space on the desk. You will like it if you prefer a minimalistic design. It has very thin bezels that maximize the viewing area and minimize any distractions when you use it for a multi-monitor setup.

There are seven OSD buttons present on the right-hand side of the lower bezel. One of them is the power button which is labeled. The other buttons have dots as their labels. You can see their labels on the monitor once you summon the OSD menu which appears when you press any one of the buttons.

A Joystick would have been a better choice instead of all these but they are almost nonexistent at this price range.

The build quality of this monitor is fair. It is fully made of decent quality plastic that is strong and durable. The backside of the monitor has a matte finish that helps prevent the formation of any smudges. The stand has a circular base that helps it stand sturdy without any wobble.

The ergonomic capabilities of the stand are only limited to +20°/-5° Tilt functionality. You cannot adjust its height, swivel it, rotate it, or pivot it at 90°. Thankfully, there is a 100x100mm VESA pattern present on it using which you can wall mount it or connect it to a third-party stand.

The connectivity ports of the Asus VP249HE include 1x VGA and 1x HDMI. There are very few monitors with a DisplayPort in this price range. It has no in-built speakers.

Asus VP249HE – Gaming Performance

The Asus VP249HE is casual for light gaming.

It has a refresh rate of 60Hz. You can easily overclock it to 75Hz. Use this guide to overclock your monitor safely.

It has a response time of 5ms and its input lag is around 11ms which is imperceptible. You won’t have any ghosting and motion blur in video games.

It doesn’t support features like AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync. This is expected as The Asus VP249HE is not a gaming monitor.

It is a good choice for consoles like PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo switch. You will have better image quality and performance with this monitor than most average TVs.

If you’re a light gamer and prefer visual quality to performance, you will like gaming on this monitor. It is not a hardcore gaming monitor but is fine casual gaming.

Asus VP249HE – Features

The Asus VP249HE has a blue light filter. It filters the harmful light emitted from monitors. You will not have any eye strain even after using it for long periods of time. You get access to four different blue light settings.

This monitor is also flicker-free. You will not have any headaches while using this monitor if you’re sensitive to screen flickering.

The GamePlus feature provides the user with different Crosshairs, timer, FPS counter, and Display Alignment functions that will enhance your gameplay.

The Splendid Video Modes offer you eight pre-calibrated image modes for viewing different types of content.

The VividPixel feature enhances the sharpness, and color saturation of images and videos.

Monitors similar to Asus VP249HE

The ASUS VA24EHE is an excellent alternative to the Asus VP249HE. It has other useful features such as a 75Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support. If you are also a gamer, you will definitely find them useful. It costs the same as the Asus VP249HE. It is definitely worth looking into.

The Philips 246E9QDSB is another good alternative to the Asus VP249HE. It has a wide color gamut, impressive image quality, 75Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync support. It offers an excellent bang for the buck and costs the same as the Asus VP249HE.

The BenQ GW2480 is a 24 Inch IPS Monitor Best suited for work or office usage. It has all the essential eye care features in place to prevent eye strain and make it possible to work on it for long hours. It costs the same as the Asus VP249HE and is a decent alternative to it.

The SCEPTRE E248W-19203RS is a decent 24-inch monitor. It is a decent choice for multimedia consumption, office work, and casual gaming. It has a 75Hz refresh rate and built-in speakers. It costs the same as the Asus VP249HE.

The AOC 24B2XH is a simple 24-inch monitor. It has impressive image quality and a frameless design. If you are looking for a basic monitor without too many features, it is the one you should go with.

Asus VP249HE Review

Asus VP249HE Review – Final Thoughts

The Asus VP249HE is a good choice for office work, watching movies, and light gaming. It comes with decent image quality, has a frameless design, and supports VESA mounting. It has no major drawbacks and is a great choice for those looking for a simple monitor at an affordable price.

Who should buy the Asus VP249HE?

1.Those who want an affordable eye-friendly monitor for long hours of office work or a vertical monitor for programming

2.Those who want a monitor for regular usage like surfing the web, managing documents, watching movies, YouTube, working with Microsoft office, etc.

3.Those who want a monitor for casual gaming and Console gaming on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox

4.Those who want a frameless monitor for multi-monitor setups

5.Those who are looking for a cheap monitor to use as an extra monitor for their setup.

Asus VP249HE Specs

Screen Size: 23.8 Inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Technology: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Overclockable to 75Hz)
Response Time: 5ms (GtG)
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
Built-in Speakers: No
Adaptive Sync: No
Stand: Tilt only
VESA Compatibility: Yes (100x100mm)
Connectivity: VGA x1, HDMI x1
Audio: 3.5mm Audio Jack
Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD): 540.50 x 389.34 x 204.42 mm
Weight: 3.61 kg
Asus VP249HE Review: Affordable 24-inch IPS Monitor

This review of the Asus VP249HE explains all you need to know about it. Its pros and cons are listed in detail. Its complete specs and other alternatives are also discussed.

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Editor's Rating:
3.8