Review: Advances in technology have made today's video cards so powerful that it would be a total waste to connect them to a monitor that, through limited rendering capabilities, handicaps their performance. Such is not the case, however, with the Asus VH238H. It offers full support for 1080p HD resolution through a LED backlight that creates brighter and more vivid images without straining the user's eyes. The Asus Smart Contrast Ratio also delivers crisp definition between light and dark areas consistently. Users can easily switch the monitor's aspect ratio operation between 16:9 and 4:3. Response time is rapid at 2ms, but because this particular model requires that the computer be turned off before connecting it, hot-swapping monitors may not be an option. Then again, with something this good, who would want to? The eye-candy is not limited to the output, as the elegant exterior makes for a great counterpart to the strength of the monitor. 23 inches of widescreen space encased in a sleek black shell complements most desktop real estate. The base, going by some reports, can be somewhat wobbly, so be careful not to jostle the monitor around too much. HDMI and DVI ports serve as its main interfaces. The ecologically minded buyers considering the product will be glad to know that the ASUS VH238H is Energy Star certified for its efficiency and has passed RoHS testing for environmental safety. It is also certified to work smoothly with Windows 7 as it has WHQL compliance. Finally, ASUS provides a good after-sales service program for units found to be defective, which means less headaches for consumers. Overall, this is a great product and it gives good value for your money.
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