ASUS VH242 Specifications:
- Display: 23.6″ TN TFT LCD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
- Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1 (dynamic)
- Viewing Angles: 170/160
- Response Time: 5ms
- Connectivity: VGA, HDMI, DVI-D
- Power Consumption: <55W (operational), <2W (standby)
- Mount: VESA 100 x 100mm
ASUS → Slashgear: On December 11, 2008, ASUS has come out with four VH series LCD monitors. The VH242 is the largest sporting a 23.6″ TN TFT LCD with a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. That gives it a 16:9 aspect ratio much like LCD TVs. Because of the use of a TN LCD panel the response time is on the fast side but the viewing angles are a bit limited. If you need color fidelity at different angles, look for monitors with either IPS or PVA LCD panels.
The 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio sounds fantastic, but don’t be fooled: dynamic contrast ratio does not mean a whole lot unless the display has a LED backlight with local dimming technology. The VH242 doesn’t have those two technologies. I would be interested to see what the static contrast ratio is, which is more important in LCD monitors that do not have the two technologies mentioned above. ASUS opted to include both DVI-D and HDMI inputs for a digital connection. I like having a VGA connection just in case I need to troubleshoot.