ASUS VZ239H-W Review: Elegant 23-inch IPS Monitor

ASUS VZ239H-W Review

Our Verdict:
The ASUS VZ239H-W is a decent budget monitor. It is a great choice for work/office purpose, multimedia consumption, and light gaming. If you’re looking for an affordable monitor for regular usage, the ASUS VZ239H-W is the one for you. For its price, the ASUS VZ239H-W offers a good value for money to its user.

Image Quality:
4/5
Ergonomics:
3.5/5
Performance:
3.5/5
Value for Money:
3.5/5
3.6
3.6/5

What’s Good

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

What’s Bad

  • Tilt-only stand
  • No VESA Mount

What is ASUS VZ239H-W?

The ASUS VZ239H-W is a budget IPS, monitor. It is meant for everyday use and comes at an affordable price. Read this review of the ASUS VZ239H-W to know more about it.

ASUS VZ239H-W – Image Quality

The ASUS VZ239H-W is a 23-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 overall color accuracy of this monitor is impressive. The colors are rich and the images look vibrant. The IPS panels have better color accuracy than all the other panels. You will not have any issues with washed-out images as you see in TN panel monitors. It is also suitable for entry-level graphic design.

This monitor has a brightness level of 250-nits and a contrast level of 1000:1. They are the standard specs for most budget IPS panel monitors. The monitor is fairly bright. You will have no issues with its brightness unless you use it in very bright conditions. The contrast level of this monitor is decent enough to make colors pop out making images look fantastic.

The panel uniformity of this monitor is very good. You will not have any ups and downs and the colors are consistent throughout the panel.

IPS monitors also have wide viewing angles. The ASUS VZ239H-W has 178-degree wide and comfortable viewing angles. You will not have any change in the levels of colors, brightness, and contrast levels even when you view this monitor from skewed angles.

The ASUS VZ239H-W has an excellent pixel density of 95PPI. Pixel density between the range of 90 to 100PPI is considered very good. You will have images full of detail and sharp looking text. It is also easy on the eyes as you won’t have any blurry text or pixelated images where you have to squint your eyes.

The monitor we reviewed had no dead pixels on it. There was a slight amount of IPS glow present towards its edges. This is only visible in dark areas of a game or a movie. It is tolerable and is common in IPS panels.

The monitor has a matte anti-glare coating that will handle the reflections that form on it effectively.

Overall, the image quality of The ASUS VZ239H-W is satisfactory. If you’re using it for office/work purposes, multimedia consumption, and casual gaming, you will not have any issues with it.

ASUS VZ239H-W – Design, Ergonomics, and Connectivity

The ASUS VZ239H-W comes in a slim design. It is compact and occupies very little space on the desk. Its bezels are reasonably thin and offer you minimal distractions if you use it for a multi-monitor setup.

It has an all-white color scheme on its back. It looks elegant especially if your desk is also in white color. If you prefer a minimalistic design, you’ll love this monitor.

There are OSD buttons present on the right-hand side of the lower bezel. They are easy to reach and responsive. They help you navigate the OSD menu. A joystick would have been better but the buttons are fine when you consider the price of this monitor.

The stand has a circular base and stands sturdy without any issues of wobble. In terms of ergonomics, it only has the +22°/-5° Tilt functionality. You cannot adjust the height of the monitor, swivel it, or rotate it.

This monitor also doesn’t have a VESA pattern on it so you cannot wall mount it or connect it to a third-party stand.

The connectivity options of this monitor are 1x HDMI and 1x VGA. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack. The ASUS VZ239H-W has 2x 1.5W built-in speakers. They are not loud and I suggest using external speakers for a better audio experience.

The ergonomics of The ASUS VZ239H-W did disappoint me. I wish there was a VESA pattern present. If you don’t plan on wall mounting this monitor, you should be fine.

ASUS VZ239H-W – Gaming Performance

The ASUS VZ239H-W is fine for casual gaming.

It has a refresh rate of 60Hz. This is the standard for most budget monitors. Refresh rate only affects games so you will not have any issues with it while working.

Its response time is around 5ms and its input lag is around 13ms which is imperceptible. You will not have any issues with ghosting and motion blur while gaming.

It doesn’t support FreeSync and G-Sync refresh rate technologies.

Do keep in mind that The ASUS VZ239H-W is not a gaming monitor. It is meant mainly for office usage and multimedia consumption. If you’re someone who is a casual gamer, you might find it useful but for most serious gamers, you should look into other gaming monitors.

The ASUS VZ239H-W is a good choice for a console like PS4, XBOX One, and Nvidia switch. You will have better image clarity and decent response times with this monitor than an average TV.

ASUS VZ239H-W – Features

The ASUS VZ239H-W is a flicker-free monitor. If you’re sensitive to flickering and experience headaches, you will have no issues using this monitor. It also has a blue light filter. You can use this monitor for a prolonged period of time without any issues of eye strain.

You get eight pre-calibrated images presets. They are sRGB Mode, Scenery Mode, Theater Mode, Standard Mode, Night View Mode, Game Mode, Reading Mode, and Darkroom Mode. They help increase the image quality in said activities.

The vivid pixel feature increases the sharpness of lower resolution images. If you’re viewing 480p or 720p content, using the vivid pixel feature helps increase their quality.

The gaming features include custom crosshairs and custom timers.

Monitors similar to ASUS VZ239H-W

The BenQ GW2480 is an excellent alternative to the ASUS VZ239H-W. It has essential eye care features in place to help you work efficiently without having to suffer from any eye strain even after long hours of work. It is also cheaper than ASUS VZ239H-W.

The ASUS VA24EHE is a very good monitor with many additional features. It offers you a 75Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, and also eye care features to prevent any eye strain. It is a great choice for mixed usage and also costs less than the ASUS VZ239H-W.

The Asus VA249HE is another decent alternative to the ASUS VZ239H-W. It is a basic monitor that gets the work done. It doesn’t have any additional features and costs less than the ASUS VZ239H-W.

The ViewSonic VA2446MH-LED is a simple monitor best suited for work and office usage. It comes at a lower price than the ASUS VZ239H-W. It is perfect as an extra monitor for your work setup.

ASUS VZ239H-W Review

ASUS VZ239H-W Review – Final Thoughts

The ASUS VZ239H-W is a decent choice for office work and multimedia consumption. It is not the perfect monitor but it has an impressive image quality, elegant design, and essential eye care features. The ASUS VZ239H-W offers its users good value for money and is a great buy when you consider its affordable price.

Who should buy the ASUS VZ239H-W?

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 VZ239H-W Specs

Screen Size: 23 Inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Response Time: 5ms (GtG)
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 1.5W)
Adaptive Sync: No
Stand: Tilt only
VESA Compatibility:No
Connectivity: VGA x1, HDMI x1
Audio: 3.5mm Audio Jack
Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD): 531 x 387 x 211 mm
Weight: 2.7 kg
ASUS VZ239H-W Review: Elegant 23-inch IPS Monitor

This review of the ASUS VZ239H-W covers everything you need to know about it. All the pros and cons are discussed. Its complete specs and other alternatives are also mentioned.

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Editor's Rating:
3.6