Asus is a well-known computers and peripherals maker who is known to offer the best of technology at reasonable prices. They make some of the best displays, available in their respective price range. They have a wide range of monitors to suit every purpose. The Asus VS197DE is an 18.5-inch monitor with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
It features ASUS SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology which optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing colour, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. It stands tall on a sturdy stand and maintains a slim profile without compromising style along with ensuring stability and durability. The Asus VS197DE is available for a price of Rs. 5,500/- in online stores.
The Asus VS197DE comes mounted on a circular base. This base is a great space-saver on a cluttered desk. The base allows for a 5° forward and 20° backward tilting angles. The display is surrounded by a narrow glossy frame which carries the Asus branding and a LED indicator. The circular base can be removed if so desired, and the monitor can be mounted on a wall or flat surface using the VESA wall mount.
The monitor's controls are conveniently placed on the downside of the bottom edge and the controls are clearly marked out for easy operations. The monitor’s profile is slim and the glossy frame affords it a premium look. The monitor weighs in at around 2.6 kg. It also features a Kensington lock for security purposes so that it can be locked when so required.
The Asus VS197DE features the ASUS Splendid Intelligence Technology which evaluates and dynamically adjusts pixels according to conditions most favorable to human eyes.
The Splendid Video Intelligence Technology enhances the video performance and image integrity by enhancing colour, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Six preset video modes; Scenery, Theatre, Game, Night View, sRGB, and Standard can be selected using a convenient hotkey. Additionally, the user can choose from three skin-tone selection modes and four colour temperature selection modes.
The ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio enhances the display’s contrast in real time by adjusting the brightness of the backlight in order to display the darkest blacks and brightest whites thereby delivering life-like images. It offers a rich contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1. The aspect ratio of the Asus VS197DE is 16:9 with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Asus offers ‘Aspect Control’ where the user can change the aspect ratio of the display to suit their needs.
The monitor is capable of displaying 16.7 million colours and has a quick response time of 5 ms for delivering smooth video and gaming performance. Asus Monitor has a mercury-free LED-backlit panel which delivers crisp colours and deep blacks. Asus shows us their green side by using environmentally friendly components and packaging materials. The ‘Aspect Control’ feature is a useful feature which enhances the utility and use-case scenarios of this monitor. Even with all these features, the typical power consumption is around 17W.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Asus VS197DE Monitor
· VGA cable
· Power cord
· Quick start guide
· Warranty card
ü Excellent video performance.
ü SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology.
ü Aspect Control
ü User-friendly design.
ü Mercury-free LED-backlit panel.
ü Optionally wall mountable.
û The resolution of 1366 x 768 on an 18.5” display.
All-in-all, the Asus VS197DE is a workhorse of a monitor with versatile aspect ratios that can be changed to adapt to the moment’s requirements. The technologies that are packed inside work behind the scenes to provide a colourful and polished user experience. The wide screen is great for productivity and entertainment. For all its features and utility, it offers a great value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.