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The ASUS VH236H LCD monitor delivers stunning high definition visual quality with a 23-inch 1080p Full HD LCD, perfect for HD movies and multimedia.
With HDMI input and built-in stereo speakers, you can attach your gaming console, PC, or Blu-Ray player for instant HD enjoyment. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, Smart Contrast Ratio Technology, and Aspect Control optimize visuals for all user-scenarios and environments.
With built-in stereo speakers, the ASUS VH236H energizes gaming, HD movies, videos, and graphic-intensive applications.
ASUS 3 Years LCD Monitor Warranty + 3 Year Panel WarrantyThe ASUS VH236H is covered by ASUS 3 years LCD monitor warranty for the casing and panel. Accessories and cables covered by 1 year warranty. Please visit Support.ASUS.com for more details on ASUS LCD monitor warranty policy.
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Very nice monitor. Great color.
Great Monitor! This monitor is one of the best on the market and the price is very resonable. The quality of the picture is amazing and it is light weight so it will fit on your desk very easily. Definately will recomend to my friends to purchase. I will probably buy one more for my son to play video games on.
Perfect design/price/reliability combination12/17/2012
Have used it for over a year now and it is working as well as it did when I first hooked it up (even surviving a cross country move). If you are looking for a good monitor for your home PC or for your docked laptop (which is how I use it), it is hard to beat this one from Asus. Will recommend this anyday.
I love this Monitor. I had an older Monitor before and as my wife used to say it's time to upgrade the old clunker. The shipment was on time. The prices have dramatically dropped which made it affordable for me. I have no complaints and it has run smoothly with no glitches.
Perfect for gaming7/25/2012
Excellent Pics, full HD, Perfect for My Gaming(XBOX 360, PS 3) just connect HDMI and you are good to go. It has speakers so I can play game or put in Headphone.
So my old monitor died on me and a friend suggested to buy this monitor. WOW I am glad I did, the difference in screen resolution is amazing. I play a lot of games on the personal computer and the graphics are awesome. I'll definately recomend to others who are looking for a decently priced monitors.
I purchased this product to replace a seven year old 14" LCD television that i use on my kitchen countertop. Not only does this up-size my screen size significantly, but it still--just barely--fits between the counter and the upper cabinets while on its standard tabletop pedestal. It have good resolution and it looks great. 5 STARS!!!
I purchased this product to replace a seven year old 14" LCD television that i use on my kitchen countertop. Not only does this up-size my screen size significantly, but it still--just barely--fits between the counter and the upper cabinets while on its standard tabletop pedestal. But this television's location is right next to where I usually park with my notebook computer when I am working at home. This monitor makes it easy for me to extend my Windows desktop onto a 23" second monitor, which is similar to what I have configured in my office. This is great when working with multiple windows, but it is also great if I want to watch an HD movie in full screen on Netflix while working on my computer on the built-in monitor. For having been sold as a reconditioned product, it was indistinguishable from brand new. There were no manuals, but physical condition was perfect, and there are no dead pixels. Picture quality appears very good, and audio quality is perfectly decent for built-in speakers.
Really nice for the price5/18/2012
Showed crisp text and bright colours, includes a multitude of extra features. Ease of setup. Colors are vivid and easy to calibrate with some calibration programs out there.
I purchased this monitor for work and have loved it every day. I love that it's the same resolution as an HDTV, so it's perfect for watching movies or viewing two documents side by side. I really love that it has DVI, VGA and HDMI. That makes it really easy to plug any of my devices into it.
I found out that it has HDMI input and built-in speakers. I connected my PS3 and I've been playing games and watching Netflix and Hulu on this monitor. Setup is a breeze with just a couple of cables to hook up. It comes with VGA and DVI cables. 100% suggestible.
Good value with some serious flaws1/14/2012
To start this off, I had to return this monitor twice and I am currently on my third. The first began flickering green after a week, the second had a dead pixel, and they all have a major backlight bleed issue. It is hard to notice unless you display something dark, but there is a significant bleed along the top and bottom. Checking with friends that have this monitor, they all have it as well. I use it for gaming though, and it is hard to beat the 2 ms response time. But be warned that this model can be a roll of the dice.
Best I have had1/2/2012
Bought this a few months back. It was great out of the box. No problems. Best picture quaility I have had in a monitor. It would be good to have another one.
The quality of the item is great. Awesome visuals through and through. Was shipped and at my house faster than expected. only con is that I needed to make room for this massive monitor on my Desk XD. great buy.
Great for extending monitor and PS311/26/2011
I got this originally just as an additional monitor for my laptop. I found out that it has HDMI input and built-in speakers. I connected my PS3 and I've been playing games and watching Netflix and Hulu on this monitor. Setup is a breeze with just a couple of cables to hook up. It comes with VGA and DVI cables. So all you have to buy is an HDMI cable if you do want to hook up a game console.
So far, so good9/12/2011
I am this as a simple work station monitor in my business. It works fine, has good image quality and I have had no complaints. The best part about it is the price. I just need something inexpensive and dependable in this application so this one fit the bill.
I've had this monitor for about 6 months now and everyday I get more satisfyied of my purchase. The image is very clear and the case is elegant. The sound is very good. I've played xbox 360 games on this monitor via HDMI and is great!
great monitor i now have 2 of them and will be getting a third soon for some eyefinity fun
Two items -- one shot?7/20/2011
I wanted to first comment on the fast service via buy.com. I ordered this monitor on Monday and it arrived Tuesday eve. Kudos's.. and quite surprised. I used economy (FREE) shipping to boot. So far so good. Very short time to give informed feedback. Will say it was plug & play. on board button navigation was a bit tricky but not insurmountable. Clarity is incredibly good as well as the HD sound. I have not used the speakers.. I run a cable to external HD Stereo. So far, save for mentioned - a 5.
This ASUS is the best screen I've ever had, crisp clear images. Great deal also
Excellent size and picture, no problems at all!! Menu buttons a little hard to push but no biggie.
Problems after less than a year4/8/2011
This monitor was very difficult to configure with windows. After trying two different video cards, and both VGA and extended, I finally got it to work in the full screen mode where it didn't look stretched. Of course, this MAY have been a problem with Windows, but getting the correct drivers and setup should have been documented by ASUS. I had the monitor for about 10 months, when it started going blank. Even though I'd registered AND gotten a rebate, they insisted I provide the original invoice. Luckily, I was able to chase down an email version. They readily agreed to warranty service, but it's been almost 10 days and I haven't seen it back yet. Luckily I have other PCs and monitors I can use in the interim. They said they had an immediate swap program, but only for the first 3 months. While I DID get it working properly and I DID get warranty service, it seems like this all should have been easier.
I guess I didn't realize how dull my old crt was until I got this monitor. Wow! is all I can say about how vivid everything is now. Like others have said, I had to turn down the brightness. I am totally satisfied with this purchase.
Exceptional Wide Screen Monitor at reasonable pric2/11/2011
This is my first wide screen monitor and it blew me away on the performance and price. No adjustment is needed and so far after 6 months, it still working well.
It's worth writing a separate review just for the manual that comes with the VH236H, as it's a comedic triumph. The monitor comes with a thick, 250+-page tome with the confusing words "Quick Start Guide" printed on the cover. True enough, though, the printed matter turns out to be only 7 pages long. Seven pages... reproduced in (I counted) THIRTY-SEVEN different languages!
Good value in a bare-bones, low-cost HD display!1/26/2011
I selected the VH236H because it fit my budget, received favorable online reviews, came with a fair warranty (3 years, not the 1-year terms Dell was offering during their "Monitor Blowout!" at the time), and sported a generous set of connectivity options for a monitor in its price range. I've been using it very happily as both a computer desktop display and "media PC" video screen for the past six months. For the price, which even after rebate was was $30 higher than recently advertised, the VH236H is a steal even in spite of its flaws, which are mostly annoyances rather than serious problems.? ?// Coming from a 1280x1024 CRT, the 1920x1080 display is great for desktop computing use. (I do wish it was 1920x1200, but screens that size can run several times the price I paid for the VH236H!) Its color reproduction will never win any awards, but as a non-artist who has no professional photography aspirations, it suits my needs. // The front-panel controls, as others have noted, seem almost cruelly designed. The buttons are flush with the bottom edge of the monitor and placed right next to each other, so they're invisible and indistinguishable by sight or by feel. The dim gray/white labels are hard to make out even in a well-lit room, impossible in anything approaching normal or low light. The only button that stands out (sorta), the orange Power button, is also the only one I have no expectations of ever using. (Thanks to the display's power-saving features, I can turn it off from the computer.) // It's only the fact that I was able to set the screen up once and then basically never touch the controls that makes their awful design bearable. Still, every time I connect my laptop to the HDMI port and need to switch away from my normal input (DVI), I struggle to find the proper cotrol while cursing Asus a bit under my breath. // Still, there's nothing so problematic about this monitor that it would prevent me from recommending the VH236H as a great deal for the price!
Excellent quality and value.12/31/2010
We bought 4 of the ASUS VH236H for our office. They look as good as any of the others if not better. We are extremely pleased with the value and quality. I am sure we will buy more as the needs come about.
Great monitor, one setup glitch though.12/26/2010
Got scared after hooking it up to VGA output from PC when display said "Out of range." A quick internet search indicated that my old video card setting may be the issue. Hooked the old monitor up and downgraded the resolution. That did it, ASUS monitor then auto adjusted to any new setting I threw at it. Working great.
So far so good!12/18/2010
I'm really liking this monitor. I find it easy to use, with a great picture for what I use it for (normal computing, movies, and gaming).
Excellent for my Mac laptop11/30/2010
The portability of my MacBook laptop is critical for my business, but when I am at my desk in the office I need REAL ESTATE. This monitor totally blew me away! It was so bright I had to turn it down several clicks so it didn't drown out the display on my MacBook. If I were forced to complain about anything, it would be that the stand a bit wobbly. I am a heavy-handed typer, and the monitor did wobble a bit... until I propped a thick book under one edge of it. I am going to buy a second one for home. This this is amazing.
Such a deal...11/29/2010
Great Monitor... Super Bright too. The colors were right on, no adjustment needed. I can actually USE the controls on this thing. My other LCD is a PAIN compared to this... Highly recommended...
Loved it so much I did it twice.11/16/2010
Bought the first ASUS vh236h back in July 2010 as a second monitor next to 19 inch ViewSonic. After building a new box with AMD Phenom II x4 965 and 16 GB Ram with a GeForce 9800 GT video card, I got a second monitor and the two sit next to each other to give me more real estate for all my open windows. Easy setup, just plugged them in, one uses VGA connection and other uses HDMI. No dead pixels. If I find a reasonable multi-monitor stand and upgraded graphics card, I may go for 4. Great buys. Both offered rebates that I had no problem collecting from ASUS.
Great monitor, great price!11/4/2010
This monitor has been great right out of the box. I use it as an external monitor to my laptop as I DJ. The colors are vibrant and the fast 2ms response speed is great! I would buy another one right now if I needed it.
Good value, great image11/3/2010
The reviews helped make my decision, I really think is a good product, the image is great, it includes a good quality VGI cable, although I'm using HDMI, I try to cut the cable clutter, that's why the modest built-in speakers work just perfect for me, one thing design wise that annoys me a little is the orange power button, i just doesn't make any sense with the sleek black finish, when you already have the blue little LED, the menu is not the simplest to use the 1st time, but once you get the hang of it its pretty easy, GREAT BUY! highly recommended for that price and features, I like ASUS
So far, so good. Nice monitor, really big for the price and lightweight for my monitor stand. Colors are good and you can adjust the picture quality depending on if you are working, looking at pics or gaming. I really like it and I know my daughter is going to want to "borrow" it for college, so I might be getting another.
Top quality for bargain price11/1/2010
It's a bargain for clear, colorful, sharp lcd. It's very easy to set up and the controls are easy to use. Buy.com shipping is super quick. I received my lcd in one day and it was very securely packed. I will definitely continue to shop here.
It has been a week and so far so good11/1/2010
no issues to report, it met my expectations
Fast shipping ...Monitor color contrast brightness,all quite impressive.For the price best monitor I ever had.
Very satisfied. Only the speaker is not very good, I use my speakers on the desk.
So far, I love it!10/26/2010
I'd really like 1920x1200, but the price ($149 after $20 MIR) was too good to pass up! It had to at least have DVI (for now) and HDMI (for future upgrades)...the VGA is just an added bonus for my older machines! A little light bleeds on the sides of an all-black screen, but my primary use is not watching movies.
Nice monitor, great value10/18/2010
Much sharper than my old CRT (which was great in its time). The buttons are a little too solid, and since the monitor is light, pressing buttons can move it unless you hold it steady. Haven't tried the speakers. Contrast is decent for an LCD (better than all but one non-LED unit I saw while shopping), but still getting used to not having dark blacks while the picture is on. 2 ms response time and no ghosting noticeable. Probably can't get a better monitor for the price at this size.
Great LCD at great price!10/14/2010
I bought this same monitor about a year ago on a Labor Day weekend sale for $149.99 (after $20 rebate. Saw Buy.com had the same deal this year, and couldn't pass up getting a second one! The only draw backs I could think of are no height adjustments. Not much of an issue for most. These monitors are such a good value for the price that I may just get two more!
Asus VH236H 23" Monitor10/12/2010
I have been using this monitor for several months now and have to say I love it. The picture is great, it has several inputs and speakers. The speakers are not the best, but it has a headphone port as well to avoid using them if you don't want to. I wish I had several of these.
very good, but not excellent LCD monitor10/11/2010
The only real setback with this monitor is no height adjustment and rather limited til adjustments. Otherwise very good widescreen monitor with good tilt to view fade adjustments.
I did lots of survey before I made my decision to buy this monitor. It's works great for me so far just as all other people have mentioned. The HDMI inpur is really great that you can use it as a compact HDTV in your room! I would strongly recommend anyone who need a LCD monitor!
NO MORE READING GLASSES9/18/2010
The size & the crispness of the ASUS monitor is the best I've seen so far! I no longer need my reading glasses as I did before I retired my 17" Dell (square screen) monitor. So far, I am very satified with this purchase. The price of $169.99 with a $20 rebate ($149.99) caught my eye immediately once I saw it. A great price for a great product.
I recommend the Asus VH236H as a good versatile monitor for every day use with a PC desktop or console game system. Pros: HDMI and DVI, Price-performance. Cons: The menu is difficult to navigate. Additional Comments: The integrated speakers don't sound as good as a basic 2.0 set
Very happy with this purchase.
Yowza...great bang for your bucks!9/12/2010
I'll admit, I'm not an expert on colors, contrast and sharpness. But I think I know a good picture when I see one and the picture on this monitor rocks! I can't write about the speakers being good or bad because I use external speakers. I bought this for my wife who works from home for her company and she says she loves it! Loves the screen size to have multiple apps open. I'd recommend this to family or friends any day of the week and twice on Sunday. You can't go wrong with this clean, clear, and bright monitor.
I bought this monitor to replace a 19" 4:3 monitor that had died leaving me with only one monitor in my dual display setup. The performance difference between the other monitor and my new Asus very is noticeable - I will likely be replacing it soon too!