Pros: *great price at BHPhotoVideo.com ($264.99) where I bought it
*excellent stand allowing for all direction adjustment
*easy 144Hz refresh rate
*easy to navigate menu allowing for multitude of adjustments
*built-in speaker (never used them personally)
*3D Ready (haven't used it personally)
Cons: *stock ICC color profile is bad for eyes (brightness & contrast) and looks washed out of saturation
NOTE: there is custom ICC profile available for this monitor and NVIDIA orAMD cards on PCmonitor.info - get that, it's much better than stock one!
Overall Review: Knocking one egg off for bad stock color (ICC) profile.
Install the driver to enable 144Hz in Windows, then go to PCmonitor.info (google it with keyword VG248QE) and download the specific AMD or NVIDIA color profile for this monitor which you can load to win7 or win8 and lastly set the monitor (firmware menu) to:
Alternatively (or additionally) google Zero Motion Blur and use the LightBoost feature in 2D mode to literally eliminate motion blur (like on CRT).
In Summary this is the best gaming screen I have ever had, looks amazingly well after color profile correction!
Pros: This thing is amazing. Every game I've tested thus far looks stunningly smooth, and fluid, thanks to the almost non-existent response time, and high refresh rate. I wasn't expecting a huge difference over standard 60hz monitors, and I've never been so happy to be wrong. It really is something you must see to believe.
The 3D is very nice, also.
Cons: - As stated in most other reviews, the color is lacking. Even after some tweaking, it is still subpar. In my case, however, it is a worthy tradeoff.
- Price. While it is cheaper than others in it's class, the price is on par with many high-end color-accurate displays, and at least in my case, this made my decision that much tougher.
- Unless I'm missing a setting somewhere, text looks pretty bad.
Pros: This monitor is a very good size.
The base is solid and fully adjustable.
Great price point.
Cons: DVI Wire is too short.
Thanks to PC Monitors and their info ;) I was able to get colors that have been rich and vibrant. But it comes with a price. web browsing on white windows is starting to give me a headache. It is WAY too bright! I turn down the brightness and the colors get washed out.
Overall Review: I removed a star because I believe a monitor should be ready to go out of the box. Or at least have settings that allow you to get there.
If you buy this monitor prepare yourself to work.
Pros: If you on the edge of buying this monitor because you're not sure you'll see a difference between 60hz and 144hz, let me tell you there's a difference. Not a small one either. It's nice seeing your mouse move buttery smooth over the desktop, but once you take this monitor into a game, woo-wee does it shine! It's difficult to explain the experience, but it's amazing
Cons: Colors are a bit washed out, but once you get this monitor I recommend you check out this post on PCMR to make the monitor look great! http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/1wxse9/just_bought_a_glorious_asus_vg248qe_gaming/
Overall Review: Make sure to use a connection that supports 144hz.
I would use the Dual Link DVI cable that comes in the box.
Pros: 144hz makes a world of difference I noticed right away, no longer does games seem to have that "motion blur" when I turn around compared to my 60hz monitor.
Color is great once you set up the monitor right (see other thoughts)
Cons: Colors out of box is rather bland and super bright white.
It's rather pricey I suppose
I wish I had paid the extra for the 27 inch version of this as my old 60hz monitor was 27 inch...this thing seems small.
Overall Review: To get color great, go to ASUS website and download the drivers and color profile. Google "how to use an ICC profile" .
Use the STANDARD setting and set the user color of RED = 96, GREEN = 94, and BLUE = 88.
Turn brightness down to 35 and run Windows color calibration to just set the gamma right (use clear type too).
Pros: First off, Ive had this monitor for about 3 weeks now and I have to say, I can never, ever go back to having a standard 60hz monitor. I had initially hesitated because of reading some negative comments about colour/picture quality, but honestly, the default settings were great.
- Installed an excellent ICC Profile* for the monitor which makes it absolutely incredible (For people who complain about pic quality or potentially washed out colours
-144hz (or even 120hz) is absolutely a huge game changer in the world of gaming and even just regular computer usage. It makes transitioning pictures/video seem so much more fluid and there isn't any noticeable motion blur (this is especially the case in FPS games)
- Sleek design
- Bezel is not too thick
- Supports DVI, HDMI, Displayport
- Stand is firm and the monitor does not wobble
Cons: Some cons include:
- Default brightness of the monitor is incredibly bright, but playing with settings and installing an ICC Profile can fix that easily
- Connecting cables can be a hassle as the ports are vertically placed on the mointor and not horizontal
- Only a 24" monitor (I personally would have loved a somewhat larger size, but this is only preference)
Overall Review: * To configure an excellent set-up for the monitor use these settings:
Splendid Mode: Standard
Color Temp: User *RGB: Red 96 / Green 94 / Blue 88
-> Then proceed to the TFTCentral website and download the specific ICC profile for the monitor (Unfortunately cannot use include links in comments)
All in all, an excellent monitor and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who's been eyeing the monitor for purchase
Pros: 144hz is amazing for shooters which I'm sure is a large majority of the people that purchased this. Adjustability in the stand is great. Once tweaked, the picture is pretty good. See my settings in other thoughts for nvidia owners.
Cons: Picture out the box is AWFUL. Once tweaked still not perfect but ok. Contrast, gamma, and colors are not perfect. Makes me want to constantly upgrade video cards to run games above high settings at 144 fps. A 780 cannot max modern games at 144hz defeating the purpose of having 144hz :( .
Overall Review: If you have an nvidia card I suggest checking these settings out as I have played with them a lot and found this to be very good. I play in a medium-dim room (don't let the initial settings scare you before you adjust the nvidia setting):
Color temp: User
Skin tone: Reddish
Nvidia Control Panel Settings>Display>Adjust desktop color>check "use nvidia settings"-
Digital Vibrance: 58%
This will give you a slightly oversaturated color that is good for games and have a good contrast/not washed out.
If it is too dark for you in shadow/dark area of a map (I have not found it to be), you can use either the in game brightness control or bump the brightness up a notch or 2 in nvidia or monitor settings or change gamma in nvidia settings to .91.
Hope you enjoy these settings as much as I do!
Pros: For what your getting at this price, this a great monitor with good refresh rate and good colors. Menu is very easy to understand and not overcomplicated. Little joystick on the back to help you navigate easier. Thin bezels, sturdy design, aesthetically pleasing.
Cons: Some of the options, "fps mode", "ELMB", most of that is not really necessary. Some of those options just make the monitor look worse, so I encourage just leaving the majority of those settings turned off. The color doesn't look the greatest out of the box, so I encourage reading some posts online about the most ideal color options for this particular monitor and you should be good to go.
Overall Review: I got this on the black friday sale, and for this being my first monitor for my new PC, I knew I could turn to Asus and they wouldn't let me down. Packaging came nice and secure, easy to setup, simple yet informative user manual, and an overall pleasant unboxing. I would highly recommend this monitor to others who are looking for a nice looking, reliable, high refresh rate monitor without breaking the bank. I've had this monitor for 3 weeks now and very happy with my purchase. Again, asus makes good monitors, at a good value, and I would recommend purchasing is you were on the fence about it. 10/10 would definitely buy again.