I purhased this 24" monitor for a great price of just under £140 online and it arrived yesterday. Here is my review;
In the box:
Quick start guide
Some notes about this monitor:
> It has speakers which are always handy if connecting to console via the monitor HDMI port! They are average, monitor, speakers. The sound is ok but I would not use them for music.
> The stand is matte finish, not glossy. This is good because glossy attracts fingermarks.
> It is very light and easy to lift.
NOW THE INTERESTING PART!
First there were CRT. Huge power consumption.
Then there was LCD. Ok power consumption.
Now there is LED LCD. Lowest power consumption. (This monitor)
Before I bought this monitor I was using a 6 year old 19" LCD monitor consuming 54W.
Amazingly this 24" LED monitor consumes 16W, yes 16W, at a level that I find perfect (not too bright as bright monitors are horrible).
Nowadays, an LCD 24 inch monitor consumes around 50 Watts which is still high.
For me, buying this meant a saving of 38W(54-16) per hour. My monitor is on around 50 hours per week, saving 1900W per week or 98800W per year. If I pay an average rate of 13p per kwh in electricity, this saving is equal to £12.84 per year in electricity bills. Also, the standby power is only 0.2, where the old monitor was 4W, so this is more money savings!
In conclusion, I find it a great improvement in technology that I can now get a 24" monitor using 16W where I was using a 19" monitor using 54W.
Anyone reading this review, if you are thinking of buying a new monitor or TV, switch to LED. You will make huge savings and you'll help save the environment too!
More info: http://uk.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VW247H/#specifications
Power consumption info gathered from: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_find_es_products
16:9 wide screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution is optimized for Full HD 1080p vision and enables borderless full-screen video display. Pristine and stunning clarity of HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs. The ASUS VW247H is great for both video games and HD DVD movies playback.
The exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence technology optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. 6 preset video modes (scenery, theater, game, night view, sRGB and standard) can be selected via a hotkey.
|Product Description:||ASUS VW247H - LED monitor - 23.6"|
|Device Type:||LED-backlit LCD monitor - 23.6"|
|Built-in Devices:||Stereo speakers|
|Aspect Ratio:||Widescreen - 16:9|
|Native Resolution:||FullHD 1920 x 1080|
|Pixel Pitch:||0.2715 mm|
|Contrast Ratio:||10000000:1 (dynamic)|
|Response Time:||5 ms|
|Input Connectors:||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Tilt|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||56.9 cm x 22 cm x 40.9 cm|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Compliant Standards:||UL, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, cUL, WHQL, CB, CCC, PSB, FCC, RoHS, WEEE, GOST-R, J-MOSS, ErP Ready|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||3 years warranty|