Just got the new ASUS 24" LED VE249H Monitor....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by doingitlive, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. doingitlive macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    from BB and this thing freaking rocks. For the price and quality of this display there is NO other LED that can compare. Here are the specs for those interested:

    Display Panel Size : 24.0"(61.0cm) 16:9 Wide Screen
    True Resolution : 1920x1080
    Pixel Pitch : 0.277mm
    Brightness(Max) : 250 cd/㎡
    Contrast Ratio (Max) : 10000000:1
    Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
    Response Time : 5ms
    Display Colors : 16.7M
    Video Feature Trace Free Technology
    SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology
    SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 5 Modes
    Skin-Tone Selection : 3 Modes
    Color Temperature Selection : 5 Modes
    HDCP support
    Audio Features Stereo Speakers : 1W x 2 Stereo RMS
    Convenient Hotkey SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
    Auto. Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Volume Adjustment
    Input Selection
    I/O Ports Signal Input : HDMI 1.3,DVI-D
    PC Audio Input : 3.5mm Mini-Jack (for HDMI Only)
    Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
    Signal Frequency Analog Signal Frequency : 30~82 KHz(H)/ 50~76 Hz(V)
    Digital Signal Frequency : 30~82 KHz(H)/ 50~76 Hz(V)
    Power Consumption Power Consumption < 35 W
    Power Saving Mode < 1 W
    Mechanical Design Chassis Colors : Black
    Tilt : +25°~-5°
    VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
    Security Kensington lock
    Dimensions Phys.Dimension(WxHxD): 569.4 x 409.7 x 201mm
    Box Dimension(WxHxD): 638 x 480 x 175mm
    Weight Net Weight (Esti.): 4.4 kg
    Gross Weight (Esti.): 7.1 kg
    Accessories DVI cable
    VGA cable
    Audio cable
    Power cord
    Quick start guide
    Warranty Card
    Regulation Approval Energy Star 5.0, CEL, UL/cUL, CB, CE, EuP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, WEEE, Windows Vista & Windows 7 WHQL, RoHS

    At the moment I am currently using it from my mini display port from my new MBP to HDMI. Since the monitor only has one each of HDMI, VGA and DVI inputs and I really want to use the HDMI to connect to my HD Fios Box for TV and am considering getting a MDP to VGA or DVI. For sound I am using the Bose Companion II Series 3 speaker set (best PC speakers IMO). So the question is should I go VGA or DVI? The ASUS monitor has a sound passthrough since it does not come with any built in speakers. What do you guys recommend I do? Thanks

    Nik :)
  2. Derango macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    The answer to the question "VGA or DVI" is always DVI.

  3. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    TFT huh?

    Does the color change when you view it from different vertical angles? Grays turning green, etc?

    I've yet to see a TFT panel that doesn't do this.
  4. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2011
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    They aren't disclosing the panel type. That's generally a bad thing.
  6. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    well DVI does not support audio so just connect your speakers to your computer. But you mentioned you want to connect your tv box through HDMI, which does support audio. In that case connect your computer audio to the screen using the 3.5mm in, and the speakers on the 3.5mm out, then you should get audio from both.
  7. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    I tried a search too and couldn't find it. But my guess at that price its not an IPS.
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    It's the 2011 model of a popular TN model that folks used for gaming. They did raise the response time rating from 2ms to 5ms, but it's still probably a TN.
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Meh, that's a pretty weak resolution for a 24" display, IMO. I'd like to see 2048x1152 in anything 16:9 bigger than 22"
  10. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    I thought the lower # the better? Why would they raise the response time? My Dell U3011 is rated at 7ms and I have never had any problems with movies or with Xbox 360 games. They all look great.
  11. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    Yea, considering the native resolution on a 17" MBP is 1920 by 1200
  12. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    Well I doubt it was a conscious decision, probably a side effect of some design change. That being said, those specs are usually BS anyways.
  13. six.four macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    You both make it sound like 1920x1200 on a 24" is subpar compared to industry standards.

    That's like saying a 60" 1080p LCD tv has weak resolution @ 1920 x 1080

    1920x1200 has been the standard 24" desktop monitor resolution for years.

    Your eyes can only discern a certain pixel density at certain viewing distances. 1920x1200 is a reasonable pixel density for the distance you'd be sitting away from your monitor - which is expected to be further away than your laptop.
  14. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    Are you saying that 60" TVs look sharp? they look fuzzy, at almost any distance. 40" TV should even have a higher resolution unfortunately the whole industry is going 1920x1080 at the moment. I personally prefer watching movies on a big computer monitor then a TV (round 27"-30").
  15. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    I would take my 2560 X 1600 30" monitor over a 1920 x 1080 60" TV.
  16. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    As i said i agree! some must not but
  17. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    Where are you getting movies that are at 2560 x 1600 resolution?
  18. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    Movies are not a 16:10 ratio most are 1.85:1 so even a 16:9 screen would have bars on the top and bottom. In my opinion a 16:9 ratio just seems a bit wide for every day use. Xbox plays at full screen though. And it is great keeping the same ratio as the original 17" screen, everything is just bigger.
  19. propower macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2010
    Although I am sure this is a great monitor...... I did audition the brand new Asus 24" ML249H...... mva panel, LED backlight..... and it was darned good..... It is one of three in their newest series. The 22" and 23" are both ips panels and this one is MVA, price tag for 24" is the exact same as the one you got. I was looking for an alternative to the Apple Cinema Display 24...... the text and color for the ASUS were both pretty darned good but the viewing angle had vertical issues (as all MVA's do). The 23" LED, ips panel for like $220 would be the one to look at......


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