Asus VE228 21.5″ LED 1080p Monitor Review

Once we’ve peeled the protective covering off the screen and fitted the base, we get our first look at how the screen stands on the desk. This particular screen doesn’t come with any height adjustment, but there is the facility to tilt the screen by +20° and ~-5° to cater for individual needs. The LCD portion of the screen features a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 with HDMI support.

As mentioned on the previous page, the base of the screen comes separate to the main bulk of the monitor, and simply locks into place with a thumb screw that locks into place.

Under the right hand edge of the display, there are 6 quick access hotkeys for the SPLENDID video preset modes, auto adjustment, brightness, volume, input selection and power. The power switch illuminates blue when on and the selected source is available and turns amber when in standby.

Flipping the screen over and starting from the left hand side, we find a Kensington Security lock point to secure the screen to a desk or wall once fitted.

Moving along we find the three pin power connection which auto switches between 110/240v. With this being an LED backlit screen, typical power usage is <30W and less than 1W in standby.

Lastly, and the most important part of the connections are the inputs, from the left we have a 3.5mm audio input and output, HMDI 1.3, DVI-D and VGA. The screens supports audio input via HDMI and has two 1W stereo RMS speakers built in.

Lastly for those who prefer, there is a VESA mounting option available on the screen, with a mounting size of 100x100mm. Each of the four bolt holes are covered with a rubber grommet to leave a clean look on the rear. In the middle of the VESA mount point is the ASUS branding which is etched into the glossy plastic.