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ASUS VS197T-P Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 1366 x 768 5ms
  • 50,000,000:1
  • D-Sub, DVI
  • Asus rapid replacement for 3 years

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Superior visual and audio enjoyment meet classic elegant design! The ASUS VS197T-P monitor dazzles the eye with a blend of style and performance. LED-backlit panel with 50,000,000:1 ASCR and 5ms response time showcases your contents with brilliant, detailed imagery, while hidden speakers produce rich stereo sound that matches the visual excellence.

Depend on consistent picture quality even during off-angle viewing with Smart View, and personalized comfort thanks to 25° adjustable tilt angle (forward 5°, backwards 20°). Splendid Video Intelligence technology with multiple presets allows exceptional picture quality in various scenarios. Complete with eco-friendly materials and packaging, the ASUS VS197T-P is a great choice for both work and play.

  • newegg LED Backlight Powered by LED backlight technology, the ASUS VS197T-P delivers impressive picture quality with great power savings. It is also eco-friendly, with fewer hazardous substances than traditional CCFL backlights.
  • newegg 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Dynamically enhances the display’s contrast by adjusting the luminance of the backlight to achieve the darkest black and brightest white – delivering lifelike images.
  • newegg Versatile viewing positions with Smart View Technology Watch movies upward while lying down - or at any angle! - as Smart View Technology can adjust color parameters to deliver the same image quality and colors as seen with straight viewing.
  • newegg Splendid Video Intelligence Technology The exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Six preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB and Standard) can be selected with a hotkey.
  • newegg Aspect Ratio Aspect control function allows users to select a preferred display mode for true-to-life gaming or movie watching, all without any data loss or image distortion.
  • newegg ASUS Rapid Replacement Warranty Along with a three-year warranty for the display panel and system, you get the complimentary ASUS Rapid Replacement service. This service covers free two-way shipping, and offers free cross-shipping that swaps any defective unit with a replacement.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • James L.
  • 5/4/2015 6:20:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Good, cheap monitor. I've had it for almost 2 years, and it has never degraded in quality

Cons: Makes high-pitched noise when showing mostly black screen, very small (I guess it could be a pro for some people, but this monitor has a very small amount of pixels: 1366x768. It has as many vertical pixels as the original iMac), extremely wobbly (Even the stand itself wobbles easily), somewhat bright indicator light (Not nearly as bright as the one on my case, though), and, overall, you get what you pay for. Also, one of my pixels is stuck green, which, along with the noise, makes having a black desktop background with this monitor a bad idea.

Other Thoughts: If you're on a budget, this is a good monitor, but, otherwise, you should look at better ones for a little more price. This one doesn't have much room, and you overall get all that you pay for, and no more.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear James,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the monitor. The unit will perform based on its specifications. Nevertheless, we are here to assist you. Just to check, was there any problem with the graphics card in the past and when did the monitor starts to have a stucked green pixel.

For further assistance, please email me at and place case #N150513922 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Cheuk N.
  • 1/26/2015 5:27:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBang for your Buck

Pros: Good picture quality. Built in speakers. Easy to use controls.Low power draw. Long warranty period.

Cons: Speakers aren't that loud. Bass could be much better.

Other Thoughts: This monitor is a great bang for your buck. Had owned for about a year with no problems at all. Really good picture quality for the price and its not even full HD. This monitor would be a steal if the speakers were a lot louder and have better bass. What sold on me was the 3 year warranty that comes with it since I was kind of skeptical about the low price on it. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Kyle C.
  • 10/5/2014 7:22:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS VS197T-P Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor

Pros: Cheap but good quality, it seems to be nearly HD. Can get pretty bright if you want it to.

Cons: Speakers are A: Horrible, B: Quiet, and C: Facing away from you. This is where it loses an egg. Also the base and outer frame gets scratched easily.

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  • Lorna C.
  • 9/2/2014 7:44:34 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Monitor for the Money

Pros: Excellent monitor for the money. Great picture, great sound. Nice modes for gaming, watching movies and etc. I've owned this now for over one year and have never had any problems with it. None what so ever. You won't be disappointed!

Cons: None!

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  • James B.
  • 4/29/2014 5:52:01 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS making strides...

Pros: Inexpensive, speakers sound better then expected but don't expect very loud but clear and steady sound.
Better color gradient than ASUS monitors' purchased in the past. They definitely stepped up their game.

Cons: Menu button a little confusing at first but quickly understood after two minutes with it.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend for people that want something not to be not 1080p but still seems clear like so

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  • Lorna C.
  • 1/31/2014 8:04:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor for the money!

Pros: Great monitor for the money! Several Screen settings for gaming, movies... etc... Adjustable while on the stand. Good clear picture.

Cons: None

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  • Liza M.
  • 11/1/2013 7:06:47 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIts awesome

Pros: It has a bright display, something that i personally like with my monitors.

Cons: Not anything that i could think of.

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  • Justin H.
  • 8/11/2013 12:58:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Monitor, Bad Speakers

Pros: Nice crisp pictures and vivid colors. The one button press to change between various pre-set monitor settings is nice and easy.

Cons: If you want a monitor with built in speakers, you may want to consider a different one. I bought this monitor so that I could save some room by having the speakers and monitor combined. Despite the fact that apparently the speakers are tied into the monitors power supply (they only work when the monitor is turned on) they are not very loud and even when their volume is turned up to the max (as well as having the computers and programs volume turned up to the max) they are still easily drowned out by background noises such as TVs in other rooms, traffic outside the home, or even loud computer fans. It doesn't help that the speakers are rear mounted and rear facing, thus the sound is being projected away from the user.

Controls are also counter intuitive. You have to press one button first before adjusting the volume, and it's easy to hit the wrong button by accident (thus you could end up in the menu screen or adjusting the brightness instead). On top of that the menu screen is confusing and likewise counter intuitive. Half the time you might think pressing one button will do something, and instead it does the opposite.

Other Thoughts: Like many newer LCD monitors the screen being wider than it is tall can throw off expectations in regards to how big the monitor really is with people (like me) who are use to getting a monitor bundled with a computer instead of buying a stand alone monitor like this. As such it wasn't as big as I expected, but that's entirely my fault. Because of this I suggest that buyers review all the specs to make sure that they know the full dimensions of a monitor. Aside from that, and the issues with the monitors controls and speakers, it still is a good monitor if you want to use it in full screen mode for watching videos or playing games.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Aoide,

If you bought this monitor for “nice crisp pictures and vivid colors,” like you said, then you made the right choice. This monitor offers great picture quality at a reasonable price. In fact, I checked the page as of today (8/14/13) and I noticed this model is sold out! Don’t worry about the controls; you will get used to them. I had issues with it myself in the beginning, but the more I configured the settings, the more I got used to it. If you’d like to discuss this topic further, please contact me at with this unique case#2877273 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to our customers' needs and to help provide you with a positive ASUS experience.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • nichole c.
  • 3/27/2013 6:40:00 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Monitor

Pros: screen is very nice size, packaging was nicely done, didnt take long to be at my house. nice display.

Cons: not HD, response time could be lower, screen is really bright!

Other Thoughts: i would say buy this for the price that it is. its a very good monitor im going to buy a second one to run dual monitors on my 650 2gb

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