ASUS ML248H 24” Monitor Review
Buying a large PC monitor which is powered by a high-end IPS or MVA panel is unfortunately an impossibility for many consumers. These leading edge products are simply far too expensive; especially when you consider less expensive TN-based panels of a comparable size can be bought at a fraction of the price. Granted, there are some monitors like the ASUS PA246Q which sport extremely high quality panels and won’t break the bank but for budget conscious buyers, TN is the way to go.
ASUS has a quickly expanding stable of monitors of which quite a few are geared towards offering an good combination of price, performance and sleek design. The new ML248H (not to be confused with the ML249H which is designed around an MVA panel) fits into this category quite well. This 16:9, 24” TN panel based monitor boasts some extremely impressive features such as a backlit LED panel, a razor thin frame, 2ms Gray to Gray response times and a three year warranty.
Unfortunately, the ML248H doesn’t sport the 120Hz refresh rate many gamers are looking for but its price of under $200 is definitely aggressive enough to catch some attention. This is actually a heck of a lot less than some other LED based 24” monitors and actually brings it quite close to CCFL prices.
With that being said, there are many 24” TN panels which retail for less than this; thanks to the fact that older CCFL-based prices have dropped significantly in the recent years. So is the ML248H good enough to sway us away from slightly more frugal options? Let’s find out.
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