ASUS 21.5" FHD 1ms GTG TN LED Gaming Monitor (VP228H) - Black

  • Model #: VP228H
  • Web Code: 10409480
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This ASUS VP228H 21.5” LED-backlit display is feature-packed to take your viewing experience to the next level. Full HD resolution brings games and movies to life, while a 1ms response time delivers fluid, lag-free visuals. ASUS Eye Care technology reduces flicker and shields you from harmful blue light, making this display super easy on the eyes.

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  • 21.5” Full HD LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 delivers crystal-clear visuals and vibrant colours for an immersive viewing experience
  • Fast 1ms (GTG) response time drastically reduces ghosting and tracers so you experience silky-smooth gaming and video playback
  • ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey provides the option of adding crosshair and timer functions to enhance your gaming experience
  • 100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio gives you enhanced display contrast and sharpness with the deepest black tones and brightest whites for visuals that really pop
  • SplendidPlus Video Intelligence technology provides optimized video performance and image fidelity through colour, brightness, and sharpness enhancement for wonderfully vivid visuals
  • ASUS VividPixel Technology delivers razor-sharp detail and image quality by enhancing image outlines and reducing noise bars
  • TÜV Rheinland-certified ASUS Flicker-Free and Low Blue Light technologies alleviate eye strain and fatigue so you enjoy a comfortable viewing experience even during extended sessions
  • Connectivity options include VGA, DVI, HDMI, and D-sub inputs so you can connect it to Full HD Blu-ray disc players and a wide range of HD playback devices such as DVD players
  • Equipped with built-in dual 1.5W speakers for your audio enjoyment
  • VESA wall mount compatible

What's in the Box?

  • Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • DVI Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Parts - 3 Year(s)
  • Labour - 3 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Screen Size
    21.5 in
  • Resolution
    1080p HD
  • Native Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Display Type
  • Backlight Type
    LED Back-lit LCD
  • Touchscreen
  • Viewing Angle
    170° H; 160° V
  • Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)
    1 ms
  • Brightness
    250 cd/m²
  • Static Contrast Ratio
    100000000:1 (ASCR)
  • Colour Gamut
    72% NTSC
  • Panel
  • Panel Technology
  • Audio
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Speaker Output Power
    1.5 W x 2
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • Audio Inputs
    1 x 3.5 mm
  • DVI Inputs
  • HDMI Inputs
  • VGA Inputs
  • Power
  • Typical Consumption
    21.1 W
  • Stand-By Consumption
    0.5 W
  • Energy Saving Mode
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Stand/Mount Features
  • Tilt Adjustment
  • VESA Mountable
  • VESA Sizes Supported
    100 x 100
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Dimensions with Stand (cm)
    51.3 (W) x 37.3 (H) x 19.94 (D) cm
  • Dimensions with Stand (in)
    20.2 (W) x 14.69 (H) x 7.85 (D) in
  • Dimensions without Stand (cm)
    51.3 (W) x 30.9 (H) x 5.21 (D) cm
  • Dimensions without Stand (in)
    20.2 (W) x 12.17 (H) x 2.05 (D) in
  • Weight (With Stand)
    3.5 kg
  • Warranty Labour
    3 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    3 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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101 Reviews

Critical 9%

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  • from Vanderhoof, BC

One of the best for the price-range

The Screen is a very good option, in my opinion. It's easy to set up, it'll automatically detect input changes (in certain circumstances) and has a very clear picture. It's got good color and rendering. There's some comments made about choppy pixels or jagged edges. These can be addressed via built-in options (VividPixel) and/or graphics drivers. If you're looking for better quality, yes, you can find it but, it'll be at a much higher price.

  • from Ontario

Jagged images & text

This monitor (Asus VP228H) does not have very good picture quality. It is a 16:9 monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1080 at 60hz (it can do 75hz, but only at lower resolutions.) At its native resolution, text and the lines on images are distinctly jagged. I have tried it on two different computers, with each of the inputs to the same result. Changing to lower resolutions does not fix this and most result in a stretched image anyway. And even at the "native res", icons and text are smaller than comfortable, since it is only a 21.5" diagonal screen. (Actual screen area is 18.5" wide and 10.5" tall.) This monitor is barely usable for basic web-browsing, let alone gaming, and I certainly can't use it for Photoshop or any type of graphics editing. Other than this, I suppose it's a bright monitor with a variety of inputs, but there are many other monitors available here at the same price. Pick one of them.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Thinking of getting a second one, and is definitively good

I would have given it 5 stars, but it only came with VGA and DVI, no HDMI cord, and I had to get one. it is pretty good otherwise, and hasn't let me down yet. if you need a cheap monitor, this doesn't sacrifice performance for that. Cheap and Good.

  • from Pickering, ON

what is hz?

Can someone tell me the refresh rate?(HZ) doesn't specify.. 60? haven't yet received it

  • from Fort Erie, ON


Just bought two of them and definitely don't regret it. Great Monitors chose, Bang for your buck.

  • from Toronto, ON

Not so good after all

I got this on sale everything seems find for a few days then green pixels and a dot shows up on the side of the screen. Then when the screen is off theres like this rainbow effect cross the screen. Never again will i buy anything from asus again had to go back to my lg monitor for now stay away for this asus monitor what a waste of money no wonder why this monitor is always on sale.

  • from Montréal, QC

Black Pixel Asus will not replace

After not even 1 year of use, there is black pixel that is really annoying. Asus will not repair or replace the display if there is less than FIVE (5) dark pixels. I will never buy a monitor again from a company with such LOW standards. I mean when you purchase a TV or a PC monitor, you expect every pixel to work for at least a few years and the least would be to replace or repair a screen not even 1 year-old that has a black pixel. I also see another user reported 2 frozen pixels after only a few weeks, so it seems this display is not very reliable.

  • from North Bay, ON

Great Budget Gaming Monitor!

Pros - Clear Picture - 1ms refresh rate - Price - Lightweight and has speakers Cons - Speakers aren't very good Go Pick one up if you are in the market for a budget monitor you will not regret it.

  • from Orillia

Good monitor

Bought it for work reasons but use it a lot for gaming. Good picture quality and looking at getting a second to replace my current 2nd monitor which isn't the same size.

  • from Surrey, BC

Very Happy Gamer

I [purchase 3 of these monitors for my PC I want to get 6 but could not find a reasonable priced stand. They are SLI linked, and attached to a pair of Nvidia GTX960 video cards. Very smooth and the details I find incredible I am very pleased with this purchase..

  • from Surrey, BC

not a gaming monitor

monitor i bought is having a picture problem after a week use. will update

  • from Canada

What Herts is this monitor?

Is this 144hz it doesn't say

  • from ON

Great Monitor

A great monitor and deal. Sharp picture with common inputs. Audio could be better, but that's not why I bought it. I would recommend external speakers with it. Other than that, great monitor.

  • from Saint-basile-le-grand, QC


Je suis très satisfait de de mon écran

  • from Bonnyville, AB

Happy so far...

Only recently purchased and hooked up. Worked well on initial start up. Pros: Cables included. Built in Speakers. 3 Year Warranty. Cons: HDMI cable would be a bonus. Full product manual not provided in the box. Product manual is available online but a hardcopy in the box would be beneficial.

  • from Toronto, ON

ASUS Monitor

Excellent delivery time, easy set up. Not used for gaming and is a very good everyday monitor. Nice sized screen and good display.

  • from Halifax, NS

Price suddenly jacked up.

Thought it was a good deal. However the price has been jacked up. Also some customers are getting stuck pixels on their screen. I am now not going to buy this monitor. If the price goes down maybe in the future & if the pixel fault clears up.

  • from Toronto, ON

4 for Product, 1 for Service. Good Monitor - Lowsy service

The monitor works fine. Good crisp colour. However they dont include the hdmi cables. They include the old vga cables and the dvi cables but NO hdmi cables - the ones most commonly used. There is no communication about this with the monitor or in the product discription. Looked for a 1-800 customer service no and there's nothing included, called best buy and they gave a customer service no for Asus. Called Asus and they didn't know why cord not included, couldnt explain why you have 2 out of 3 cords options included. The answer was 'that just the way it is ma'am' Had I known I would have ordered the cable at the same time. Sloppy!

  • from Sherwood Park, AB

My new monitor

This was a great monitor for the price.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Excellent Monitor

Just picked it up on sale, screen looks amazing with many adjustments and easy on the eyes, 1ms response time should be good for games. Overall great value for the money.

  • from Nepean, ON

Nice image, but stuck pixels

I bought 3 of these monitors on sale for my work station. I like everything about the monitors with the major exception that 2 of the 3 monitors already have stuck pixels (1 red, 1 green). Inconveniently this occurred just after the 30 day warranty. Asus manufacturing permits up to 4 or 5 stuck pixels so I will just have to tolerate them. At this rate though my screens will be a rainbow!

  • from Lethbridge, AB

Really good price when its on sale

This is an amazing monitor for the price, I've ran into no problems with it but if you using it as a tv for the speakers beware, the speakers are not that good but overall its amazing. Don't hesitate for one second about buying.

  • from MONTREAL

Excellent moniteur

J'utilise ce moniteur avec un microscope digital et l'image est super claire. Je suis très satisfait.

  • from Halifax

Great monitor

Great price, awesome monitor. Works great so far!

  • from Orangeville, ON

Great for the price

Got this on sale. A great price for a 1ms GTG monitor. Nice picture, no dead pixels, no problems so far.

  • from Ottawa, ON


Great product! performs to the specs expected and no issues to date. Got on sale approx. 37% off

  • from Laval, QC

Excellent buy

Very clear and fast

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great Monitor

I have this monitor mounted and in portrait orientation and it works great as a reading screen. Good height and no glare. The screen is matted so it's easy to look at. Its a great price and a good piece of equipment.

  • from New Westminster, BC


Plug my old monitor and this ASUS monitor side by side. What a huge difference. The image is so sharp and clear. Where the old screen blurs out in dark areas, the ASUS screen will display in details.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Good monitor, but...

Why is it advertised as an LED monitor, if the box clearly states LCD?

  • from Edmonton, AB

ASUS VP228 LCD Monitor (21.5 Inch)

Very pleasently surprised, very good monitor for the money. Happy & content with purchase. Easy to set up.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Solid monitor, has minor backlighting issues

I would give this 2.5 out of 5. Monitor is fine and delivers good resolution and colors as advertised. Non-glare screen is a big plus after the obsession with shiny reflective screens seems to be over (whew!) It does not have a height adjustment possibility, but for this price this is not a major shortcoming (after all, they had to cut something to give you this price). You can adjust the tilt angle instead. Some people may not like it but for me this is OK. This model, however, seems to have a design issue with back-lighting bleed around the edges, sometimes with other screen areas. The first monitor I got, when looked at from around 45 degrees side angle, showed a ripple pattern with lighter and darker screen areas, that I have not seen on monitors before. When viewed frontally, this was less visible, but once you knew where the lighter areas are, it was hard not to look there. I found this a bit annoying and got a replacement. The replacement monitor did not have this problem, but instead had some backlighting bleed around the edges when viewing dark images (e.g. at the black startup screen). Since most of the time, I don't look at pure-black pictures, this probably isn't a huge deal, but there seems to be some design flaw with the backlight. If you're willing to put up with this and didn't pay much money for this, it might be a monitor worth having.

  • from Guelph, ON

Solid Monitor

Beautiful colours and great frame rate. I'm lovin it with my gaming computer.

  • from Midhurst, ON

Great Monitor

Great monitor, smooth gameplay, definitely a would-recommend

  • from Terrebonne

Great Product

The sound and the picture quality is awesome for the size.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

great basic monitor for its performance

the monitor works great - excellent refresh rate, and doesn't hurt the eyes. it's a bit small, but when this goes on sale, there isn't any other LED-LCD monitor that could compete. I noticed is that it's still quite bright on "dark room" mode (with 1 brightness). but that can be easily solved by reducing the contrast.

  • from Coquitlam, BC


I recently built a pc and this monitor came up for sale and its amazing. picture quality is better than i expected and u can plug multiple things to play with. I have my ps3 and my pc plugged in and it functions amazingly.

  • from Warden and eglinton

Amazing product

Great product

  • from London, ON


I've been researching a monitor for gaming and I found one of these on sale, so I was like why not... Trust me you will not regret buying it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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