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Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018 , Eric Bousquet, Ian Cumming, Bruno St-Georges-Robert, Dimitris Katsaounis, Yannick Khong

ASUS VG245H
MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

Test Benches:

  • 1.0: Fall 2017
7.0
Mixed Usage
Score components:
Size : 24 "
Resolution : 1920x1080
Refresh Rate : 75 Hz
LCD Type
What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
:
TN
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync

The ASUS VG245H is a 1080p monitor with a TN panel which is great for gaming, but only decent for mixed usage. It has mediocre picture quality as blacks appear gray in a dark room, and the viewing angle is very bad so the sides of the screen look washed out when viewed from up close. The 75Hz refresh rate makes it feel a bit more responsive than other 60Hz monitors for gaming.

Test Results
Design 8.0
Picture Quality 6.0
Motion 8.3
Inputs 8.4
Pros
  • Fast response time
  • Low input lag
Cons
  • Bad viewing angles. When viewed from in-front the edges appear non-uniform.
  • Mediocre picture quality

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8.0

Design

Score components: Subjectively assigned
ASUS VG245H Design Picture
Curved : No
Curve radius : N/A
Weight (without stand) : 6.5lbs (2.9 kg)
Weight (with stand) : 11.4lbs (5.2 kg)

The design of the ASUS VG245H is good. It has a sturdy stand that supports the monitor well with excellent ergonomic adjustments that allow you to place the monitor in almost any position to suit your needs. The build quality is good and will not cause any problems. 

Stand
ASUS VG245H Stand picture
Width : 10.9" (27.6 cm)
Depth : 8.3" (21.1 cm)

The stand is plastic but feels very stable. It provides good support to the monitor and there is a hole in the stand for cable management.

9.0 Ergonomics
What it is: How much the position of the screen can be adjusted to match the viewing preference of the user.
When it matters: All usages, but especially office and gaming use.
Score components:
  • 46% Height Adjustment
  • 18% Switch portrait/landscape
  • 18% Swivel Range
  • 18% Tilt Range
ASUS VG245H Ergonomics picture
Height Adjustment : 5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch portrait/landscape : Yes
Swivel Range : -90° to 90°
Tilt Range : -32.5° to 5°

The range of ergonomic adjustments is excellent. You can adjust the monitor to almost any position you want to match your working preferences so that you have a comfortable setup.

Back
ASUS VG245H Back picture
Wall Mount : VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor is plastic with a nice V pattern that allows for the vents to spread evenly across the height and width of the screen. If you want to detach the stand to VESA mount the monitor, remove the base, then remove the screws on the hinge and remove the hinge.

Borders
ASUS VG245H Borders picture
Borders : 0.7" (1.7 cm)

The borders, just like the rest of the monitor, are plastic. They are not too thin, but this gives a sturdy feel to the whole design.

Thickness
ASUS VG245H Thickness picture
Thickness (with stand) : 5.7" (14.6 cm)
Thickness (without stand) : 1.9" (4.8 cm)

The monitor has an average thickness when viewed from the side and will not protrude much if you VESA mount it. The small footprint of the stand means that you can place it close to a wall.

7.5 Build Quality
What it is: How well built and sturdy the monitor is, and how good the materials used to build it are.
When it matters: All usages.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
ASUS VG245H Build Quality picture

The built quality of the ASUS VG245HE is great. It is sturdy and feels very solid and stable. You will not have any built issues with it.

The ASUS VG245H has a decent picture quality. It has excellent color accuracy and covers most of the sRGB color space, but the low contrast ratio provides blacks that can appear gray and the black uniformity is bad mostly due to the TN panel of the monitor and this deteriorates the overall picture quality. The viewing angles are poor and you only get a good image if you sit right in front. The SDR peak brightness is decent and so you can use it in an average lit room without issues. Finally, the monitor does not support more advanced features like HDR.

6.4 Contrast
What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
1277 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with local dimming turned on (maximum) with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
:
N/A

The contrast of the ASUS VG245HE is decent. In dark rooms, blacks are not very deep and they look grayish but in brighter rooms, you should have no problem.

0 Local Dimming
What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
:
No
Backlight
What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit monitors have more uniform blacks than some full-array monitors.
:
Direct

The ASUS VG245H does not have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only.

7.4 SDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene
What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. Our Real Scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurements are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming on, max backlight and with an SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies and TV shows in SDR.
:
285 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time
:
235 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time
:
306 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
304 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
303 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
302 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent during a scene.
:
234 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent during a scene.
:
304 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
303 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
302 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the monitor set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: When watching in a bright room.
:
301 cd/m²
SDR ABL
What it is: The standard deviation of the SDR sustained brightness, after linearizing for noticeable differences in luminosity
When it matters: Content with large bright areas, such as for PC or video game use, and sports such as hockey
:
0.018

Decent SDR brightness. The screen sustains the brightness at almost all window sizes except when there are small highlights that look dimmer.

0 HDR Peak Brightness
What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with HDR content.
When it matters: HDR content
HDR Real Scene : N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window : N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window : N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window : N/A
HDR ABL : N/A

HDR is not supported.

5.0 Horizontal Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
ASUS VG245H Horizontal Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Left
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
27 °
Color Shift from Right
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
25 °
ASUS VG245H Horizontal Brightness Picture
Brightness from Left
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your left.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
46 °
Brightness from Right
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
44 °
ASUS VG245H Horizontal Black Level Picture
Black Level from Left
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
20 °
Black Level from Right
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When sharing your monitor with people on your right.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
18 °
Curve Radius : N/A

The horizontal viewing angles are poor. Blacks wash out first as soon as you move from the center axis and colors lose accuracy right after. Finally as you move away from the center the brightness starts to diminish.

4.2 Vertical Viewing Angle
What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the top or bottom.
ASUS VG245H Vertical Color Shift Picture
Color Shift from Below
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
11 °
Color Shift from Above
What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor when standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
32 °
ASUS VG245H Vertical Brightness Picture
Brightness from Below
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
14 °
Brightness from Above
What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
38 °
ASUS VG245H Vertical Black Level Picture
Black Level from Below
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor from below.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
19 °
Black Level from Above
What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the monitor. 0 ° means directly facing the monitor. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: When looking at a monitor while standing up.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
4 °

The vertical viewing angles are bad. When you look from above the whole image has changed. Blacks have faded, colors have shifted and the brightness is gone. The situation does not look any better if you look at the monitor from below. This is typical behavior of TN panels.

7.4 Gray Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
9.053 %
50% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.118 %
ASUS VG245H 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
1.589 %
5% DSE
What it is: Dirty Screen Effect. High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
:
0.070 %

The gray uniformity is decent, but the clouding is evenly spread throughout the screen and you will probably not observe a dirty screen effect when browsing the net. In our image where the edges look darker, it is due the to the poor viewing angles and not due to the gray uniformity.

3.8 Black Uniformity
What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
3.441 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks with Local Dimming enabled
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: <2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
:
N/A

Bad black uniformity for this ASUS VG245H. Unfortunately, this monitor cannot produce uniform blacks and thus dark scenes will look cloudy.

8.8 Pre Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy before a full calibration. The measurements are taken with out of the box 'factory setting'.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Pre Calibration Picture ASUS VG245H Pre Gamma Curve Picture ASUS VG245H Pre Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the pre-calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Racing Mode
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the pre-calibration reading was done. This represents the luminance of the monitor when it is at the factory default settings.
:
304 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
100
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
80
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
(User) 100-100-100
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6494 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
1.08
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.17
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.23

Remarkable out of the box accuracy for the Asus VG245H. The Racing Mode was the best out of the box picture mode and gave us very low white balance dE and color dE values, and a Gamma of 2.23 which is very close to our target of 2.2. Therefore most people will not notice any color inaccuracy with the out-of-the-box settings of the monitor.

9.5 Post Calibration
What it is: Monitor's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All graphics and video content on a monitor that has been professionally calibrated.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Post Calibration Picture ASUS VG245H Post Gamma Curve Picture ASUS VG245H Post Color Picture
Picture Mode
What it is: The picture mode that was used to do the calibration reading. We usually go for the picture mode that gives us the more control over all the picture quality setting.
:
Racing Mode
Luminance
What it is: The luminance at which the calibration was executed. We aim for a luminance level of 100 cd/m².
:
99 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
What it is: The luminance settings, often named 'Brightness' on monitors, usually range from 0 to 100.
:
20
Contrast Setting
What it is: The monitor contrast setting, usually ranging from 0 to 100.
:
79
RGB controls
What it is: This is the value for each color (red, green, and blue) used in the monitor internal RGB cuts/gains controls. If the monitor does not have an internal RGB cuts/gains controls, then the color temperature setting will be used instead, and the color temperature that gives us the best result will be used.
:
(User) 97-100-98
Color Temperature
What it is: The color temperature is a measure of the color of light. A colder color temperature (7000K) will look bluer and a warmer color temperature (4000K) will look yellower/redder. 6500K is the standard color for PC monitors and also for the sRGB color standard.
When it matters: When you care about color reproduction and accuracy.
Good value: 6500K
Noticeable difference: 400K
:
6542 K
White Balance dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.55
Color dE
What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.89
Gamma
What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.16

Excellent color accuracy was obtained after the calibration. The calibration was done on the Racing Mode, even though this mode lacks control over the 'Saturation' setting and the 'Skin tone' setting, which for most people should not be very useful. After the calibration, the White Balance dE and the Color dE were reduced further, so it is highly unlikely that at these levels anyone will be able to notice any inaccuracies, and the Gamma was lowered to 2.16 which is still close to our 2.2 target.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here.

8.2 SDR Color Gamut
What it is: The palette of colors the monitor can display
When it matters: General content consumption or production
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Color Gamut s.RGB Picture
s.RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the s.RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Almost all content. Includes websites, standard windows environment and SDR movies
Good value: > 95%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
93.7 %
ASUS VG245H Color Gamut ARGB Picture
Adobe RGB xy
What it is: Coverage of the Adobe RGB colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Professional photography.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
70.4 %

This ASUS VG245HE has a great color gamut. It covers almost all of the s.RBG color space and about 70% of the Adobe RBG color space. You should have no problem with the colors of this monitor during most uses, but it isn't enough to edit colors in the Adobe RGB color space.

7.2 SDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the SDR color spaces the monitor can reproduce
When it matters: General usage and SDR media creation
Score components:
ASUS VG245H s.RGB Color Volume ITP picture
s.RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the s.RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: Most content, including web, SDR video games, and SDR media creation
:
78.3 %
ASUS VG245H Adobe RGB Color Volume ITP Picture
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Adobe RGB colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness.
When it matters: Professional media creation
:
65.8 %

The SDR color volume coverage is ok. This monitor can produce rich colors but not at all darkness levels. Therefore some colors might look dim as they cannot get bright in darker shades.

0 HDR Color Gamut
What it is: The monitor's ability to reproduce HDR color spaces
When it matters: HDR content consumption or media creation
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
What it is: Whether the monitor can support wider color gamuts
When it matters: HDR content and media creation
:
No
DCI P3 xy
What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: When consuming or producing HDR content.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A

HDR is not supported.

0 HDR Color Volume
What it is: How much of the HDR color spaces a monitor can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content consumption and production. Includes streaming services, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Score components:
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a monitor can display at different luminosity levels, normalized to the monitor's peak brightness output.
When it matters: HDR content.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
N/A

HDR is not supported.

10 Image Retention
What it is: How much a static image is retained on a monitor screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When working or playing video games on your PC monitor.
ASUS VG245H Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 2 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing use or right after changing the type of on screen content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie).
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.00 %

Perfect score on our image retention test for the ASUS VG245H as no retention was measured on our image analysis.

7.9 Gradient
What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
ASUS VG245H Gradient Picture
Color Depth
What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like HDR video games or HDR UHD movies. Won't matter for regular Blu-ray movies, SDR video game or desktop environment content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
:
8 Bit

The gradient test images shows very well on the ASUS VG245H. A few little color issues can be noticed in the darker grayscale and the green and blue, but this does not cause significant banding and the result is very good.

10 Color Bleed
What it is: How much the color from one area of the screen affects the color in another area of the screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially media creation.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Color bleed horizontal
Pixel row error
What it is: The amount of bleed that appears across the screen horizontally.
When it matters: General usage of a PC monitor, can appear when browsing the web or with media creation like graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.000 %
ASUS VG245H Color bleed vertical
Pixel column error
What it is: Amount of color bleeding that appears across the screen vertically.
When it matters: Most uses of a PC monitor. Can appear while browsing the web or when editing images or graphics.
Good value: <0.2%
Noticeable difference: 0.1%
:
0.000 %

Perfect score in color bleed. Nearby colors are not affected by large uniform shades which is good for accuracy.

7.5 Reflections
What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
ASUS VG245H Average room ASUS VG245H Average room off picture ASUS VG245H Bright room off picture

The reflection handling of the ASUS VG245H is very good. The light matte filter diffuses reflections across the screen. This technique reduces their intensity, but increases the size of direct reflections, and might be an issue in very bright rooms.

8.3

Motion

Score components:

Motion handling is very good on the ASUS VG245H. It has a very fast response time and is equipped with the FreeSync implementation of the variable refresh rate technology to smooth out tearing. This is great news for gamers who will find this very appealing.

9.3 Motion Blur
What it is: The performance of the pixel response time. Poor response time causes trails to follow moving objects. Response time is one of a few sources of motion blur.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Score components:
ASUS VG245H Motion Blur Picture ASUS VG245H Response Time Chart
80% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can reach 80% of a full transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 8 ms
Noticeable difference: 4 ms
:
2.8 ms
100% Response Time
What it is: How quickly pixels can fully transition from one color to another.
When it matters: When there's fast movement on screen, such as during video games and sports.
Good value: < 20 ms
Noticeable difference: 10 ms
:
13.5 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
What it is: If the monitor has adjustable pixel overdrive settings, which one produces the best response time with minimal overshoot.
When it matters: When adjusting the monitor's settings to get the least possible motion blur.
:
80

Trace Free Off
Trace Free 20
Trace Free 40
Trace Free 60
Trace Free 80
Trace Free 100

The response time on the VG245H is excellent. This results in very little blur around fast-moving objects, which is great for gaming. The Trace Free 80 option is the most balanced and provides the best response time without adding any significant overshoot.

7.5 Image Flicker
What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Nearly all the time during PC monitor use, but especially during fast movement such as video games
ASUS VG245H Backlight Picture
Flicker-free : Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz). Frequencies that are multiples of 60Hz are better.
:
0 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in motion
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Maximum Frequency
What it is: Highest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: Matches the native refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye-tracking blur in motion
Good value: 60 Hz
Noticeable difference: 20 Hz
:
N/A

Just like almost all monitors the ASUS VG245H does not flicker its backlight to reduce brightness. This is good for smoother motion and those who are sensitive to flicker, but flicker is useful otherwise to clear up persistence blur in fast motion.

8.2 Refresh Rate
What it is: How frequently the monitor can refresh and show new frames, and whether it can vary its refresh rate in real time using technologies like G-sync and FreeSync.
When it matters: Mostly for gaming, but does provide a little better motion during normal usage.
Native
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor is capable of displaying images every second
When it matters: General usage, but better results are most important for gaming
Good value: >100 Hz
Noticeable difference: 15 Hz
:
75 Hz
Factory Overclock
What it is: The frequency at which the monitor's can be boosted to using its internal menu.
When it matters: Gaming and other usages where high frame rate content is consumed.
Good value: >100
Noticeable difference: 15
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
:
FreeSync
VRR Maximum
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature of the monitor.
When it matters: Any time the VRR feature is enabled.
Good value: Matches Refresh rate
Noticeable difference: 10 Hz
:
75 Hz
VRR Minimum
What it is: The lowest frequency covered by the monitor's Variable Refresh Rate feature.
When it matters: When using the VRR feature of the monitor at lower frame rates.
Good value: 30 Hz
:
40 Hz
VRR Maximum With OC
What it is: The maximum frequency covered by the Variable Refresh Rate feature when the monitor's overclocking feature is used.
When it matters: When both the overclocking and VRR features are used.
Good value: Matching the overclocked refresh rate.
Noticeable difference: 10 hz
:
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors : HDMI

The Asus VG245H has a native refresh rate of 75Hz and this is good for most usages including gaming. It supports variable refresh rate through the FreeSync implementation and this is great for gamers.

8.4

Inputs

Score components:

The ASUS VG245H has an excellent low input lag that will please most gamers. It supports the common 1080p FHD resolution at the 24'' size which results in the regular 92PPI pixel density which is good enough for most usages.

9.2 Input Lag
What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: General usage of the mouse and gaming.
Native Resolution
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at its native refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage and while playing video games.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
6.7 ms
Non-Native Resolution
What it is:

Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an alternative resolution at its native refresh rate. The non-native resolution tested depends on the native resolution of the monitor, following this pattern unless otherwise specified in the Input Lag text:

Native Resolution Non-Native Resolution Tested
4k UHD QHD
QHD FHD
FHD 1600x900
3440x1440 2560x1080
2560x1080 1920x1080
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
7.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying its native resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
8.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is using its Variable Refresh Rate feature at its native resolution.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
7.0 ms
HDR
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an HDR signal at its native resolution and refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
What it is: Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when BFI is enabled and the monitor is displaying a signal at the highest supported BFI refresh rate.
When it matters: General usage as well as gaming.
Good value: < 15 ms
Noticeable difference: 5 ms
:
N/A

Non-native resolution tested: 1280 x 1024

Excellent low input lag on this ASUS VG245H. Unfortunately most resolutions cannot be displayed at 75Hz, only 1080p, 1280 x 1024 and a few others can. This is usually not a problem since most graphics cards will just upscale to 1080p without you even knowing.

7.1 Resolution and Size
What it is: The number of pixels the monitor can display, and the surface area of its screen.
When it matters: All usages, but especially for office and media editing.
Score components:
Native Resolution : FHD, 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Megapixels : 2.1 MP
Pixel Density : 92 PPI
Screen Diagonal : 24.0 inches
Screen Area : 246 sq inches

The Asus VG245H monitor has the very common FHD 1080p as native resolution and 24" size, thus resulting in the usual 92 PPI pixel density.

Inputs
ASUS VG245H Inputs 1

All of the inputs are on the back of the monitor. Note the lack of DisplayPort.

Total Inputs
DisplayPort : No
Mini DisplayPort : No
HDMI : 2 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI : No
VGA : 1
DisplayPort Out : No
USB : No
USB C : No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Microphone In 3.5mm : 1
Digital Optical Audio Out : No
Analog Audio Out RCA : No

The total inputs for this monitor are pretty basic. Note that it is not equipped with a DisplayPort which is uncommon.

Features

The ASUS VG245H has a well-organized on-screen display and integrated speakers. It also has a few optional gaming features that will please some gamers.

Additional Features
What it is: Additional features found on the monitor
Score components:
Speakers
What it is: Whether or not the monitor features standalone speakers.
When it matters: When using your computer without headphones or a dedicated pair of speakers.
:
Yes
HDR10 : No

The monitor comes equipped with the following gaming features:

  • Crosshair
  • Timer
  • Fps counter
  • Display alignment (which just displays markers around the edges of the screen)

On-Screen Display (OSD)

The on-screen display is well-organized, quite intuitive and easy to use.

Controls
ASUS VG245H Controls picture

This monitor features a joystick that allows you to easily navigate the menus. All controls (buttons and joystick) are situated on the back of the monitor.

In The Box
ASUS VG245H In The Box picture

  • Manual and drivers
  • Power cable
  • HDMI cable
  • VGA cable
  • 3.5mm aux cable

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 24" (VG245H) which is the only size of this monitor available.  There are other variants within the Asus gaming range which differ in design, size, and refresh rate. 

Model Size Native Resolution Refresh rate Notes
VG248QE 24" 1080p 144Hz Lightboost support
VG245H 24" 1080p 75Hz FreeSync support
VG278Q 27" 1080p 144Hz FreeSync support
VG275Q 25" 1080p 75Hz FreeSync support

 

Compared to other Monitors

ASUS VG245H Group Shot Picture
Left: BenQ XL2540. Middle: ASUS VG245H. Right: ASUS PB277Q
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The ASUS VG245H is great for gaming due to the FreeSync variable refresh rate support. See our recommendations for the best monitors under $200 and the best gaming monitors under $200.

ASUS VG248QE

The ASUS VG248QE is marginally better than the ASUS VG245H. The VG248QE has a higher refresh rate, great for gaming. The VG245H has a slightly more versatile stand, and it supports FreeSync VRR. There is also a difference in ports, the VG245H has two HDMI 1.4 ports whereas the VG248QE has 1 HDMI 1.4 port and one DisplayPort 1.2 port, which could be a factor depending on the devices you wish to connect.

ViewSonic XG2402

The ViewSonic XG2402 is much better than the ASUS VG245H. The XG2402 has a higher refresh rate, and a wider FreeSync range, ensuring a more fluid, tear-free gaming experience. The ViewSonic also has better response time, so fast moving objects appear clear with no blur trail. The ViewSonic also has much better color volume, although it has worse native contrast.

ASUS ROG PG279Q

The ASUS ROG PG279Q is significantly better than the ASUS VG245H. The ROG has a larger, higher resolution screen, and faster refresh rate. The ROG also has better gray uniformity and wider viewing angles. Motion looks better on the PG279Q due to the faster response time and the optional Black Frame Insertion feature. The stand on the VG245H is slightly better, as the ergonomic adjustments have a slightly wider range.

LG 24MP59G

The ASUS VG245H is slightly better than the LG 24MP59G, unless wide viewing angles are important to you. The ASUS VG245H has a TN panel, and it has an outstanding fast response time, so motion looks very clear with little motion blur. The ASUS also has an outstanding stand with excellent ergonomics, so it is much easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The LG 24MP59G has an IPS panel, so it has much wider viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with other people.

Acer XF251Q

The Acer XF251Q is slightly better than the ASUS VG245H. Both models are 75 Hz TN monitors, with FreeSync support. Both offer very similar performance, but the XF251Q we reviewed had better black uniformity and much better color volume. The ASUS VG245H is much more accurate out of the box, but a few settings changes on the XF251Q can correct this.

HP 22CWA

The HP 22CWA is an IPS monitor and has much better viewing angles that are good in wide rooms when you look at the image from the side. On the other hand, the ASUS VG245H has a TN type panel and the image degrades at the slightest deviation from the center. The ASUS VG245H has significantly better ergonomics that allow you to easily place it in a comfortable position and is more suitable for gaming with slightly better motion blur and refresh rate.

Acer G257HU

The ASUS VG245H is somewhat better than the Acer G257HU. The ASUS has a much better design, with a stand that can be easily adjusted to an optimal viewing position. The Acer G257HU is a bit brighter and has better wide viewing angles. The VG245H has a faster response time and produces clearer motion with less blur, and supports FreeSync VRR for gaming.

MSI Optix G27C

The ASUS VG245H is a slightly better monitor than the MSI Optix G27C. Although the Optix27 is a larger size monitor with better picture quality and better motion handling, it has very bad ergonomics that prevent you from positioning the monitor to your liking. On the contrary, the ASUS has almost perfect ergonomics that make up for the slightly worst picture quality and motion handling.  Both monitors support FreeSync and have the excellent response times that gamers will appreciate.

LG 29UM69G-B

The LG 29UM69G-B and the ASUS VG245H are two very different monitors. Although they score the same in mixed usage, the 29UM69G-B is an ultrawide 29-inch monitor with a with an IPS panel and much better viewing angles than the VG245H. It supports a resolution of 2560 x 1080 that makes it a better choice for office usage and multimedia viewing. On the other hand, the VG245H has better ergonomics allowing to place it in any position you like and slightly better brightness making it more suitable for a brighter room. Both monitors feature the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to please gamers.

ASUS PB277Q

The ASUS PB277Q is a better monitor than the ASUS VG245H for mixed usage. It is a 27-inch monitor that supports the QHD 2560x1440p resolution whereas the ASUS VG245H only supports 1080p. This is a big advantage when using the monitor in games or media creation as you more have more space and more can be displayed on the screen. It is also brighter so you can place it in brighter environments without worry. On the other hand, the ASUS VG245H has a FreeSync variable refresh rate feature that is great for gamers. 

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7.0Mixed Usage
Score components:
The ASUS VG245H is a decent monitor for mixed usage. It can get bright to be used in an average lit office and its response time will please most gamers. However, it does not support HDR and it is not good for use in a dark room.
Decent monitor for office use. Good resolution support, but poor viewing angles so if two people are looking at the monitor the one looking from the side does experience a degraded picture quality. Fortunately, the ergonomics are excellent so you can simply rotate it to accommodate for your colleague. Its decent brightness allows you to place it in average lit-environments and the gray uniformity will not cause you many issues when browsing the web.
This monitor is a gaming monitor and it performs very well as such. It has a fast response time, low input lag and supports FreeSync which will help you avoid tearing in very demanding graphics games. It is a monitor that gamers will enjoy.
The multimedia performance of this monitor is decent. It supports the most common resolution of 1080p and has a very low input lag that makes it feel very responsive. Reflection handling is very good, but the viewing angles are good only if you are directly in from of the monitor and this might disturb some.
The media creation of this monitor is decent. It supports the most common resolution of 1080p which is basic for media creation. It has excellent ergonomics and low input lag but will not get too bright to be suitable for a very bright environment. On the other hand, the colors are very accurate and this is great for media editing.
The ASUS VG245H doesn't support HDR and does not have local dimming or wide color gamut. This is common for most monitors. For a monitor that supports HDR, you should look for more high-end ones like the Samsung CHG70.

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