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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASUS VG245H does not have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only.
Decent SDR brightness. The screen sustains the brightness at almost all window sizes except when there are small highlights that look dimmer.
HDR is not supported.
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.
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.
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.
Bad black uniformity for this ASUS VG245H. Unfortunately, this monitor cannot produce uniform blacks and thus dark scenes will look cloudy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HDR is not supported.
HDR is not supported.
Perfect score on our image retention test for the ASUS VG245H as no retention was measured on our image analysis.
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.
Perfect score in color bleed. Nearby colors are not affected by large uniform shades which is good for accuracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update 01/15/2019: Unfortunately, the VG245H is not compatible with NVIDIA's FreeSync implementation, as it does not have a DisplayPort connection.
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.
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:
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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.
The total inputs for this monitor are pretty basic. Note that it is not equipped with a DisplayPort which is uncommon.
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.
The monitor comes equipped with the following gaming features:
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.
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The ASUS VG245H is great for gaming due to the FreeSync variable refresh rate support. See our recommendations for the best monitors under $200, the best FreeSync monitors, and the best gaming monitors under $200.
The ASUS VG248QE is marginally better than the ASUS VG245H. The VG248QE has a higher refresh rate, which is 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.
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.
The Acer XF251Q is slightly better than the ASUS VG245H. Both models are 75Hz 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 setting changes on the XF251Q can correct this.
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 a 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.
The ASUS VG279Q is much better than the ASUS VG245H. The VG279Q has a larger screen, much higher refresh rate, and much better viewing angles. The VG279Q also has better gray uniformity, can get much brighter, and has an optional black frame insertion feature.
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.
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.
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.