Asus MS238H LCD Monitor Review
Everest Image Quality Testing
We put the Asus MS238H through an assortment of monitor diagnostics using Everest Ultimate Edition from Lavalys. These tests provide key patterns that allow us to evaluate various aspects, such as color accuracy, and uniformity. In order to test the monitor, we entered the OSD menu and reset the monitor to its factory defaults. Once this was done, all relevant tests were run and image quality was noted. Afterwards, we captured a few screenshots which contained points of interest.
Everest Ultimate Edition is a popular system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning Everest Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. Complete software, operating system, and security information makes Everest Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your system.
One of the most important steps in monitor calibration is the proper setting of brightness and contrast. To check this, we ran Everest's calibration test which provided excellent results. In addition, gamma screens revealed the appropriate outcomes. White patterns, black patterns, and sharpness tests also produced desired results. Moreover, grid tests using an assortment of colors placed on black and white backgrounds consistently displayed satisfactory visuals.
Solid fill test screens are useful in checking the monitor's color uniformity. They also allow us to check for dead or stuck red, green or blue sub-pixels. While no dead pixels were found, black tests provided a let down as they were not dark enough in our opinion. And although this monitor utilizes TN panel technology, the color accurate viewing angle performance was acceptable, whereas other TN panels we've tested looked poor. No doubt, the LED backlighting helps in this regard.