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Asus 24T1E review

Can a sub-£300 display have the best of both worlds?

Our Verdict

A decent entertainment centre display, but not a universal solution

For

  • TV and monitor combined
  • Good audio quality

Against

  • Poor text rendering
  • Lighting not perfectly balanced

The Asus 24T1E is a combined television and computer monitor. It gives you full HD 1080p, digital (DVB-T) and analogue (PAL/ SECAM) signal support, a seven-day electronic programme guide and 1,000-page Teletext.

Around the back there are two HDMI ports and two SCART ports, as well as composite, S-Video and VGA inputs. Annoyingly, there's no DVI support, but you could always get a DVI-to-HDMI lead.

Unlike many dedicated monitors, there's no card reader or USB hub, but these are logical omissions given the demands its TV functionality makes on the I/O-port space.

As would be expected for a sub-£300 monitor/TV, the ASUS 24T1E won't suit a professional designer or video editor. In our single colour tests, we found the backlight was a little more intense centrally across the screen, leaving darker areas at the top and bottom of the viewing area: nothing that would bother most users, but not pro-quality.

More worrying is its poor text rendering, with too much pixelation and not enough clarity. So it's not an ideal workhorse either.

Yet it makes a very good media-centre monitor. Its colours are beautifully clear and vivid, its gradient ramps smooth, and it does a great job of distinguishing between almost and actual black and white, even at an angle. Its 7W speakers aren't too bad either.

The ASUS 24T1E isn't an ideal computer display, but as a relatively cheap TV and monitor, it's a good deal.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyT1
Brand NameAsus
Screen Size61 cm (24")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle170°
Vertical Viewing Angle160°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
HDMIYes
RMS Output Power14 W
VGAYes
S-VideoYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
ColourBlack
Brightness300 cd/m²
Sound SystemVirtual Surround
Product SeriesT1
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product Model24T1E
Product Name24T1E 24" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number90LM781015A10D1C-
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

Torn between getting an LCD TV and a computer monitor. Thanks to the ASUS 24T1E TV Monitor which combines the best of both worlds, you no longer have to choose. Dazzle your visual senses with incredible realism during gaming or movie watching via exclusive ASCR Technology that bumps the display's contrast ratio to an astounding 20000:1.

Package Contents
  • 24T1E LCD TV
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Controller
  • 2 x "AAA" Batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Support CD
Response Time5 ms
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)7 kg