The ASUS VG248QE ships in a full colour box with an image of the screen top right – the product name is highlighted inside a red strip at the bottom. The 144hz refresh rate is given a lot of real estate with a mention of the 1ms refresh time and LED technology close by. The box weighs 5.5kg and measures 674mm x 413 mm x 221 mm (WxHxD).
The bundle includes Dual-link DVI cable an Audio cable, Power cord, Quick start guide, Support CD, Warranty Card.
The base of the stand looks very like the one found with the ASUS VG278HE 27 inch monitor, although the mounting mechanism is different. It is all finished in a high gloss paint which looks great but attracts fingerprints very easily.
The Asus VG248QE has a large rotating stand which is set to a sideways position for shipping. This can be rotated so the base of the stand can be screwed into place.
The stand supports-
Tilt : +15°~-5°
Swivel : Yes
Pivot : Yes
Height Adjustment : Yes
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm
The Asus VG248QE is an attractive monitor with very little in the way of gimmicks visible from the front.
The Asus VG248QE isn’t the thinnest screen and measures 569.4 mm x 340.4 mm x 57.3 mm (WxHxD) without the stand.
The stand has a red clip at the bottom which can be used to route the cables cleanly into the I/O panel.
The power connector plugs into the right side of the panel. At the left is an HDMI, Displayport and Dual Link DVI D connector. This DVI port is Dual link DVI-D so it can properly support the 144hz refresh rate (full NVIDIA 3D Vision support). There is also a 3.5 mm mini jack for PC Audio in (green), and an earphone jack for HDMI and DisplayPort (black).
It is good to see a Displayport included on the VG248QE, as ASUS did not include one on the larger VG278HE (It had a VGA port instead for some reason).
You can notice that the menu interface buttons are at the bottom of the lower bezel. They are traditional, physical buttons. We prefer these to touch sensors which can often cause issues.