In today’s SceptreE248W-19203R review, we will talk about one of the best programming monitor available in the market. It has been designed in a way that not only it is best suited for developers and coders, but also for casual work like watching videos online, web surfing, etc. It is a smart and slim looking 24-inch monitor, designed by making use of Twisted-Nematic (TN) panel technology which favors sharp FHD pictures. The technology that has been used in the Sceptre E248W-19203R also provides wide viewing angles with a decent grayscale reproduction.
Sceptre E248W-19203R has been priced under $100. The monitor is the best bet overlooking the price for which it comes. It has a medium-screen display. One of the rivals of the monitor in the market is HP VH240A which provides IPS panel and ergonomic adjustments at nearly the same price.
In today’s review, we will not only talk about the features and performance of the monitor but will also shed some light on the pros and cons of the monitor to help you decide whether it is a right purchase or not. So let’s move ahead
- It has a sleek and metallic design which makes the monitor look attractive
- It is one of the best monitors in the market at affordable prices.
- Grayscale performance is pretty much decent
- The sad part about the monitor is that it does not have advanced color settings.
- The monitor does not have swivel adjustment
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The Sceptre E248W-19203R monitor has been designed overlooking the requirements of the users. The design has been kept simple but elegant with a metallic cabinet that provides the monitor a sleek and slim design. It has a silver frame at the front with the manufacturer’s logo at the center. The 24-inch display has been designed in a way that it will offer you an outstanding viewing experience, no matter from where you are viewing at it.
Sceptre E248W-19203R Review
Sceptre E248W-19203R features an exceptional design among the other monitors available in the market. Besides having a metallic cabinet, the monitor has borders which are pretty much slim and looks attractive. Being on the affordable side and holding a metallic design is something unique with which most of the monitors are not equipped. The cabinet of the monitor has a round stand underneath which provides support to it.
Talking about the resolution part, the 24-inch monitor is capable of providing a resolution of 1920*1080p. Users can see a full HD or 1080p video with good quality images on display. From a good gray-to-gray (G-to-G) Response Time of 5ms to 250 cd/m2 peak brightness, this monitor nearly has all of the features that you can expect from the best monitors for coding in this price range. Also, the monitor has a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a refresh rate of 75Hz which is pretty much decent too.
Features and Connectivity
Talking about the specs, Sceptre E248W-19203R is fully loaded with features and buttons all over. At the first look, you will notice five buttons that have been designed to perform specific tasks including switching the monitor off or on. All the buttons look like white dots that are located on the right side of the monitor.
Though everything seems perfect, the sad part is the buttons are not labeled well due to which users will find it challenging to identify the functionality of the buttons. Also, when you will de-attach the monitor from the stand and will mount it on the wall, you will find it difficult to use the buttons. The thing which further adds to the negative part is that the stand does not provide swivel adjustment. It doesn’t support portrait mode as well.
Sceptre E248W-19203R also provides an excellent On-screen menu that has options including picture settings. Though the On-screen menu is decent enough, it does not have advanced six color adjustments options which you can notice on high-end gaming monitors. With the standard picture settings, you will get good images from the Full HD(1080) screen, and we will recommend not to use other picture settings options excluding the standard one, as either those are way too dark or way too bright.
In the performance part, we realized that Sceptre E248W-19203R is one of the best programming monitors that we have reviewed until now. Besides having decent specs, the color accuracy of the monitor is top-notch. But the sad part is that some colors including red and green are misaligned with their ideal coordinates. Though you won’t notice these with the naked eyes, it is still there and can be looked upon using a display rendering software. Overall, the monitor provided vibrant colors when tested against several aspects.
We reviewed the Sceptre E248W-19203R after testing the performance of the monitor against all the required areas and found out that the Gray-scale performance of the display was quite decent. Though the Gray-scale performance is not good as you can notice on high-end LED displays, the details were good enough to keep you engaged while watching videos or playing games.
Talking about the viewing angles, do not expect much for the device as it will not provide the best viewing angles though they are quite decent for a 24-inch monitor. You can also notice some of the color shiftings when you will view the screen from certain angles.
While testing the monitor against fast-moving objects, we noticed that there were lags at high resolutions while playing the latest AAA games. We also achieved an input lag of 13.7ms, which was quite good.
To review the gaming performance of the monitor, we tested the Sceptre E248W-19203R against the latest AAA titles and realized that the monitor wouldn’t be a feast for the gamers. With 75Hz as the maximum refresh rate and a gray-to-gray Response Time of 5ms, the monitor won’t wow most of the players as both the refresh rate and gray-to-gray Response did not show good figures.
When tested against GTA V on the desktop and Fallout on the Xbox 360, we noticed screen tearing issues that were not ignorable. The panel managed to provide an input lag of 12.8-millisecond which is not as good as most of the rivals in the market. Most of the affordable monitors in the market are capable of producing 10.6-millisecond as the standard input lag and the fastest till now that we have reviewed was that of Benq SW2700PT with .5 milliseconds input lag.
During the tests, we noticed that the monitor at Text mode consumed 37 watts of power, while in movie mode, the monitor consumed 33 watts. Switching the monitor to Power Save mode, the monitor consumed 32.7 watts.
Overall, in the gaming performance section of our today’s review, we would like to say that the performance was neither too good, nor too bad. We would recommend users to connect the desktops with Pascal-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards to achieve an enjoyable gaming experience.
In Sceptre E248W-19203R review, we tested the monitor against various aspects and determined that the product is a good bet at the price it is available. The PC owners who are looking for a budget-friendly monitor that is capable of providing excellent performance, they should not look more as this monitor will be the best fit for all your multimedia requirements including watching videos, web surfing and basic gaming. The hardcore gamers and the users who have used a better monitor with good refresh rates won’t like Sceptre E248W-19203R as the monitor is not designed to fulfill all the requirements that a core gamer have.
When tested for viewing angles, we noted that the metallic design with thin-bezels at the front provided a good viewing area. The 24-inch LED screen that the monitor comes equipped with is sufficient for all the basic needs of the users. We will highly recommend the monitor to all the users who are looking for a 24-inch affordable monitor with good specs for programming and casual gaming.