ASUS MS236H Monitor Review
The first thing to do with any monitor is to calibrate it. As we unfortunately don't receive enough monitors to invest in dedicated calibration equipment, although we're always willing to do so, we've used the absolutely excellent Lagom test suite available online here.
Once the various tests were run through we got to the bane of most TN panels, viewing angle. This is especially a problem with this MS236H because it lays flush to the desk and can only be adjusted angle wise, and not for height. ASUS have specifically designed this to match the height of a notebook so it can be used as a secondary display. This unfortunately doesn't work very well in a desktop environment when you're not viewing between two screens and does really emphasise the viewing angle problem of TN panels.
Here we have, from top to bottom, the viewpoint as I see it, one foot to the left and right, and then from just below.
As you can see the viewing angle is pretty poor from anything but directly in front. Even then we have a fairly significant colour shift in a very short vertical span. Considering the limitations of the stand this isn't good news, but it naturally looks lot worse in a test situation than daily use. However if you're after a for photo work I'd look elsewhere. Although it's unlikely you'd go with a TN over an IPS if you were serious anyway.
Let's go through a few of our other tests and a couple of pictures before we wrap this up.