ASUS VA24DQ Review: Affordable 24″ 1080p IPS FreeSync Gaming Monitor

The ASUS VA24DQ is a cheap 24" 1080p IPS monitor with FreeSync up to 75Hz, DisplayPort, ultra-thin bezels, and a VESA mount compatible stand.

Bottom Line

The ASUS VA24DQ is an affordable monitor with thin bezels, a VESA-mount compatible stand, and an IPS panel with accurate colors, wide viewing angles, and quick response time.


The ASUS VA24DQ is yet another budget-friendly 24″ 1080p IPS monitor.

It’s great for gaming due to its quick response time and Adaptive-Sync up to 75Hz as well as for everyday use thanks to its IPS panel with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles.

What makes this monitor different from the rest of similar alternatives is the inclusion of a DisplayPort input allowing you to use Adaptive-Sync with compatible NVIDIA graphics cards!

Image Quality

The ASUS VA24DQ monitor is based on a 23.8″ IPS panel with 178° wide viewing angles, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, a 250-nit peak brightness, standard sRGB color gamut, and dithered 8-bit color depth support (6-bit + 2-bit FRC).

The 1080p resolution is still considered the standard and it’s the most widespread resolution, and since it’s being displayed on a 23.8″ screen, you get rather decent detail clarity and a good amount of available screen real estate.

What’s more, 1080p is not very demanding on your GPU, so if you have a weaker PC system, you won’t have a lot of trouble pushing a decent frame rate in video games.

Moving on, the IPS panel technology ensures the most accurate and consistent colors, which is great as you’ll even be able to do some entry-level color-critical work on this monitor.

Of course, for professional-grade accuracy, you’ll need a properly factory-calibrated display or a calibration device.

Thanks to the monitor’s wide 178° viewing angles, the image will remain basically perfect regardless of the angle you’re looking at the screen.

A peak brightness of 250-nits and a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1 are standard specs for an IPS display at this price range (and higher); the ASUS VA24DQ display will be more than bright enough under normal lighting conditions.

The 1,000:1 contrast ratio provides decent blacks and whites, but blacks will be somewhat grayish in comparison to similarly priced monitors with VA panels.

However, VA displays have disadvantages of their own such as narrower viewing angles, slower response time, and less consistent/accurate colors.


freesync and gsync

The ASUS VA24DQ input lag amounts to only ~10ms which makes for imperceptible delay between your actions and the result on the screen.

Its 75Hz refresh rate provides a small, but noticeable boost in motion clarity as opposed to the standard 60Hz displays while the 5ms GtG pixel response time effectively eliminates prominent ghosting in fast-paced games.

Further, the monitor supports Adaptive-Sync which allows you to enable FreeSync on compatible AMD graphics cards over DisplayPort and HDMI, and G-SYNC Compatible on supported NVIDIA cards over DisplayPort.

This technology provides you with a variable refresh rate (VRR) that synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU’s frame rate thus eliminating screen tearing and stuttering completely without any noticeable input lag added.

The VRR range is only 48-75Hz, so if your FPS (Frames Per Second) rate is below or above that, Adaptive-Sync will stop working until your FPS is back within the supported range.

You can try using a free third-party application called CRU (Custom Resolution Utility) to manually increase the range.

Just how far you’ll be able to increase the VRR range will vary across different units of the monitor, the same case as with overclocking.

All in all, the ASUS VA24DQ offers a smooth gaming experience thanks to its low input lag, quick response time, and variable refresh rate.

Another thing to keep in mind is IPS glow which affects all IPS panel monitors. This is an expected drawback of the technology similar to backlight bleeding, but here, the ‘glowing’ is visible around the corners of the screen.

It’s mostly noticeable if you have set very high brightness and are watching dark content in a dark room. The amount of visible glowing also varies between different units, but for all except the most extreme cases, it’s totally manageable. 


asus va24dq osd menu layout

There are five hotkeys in addition to a power button placed beneath the bottom bezel of the screen at the left side; the hotkeys are used for OSD (On-Screen Display) menu navigation.

While not in the menu, you can use them as shortcuts for input source selection, brightness, and low-blue light filter (the last two can be assigned to different functions).

The first thing you’ll find when you enter the OSD menu are the Splendid pre-calibrated picture modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, sRGB, Reading, Darkroom, and Standard).

We recommend using either the Standard mode or the sRGB mode if you want more accurate colors. You can visit this website to see how your monitor performs in different image tests, and make adjustments where necessary.

Next, you’ll find the Blue Light Filter feature which eliminates the harmful low-blue lights which along with the monitor’s flicker-free backlight ensures a comfortable viewing experience.

Standard image adjustment tools, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and color temperature are available as well, of course.

Other gaming features include Trace Free (response time overdrive, we recommend using the default setting) and GamePlus.

The GamePlus feature opens a menu that consists of customizable crosshairs, on-screen timers, and an FPS counter which keeps track of the monitor’s refresh rate.

Lastly, there’s a feature called QuickFit that places a virtual grid on your screen with different dimensions for photos (2×2, 3×5, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10), documents (B5, letter), and grids (three centered vertical lines or 3×3 split).

Make sure the following features are disabled for optimal image quality: VividPixel, ASCR, and ECO Mode.

Design & Connectivity

asus va24dq monitor back

The design of the ASUS VA24DQ IPS monitor includes ultra-thin bezels which are ideal for multi-monitor setups, an anti-glare matte coating that eliminates reflections, -5°/23° tilt adjustability, and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA, a headphone jack, and dual 2W integrated speakers.

Even though the monitor doesn’t have a fully ergonomic stand or USB ports, it’s very rare to find all – DisplayPort, audio jacks, and VESA mount compatibility on a display at this price range!

Price & Similar Monitors

The ASUS VA24DQ goes for ~$120, which is too expensive.

Nowadays, you can find 100Hz and 144Hz+ gaming models for around the same price. Check out our best monitors under $150 guide for more information.

ASUS offers plenty of 24″ 1080p IPS models with FreeSync up to 75Hz under similar names and minor differences:

VA24DQDP, HDMI, VGAHeadphone, 2x2WTilt, VESANo
VA24DQLBDP, HDMI, VGAHeadphone, USB, 2x2WFullNo
VA24DQSBDP, HDMI, VGAHeadphone, USB, 2x2WFullNo
VA24DCPUSB-C 65W, HDMIHeadphone, 2x2WTilt, VESANo
VA24ECPSNUSB-C 65W, RJ45, DP, HDMIHeadphone, USB, 2x2WFullNo
VA24EHLHDMI, VGA, DVIHeadphone, 2x2WFullNo
VA24EHLBHDMI, VGA, DVIHeadphone, USB, 2x2WTilt, VESANo
VZ24EHEHDMI, VGAHeadphoneTilt, VESAYes
VY249HEHDMI, VGAHeadphoneTilt, VESAYes
VL249HEHDMI, VGAHeadphoneTilt, VESANo
VZ249HHDMI, VGA2x1.5WTiltNo
VZ249QG1RDP, HDMIHeadphone, 2x2WTilt, VESAYes
VP249HE (no FreeSync)HDMI, VGAN/ATilt, VESANo

There are also the VA247HE and VA247HEY (FreeSync up to 75Hz) and VA249HE (60Hz) models, but these are based on VA panels.


While the ASUS VA24DQ is a decent monitor overall, there are 100Hz+ models available at a similar price range.


Screen Size23.8-inch
Resolution1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

The Pros:

  • Good value for the price
  • VESA-mount compatible stand, slim design
  • Accurate and consistent colors
  • Fast response time and low input lag
  • Plenty of features including FreeSync up to 75Hz
  • DisplayPort and audio jacks

The Cons:

  • Tilt-only stand
  • Narrow FreeSync range
  • Not as high contrast ratio as that of VA panels

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.