Sceptre E248W-19203R Monitor Review

The Sceptre E248W-19203R is a budget 1080p monitor that offers an affordable price and high resolution for gaming. This model features a fast response time of 5ms, which makes it ideal for first-person shooters and other games with rapid motion. The VGA and DVI inputs on the back make it easy to connect your computer no matter what type of graphics card you have installed. 

In this Sceptre E248W-19203R review, we’ll take a look at how well this monitor performs in different tasks such as video playback or office work – both activities where users want sharp text clarity. In addition, we’ll also discuss some drawbacks of this monitor such as its lack of speakers or ergonomic options.

Sceptre E248W-19203R 24″ Ultra-Thin

  • 24″ Ultra-slim profile
  • Contemporary sleek metallic design
  • Display Port Yes
  • VESA Wall Mount Vesa
  • compatible Headphone Jack
  • No Power Consumption Power saving mode: 0.3 W Power Off mode: Less than 0.5 W

Product Specifications:

  • Screen Size 24-inch Aspect Ratio 16:9 Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 Brightness 250 cd/m² Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (static)
  • Colors 16.7 million Response Time 5 ms (gray-to-gray) Viewing Angle 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
  • Audio No Built-in Speakers
  • No USB Ports 2 x downstream 1 x upstream HDMI Ports 1
  • DisplayPort Yes
  • VESA Wall Mount Vesa
  • compatible Headphone Jack
  • No Power Consumption Power saving mode: 0.3 W Power Off mode: Less than 0.5 W

Picture Quality

The Sceptre E248W-19203R has a TN panel, which is known for its fast response time, but this also means that it cannot display colors accurately. If color accuracy is important to you, you should definitely check out an IPS monitor instead.

However, if picture quality isn’t your primary concern then the Sceptre E248W-19203R will offer you decent performance in that department. Although its viewing angles are not as wide as IPS monitors, it does have good brightness and contrast levels.

The Sceptre E248W-19203R has a display resolution of 1920×1080, which is the standard for HDTVs and Full HD monitors. 1080p resolution ensures that you will be able to watch movies or play games in full HD without scaling or other distortions.

When it comes to color reproduction, the Sceptre E248W-19203R has a faster response time than IPS displays, so motion blur is limited, and playing fast-paced games is a very enjoyable experience. You can find out more about this by checking out our input lag database.

Audio Quality

The Sceptre E248W-19203R does not have built-in speakers so users who want to get sound from the monitor will need to buy dedicated speakers or connect their computer to a receiver. It is possible to get better sound by buying speakers, but for most users, it will not be worth the added cost.

The Sceptre E248W-19203R does have two downstream USB ports on the side so it’s easy to connect your mouse or keyboard quickly without having to reach behind the monitor every time you want to plug in a USB device.

Gaming Performance

The Sceptre E248W-19203R has a fast response time of 5ms and an input lag database rating of 10ms, so it is ideal for playing games with rapid motion such as first-person shooters or racing games. For competitive games, we recommend using the monitor in its native resolution as some scaling options such as “screen fit” can affect picture quality and create input lag.

Although this monitor does not have Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync technology built-in, you should still be able to achieve a fluid gaming experience without screen tearing or other artifacts. In addition, it has a low input lag database score so playing games with a controller will be very responsive.

The Sceptre E248W-19203R does have several advanced gaming features such as Black Stabilization, Dynamic Action Sync, and Smart Scaling that can enhance your in-game experience without making any sacrifices in picture quality.

Black Stabilization is an S-curve gamma enhancement that can brighten dark scenes in games for better visibility. Dynamic Action Sync locks the monitor’s refresh rate to the frame rate of your game, so there is less tearing and stuttering when you play fast-moving titles with high motion blur. Smart Scaling lets you adjust the monitor’s screen size to anywhere between 70 and 100 inches, which is useful if you want to play on a large screen for an immersive gaming experience.

Pros and Cons


  • Good value for money Black Stabilization, Dynamic Action Sync and Smart Scaling Fast response times (5ms gray-to-gray) Vesa mount compatible Low input lag


  • No built-in speakers Limited viewing angles due to the use of TN panel technology No USB ports on the side of the monitor

In The Box

Included with the Sceptre E248W-19203R are several items that help you to get set up right out of the box. This includes a VGA cable, DVI cable, and power cord along with the bundle of manuals and driver disks. There is also a protective plastic film on the front of the screen that you will want to take off before plugging in your monitor or else you’ll get some annoying bubbles underneath it.

Build Quality

The Sceptre E248W is quite thin thanks to the LED backlight. The stand for this unit is also very slim and has a dark silver metallic finish that blends in well with most computer setups.

The base of the monitor comes out from the center instead of coming up from behind like some other monitors, which makes it easier to access the VESA bolt for wall mounting.

The monitor also has a very thin bezel, which is great if you are thinking of setting up multiple monitors side-by-side to create an even larger viewing area.

On the back of the monitor, there is only one VGA port and one DVI port allowing you to connect your computer to the monitor. In addition, there is a headphone jack and a power port to make it easy to access these features without having to go around the back of the monitor.


Although the Sceptre E248W-19203R does not have advanced features such as Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync technology, it still offers good picture quality and fast response times. This means that you will be able to play games without any loss in smoothness or picture quality.