Monday, July 2nd 2007

ASUS Offers New 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASUS has launched the latest offering in the LCD market – the ASUS PG221 LCD monitor. The ASUS PG221 is a 22-inch widescreen which incorporates a stylish and innovative industrial design with integrated audio speakers, rich video inputs and USB 2.0 support that turn the PG221 into an ideal multimedia display center. The 22-inch 16:10 widescreen LCD monitor features 1680x1050 WSXGA+ resolution, 320 nits brightness, 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio thanks to the ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology and 2ms response time. The PG221 has built-in 1.3MP web-cam and 2.1 channel stereo speakers that include 10W satellite speakers and a military-styled 15W subwoofer tank-box at the rear. The ASUS PG221 is also able to support a 6.1-CH surround sound system with SRS TruSurround XT Technology. For further information, read the product page here.

Source: ASUS
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13 Comments on ASUS Offers New 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

#1
ex_reven
How much more can they improve monitors?
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kakazza
by: ex_reven
How much more can they improve monitors?
The first step would be to not use TN+Film panels :P
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#3
Wile E
Power User
by: kakazza
The first step would be to not use TN+Film panels :P
Exactly what I had thought. lol
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#4
EastCoasthandle
2nd is to allow a refresh rate greater then 60
3rd use a resolution greater then 1680x1050
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
currently you need to buy a 24 inch lcd to get 1080p resolution, anything smaller and its 1050 :mad: which explains why the price is a huge diff :cry:
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#6
Imperceptible
by: ex_reven
How much more can they improve monitors?
More and more until they match my 21" Sony Trinitron CRT or any other decent CRT (seriously not trying to brag). This monitor looks really nice and it's good to see the high contrast ratios and low response times, but they can be improved a lot more. The same goes with the sharpness and quality of colour. For example, when I was lanning on CnC 3 with my cousin, who has a Samsung 931C (one of the best LCDs, 2000:1 and 2ms) and he said, watch out for the purple team, but there was no purple team. I then realized when I looked back to my monitor that it was actually the blue team but the blues looked slightly purple on his screen. But all in all, I'm happy to see them continuously improve the LCD monitor and I hope they keep working hard to try and solve a lot of these problems.
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#8
Imperceptible
by: GJSNeptune
I hate speakers on monitors.
Yeah that's another thing I didn't like, that and the web cam integration as well.
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#9
kakazza
by: Imperceptible
Yeah that's another thing I didn't like, that and the web cam integration as well.
Yeah, you never know who might be watching you fap.
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#10
Benpi
Why would anyone buy a monitor with integrated speakers? Stowpid!
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#11
HellasVagabond
I read the title "Asus Offers " and i said what the heck they are giving away free monitors ?
Hahahahahahahahahaha :P
My bad my bad...
Samsung has the new 245BW i think 24 inch colour monitor released worldwide and the price is around 600$ so its quite a fair price...It may have a TN monitor but the Image Quality is excellent.
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Looks nice and the color gamut looks like it would be nice. Personally, I like 5.1 speaker setups better, but the fact they included speakers and a subwoofer is a nice little surpise. You can choose to use them either way. The included web cam is pretty neat as well.

What is the cost of this monitor, anyone know?

Also, hard to see purple and blue confused but Ive seen worse

Also, anyone else ever use any of ASUS' LCD monitors? Id like a rating or review on them if possible.
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#13
D3aDl0cK
UVP is rumored to be 380€

camera and speaker would never be a matter of buying it, but i consider such things always as
little giveaways/extras. so not bad about this.

The Asus MW220U is quite a good 22" gamer tft, but u have to disable the 2ms "OC" as u get ghosting (unfortunately the monitor doesnt save this, and u have to do this everytime u turn it on).
It was my favourite to buy, but the day before buying it i read a HP w2207 review, now this one is standing on my desk, hopefully, the asus wont be superior in quality
(but it will be in pricing 4 sho, as i only paid 252€ for the hp)
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