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Asus Launches Two Widescreen LCD Monitors

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    ASUS has introduced two new widecreen LCD monitors the MW221U and MW201U, sharing 1680 x 1050 resolution, 700:1 contrast ratio, support for HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and Microsoft Windows Vista Certification. The MW221U and MW201U both incorporate ASUS's exclusive Trace Free Technology, which accelerates response time to 2ms to enable smooth video quality without ghosting and video delays. Both monitors display 16.7 million colors and adopt ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for more spectacular Vista experiences making the MW221U and MW201U the best choices for visually upgrading the system.

    Source: ASUS
     
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    awesome, how much are these gonna cost ?
     
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    That's my question, too.
     
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    as Vista enhanced displays, i'm gonna get these (if) it fits my budget ;)
     
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    they look sexy
     
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    ya, out of my budget too....
     
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    2ms on a 22"? Thats amazing! But I would prefer Dell or Samsung as my monitor brand name..
     
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    i saw samsungs on newegg when i went to that link for more expensive than this monitor
    and i dont think they were 2ms...
     
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    Look pretty damn sweet
     
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    Whats the deal monitor resolutions and 1080P. Do you get any? This has a max of 1680x1050 yet 1080p is 1920x1080.
     
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    no hdmi either?
     
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    Im figuring the deal is 720p is gonna be the standard. I did not knowAsus even made monitors. A tad too pricey, if they get in the $200 range, we will be in business, though I would prefer 1920 x 1080
     
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    just if their price was say 240$ it would've been a gd buy....too bad.
     
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    WHEN will manufs stop with this silly 1680 x 1050 format? While the screens are getting bigger and bigger in inches, the dot-pitch is getting worse and worse. And the pricing is usually the same or higher than 1600 x 1200, yet the screen real estate (no. of pixels) is lower.

    IF ANYONE has tried reading PDFs on 1680 x 1050 you'll know the y-resolution is just too low. I cannot recommend this res. to any power user.

    IMO the industry needs to move to 1920 x 1200 for widescreen, or higher... and certainly nothing lower than 1200 in the y. It seems to me that the manufs are using the existing marketing on "high definition TVs 1080i format" and consumer ignorance to get interest in these LOW RESOLUTION PC monitors. Remember this: high resolution TV is in fact 1920×1080 ... so a 1680 x 1050 will not show all the details... and you still get the letterbox effect. Also 1920 x 1080 was not designed for reading text! It's a huge improvement over normal DVD... but the target is TV and movies. The resolution was NOT designed for screen reading.

    The Vista desktop is designed to be independent of screen resolution... hence the higher-resolution the better it will look (without icons and text getting smaller... rather... it begins to look better and better). So I want manufs to start producing WQXGA in bulk 2560×1600... so we can ALL enjoy better resolution at reasonable prices (Apple Cinema 30" is too expensive IMO).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_resolutions
     
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    Unless you really want to use the speakers in the screen, hdmi is useless and the cables cost more..

    The only difference between HDMI/DVI is HDMI carries audio signal also.. As far as picture is concerned they are the same.
     
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    Because the worlds smallest "TRUE" 1080 I or P screens are still around 40"....
     
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    Question to go with this though...

    Has anyone used a Asus lcd before? I have always liked their mainboards for intel chips,
    but haven't used anything else by them besides a few ATI graphics cards.

    Do they do anything else well? I mean I have seen cases / optical drives, all sorts of stuff lately.
     
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    I was just thing the same thing, 1680 x 1050 is way to low and will stretch your games out.
     
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    Asus makes a good monitor, my only complaint is that they need to spend some time on their stands and make them more adjustable than just tilt. As for the resolution thing, If you want a higher resolution then get a bigger monitor. 1680X1050 is perfectly fine for a 20.1" widescreen monitor, even a 22" monitor.
     
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    Oh thats my monitor! had it for 4 weeks now, it is amazing!!!!!!! the 2ms response time is really true :twitch: I worship this monitor, I will never exchange it for anything else! (except for a bigger one) :cool:
     
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    @zero... once you've tried a 1600x1200 or a 1920x1200 or a 2560x1600... you will throw that piece of low-resolution-technology away. If you program, read PDFs, use large spreadsheets, or edit in photoshop... then while the screen is BIG the resolution is TOO LOW.
     
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    I have the Dell 2005fpw and look gorgeous in that resolution. Believe me, 1680 x 1050 is perfect because is not to high to play games. 1920 x 1080 will require a killer gaming rig. And it's perfect for photoshop cause you can see all the details on the picture. I dont say this because
    I have the monitor, I say this because I have 1 1/2 year of experience with this monitor and I've seen many monitors.
     
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    Try a cinema 30" display for photoshop and you will quickly correct those words...
     

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