Friday, August 29th 2008

ASUS Rolls-out the Slimmest LCD Monitor

Presenting the new LS221H widescreen LCD from ASUS, the world's slimmest 22" display crafted with the highest level of luxury.

The slender LS221H combines superb display capabilities and robust performance with pleasing aesthetics. Slim and sleek with the bezel measuring just 45mm, the LS221H is the 'supermodel' of displays. Diamond cut corners and glass edges fused with glossy black piano finish chassis and bottom dressed in genuine leather exude sophisticated elegance.

Equipped with the toughest diamond cut glass surface - 9H hardness-rated - that protects against damage or harmful pollutants, the LS221H screen features an anti-reflection glass that provides a 96% transmission rate and a reflective rate of less than 2% allowing users to view clearer images and more vibrant colours. Additionally, Light-in-Motion II technology built into the base gives off dynamic illumination from LEDs and adds ambiance.
Proving that this beauty is not just skin deep, the LS221H is outfitted with ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) 4000:1 and two-millisecond response times to deliver sharp, vivid picture quality without ghosting. The 'Aspect Control' function allows users to select display modes between Full and 4:3 for real enjoyment and true-to-life HD video games and movies with image distortion. The ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence technology automatically adjusts every image detail for visual quality optimisation - overall providing deeper colours, sharper contrasts and brighter picture. Finally, with five video preset modes, three skin tones and five colour temperature settings, users can easily customise the LS221H to their personal preference.

Other highlights of the LS221H include a direct wall-mount stand (the only TFT currently featuring this function), HDMI connectivity, and comes with a one year zero bright pixel and three year pick up warranty.

The LS221H embodies beauty and refinement merged with durability and performance. Aligning perfectly with boutique displays and interior design, the LS221H hard and soft elements, plus exquisite outlook radiates a lush warmth in digital living.

Specifications
  • Panel Size: 22" widescreen
  • Contrast ratio: 4000:1 (ASCR Technology)
  • 2ms Rapid Response Time (G to G)
  • 9H protection glass
  • 16.7M full colour
  • Light-in-Motion II (5 modes according to Splendid)
  • Ultra slim body (45mm)
  • Elegant leather with classic texture
  • Resolution: 1680*1050 WSXGA+
  • Viewing angle (CR≥10): 170˚(H)/160˚(V)
  • Dual video inputs: HDMI 1.2 and D-Sub
  • VESA wall mount (equipped with adapter)
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17 Comments on ASUS Rolls-out the Slimmest LCD Monitor

#1
jbunch07
I've never owned an ASUS monitor or know anyone that did but is very nice looking.
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#2
tkpenalty
jbunch07
I've never owned an ASUS monitor or know anyone that did but is very nice looking.
They're quite good monitors imho. Certainly have a good design as well.

(Why cant these guys design decent cases though???)
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#3
Swansen
i'd still rather have an LG Flatron.
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#4
soldier242
hmmmm pretty nice display, when will it be released and what will the price be?
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#5
craigo
45mm lol wow, asus are full of crap (not the slimest monitor)...oh 22"...how....generic
btw heres the monitor they are trying to steal the glory from...which is bigger,slimmer and nicer. www.benq.com.au/products/LCD/?product=1313
i dont think id make the sacrifice of a 6-bit panel if it was 22"..i was rather hesitant on the 24...they look okay...but the viewing angle on the TN panels leaves a bit to be desired and that thing is ugly (imho)
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#6
jbunch07
tkpenalty
They're quite good monitors imho. Certainly have a good design as well.

(Why cant these guys design decent cases though???)
Yeah i love the design. I bet its pricey though.

Ha and that's so true about their cases. :rolleyes:
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#7
Darkrealms
craigo if you look at the overall width of the monitor (not stand) you will find the Asus is thinner. The Benq bulges in the center in the back. Its all in where they are measuring from...
I also like the stand style of your Benq better. HP did a good job of that with theirs too.


I want to know why they can't make a flat stand for these things. The monitor is less than an inch thick but the stupid base plate sticks up 2/3 of an inch and is 5 inches deep. Use steel, make it 3/16 thick and let me put my damn keyboard on it (or whatever else I want).
/end rant
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#8
craigo
the spec on the asus states 45mm and on the benq the specs state 24mm

that aside your correct about the stands...i think aluminium like the apple cinema displays would be ideal,but its probably one of the reasons the apples are so bloody pricey
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#9
jbunch07
craigo
the spec on the asus states 45mm and on the benq the specs state 24mm

that aside your correct about the stands...i think aluminium like the apple cinema displays would be ideal,but its probably one of the reasons the apples are so bloody pricey
The other being its an Apple.
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#10
Darkrealms
jbunch07
The other being its an Apple.
x2 on that!
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#11
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
jbunch07
The other being its an Apple.
:roll:

apple is expensive for the following

they auto turn on and off, got usb and firewire hub, and has a aluminum body. and its apple.

But i like the asus :)
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#12
theJesus
craigo
the spec on the asus states 45mm and on the benq the specs state 24mm

that aside your correct about the stands...i think aluminium like the apple cinema displays would be ideal,but its probably one of the reasons the apples are so bloody pricey
I think you're comparing the wrong specs. Aren't those for the width of the bevel at the edge of the screen? The benq probably does have a smaller bevel (which I do prefer), but the asus is definitely thinner, or "slimmer".

Edit: I wish they would just htfu and make a display with no bevel so they're more suitable for multi-monitor setups without having a big line down the middle. Yeah, I know I can just take one apart, but it would be nice not having to void the warranty, or even go through the hassle in the first place. If they made a monitor like that, I wouldn't give a damn if it were 5 inches thick or more.
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#13
craigo
the cinema displays use a super ips panel (just like the highend dell monitors) all panels are not created equal..they cost so much becuse everything about them represents the utmost of quality,design and execution....if i could afford a top-tier panel i would certainly own one and when comparing similar quality panels (dell,apple,sony,nec) the price doesnt differ that much

straight from the asus site: Phys.Dimension(WxHxD): 531x436x248mm
straight from the benq site: 563.8x369.4x191.7 (HxWxD mm)

that said the benq is only slightly thinner and i was qouting the wrong spec on the asus because op states 45mm. oh the confusion
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#14
AddSub
Oh yeah, that's it! I always base my monitor purchases on how thin a display is. Not!

What is this? TechPowerUp or some pansy home decor website?

If someone buys a monitor based on how thin it is, and only based on that, then... well, let's just say, not too smart. Not too smart at all.
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#15
theJesus
AddSub
Oh yeah, that's it! I always base my monitor purchases on how thin a display is. Not!

What is this? TechPowerUp or some pansy home decor website?

If someone buys a monitor based on how thin it is, and only based on that, then... well, let's just say, not too smart. Not too smart at all.
I'm not sure who that was directed at, but don't get me wrong, I wouldn't buy a display only because it didn't have a bevel on the edges. It would also have to be a high-enough quality display to be better than my current CRT. I got my current monitor for $90 shipped (half that was shipping lol it's 80 pounds) so I'm a bit reluctant to pay hundreds of dollars more than that for something that will be comparable, so I'm not upgrading soon anyways.

And also, to counter your argument: Are you going to bash somebody for buying a computer case that looks better then another one, but doesn't have as many drive bays? What if that person needs it to fit in a specific spot, or is using it for an htpc?
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#16
Wile E
Power User
craigo
the spec on the asus states 45mm and on the benq the specs state 24mm

that aside your correct about the stands...i think aluminium like the apple cinema displays would be ideal,but its probably one of the reasons the apples are so bloody pricey
jbunch07
The other being its an Apple.
Darkrealms
x2 on that!
freaksavior
:roll:

apple is expensive for the following

they auto turn on and off, got usb and firewire hub, and has a aluminum body. and its apple.

But i like the asus :)
Only part of the reason Apple Displays are expensive are because of the casing and features.

The other reason is that they actually use top of the line S-IPS panels. The image quality of the Apple Cinema Displays shames ANY Asus on the market. Apple Displays are worth every penny they cost.

Tn-Film panels are shit.

EDIT: Didn't see that craigo beat me to it.
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#17
lemonadesoda
As long as the monitor is thinner than its base/stand... then that's thin enough.

More important factors are quality of picture, engineering build method, gamut, clarity, resolution, pixel density, gray-gray speed, black-white speed, colour calibration, anti-reflection, contrast ratios, power save etc.

More important than thinness of screen is thinness of bezel... so you can stick 2 side by side without gap.

What marketing nonesense by Benq and Asus.

PS. One of the best quality TFTs I own is an old Eizo... which is pretty thick. But what do you see whn you are looking at it? The quality of the picture, or how thin it is?! ROFL :roll:
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