ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces the launch of the MX279H and MX239H displays. These 27" and 23" displays feature a frameless design with a 178° wide-view angle Advanced-High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) panel that provides stunning visuals while Bang & Olufsen ICEpower-derived dual 3 W stereo speakers along with ASUS SonicMaster technology provide a soundtrack to match. These simple but elegant displays provide an immersive home theater experience. A simple, elegant, and stylish design The ASUS Designo MX Series displays sport ultra-slim profiles — with the MX239H measuring just 14.5mm at its thinnest point; while the larger MX279H comes in at 17.5 mm – thereby minimizing the desk space required. In addition, the MX Series' edge-to-edge, frameless design has a bezel thickness of only 0.8 mm. This simple but elegant design is further accentuated by a sundial-inspired stand which provides a sturdy base to rest on. The MX Series' design also has garnered accolades at the 2012 Good Design Awards. Vivid, life-like visuals The Designo MX Series displays feature an LED-backlit AH-IPS panel with a 178° wide-view angle that minimizes color shift on both horizontal or vertical planes to ensure quality visuals from almost any viewing position. AH-IPS is the latest in IPS technology – delivering improved color accuracy along with increased energy efficiency. In addition, a 5 ms response time also eliminates ghosting and tracers for more fluid visuals. With the ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) of 80,000,000:1 and 250 cd/m² of brightness, the MX279H delivers life-like visuals by adjusting backlight luminance to achieve the darkest black and the brightest white shades. ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology ensures vivid colors in every situation, with six modes (Standard/ sRGB/ Scenery/ Theater/ Game/ Night) easily activated via a designated sensor touch hotkey. Premium SonicMaster audio These Designo MX Series displays feature ASUS SonicMaster technology – which was co-developed by the ASUS Golden Ear team and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. This ASUS-exclusive audio technology combines advanced hardware and software to refine every acoustic detail in pristine quality to deliver crystal clear, true-to-life surround sound — reproducing richer and more distinct vocals at a wider frequency range and louder volumes. The Designo MX's embedded ICEpower MobileSound 3 chip delivers incredible audio fidelity to ensure quality audio. ASUS SonicMaster technology, together with the built-in dual 3 W stereo speakers, give these displays the capacity to deliver an immersive home theater audio experience. Multimedia Enjoyment The Designo MX Series supports Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolutions and has dual HDMI and D-sub (VGA) input ports to ensure compatibility with a variety of multimedia devices including Blu-ray disc players, game consoles, and digital cameras to enrich users' entertainment experience.