ASUS PW201: 20″ Wide LCD Monitor

ASUS PW201

Size: 20.1″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050
Contrast Ratio: 800:1
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 8ms (GTG)
Viewing Angle: 176/176
Input: DVI-D, VGA, Composite, S-Video, Component

ASUS PW201 LCD Monitor

20.1″ LCD monitors are a dime a dozen and you can get one for about $350. So it’s nothing new. But there is something new about the PW201 from Asus. It has a webcam. Second, it has a webcam with 1.3MP. I believe it was Sony that started the whole notion of adding webcams to NBPCs with their TR series. Apple started doing it with their iMac AIOs (all-in-ones). Now Asus has started it with monitors.

The ASUS PW201 uses a VA LCD panel, which gets you a wide viewing angle of 176/176. The black case is glossy (some might like it) but has a rather thick bezel. The stand is very nice looking: the tilting and height adjustment mechanism looks to be fairly sturdy. However, Xbit Labs reports that the stand “is not firm enough and the monitor is wobbling a little even when you touch it but lightly.”

Source: Xbit Labs

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