Asus LCD Monitor Vista Ready

Asustek announced Vista certification for its 22″ MW221U and 20″ MW201U LCD monitors. The Vista certification means that features such as Windows Sidebar are supported and compatible. Both displays support a native resolution of 1680 x 1050, good for the 20″ MW201U, but a tad bit on the low side for the 22″ MW221U since a 23″ LCD monitor would give you quite a bit more at 1920 x 1200.

With Asus’ Trace Free technology, response times are fast at only 2ms. Both LCDs include Asus’ Splendid Video Intelligence technology to improve image quality and color fidelity and sport a HDCP-enabled DVI-D connection, a VGA D-Sub connector. Both have a pair of 1W speakers, and include a cable management system in the base.

I am not sure if Vista certification is that necessary for LCD monitors. In my opinion, as long as the LCD monitor is wide and has at least a 1440 x 900 pixels, it should work quite well with Vista. Of course, a 1920 x 1200 pixel format would be ideal, but that might bring up the entire Vista upgrade cost by quite a bit. A dual 17″ LCD monitor might do well, though I would assume you’d need some type of software application to make the two into a single seamless desktop.

Source: DigiTimes

[tags]Asus, LCD Monitor, 1920 x 1200, Vista, 17″, 1440 x 900, HDCP, 1680 x 1050, 22″, MW221U, 20″, MW201U[/tags]

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