ASUS MS236H Monitor Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Monitors have come a long way in recent times. For people of a certain age, and so that includes me, the thought of a monitor supporting VGA seemed to be very up-market indeed. Quickly a 14" monitor was replaced by the behemoths that were 1600x1200 CRTs, taking up swathes of desk-space, power, and weighing the best part of a ton.
The main problem with CRTs was the refresh rate issue. Although a lot of people didn't notice I always found a 60hz refresh rate gave me a monster headache, and I'm sure I'm not alone.
LCDs very quickly appeared on the market at incredibly high prices for even the tiniest monitor, so for a long while the choice for anyone needing a new display was either to buy a big, cumbersome, high resolution CRT. Or to spend much more on on a very small LCD that wasn't much use for gaming because technology hadn't caught up.
Now of course that's a distant memory. TN panels are so cheap, and LCD monitors so prevalent, that not owning a widescreen monitor around 22" is almost unheard of. So affordable are they that owning a couple is within the means of most, and both ATI and nVidia have based their latest technologies about you having three.
As the actual "wonder" of having a flat panel is so diluted as to be meaningless, manufacturers have taken to using those little details to steer you towards them.
ASUS MS236H Technical Specifications
ASUS have gone down the design road for their MS236H, and we'll take a close look and how this works on the next few pages. For now though we'll grab the technical specifications from the ASUS website.
|Panel Size: 23“ Wide Screen |
Color Staturation 72%(NTSC)
True Resolution: 1920X1080
Pixel Pitch: 0.265mm
Brightness(Max): 250 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 50000 :1 (ASCR)
Display Color: 16.7M
Viewing Angle (CR≧10): 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time: 2 ms (Gray-to-Gray)
|Video Features||Trace Free Technology|
SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes)
Skin-Tone Selection (3 mode)
Color Temperature Selection(5 modes)
|Convenient Hotkey||SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection|
|Input / Output||PC Input: HDMI/D-Sub|
Video Input: HDMI 1.3
AV Audio Input: HDMI 1.3
Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-jack (for HDMI only)
|Signal Frequency||Analog Signal Frequency: 30~85 KHz(H)/ 55~75 Hz(V) |
Digital Signal Frequency: 30~85 KHz(H)/ 55~75 Hz(V)
|Power Consumption||Power Consumption < 33 W |
Power Saving Mode < 1 W
|Mechanical Design||Chassis Colors: Black/White|
|Dimension (WxHxD mm)||Phys.Dimension(WxHxD): 566.2x406.8x150.9mm|
Box Dimension(WxHxD): 640x510x145mm
|Weight||Net Weight (Esti.): 3.9 kg |
Gross Weight (Esti.): 6.2 kg
Quick start guide
Not much there of outstanding note. The specifications are round about what we'd expect for a TN panel.