ASUS VW266H Monitor Review
Recently we had the Designo from Asus across our test bench and found that it was one of the better TN panels we've come across, but let down hugely by one of the stupidest stands we've ever seen. It definitely was a case of form over function.
Of course to have such a cool panel did mean we were eager to convince Asus to let us have something based upon their excellent (for a TN) panel, but with a more usable design.
They were, as always, only too happy to help and so we found ourselves in possession of a behemoth of a thing, the Asus VW266H.
Thankfully this is much more of a standard design monitor, as we will see on the next page, and so hopefully it will combine the ergonomic importance of a monitor, with the quality we saw from the Designo.
Most Asus monitors have a fairly standard set of specifications. In a similar way to how the BIOS of all Asus motherboards are nearly identical with just a few tweaks here and there, such it is with their monitor range.
This might of course be taken as a sign of lazy design. Re-badging the same old thing all the time. Whereas actually it makes a lot of sense. By utilising similar design elements across the range it ensures that those of us who struggle to afford a high-end model to not feel like we've been diddled on the feature set, and yet it also allows Asus to keep costs down and so we actually stand a better chance of affording a higher end model.
|TFT-LCD Panel||Panel Size: 25.5“ Wide Screen |
True Resolution: 1920X1200
Pixel Pitch: 0.287mm
Brightness(Max): 300 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 20000 :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)
|Audio Features||Stereo Speakers 3Wx2 stereo RMS |
|Convenient Hotkey||SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection|
|Input / Output||PC Input: DVI-D/D-Sub|
PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-jack
Video Input: Component(YPbPr)/HDMI
AV Audio Input: HDMI
Audio Output: SPDIF
Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-jack
Let's go and have a look at the monitor itself.