Now a LCD screen is a LCD screen but if you add a good pair of speakers and a subwoofer does it make it even better or just very clumsy? We got a sample of Asus PG221 LCD screen that we are going to share our thoughts about it tonight. The LCD comes with a subwoofer, yes I said a subwoofer and a nice pair or speakers. It is also 22 inch and seems to have some superb screen features. Enough of my talk lets get into this review already.
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Panel Size:22.0″ Wide Screen
Color Shine Technology:Yes (Anti-Reflection Glare Panel)
True Resolution: WSXGA+ 1680×1050
Contrast Ratio(Max.):2000:1 (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
Viewing Angle (CR?10):170�(H)/160�(V)
Display Colors:16.7 million
Response Time:2ms (Gray to Gray)
LCD ZBD Warranty:Yes
Video Features Trace Free Technology:Yes
SPLENDID� Video Intelligence Tech:Yes
SPLENDID� Video Preset Mode:5 modes
Skin-Tone Selection:3 modes
Color Temperature Selection:5 modes
Webcam (built-in):1.3M Pixel (Rotatable)
Audio Features SRS TruSurround XT�:Yes
Sound Preset Mode:5 modes (by hotkey)
Stereo Speaker (built-in):5W x 2 stereo, RMS
Woofer:15W (ASUS Power Bass System)
Interactive Melody:Yes (Power on/off and key control melodies)
Convenient Hotkey Sound Preset Mode Selection:Yes (5 modes)
SPLENDID� Video Preset Mode Selection:Yes (5 modes)
Light-in-Motion Adjustment: Yes
Input / Output PC Input:DVI-D & D-Sub
PC Audio Input:3.5mm Mini-jack
Video Input:Composite, S-Video, Component(YPbPr)
AV Audio Input:RCA (R+L) x 2
Microphone Jack:3.5mm Mini-jack
Earphone Jack:3.5mm Mini-jack
USB 2.0 Port:3 Ports
Power Consumption Power ON:
Asus has a nice color scheme on their products and this box is no different with the blue and black colors. You can see a picture of the product itself and a Asus logo on the top left. This sample has been at a few places so the box was a bit torn but the LCD was in superb shape which means that the box does its job when it comes to protecting the LCD during shipping.
On the top right several stickers are placed to inform the user of the screens main features, these are easy to remove in case you dont like them. This monitor has a webcam mounted on the top also to make an external webcam obosolete.
They have not revealed alot of when it comes to the webcam. The specifications say “Webcam (built-in):1.3M Pixel (Rotatable)” so you can rotate it and it is 1.3M pixel. We will check this out later in the review.
This LCD is equipped with a SRS Truesound system. I will get more into the speakers also later in this review.
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