ASUS, a leading provider of high-quality LCD monitors, today introduced the 20-inch, widescreen ASUS PW201, with a built-in 1.3M-pixel webcam and a host of diverse audio/video inputs to deliver unique high-resolution video conferencing right out of the box. Its innovative dual-hinge stand design further enables swivel, tilt, height adjustment and pivot for both vertical and horizontal viewing angles for optimised viewing comfort during different visual applications. The monitor will retail for $1,199.

With a built-in 1.3M-pixel high-resolution webcam and the exclusive LifeFrame software bundle, the PW201 is not just a standard computer display, but an exciting multimedia video conferencing solution as well. Creating photos and video clips, MSN chatting and online gaming is more exciting with the PW201 as an integrated media communication display.

Rich audio/video inputs include DVI-D, composite, component (YPbPr), S-Video, USB 2.0 and 6W RMS speakers and turn the all-new monitor into the ideal visual solution for business and entertainment. Connecting to a digital set-top box, TV tuner, iPod, Xbox, PlayStation, MP3 player, DVD player or a computer is a breeze! Enjoy your favourite TV or DVD programs on a spectacular Color Shine glare-type panel offering wide viewing angles and delivering crystal clear images.

ASUS SPLENDIDD Video Intelligence Technology evaluates each pixel in every frame and adjusts them in smaller regions without affecting the whole picture. Colors, brightness, contrast and sharpness in each region are dynamically optimized according to conditions most favorable to the human eye. It offers five modes (Standard, Scenery, Game, Night View and Theater) and three skin tones (Natural, Reddish and Yellowish) to satisfy the specific needs in various graphics functions. Watching video on an ASUS LCD monitor is now as good as on the best TVs.

Designed with user experience in mind

OnScreen Display and Touch Sensor Buttons are two features aimed to enable quick application activation. Tune image color, brightness and contrast, adjust speaker volume, and select the special SPLENDID modes by using the Touch Sensor Hot Keys and user-friendly on-screen display. No need to interrupt current applications to adjust video quality.

1 Year ZBD (0 bright dot) Pixel Policy

The panels of ASUS LCD monitors are the best in the business. Even if one bright dot is found, users can exchange for a new panel within one year of purchase. This is a demonstration of ASUS confidence in its product quality and dedication to providing unrivaled products.

Specification summary

  • 52 cm (20.11) widescreen (16:10) anti-reflection glare-type LCD panel
  • 1680 x 1050 WSXGA+ high resolution
  • Support both DVI-D and D-SUB inputs
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • 350cd/m2 brightness
  • 8ms (grey to grey) response time
  • Composite, S-Video, component (YPbPr) video inputs
  • Picture-in-picture support
  • 3x USB ports
  • Two built-in 3W RMS stereo speakers and headphone jack
  • Flexible swivel, tilting angles and height adjustment
  • Pivot adjustment for portrait and landscape viewing
  • Support VESA 100 x 100 wall mount
  • KENSINGTON security socket
  • 1 year Zero Bright Dot Pixel Policy
  • 3 year system and panel warranty

Source: ASUS