Asus PG221 Woofing Monitor

Asus PG221

By Evan Ackerman

New flavors of the same flavor of LCD monitor get rolled out on a daily basis, but the PG221 22″ widescreen LCD from Asus offers a few new features, most notably a backpack 15 watt subwoofer. It’s also got a pair of 10 watt speakers, and a bevy of other goodies including a rotating 1.3 mp webcam, 3 USB ports, mic and headphone jacks, and VGA and DVI inputs. The control panel on the front has sexy touch sensitive backlit (in 5 different colors!) buttons, and you can select from five preset sound and light modes. Here are the numbers: 1680×1050 native resolution, 2ms response time, 350cd/m² brightness, and 2000:1 contrast. The specs aren’t too shabby, and neither is the design… If only it was affordable. No price yet, but you have to assume it’s not going to be poor geek friendly.

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