The PG221 22-inch gaming monitor from Asus was announced earlier today and it has some rather interesting features that set it apart from your average 22-inch LCD display. It has a resolution of 1,680x1,050 which is pretty much the norm for a display this size and Asus has coated it with a reflective coating. This is not to everyone's liking, but it is great for high contrast stuff like games and video.
But it's the rest of the specifications that makes this display interesting, it has a built in pair of 5W speakers and a small 15W subwoofer hanging off the stand. This isn't the first time we've seen this from Asus, but it keeps things neat and tidy if you don't have a lot of desk space for a set of speakers.
The features don't stop here though, as Asus has made sure that this display will work with more than just a computer, as it had an HDCP compliant DVI connector, D-Sub, component, composite and S-Video inputs, as well as two sets of RCA audio inputs. This means that you can hook up your games console to it, or a DVD player or just about anything else that's compatible with one of the input options.
The PG211 also has a built in USB hub with three USB 2.0 ports located on the left side. Finally it has a 1.3Mega pixel web camera built in and you can tilt this to make it face the right way. Although it might not appeal to everyone, the PG211 features touch sensitive controls and the colour of the front panel can be changed.
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