ASUS unveils personal entertainment LCD monitors
Delivering vibrant and vivid images in 24" and 26" for a supreme visual experience
Sydney, Australia, February 6, 2009 - ASUS has announced the release of a new range of widescreen LCD monitors in 24" and 26" that offer brilliant reproduction of colours and boast an HDMI interface.
The VK266H widescreen (16:10 aspect ratio) LCD monitor support 1920x1200 high resolution, Full HD 1080p video playback via an HDMI input, a high 20000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms (gray-to-gray) response time and ASUS' exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology. Splendid utilises a colour engine that analyses the properties of video content being played back and automatically optimises image quality for the best visual results in any usage scenario - for the ultimate personal entertainment experience (users can experience this brilliant technology in all ASUS LCD monitors).
Splendid features five video preset modes (Theater, Game, Scenery, Night View and Standard) and three skin tone selections (Natural, Reddish and Yellowish) to enable users to further fine-tune the monitors to achieve specific results. Theater mode can enhance the contrast and colour saturation of video content to deliver a cinematic experience. Game mode brings up the dark areas of in-game scenes, enabling users to see creatures cloaked in shadow. Scenery mode increases the brightness range, introduces more contrast gradations and selectively tweaks the colour saturation of key elements such as blue skies and green fields for more captivating land and seascapes. Night View mode smartly highlights the details in dark scenes, capturing the elegance of night footage that is crisp and vibrant. These five video preset modes are conveniently selectable via hotkeys, enabling users to instantly effect changes to display settings according to preferences.
In addition to Splendid, the VK266H incorporates a host of advanced image processing technologies that further bolsters its performance. These include Trace Free technology that delivers a 2ms (gray-to-gray) quick response time to eliminate image ghosting; ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology that amplifies the contrast ratio to an astounding 20000:1; Aspect Control technology that enables the playback of 4:3 images without distortion; as well as DCDi technology which improves the image quality.
of fast motion footage through de-interlacing and anti-aliasing. In keeping with ASUS' recent drive to integrate video conferencing features into its monitors, the ASUS VK266H is equipped with a rotatable 2.0 megapixel webcam with Smart EV (Exposure Value) Control technology to enable high quality and convenient real-time video communications under different lighting conditions. Furthermore, the VK266H features a Component video input (YPbPr) and a S/PDIF digital audio output for more multimedia connectivity options. All four monitors are equipped with stereo speakers that are capable of delivering remarkable audio quality for games, movies and music.
The VK246H with integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam and VW246H also offer an HDMI interface, enabling the delivery of multichannel audio and uncompressed digital video through a single cable for Full HD 1080p quality - perfect for high definition movie playback and gaming. Having an HDMI input ensures convenient connectivity with other home entertainment devices such as Blu-ray disc players and gaming consoles.
The VK266H is now available in Australia from selected retail stores and computer resellers. RRP AU$799 inc GST.
The VK246H and VW246H are now available in Australia and New Zealand from selected retail stores and computer resellers. RRP AU$599 and AU$579 respectively (all prices inclusive of GST).
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ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion US dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service. For more information, visit http://www.asus.com.au.