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ASUS PG221 / PG221H

ASUS PG221 / PG221H
alaScore 88

92 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ASUS PG221 / PG221H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 92 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Asus PG221


Weighing in at 23.5 pounds, the PG221 is nearly 10 pounds heavier than most 22-inch displays, thanks in part to a cylindrical 15-watt subwoofer built into the aluminum mounting arm and base mechanism. The 1,680-by-1,050 panel is framed by a glossy...

Good image quality. Lots of multimedia connections. Strong audio output

Expensive. Weak vertical viewing angle. Lacks height adjustment

The ASUS PG221 will appeal to gamers and multimedia enthusiasts who demand smooth motion performance and a better-than-average audio experience. Its lofty price tag will likely scare off users on a budget, though.

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ASUS PG221 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor


We have taken a look at a lot of LCD monitors here at ThinkComputers. While most of them are adequate for all scenarios, none of them have been dubbed as gaming monitors. Well the ASUS PG221 is dubbed as a gaming monitor and we can see why just by...

Color Shine looks amazing, - Touch-sensitive controls, - Multiple inputs (VGA, DVI, S-Video, Video, Component), - Power Bass System (15W sub), - USB and audio connections on the side, - Light-in-Motion effects

No vertical adjustment, - No HDMI

This has to be the best LCD I have reviewed or even used. The thing that I like the most about this display is the Color Shine technology. The picture and colors on this display and simply amazing. You can set this LCD next to another one and it does...

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ASUS PG221 22-inch Wide-Screen


Smaller displays don't need to lack features, and ASUS proves this with their PG221 22-inch wide-screen. It boasts such specs as 2ms GTG, 2000:1 and stellar design. Where its unique though, is with it's large subwoofer. Yes, we said subwoofer! Do the...

Great feature-set ; Games look great overall ; Built-in speakers are top-rate for a built-in solution ; Connectivity is fantastic, component video is sharp

Price ($550USD) ; Games look great, but same can't be said for desktop environment ; Clunky OSD buttons ; Flickering issue on occasion - could be an isolated incident

There are a few other features and gripes about the display that I haven't touched on, so I will do so now. First off is the fact that as with most of ASUS' gaming products, the PG221 plays a cool melody when the monitor is turned on and off... each...


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Asus PG221 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor


Whether you're a hardcore power user or a casual tinkerer who knows just enough to get into trouble, Asus is a company that you're no doubt familiar with. The company is held in high regard in the PC enthusiast community thanks in no small part to...

Great Image Quality ; Fast Response Time ; Zero Bright Dot Warranty ; Good Looking ; Excellent integrated speakers ; Wide Array of Inputs

Relatively Expensive ; Analog 4-in-1 cable ; Minimal Physical Adjustment ; Lighted Color Bar

Performance Summary: In general, we found the Asus PG221 to be a solid display. Image quality was very good overall and there were no dead or stuck pixels on the screen. We should note, however, that even if there were problem pixels, Asus' ZBD (Zero...

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Asus PG221 LCD Monitor


The Asus PG221 delivers above-average gaming performance, thanks to its 2-millisecond response rate, and the best sound we've heard from monitor-integrated speakers.

Excellent performance; great design; solid build; amazing speakers

Some distortion when connected via analog; a bit pricey; confusing onscreen controls

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Asus PG221 LCD Screen


Introduction 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...

Touch menu ; Subwoofer ; Great speakers ; Awesome color and display ; Nice looking

Price ; Lack of sellers

I am quite satisfied with this monitor, it brings out some new features that I would like to see integrated on more monitors on the market. Why should you have to carry a webcam and a speaker system around when the technology is so good that you can...

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Works good, has HDMI & VGA


Good 19 inch wide screen. Bought two, worked good out of the box. Comes with cables


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Wow pretty much sums everything up here: beautiful picture from any angle, great refresh rate, plug and play and is immediately recognized as being what it is rather than a generic PnP Monitor. That may be because I have an Asus MoBo tho x-P


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Nice Monitor


LED Backlight, 10,000,000 :1 Contrast, DVI, 3 year warranty

WOW… the Asus support is absolutely horrible, no drivers on their website and no driver CD in the box, poor sound

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Excellent Monitor


Chuck Norris nods silently in approval of this monitor

The color and detail with this monitor is simply astounding, with everything I do the clarity has increased

Don't think it is the monitor but sometimes letters can be blurry and hard to see, but it is only for a couple of things

Product Specifications

With built-in 2.1-channel speakers, the PG221H allows you to fully experience powerful sound effects. The PG221H adopts the SRS TruSurround XT technology supporting 6.1-channel stereo surround sound and bring enhanced listening pleasure. You can easily experience the surround-sound effects and superb excitement during games and movies via the SRS hotkey. The PG221H has a built-in 1.3-megapixel rotatable webcam and earphone/microphone jacks to provide real-time online communications during game play or instant messenger. The PG221H comes with a 22" 16:10 wide screen that is best suited for viewing movies and matching human eyes for viewing comfort; and incorporates with exclusive technologies to bring you ultimate visual experiences.

Audio Output

Type:Speakers with subwoofer

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:22in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.282mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:350cd/m2
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:160/180
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:2ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS


Color:Black / Silver
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST / RoHS / UL / VCCI / WEEE / WHQL/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST-R / ISO 13406-2 / PSB / RoHS / UL / VCCI / WEEE / WHQL
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No