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Asus PW201

Asus PW201
alaScore 89

121 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Asus PW201. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price, and there are some mixed reviews about the size and usability.

design, reliability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Asus PW201 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 121 reviews)

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ASUS PW201 TFT-LCD Monitor

 

Widescreen monitors are slowly becoming the preferred choice, as larger resolutions and bigger aspect ratios of 16:9 or 16:10 provide a wider work area. Suitable for office, where one can view two document windows simultaneously, to watching...

Overall, the Asus PW201 is a mixed bag. It's image display and colour quality are among the best we have ever seen or tested. It offers a huge amount of connectivity options with a webcam and speakers truly making it a jack of all trades. However ...

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Asus PW201

 

The entertainment-oriented Asus PW201 offers superior image quality and an impressive collection of video connections, but it costs more than competing 20-inch wide-screen LCDs and includes a Webcam that suffers from buggy software.

Excellent overall image quality, from text to photos to video; wide array of video connections, including component; fast 8-millisecond pixel-response rate; stable base.

Webcam comes with bad driver and buggy software; priced higher than competing 20-inch wide-screen LCDs.

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Asus PW201

 

Asus's PW201 is well suited for use at work and play. It provides the usual business amenities and adds several entertainment features--even a built-in Webcam. Moreover, it excels at both text and graphics, showing no real weakness on any of PC World's...

Good performance, smooth adjustments Low price

Limited support hours

All in all, the Asus PW201 is a fine choice for work, play, or both

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ASUS LS201 20" LCD Monitor

 

Earlier this year we stumbled upon a widely circulated You Tube video (at least in tech circles), in which a man is seen ruthlessly abusing a poor LCD monitor. The protagonist starts by letting a child draw on the screen with a black permanent marker....

Good Response Time ; Solidly Built ; Wall-mountable Stand ; Splendid Video Presets ; Crossbow-proof

Heavy, Wobbly Screen ; Glare and Reflection Issues

The ASUS LS201 is certainly a peculiar product. It uses a standard aspect ratio, which is a rarity these days. It features a neat, if not odd, non-detachable stand with built-in LED ambient lighting that can be wall and VESA mounted. The screen is...

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ASUS PW201 20-Inch LCD Monitor Review and Prices

 

The ASUS PW201 is a 20-inch widescreen LCD display that offers a bundle of attractive features, including speakers and a built-in high-resolution webcam. If you are looking to replace your factory monitor and also want to add these peripherals, the...

Excellent image quality, multiple adjustment and input options, includes a built-in webcam and speakers

Expensive if you don't need the extras, screen is particularly subject to glare in an office setting, USB location is easy to reach but causes unattractive cable clutter

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ASUS PW201 20" LCD

 

If you are in the market for a modestly sized widescreen computer monitor, then ASUS has you covered. It's hard to denote the PW201 as a "computer" monitor though, as it's fully capable of handling your game consoles and cable TV. The functionality...

Superb image quality ; Great monitor styling ; Splendid color modes well done ; Supports many input devices ; 3 USB ports + Webcam

Parts of the design is clunky ; Monitor is pricy compared to competition, but does include additional features ; High-definition input wasn't very "high-definition

To get the full benefit of the monitor, you will have a slew of cables to plug in. First, I connected the DVI-D cable, and then the power. That gives just the PC screen up to this point. I then connected the Firewire from the Monitor to the USB on the...

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ASUS PW201 Wide-screen LCD Monitor

 

Not just your ordinary LCD monitor, the ASUS PW201 is all ready to please, especially if you demand more than just a visual panel.

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Expert Review

 

If you're after a stylish monitor for your home, the LS201 is ideal. Its glass screen makes it an ideal product if you have kids around, as it means the screen won't be damaged by inadvertent pokes. Our tests indicate that it's a good monitor for...

Glass screen; Good photo reproduction; No noticeable blurring

Noticeable image noise in dark colours; Struggled to reproduce dark grey colours in DisplayMate

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ASUS LS201

 

The biggest selling point of ASUS LS201 20in LCD monitor is its glass panel. It protects the screen beneath it with a scratch-proof layer that can sup...

Glass screen; Good photo reproduction; No noticeable blurring

Noticeable image noise in dark colours; Struggled to reproduce dark grey colours in DisplayMate

If you're after a stylish monitor for your home, the LS201 is ideal. Its glass screen makes it an ideal product if you have kids around, as it means the screen won't be damaged by inadvertent pokes. Our tests indicate that it's a good monitor for...

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Asus PW201

 

Snazzy styling, great build quality and more features than you can shake a DVI cable at. It's all academic, frankly, if a monitor sports a poor LCD panel. So it goes, sadly, for this striking Asus 20-inch widescreen display

Light and compact, Best integrated graphics we've seen, Great value for money, Great styling, Good build quality, Loads of features

Screen reflection in bright light, Shocking LCD panel

While it's packed full of juicy features, the colour and picture quality is appalling

Product Specifications

With the 1.3M-pixel, high-resolution webcam built in, the PW201 is not just a display, but a right-out-of-the-box video conferencing solution as well. Rich video input and USB 2.0 support turn the all-new monitor into the ideal visual solution for business and entertainment. With the built-in camera, exclusive LifeFrame software bundle and a little creativity, the PW201 is a perfect tool for capturing fun images for video Blogs and live chats. Need to research on the Internet, but a championship game is about to start on TV? The PW201 offers PIP function and has the capability to display images of two different signals at the same time. The 20", 16: 10 widescreen PW201 comes equipped with high-quality 2 stereo speakers built in to provide an enjoyable audio and video experience right out of the box for those who take pride in their entertainment system. Supporting composite A/V input, S-video input, Component Input, DVI-input and D-sub-input, the PW201 is interoperable with game consoles, digital cameras, video recorders, DVD players and STBs. The earphone jack and the USB ports located on the side complete this advanced display solution. The PW201 was created with viewing comfort in mind, and that includes the overall product appearance as well. The pivot aluminum neck stylishly contrasts the monitor's frame, but most importantly, it enables easy adjustment of viewing angles (landscape and portrait), tilt angles and height most suitable for different sitting positions.

Audio Output

Type:None/Speaker(s)

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in/11in
Height:17.3in/19.5in
Weight:15.4lbs/21.4lbs
Width:18in/22in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20.1in/20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm/51.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.258mm/0.291mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2/350cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170/176
Image Max V-View Angle:160/176
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1400 x 1050/1680 x 1050
Response Time:5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:LS201/PW201
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device

Type:Camera/None

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No
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