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ASUS VW161 / VW171 / VW191 / VW221

ASUS VW161 / VW171 / VW191 / VW221
alaScore 85

92 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of ASUS VW161 / VW171 / VW191 / VW221. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ASUS VW161 / VW171 / VW191 / VW221 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: ASUS 19" WIDE SCREEN MONITOR VW191sASUS 19" WIDE SCREEN MONITOR VW191s

Jun, 2018

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Still works


I've always like ASUS products. They seem to last much longer than most other brands.

Bought this in May 2009. I use it on my tech bench. Still going strong after all these years


Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Bang for the buck = A+


Needed a no-fuss SMALL display for working with some normally "headless" servers. This thing is PERFECT! Small, light, portable, and very easy to look at. Great that such a small display even includes VESA mounting compatibility, making it perfect for...

Small size, sharpness, PRICE! Bought this with recent PROMO code and free shipping. No wonder it's now sold out. What a deal! I should have bought two. My Ubuntu 8.04 system with onboard nVidia display adapter had no trouble with the pixel dimensions

Make sure your display adapter and driver support screen dimensions 1360 or 1366 x 768. Not all of them do, particularly older ones. Mine seems to like 1360 x 768 and it looks better with the monitor set to the same thing via the menu. I think it...

May, 2009

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great buy


veryhas shipping on all my producks that i have ordered from newegg they r here with in 2 days after i order them :)

looks great for a 15 inch moniotor and if you got a vga huck up great price as well that i got it for as well...easy set up computer seen it with no problems what so ever.....thanks newegg


May, 2009

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I'm trying to jimmy-rig a portable screen for my xbox. This is a little wider than the xbox, but the same height, so I think it will work out perfect.

Small and lightweight, nice picture

viewing angle could be better

May, 2009

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It is a cheap 15 inch wide screen LCD. Works Great. Using this for a LANBOX Project monitor because it is small, light, and uses less power. If not for the sale I probaly would have bought a different model but who can pass up $20 off and free shipping?

It is cheap, Bright, Decent response time, Light, no dead/frozen pixels and easy to use. Great bang for your buck if you dont mind a smaller monitor

It is a little small so for those gamers out there that are thinking of picking this up to play WoW or up a bit more and buy bigger and you wont be sorry

May, 2009

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Nice price with discounts for LCD


Purchased 2 to replace wife's CRT and Vizio TV. Vizio consumes 125W so this will save me big time since I use computer more than I watch TV. WOW won't be the same on the smaller screen.

Small, light, functional, clean crisp display, lowest price LCD with discounts ; 15w energy consumption much better than CRT and my Vizio 32" TV I have been using

I can only set resolution up to 1360x768. 1366x768 is selectable from the monitors menu ; just stretches 1360x768. Not major

May, 2009

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@ other review


To the other reviewer that said the site only lists a D-Sub connection but shows VGA ; D-Sub is VGA. There is nothing wrong with the information provided


May, 2009

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ASUS VW161D Black 15.6" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 2000:1


Analog RGB = VGA. same thing.

8ms is ok for gaming, if you have not used a 2ms monitor before you will never notice any ghosting, even having used 2ms displays the average, even the above average, user will not notice

seems a little outdated. Low price for a decent quality monitor, but small screen size, no HDMI, and only tilt adjustments (for a monitor this size height should be included imho)

May, 2009

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For the price it's NOT BAD! Keep in mind your PC may not support it's native resolution resulting in a poor experience. Newer PC's or upgraded video cards should have no issues. PC's test were Dell Vostro's with Intel GMA950 (GMA950 on Mac works...

PRICE, PRICE, PRICE! So you can't go wrong with it at the regular price and today they dropped it another 20 so it's GOOD. It has a bright screen and the 4 we used before were all good (no dead bits, all worked). There are some caveats with it though,...

No speakers, yea they would be garbage but with speakers and an external tuner you'd have a sub $100 HDTV (sale price). Aspect ratio is 16:9, Not 16:10. Most integrated graphics cards produced/designed before 2006 will not support it and run it 768...

May, 2009

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input is VGA, not RGB


The picture shows a VGA connection, but the specs say analog RGB compatibility and D-Sub. Something is not correct here.

price, size may be perfect for some applications


May, 2009

Product Specifications

1680 x 1050 high resolution and wide viewing angle make the LCD monitor perfect for viewing high-quality DVD images. 16.7 million display colors deliver rich and colorful images to surprise your eyes. Provides the high contrast ratio of 5000:1, which can dynamically adjust contrast between black and white to provide sharper and brighter images - especially during games and movies. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology fine tunes the color, brightness, contrast and sharpness of images in different video applications and offers 5 preset video modes selection via hotkey and 3 skin tone options, providing video quality comparable to the best TVs.

Audio Output



Certification:CB, CE, FCC, CCC, CSA, VCCI, PSB, BSMI, Gost-R, RoHS, C-Tick, WEEE, WHQL / ISO13406-II, TCO03, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, RoHS / ISO13406-II,TCO03, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, RoHS / TCO03, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, MIC, ISO13406-2, RoHS / UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, RoHS, WEEE
Compliance industry standards:UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, RoHS, WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Market positioning:Home & Office

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):1200:1 / 2000:1 / 5000:1 / 600:1 / 700:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 80
Digital vertical frequency:60 - 75
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 330
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17.1 / 19 / 21.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 82
Horizontal scan range:30 - 82
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992 / 0.0109 x 0.0109 / 0.0112 x 0.0112 / 0.285
Response Time:5 / 8
Vertical scan range:56 - 76
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 90
Viewing angle, vertical:150 / 160 / 65

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.6in/21.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm/54.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.252mm/0.277mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Max H-View Angle:170/90
Image Max V-View Angle:160/65
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1366 x 768/1680 x 1050
Response Time:5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):2
Power consumption (PowerSave):2
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):35 / 50 / 55

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
LED Indicators:Stand-by
Stand-by LED: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20 / -5 - 25 / 20 - -5
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20 / -5 - 25 / 20 - -5
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 75 x 75


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / CSA / FCC / GOST-R / PSB / RoHS / VCCI / WEEE / WHQL/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST-R / ISO 13406-2 / PSB / RoHS / TCO '03 / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC / GOST-R / PSB / RoHS / UL / VCCI / WEEE / WHQL
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
RMS rated power:2 / 4
TV tuner integrated: No


Type: None

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 12.7 x 5.2 / 20.9 x 5.51 x 19.2 / 23.2 x 5.51 x 17.9

Packaging Content

Cables included:VGA
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.51
Package height:19.2
Package weight:12.1 / 15.7 / 8.38
Package width:20.9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


Power consumption (off):2
Power consumption (PowerSave):2
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):35 / 50 / 55

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 8.27
Height:13.4 / 14.6 / 15.9 / 7.48
Package depth:5.51
Package height:19.2
Package weight:12.1 / 15.7 / 8.38
Package width:20.9
Weight:11.2 / 5.95 / 7.28 / 9.26
Width:14.8 / 16.1 / 18 / 20.2