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Asus PW201

Asus PW201
alaScore 89

102 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Asus PW201. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good opinions, whereas the size and usability get mixed reviews. Many are less positive about the price.

design, reliability


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

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Expert review by : Matt Elliott (

Asus PW201 review


There's a reason I never bought a combo cell phone/MP3 player. It's the same reason I never bought a TV with a built-in VCR: I didn't want to own a TV in five years that also included a broken or outdated VCR. I don't need my cell phone to play music,...

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.

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.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (

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

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Michael Lin (

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...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

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

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Rob Williams (

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (

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.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (



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...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (



ASUS' PW201 is a great looking widescreen monitor. Its image quality is excellent, with only minor noise aberrations detracting from the otherwise cri...

Great image quality, Portrait view, Stylish design

Some minor noise problems, Webcam buggy, Speakers make it a little large

The ASUS PW201 is a great entertainment display for both video games and movies, although the webcam is buggy.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Asus PW201 review


Glossy but ghastly

Great styling ; Good build quality ; Loads of features

Shocking LCD panel

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

Apr, 2007

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


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: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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device



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


Type: None

Video Input

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

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