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The Asus MK221H is a mid-range LCD monitor designed to be a more consumer friendly, HD capable, universal PC monitor.

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Pros

affordable price

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built in 1.3MP camera

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720p capable resolution

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HDMI input

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fast 2ms response time

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Cons

difficult to find online

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not 1080p capable

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cheap plastic stand

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Asus is not known as a quality monitor manufacturer

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TN panel - cheap and fast at the expense of colour quality and viewing angles

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The Asus MK221H is a mid-range LCD monitor designed to be a more consumer friendly, HD capable, universal PC monitor. The MK221H is the cheapest of two released Asus models (Asus MK221H and Asus MK241H). For increased connection the MK221H includes a DVI-D/D-sub, VGA, and HDMI 1.1 (with DHCP) hookups. The 22" MK221H has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 with a 5000:1 contrast ratio. For additional media functionality the MK221h also includes a built in rotatable 1.3 megapixel webcam. The special HDMI input provides both audio and video support for a plethora of HD devices including but not limited to blu-ray players, HD DVD players, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 etc. The monitor has ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) technology installed; meaning the device will automatically adjust screen brightness, and black levels to provide the best colors possible while watching or interacting with media. The specific specifications include a 2ms response time; a 300nits brightness, 0.282mm pixel pitch, and a wide viewing angle of 170°. The Asus MK221H was released on September 29, 2008 and has an MSRP of $249.99.

Features
  • 1680 x 1050 resolution, 16:10 wide aspect ratio
  • 22" size
  • Wide 170° viewing angle
  • 2ms response time
  • ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) technology
  • 5000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 300nits brightness
  • Certified for Windows Vista
  • Built in rotatable 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Video inputs include D-Sub and DVI-D, HDMI 1.1, VGA, and a 3.5mm standard audio jack
  • 0.282mm pixel pitch
  • Release Date: 09/29/2008
  • MSRP $249.99
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