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The Asus VH196 is a 19" widescreen LCD monitor from Asus' 2009 series of environmentally friendly monitors.

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Pros

"Splendid" video detection technology automatically adjusts color, brightness and contrast settings based on detected content

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longer than average warranty period - 3 years

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cable management system built into the stand reduces desk clutter

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includes all required cables in the box - VGA, DVI and 1/8" mini stereo

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automatic backlight adjustment can reduce energy consumption by 20%

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Cons

bundled instruction manual is of limited use with little online documentation

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built-in speakers lack bass response - not suitable for serious movie watching or gaming

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not truly HD compliant - users must lower the resolution to achieve 720p compliance

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The Asus VH196 is a 19" widescreen LCD monitor from Asus' 2009 series of environmentally friendly monitors.  The monitor features a 1440 x 900 resolution, 5ms response time, and a 5000:1 contrast ratio with ASCR technology which automatically adjusts the backlight luminance to the optimal level.  It utilizes only two lamps making it 20% more energy efficient than other monitors and has a color-shine panel to reduce glare and provide vibrant images.  The VH196 offers aspect control technology for 4:3 or full screen display as well as Splendid Video Intelligence technology which automatically optimizes the image quality depending on the type of media.  It includes built-in hidden 1-watt stereo speakers and a DVI input with HDCP support.  The monitor comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 19" Widescreen LCD
  • 1440x900 Resolution
  • 300 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 5000:1 Contrast Ratio with ASCR
  • 5ms Response Time
  • 1Wx2 Stereo Speakers
  • 25-degree tilting angle
  • Energy efficient
  • Aspect control technology
  • Splendid Video Intelligence technology
  • Color-Shine glare-type panel
  • DVI input with HDCP support
  • 3 year limited warranty
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