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ASUS VW266H 25.5-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black

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  • 25.5-Inch Wide (16:10)
  • 2 ms (GTG) Response Time
  • HDMI/24-Pin DVI-D/15-Pin D-Sub/Component/SPDIF Audio Out
  • 3W x 2 stereo, RMS
  • 20000:1 Smart Contrast Ratio
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Product Description

Product Description

High end gaming, Full HD, HDMI, Component Input, SPDIF out, 2ms and 3Wx2 Build in Speaker

The VW266H features a 25.5-inch 1920x1200 LCD screen that supersedes Full HD 1080p resolution. Its extra large resolution and ASUS Trace Free 2ms response time makes it ideal for immersing yourself in the latest games with the sharpest details and clarity, even for fast motion action video playback.

With a wide array of inputs such as HDMI, Component Video, DVI-D, and built-in stereo speakers, you can attach your gaming consoles, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or PC for instant High Definition enjoyment.

Features such as ASUS' exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology, ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology, and Aspect Control, optimize your visual experience for all user-scenarios, environments and inputs.

ASUS VW266H LCD monitor presents you with stunning High Definition visual quality with exceptional features. Give your eyes a treat today with the ASUS VW266H!

VW266H - a true gamer's monitor

Key Features

  • 25.5-inch 1920x1200 widescreen with 2ms quick response time
  • HDMI/DVI-D/Component/VGA inputs accept a wide variety of HD media sources
  • PC audio input with S/PDIF output and built-in 2x3W speakers for instant multimedia gratification
  • ASUS Trace Free 2ms Technology for seamless motion graphics
  • DCDi (Directional Correlation De-interlacing) Technology up-scales and enhances low-resolution input
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology optimizes images and video with 5 preset modes and 3 skin-tone presets
  • 20,000:1 contrast ratio with ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Technology (ASCR)

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High Definition Gaming, Cinematics, and Better Productivity

2ms Trace Free Technology
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ASUS VW266H features a 25.5-inch 16:10 widescreen display with an 1920x1200 resolution that enables 1080p Full HD playback and beyond. The extra large resolution makes working with large documents and spreadsheet easy and convenient.

The VW266H also comes with the ASUS Trace Free 2ms (grey-to-grey) response time that lets you get into fast paced games and action movies without blur. With Trace Free, you will have the most fluid and razor-sharp motion graphics.

The ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Technology (ASCR) also boosts the contrast ratio to a dynamic 20,000:1 for even deeper dark tones and brighter light tones. With ASCR, you can enjoy enhanced image intensity with precision and clarity for an even more engaging experience with movies, games, and imaging.

Plug-and... Rock on!

Ready for just about anything
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VH266H offers a wide variety of input options. It offers HDMI, DVI-D, VGA (15-pin), Component (YPbPr) input, PC audio input, S/PDIF audio output and earphone jack all in one monitor. With its versatility, it is ready to be the ultimate entertainment monitor for DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles, and more. HDMI input ready, VW266H provides life-like images so you can enjoy stunning details and High Definition clarity. With the simplicity of HDMI and convenience of VW266H’s built-in stereo speakers, it’s as easy as plug-and-play for instant multimedia gratification.

Also onboard is a digital SPDIF audio output to connect to your home audio system for a complete desktop entertainment experience.

The ASUS VW266H is a versatile High Definition display ready to handle virtually all of your multimedia needs.

Delivers Vibrant Images with Exceptional Features

Intelligent Up-Scaling for the Best in Sharpness and Display Quality
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The VW266H is loaded with various image enhancing features to bring out the best from every video source.

  • DCDi Technology improves the quality of low-resolution video by de-interlacing the images and eliminating jagged edges along diagonal lines. This technology is often used in high-end LCD and plasma TV sets. The ASUS VK266H and VW266H LCD monitors both incorporate DCDi technology to enable razor-sharp display and superb clarity.

  • Aspect Control function allows users to select a preferred display mode between Full and 4:3 modes for true-to-life gaming or movie watching without any quality degredation or image distortion.

  • Intelligent Image Enhancement with ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology

    Intelligent Image Enhancement with ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
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    ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adopts a color engine to detect activation and usage of video applications. It will then automatically optimize image quality with intelligent color, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections for the best visual results.

    The Splendid offers 5 video modes designed for scenery, theater, gaming, night view, and standard images scenarios.

    Splendid also provides 3 skin tones of yellowish, natural and reddish to produce realistic visuals of the human objects in your videos.

    You can see optimized images on screen and select between the five modes via a hotkey quickly at your will.

    Sleek and User-friendly Design for Modern Décor and Ease-of-Use

    Sleek and User-friendly Design for Modern Sophistication
  • ASUS designed glossy piano-black frame design creates a classy look for the VW266H.
  • Built-in stereo speakers enable audio enjoyment together with true-to-life HD visual.
  • Convenient key controls for easy set-up in the multi-language OSD.
  • Cable manager helps you to manage tangling cables and wires and put them out of sight.
  • VESA Wall Mount compatible (100 x 100 mm), helps you minimize its footprint and fit into your home or office décor.
  • 25° (forward 5°, backwards 20°) Tilting Angle for a more ergonomic and comfortable viewing experience.
  • KENSINGTON security lock for security in public environment.

  • ASUS Innovation and Quality

    ASUS - the Leader in Innovation ASUS, maker of the world’s bestselling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading company in the new digital era, with a broad product portfolio that also includes notebooks, netbooks, multimedia, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices.

    Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC.


    ASUS 3 Years LCD Monitor Warranty + 3 Years Panel Warranty

    ASUS VW266H's come with ASUS 3 years LCD monitor warranty for its casing and panel. Accessories and cables come with 1 year warranty.
    Within 3 years, if more than 3 bright dots and/or 5 dark dots are found, ASUS will replace the panel under the warranty.
    A bright dot is a white defective dot that is over 1/2 of the whole sub-pixel under BLACK pattern.
    A dark dot is a black defective dot that is over 1/2 of the whole sub-pixel under any pattern.
    Please visit for more details on ASUS LCD monitor warranty policy.

    What's in the Box

  • ASUS VW266H LCD Monitor
  • DVI Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Information Cards

  • Specifications

  • Panel Size: 25.5-inch Wide Screen
  • True Resolution: 1920x1200 (16:10)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.287mm
  • Brightness(Max): 300 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio (Max): 20000:1 (ASCR)
  • Display Color: 16.7M
  • Viewing Angle (CR>=10): 170°(H)/160°(V)
  • Response Time: 2 ms
  • Video Features: Trace Free Technology, SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology, SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes), Skin-Tone Selection (3 mode), HDCP support, Color Temperature Selection (5 modes)
  • Audio Features: Stereo Speakers 3Wx2 stereo RMS
  • Convenient Hotkey: SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection, Auto. Adjustment, Brightness Adjustment, Volume Adjustment
  • AV Video Input: : HDMI
  • Video Input: : Component (YPbPr) / HDMI
  • Audio Output: : SPDIF (through 3.5mm Mini-jack)
  • PC Video Input: : DVI-D/D-Sub
  • PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-jack
  • Analog Signal Frequency: 28~83kHz(H)/ 50~85 Hz(V)
  • Digital Signal Frequency: 28 ~ 83KHz(H)/50 ~ 85 Hz(V)
  • Power Consumption: Power Consumption < 60 W, Power Saving Mode < 2 W
  • Chassis Colors: Black
  • Tilt: +20°~ -5°
  • VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
  • Security: Kensington lock
  • Phys.Dimension (WxHxD): 23.6 x 18.19 x 9.06 inches
  • Net Weight (estimated): 17.42 lbs
  • Regulation Approval: UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, PSB, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, WHQL

  • All specifications are subject to change without notice.
    Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.

    Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
    Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

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    Product Information

    Technical Details

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    Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
    Screen Size 25.5 inches
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
    Brand Name Asus
    Item model number VW266H
    Hardware Platform PC
    Item Weight 17.4 pounds
    Product Dimensions 27 x 20.2 x 8 inches
    Color Black

    Additional Information

    Customer Reviews
    4.2 out of 5 stars 142 customer reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #27,578 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
    #1,999 in Computers & Accessories > Monitors
    Shipping Weight 22.7 pounds
    Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Date First Available January 17, 2009

    Warranty & Support Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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    By J. Raymond on December 7, 2009
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    I have owned this monitor for six months now and it has been one of my best purchases in years. I wanted a some what large monitor to use on my glass computer desk which consist of my PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and an original Xbox. First, this awesome thing is full 1080P (1920X1080P) via HDMI, DVI, VGA and even component! it's also widescreen 16X10 and not 16X9, confused? it looks a bit taller and larger than other monitors of the same screen size (25.5).
    All 16X9 material like PS3 and Xbox 360 games are upcoverted to 16X10 meaning your gaming world will look just a bit more skinny and taller, this makes the games look awesome though, I have switch to 16X9 mode a couple of times (you get slight 1 inch thick black bars on the top and bottom) but original 16X9 looks weird to me now, characters look fat etc similiar to when a full screen picture is stretch to fill a widescreen display. You will love gaming on 16X10 trust me it looks wonders without any loss of picture quality. I have my PC on VGA, my 360 on HDMI, my PS3 on DVI (via hdmi to dvi) and my original xbox on component running in 480p (note that this component input is capable of full 1080p though) I noticed that 480p on this monitor looks so much better than my old Sony 32 inch HDTV, games like halo 2 and ghost recon look like 720p games! I recommend to not use the build in speakers though (who does?) buy yourself some nice PC speakers and just use the audio out jack from the monitor and your set.
    The 2ms response time is brilliant on first person shooters with no ghosting at all(ghosting is what makes the screen blurry when turning or slowly moving in games). The bluish tint was there with factory settings so take a few minutes to adjust the brightness and saturation, or use these:
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    This is an excellent monitor for the price. At 25.5 inches diagonal, this is a huge screen (by the standards of PC monitors). The pixel size is slightly larger than my old 1680x1050 21 inch monitor, so I get more pixels without having to squint at the screen-- in fact the VW266H is slightly easier to view.

    The only two downsides to this monitor are the stand and built-in speakers.

    The stand only allows the monitor to be tilted up and down; no other adjustment is possible. Given that an Ergotron mount with full adjustment (and the ability to rotate the monitor to "portrait" orientation; this monitor can make an awesome e-text reader) costs about $100 at the moment, I can forgive Asus for not including a more capable mount-- it would have increased the cost by a pretty penny, and most people can live without it.

    My gripe with the speakers isn't that they don't sound very good-- what do you expect from speakers built into a monitor?-- but that they turn off when the monitor goes into standby mode. This can be good or bad, depending on your particular circumstance. For me, I'd rather the speakers always stay on.
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    I originally posted this as a comment to an unhappy review but would like to share my comments with a broader audience:

    You need to spend some more time and have a little patience. So many reviewers are not likely to be wrong. We're not all dummies.

    I got this monitor, I have some but not a lot of experience with photography (OK so that's a lie---I taught some courses), with some searching on the web I was able to get a starting point and eyeball settings for the monitor myself... standard mode, DVI: Brightness 100, Contrast 80, Sharpness 54, Overdrive 40, Custom color temp: RED 92, GREEN 80, and BLUE 50 (what a correction) makes mine stellar!

    When viewing head on from a couple feet away the whites and grays are very pure---whites are beautiful snow-whites without a hint of any tint, grays are neutral, colors vivid, sharpness and clarity of text and images is pretty stunning. In fact this monitor is now the standard and better adjusted than others I am seeing, mine and other people's.

    Beats 2 other nice branded monitors I have. Viewing side to side doesn't change the color shift, but viewing from below a little bit makes a noticeable shift---OK, so don't do that.

    Amazing value for the money. Of course not perfect. Agree that out of the box first impression can be bad. Maybe very bad. If sharpness is not adjusted right really can look like cr*p. When all set right this thing can outperform much pricier monitors---its beauty can be revealed. I am VERY picky about my displays. When set correctly, this thing has amazing blu-ray playback---can show grain and the slightest flaws in all but the most perfect source material.
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    After doing a lot side by side comparisons (top contenders Acer, HP) I bought a ASUS 242 (HD, 24 inch) for my wife. She questioned the two extra days I spent doing market research but all her complaints vanished instantly as soon as i turned it on. She loved it at first sight. She is hard to please and her first reaction was simply "wow!" This is how much better she felt this monitor was compared to her previous Dell 19 inch LCD. I am an ageing academic who is about to adopt reading glasses and who spends a lot of time in front of the computer writing and reading. I used her monitor to see how i felt and i loved it too. I pulled an all-nighter to write a paper with a stiff deadline and so much liked the experience that I went ahead and ordered the VW266H for myself. Again Wow. The things that most impressed me are the size (could comfortably work on two full size pages side by side in Word), the resolution (text and images are really crisp even the 6 pt fonts), the connectivity (HDMI, components!, DVI, VGA, and the user interface), and the speed (2ms). It has several presets that work well and do make a difference (standard, game, scenery, etc.). I have external speakers so I do not use the built in ones. I connected my laptop with VGA / Windows vista and after reboot the computer recognized the HD monitor and adjusted itself to its full resolution. Simply gorgeous. Probably the view from an angle deteriorates quickly and it will not satisfy a color purist who is disturbed by greens that do not strictly comply with ISO standards of purity and uniformity, but for the rest of us, normal users that look straight at the monitor and can do with 32 million slightly imperfect colors I would say this is a great monitor. It works right out of the box. It has a lot of connectivity options. And the price is right. I would suggest taking a close look at this one.
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