The Asus VK266H LCD monitor is a 25.5” (WUXGA 1920x1200) Full HD 1080p widescreen monitor with a 16:10 aspect ratio and two built-in 3W speakers. In addition, the monitor professes a built-in 2M pixel camera the angle of which can be adjusted vertically so that you do not necessarily have to sit up when you wish to be seen by your Skyping pals.
Panel Size: 25.5" Widescreen
True Resolution: WUXGA 1920x1200
Pixel Pitch: 0.287mm
Brightness (Max.): 300cd
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 20000:1 (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
Viewing Angle (CR≥10): 170°(H)/160°(V)
Display Colours: 16.7 million
Response Time: 2ms (Gray to Gray)
Stereo Speaker (built-in): 3W x 2 stereo, RMS
Net Weight (Est.): 7.9kg
Tilt: +20° ~ -5°
PC/Video Input: DVI-D/D-Sub, Component, HDMI, VGA
PC Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-jack
USB2.0: 1 for webcam
Power Consumption < 60 W
Power Saving Mode < 2 W
We tested the monitor in general use including various games and video feeds over the Christmas holidays, which gave us plenty of time to fall in love with every aspect of this monitor. The display produces an excellent image quality consistently on every section of the screen. The backlighting is even and there is no detectable leakage at the edges of the screen. The wide viewing angles (horizontal 170 / vertical 160 degrees) allow you to play games and watch movies with your friends if you want to and the monitor is big enough to use as your secondary TV (or rather blu-ray) screen. The fast response time of the display never lets you down or shows any ghosting even when the action is hectic.
The speakers are a definite upgrade from the 1W speakers that we've previously seen in Asus monitors. The 3W stereo speakers are good enough to allow you to enjoy movies and games without any immediate danger of feeling that you are missing on something, but they fall behind the speakers that regular TVs tend to have these days. Of course, external speakers will enhance your viewing experience in any case, and we ended up connecting the sound back to our external speakers after having tested the monitor's own for a while.
Asus VK266H may feel a bit pricey, but it is definitely worth every cent that you pay for it.
Our rating: 9.4 / 10