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9 Reasons For
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
Based on 12,930 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PC monitors. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its small monitors.
Two people who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Charly781 said on Amazon “Great I had a thin tall space”.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of this age and spec.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the Hanns.G HX194, or the Samsung SMT-1930 ($277.31) which is cheaper; or the Philips 19B4 ($146.99) which has better reviews.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
When compared to other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VW199 that we have assessed, the Asus VW199's power consumption when off of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest. The average power consumption when off of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VW199 is 0.53W.
1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Asus VW199 is 1440 x 900 (WXGA+). That's 1% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VW199 graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (best).
Has Two Cables Included
The Asus VW199 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a similar age and type to it. This PC monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The cable included "AC" is also found on this PC screen.
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Quite Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The Asus VW199 has one of the lowest power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.2 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of small monitors that were launched around the same time as the VW199 is 4.2W.
Not Supported HD Type
This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on small monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
At 48.3 centimeters, the Asus VW199 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the VW199. Across all the small monitors that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 440cm.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VW199, the Asus VW199 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus VW199TL; or the Samsung SMT-1930 ($277.31) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other small monitors that were launched more than two years ago, the Asus VW199 does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Asus VW199 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the VW199 are also not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Neovo C-17.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Asus VW199 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VW199 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of LCD screens of this age and type is 18kWh and the highest is 38kWh. The Asus VW199 has a quite high annual energy consumption (37.2 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VW199.
At 4.2 kilograms, the Asus VW199 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VW199. Across all the LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VW199
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this LCD screen was released.
1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus VW199 has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
With a width of 444 millimeters, the Asus VW199 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the VW199.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Asus VB178T ($354.59) (462mm) which is also cheaper.
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