LCD Monitors target multi-tasking applications.

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With EzLink 22 in. wide screen Model VW223B and 20.1 in. wide screen Model VW202B, users can transfer digital video signals from PC to one or more LCD monitors via USB 2.0 interface. ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio Technology adjusts luminance of backlight according to image contents and optimizes contrast ratio to 3000:1, while Aspect Control function allows users to choose between full and 4:3 modes without image distortion.

Original Press Release:

ASUS EzLink Displays-Made for Multi-tasking Applications

VW223B and VW202B LCD Monitors Enable Easy Links to PC and Expands Viewing via USB Interface

Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2008 -ASUS, producer of top-notch LCD monitor displays, has announced the worldwide availability of ASUS EzLink Displays that will include the new ASUS VW223B and VW202B LCD monitors. This new series will allow users to transfer digital video signals from a PC to one or more LCD monitors via a USB 2.0 interface - providing great flexibility for multi-screen applications.

Easy and Fast Expansion with EzLink Technology

Traditionally, to utilize multi-monitor computing would mean to rely on the support of extra graphic cards, detailed installation knowledge and extra time - making it too complicated for general users to fulfill their multi-tasking needs. ASUS' EzLink Technology makes innovative use of existing USB interfaces to easily spread out the vision and screenspace of multiple monitors for a better viewing experience compared to just VGA; and also helps businesses defray their overheads. After only installing the EzLink driver once, users can expand almost any PC with ASUS EzLink Displays. Content can then be automatically moved back to the main screen or notebook display when the USB cable is disconnected. Monitors also return to previous configurations after reconnections - lowering the complexity of adding more monitors.

Moreover, the ASUS EzLink Technology enables up to six VW223B or VW202B monitors to be daisy chained over one standard USB 2.0 cable connected to a single PC or NB - greatly increasing screenspace for enhanced work efficiency. This is perfect for users who require a large amount of screen and desktop space like banking and finance executives, SOHO workers, professional bloggers, information seekers, etc. The VW223B is also embedded with a 3 port USB hub - which allows convenient connections to not just more EzLink Displays, but also other USB devices.

Enhanced Video Features for Better Viewing

The ASUS VW223B and VW202B embedded EzLink technology also offer exceptional image quality with rich video features. ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 3000:1. The "Aspect Control" function allows users to select a preferred display mode between Full and 4:3 modes without image distortion. Splendid(TM) Video Intelligence Technology, which delivers optimized video performance with intelligent colour, brightness, contrast and sharpness corrections, as well as 5 video preset modes and 3 skin-tone selections to suit the users' preferences.

The ASUS EzLink Display is simply an easy and cost-effective solution that increases productivity by adding additional displays without an extra graphics card, much deployment cost, and additional technical training. They are ideal for use in a wide range of commercial applications, and will provide an unparalleled user experience.

The ASUS VW223B LCD monitor will be unveiled at COMPUTEX Taipei so please come visit us at TICC (Taipei International Convention Center), Booth no. 101B from June 3 - 7!

                                 VW223B                      VW202B
Panel Size 22" Wide Screen 20.1" Wide Screen
True Resolution WSXGA+ 1680x1050 WSXGA+ 1680x1050
Brightness (Max.) 300cd/㎡ 300cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max.) 1000:1 1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (Max.) 3000:1 3000:1
(ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio)
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) 170°(H)/160°(V) 160°(H)/160°(V)
Display Colors 16.7 million 16.7 million
Response Time 5ms 5ms
SPLENDID(TM) Video Intelligence Yes (5 modes) Yes (5 modes)
USB hub Yes (3 ports) N/A
Inputs D-Sub, USB2.0 (EzLink) D-Sub, USB2.0 (EzLink)
Tilt +25° ~ -5° +20° ~ -5°
Chassis Colors Black Black

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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