Summary: I'm reviewing this 2 years after my purchase and this PC monitor is still going strong. It's one of the best, if not the best TN-Panel PC monitor that I've ever purchased. Asus made an excellent model, with a rare 26" sized widescreen, for 1920x1200p. I feel as though I'm one of the lucky ones to have had the privilege to purchase this model before they discontinued the line. If Asus were still making these, I would buy at least two more.
Summary: This is a great monitor. I am a gamer, both on the PS3 and Windows, and input lag is very important to me. This monitor has no noticeable input lag, and I am sensitive enough to notice the lag in most HDTVs. Input lag as low as around 30 milliseconds bothers me, and this monitor doesn't bother me at all. I don't notice much ghosting at all thanks to the "overdrive" feature. The monitor is very bright. I usually have the brightness on 0! The contrast is pretty good.
Summary: This is the best monitor I've ever purchased. It has VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs. The screen is 25.5", thus making it larger than the 24" units we've bought in the past. The display is gorgeous with brilliant, sharp colors. I am the buyer for a small office and everyone is envious when someone gets one of these.
Summary: Yeah the speakers suck as others have said..but if you really expect them to sound amazing expect huge honking things hanging off the side of your monitor. Simply put, if you want a large monitor that looks fantastic look no further. If you want great sound, buy some speakers.
Very good display at desirable 16:10 aspect ratio. Outstanding value.
29 June 2011
Summary: I purchased this monitor for work, and for the work I do the larger size everything. The extra height over 1920X1080 displays is very helpful. There seems to be some color shift toward the top of the display at some viewing angles, but it is not too bad and does not interfere with use of the monitor.
Summary: The ASUS VW266H has a nice matte finish and relatively even back-lighting. For its age, the grey scale isn't terrible, but the vertical angle below 10 degrees is somewhat dark (as to be expected from a TN panel).
Summary: If you want a 1920x1200 monitor for general computer use and games, this is great. If you want more screen area, you can't do it for cheaper. If your more familiar with TF2 than TFT, get it :) I always crave more vertical resolution, and I was willing to give up the standard aspect ratio to get it. However, I have never noticed the difference, even when gaming on consoles that cannot push 16x10.
Summary: This is an amazing monitor! It is 1920x1200 (16:10) which is my favorite aspect ratio for a monitor. It is more usable than a 1920x1080 monitor, but if you need to play something in that resolution (say a PS3 through one of the HDMi inputs) it renders perfectly. This monitor is very sharp, has a good brightness, and a decently low backlight leaking. Some minor cons: the stand seems a bit wobbly, but it might just have some give to it.