ASUS is a big name in the world of IT. There's no gamer or enthusiast who hasn't heard this name. The company specializes in designing high performance computer components and peripherals which are aimed to please gamers and overclockers. Although many of it's products emphasize power over fashion, the company still takes care of it's fashionistas by developing elegant computer peripherals.
As part of the company's slim line LCD monitors, the LS221H comes to impress even the most fashion careless geeks. The device comes with a hard Sapphire protection glass for scratch resistant surface. Bellow the display area you can find a soft leather panel for aesthetics sake. As said, the device is part of the slim line and is as thick as a regular fashion magazine. The mix of hard sapphire and soft genuine leather is used to emphasize the luxurious nature of the display.
The monitor base also adds to the fashion concept, by integrating a circular ring of light with five lighting effects which are designed to please the eye without straining it.
As for technical features, the device is a common 22” panel with an 1680x1050 native resolution and 2ms response time. Using ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio the monitor is able to achieve a high contrast of 4000:1. For the modern users ASUS placed an HDMI connector for flawless HD content rendering.
As the screen features 1680x1050 pixels it's default AR is set at 16:10. But this doesn't mean users can't view 4:3 sources without image distortion. By using the “Aspect Ratio” function display modes can be switched between Full and 4:3 for correct aspect ratio for any video source.
In the end, the last line of video enhancing is provided by ASUS Splendid Video Intelligent Technology that automatically adjusts display parameters in real time for the user to have the best visual experience possible.
As always, luxury is expensive and the LS221H is no exception. The display comes with a $499-$549 price range.