ASUS VW266H 25.5-in Monitor Review - Going large on a budget
User Experience and Conclusions
Of course, with all those extra inputs, the ASUS VW266H can do a lot more than all this; if you wanted to connect your Xbox 360 or other gaming console to the display with component or even HDMI, you can easily do that. The display could even double as a TV monitor if you have a DVR or set top box to output into it. Users looking for a single display to be the jack of all trades will likely find this budget offering quite compelling. The only feature I would have loved to see implemented would be PiP (picture in picture) support so you can watch TV coming in over HDMI while gaming over DVI; maybe in another generation or two!
The killing joke for the ASUS VW266H is its price - you can currently get this display for $320 after a mail-in rebate on our pricing engine. The VK266H model that comes with the integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam goes for about $20 more. Those prices make the VW266H nearly $100 less expensive than the next model 25.5-in or 26-in (on Newegg.com at least) and compete with quite a few 24-in monitors as well! That obviously puts the VW266H in the value segment of the market and considering the staggering amount of features you get with the display, these ASUS offerings look to be a great deal if you can work with the modest limitation on viewing angle.
The ASUS VW266H and VK266H offer an outstanding combination of features, screen size and price to really put a stamp on the LCD monitor market. If you are a gamer on a budget or just a PC user looking for a display that can also be used for your console gaming or DVR set top box, then definitely give this ASUS monitor a shot!
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