Computex 2009: ASUS Eee, motherboards, graphics cards and more!
Systems and Monitors
I am a little disappointed with the CPU selection perhaps, but the 22-in model kind of makes up for it with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor, PM45 chipset and ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics. Even with 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive and more ASUS claims it will sell for under $1000. Get in line to get yours in Q3 this year.
ASUS also had a pair of intriguing displays...on display. This one is the new MS226H that weighs in at a 21.5-in screen size and a resolution of 1920x1080 with support for HDMI and VGA inputs.
The most impressive part about this unit is its looks: it is incredibly thin and the sexiness just oozes off of it. ASUS says it should be available before the winter holidays.
A bit more surprising to see was a 120 Hz panel from ASUS; this will enable support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision gaming accessory or, alternatively, a better overall gaming experience with support for 120 frame per second. This monitor is unique in that it is the first 24-in panel we have seen with 120 Hz support; the previous models were all 22-in in size. Along with the size increase is a resolution bump to 1920x1080. Expect to find this monitor available in "late 2009."