|ASUS VW266H Widescreen LCD Monitor|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Monitor | HDTV|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Monday, 06 June 2011|
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Closer Look: ASUS VW266H
The ASUS VW266H isn't much different than any other monitor on the outside. It's black with a silver accent on the bottom that runs into the silver control buttons. To its benefit, it's sleek and tight looking from a design perspective, with a nice thin bezel. The stand is your basic back and forward tilt and it's degree of adjustment is adequate. The monitor comes with your basic set of cables so you needn't run out looking for cables. This is important too because cables get quite expensive. (I can remember the days of unboxing a printer with no power cable.)
Now I want to say something about the warranty of this monitor, and I saved it for this section so it doesn't get overlooked. Even though warranties specific "X" number of years for the "panel" that doesn't mean your protected if something goes wrong. It's the small text, you know, that's buried not only in the warranty hard copy, if you can find it, but also in the ASUS website. Well, I'll save you the trouble of finding it as you can link directly to it here: ASUS VW26H warranty.
Okay, so with that out of the way let me say that the warranty is pretty good. Since this isn't an ASUS PA series monitor, and I couldn't find whether or not it was a Non-ZBD or general ZBD (Zero Bright Dot) monitor. I think it is general, but either way, you get either 12 months 0 bright dot warranty and then after that 24 months at 3 or less bright dots. Or, you get 36 months at 3 or less bright dots. Either way, it's a decent warranty. There are other factors, such as black dot and all of the specifics of the warranty at the ASUS warranty site, as mentioned. Feel free to knock yourself out!
So here we have the backside of the ASUS VW266H. Handsome fellow, right? It is, and the logo is actually a cover that slides off giving you access to the VESA mounts. I tossed mine in the recycle bin because I could really care less about how the backside of my monitor looks, and it's just another piece getting in my way. You, however, may choose to show it off to your friends and brag about it. All kidding aside, you can also see that the base has a cable collector, and that, at least, is useful.
Yep, it's a side view. Really though, the monitor is pretty slim. Slim and also light at only 17.4lbs and even less with the base off (in case you're mounting it on an arm). This is some important information if you're buying an arm or already have one, since arms are weight rated.
I wanted to get a picture of the monitor facing head on. It's quit impressive. So, let's take a little closer look at this rather large monitor.