asus display 1 Eyes on Asus new IPS and 3D displays

Earlier today we attended Asus' unveiling of its new range of IPS panel based LCD displays, of which three are consumer models and one is a new professional model which should suit those with a slightly more constrained budget. Finally Asus also showed off a new 3D display with a built in IR transmitter which should have a certain appeal to those interested in getting a 3D Vision display.

Earlier today we attended Asus' unveiling of its new range of IPS panel based LCD displays, of which three are consumer models and one is a new professional model which should suit those with a slightly more constrained budget. Finally Asus also showed off a new 3D display with a built in IR transmitter which should have a certain appeal to those interested in getting a 3D Vision display.

asus display 1 Eyes on Asus new IPS and 3D displays

First up, let's take a closer look at the new consumer level displays in the new ML series. The actual physical design of the new displays is identical to that of the current ML series of monitors which has won the company a good design award. In fact, pretty much every single feature apart from the panel is the same, so what we're looking at are 22, 23 and 24-inch models with LED backlight, HDMI and D-sub connectivity and a 3.5mm audio jack for sound output from audio carried over the HDMI connection. The three new models announced today are the ML229H, ML239H and ML249H, all with 1920×1080 resolution and a 5ms grey to grey response time.

asus display 2 Eyes on Asus new IPS and 3D displays

The key differentiator between the TN and the IPS models is that the TN models have model numbers that ends with an 8, ML248H for example, whereas the IPS models ends with a 9 as in ML249H as an example. We wish Asus could've made this a little bit more obvious, as it's not going to be easy to tell the difference without knowing the specifics. The IPS sporting models have a wider dynamic contrast range of 50,000,000:1 (don't read too much into that figure) than the TN models which “only” manages a contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1. Price wise the difference is much smaller than we expect and we managed to track down some local retail pricing in Taiwan where the ML238H with a TN panel goes for NT$7390 (S$319) while you end up paying NT$8990 (S$388) for the IPS based ML239H which is a small price to pay if you're at all concerned about the colour reproduction of your display.

asus display 3 Eyes on Asus new IPS and 3D displays