ASUS teases with the Designo MS Series video

August 4th, 2010 in .News & Events
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I just caught the ASUS Designo MS Series LED monitor video the other day on YouTube. As a teaser, it’s all well and good but it didn’t tell me enough about the product. So I went to find out more.

Right from the get-go, you know the Designo MS Series has pedigree. Since its inception, the Designo monitor range has received numerous awards that include the Japan Good Design Award, CES Innovation award, and the iF China Award.

There’s no denying the fact that when it comes to looks, the Designo MS Series is a monitor that just warrants attention. It sports a sleek, ultra-slim profile no more than 16.5mm thin, supported by the circular Ergo-Fit Technology ring stand that lets you make tilt angle adjustments with just one finger. For an added touch of class, it has touch-sensitive LED buttons and sports a glossy piano-black and sapphire blue finish.

Under that shell, It’s crammed full of technology. A 2ms (GTG) response time is said to eliminate ghosting and trailers on playback and ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology provides an awe-inspiring 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Impressive as those figures may be, they don’t mean much to a layman like you or me. In English, that simply means we’re treated to super smooth life-like visuals.

And for those of us who like to fiddle with tints and color saturation settings but end up messing things up, ASUS Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology optimizes color fidelity through five pre-set modes (gaming, theater, night view, scenery and standard) so we have the ideal settings for each situation.

The LED-backlit panel delivers Full HD 1080p visuals at resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080. HD playback devices like game consoles and Blu-ray disc players can be hooked up to it via a HDMI connection.

The Designo MS Series LED monitor could rank as one of the most eco-friendly monitors around, the use of mercury-free LED panels helps it register energy consumption figures that are some 45 percent lower than other displays. Calculated over a year, that’s around 37.2kWh of electricity.

It reduces annual carbon dioxide emissions by 23.6kg — the equivalent of planting 1.9 trees annually and supplying two years worth of oxygen to a family of four. We can’t exactly see it, but it’s good to know that it’s doing its bit for the environment.

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