Asus announces DisplayLink monitors

Asus is announcing two new displays that use the Displaylink technology

Asus announced last week the release of two new monitors featuring DisplayLink technology. DisplayLink allows devices such as monitors and projectors to be connected to PC's solely through USB.

Asus VW223B Asus

Asus is the latest manufacturer to take advantage of the technology with the announcement of these two new monitors, the VW223B and the VW202B. The VW223B is a 22-inch monitor available now with a native resolution of 1680x1050 and a contrast ratio of 3000:1 (it'll be interesting to see the methodology they used to get that number) and a 5ms response time.

The VW202B is a 20 inch LCD that will ship in July.

The DisplayLink technology also lets you daisy-chain up to seven monitors at once just by plugging them in. Once the monitors are plugged in, the DisplayLink DL-160 chip takes care of the rest the setup--in theory at least. In our experience, we've found that the technology does not always work as smoothly as it should. When we tested the LG Flatron L208 last year, we had a few problems. Check out the Design section of the review for details. Also, look for an upcoming post that goes into more detail on DisplayLink's usability.

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