ASUS Announces 24” LCD with Integrated Webcam

ASUS Announces World’s First 24” LCD Monitor with Integrated Video Conferencing Capabilities

-- ASUS MK241H combines real-time communication with high definition 1080P display to deliver the ultimate interactive user experience --

FREMONT, CA (MARCH 12, 2008) - Designed for users who insist on watching high definition (HD) content on a PC while enjoying real-time video communication, ASUS, worldwide leader in open architecture products and notebook design and manufacturing, today launched the new MK241H LCD monitor. Touted as the world’s most versatile 24” wide screen LCD monitor, the MK241H features native High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) support for full HD 1080p video playback and utilizes exclusive Color Rich Technology to achieve 130% enhanced higher-color-gamut video performance. Adding to the offering are the built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and an array microphone to deliver the most complete interactive multimedia experience.
Full HD 1080P Visual Enjoyment over HDMI
The MK241H is equipped with 1920x1200 (WUXGA) 16:10 high-resolution panels and an HDMI port. HDMI delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video through a single cable for full HD 1080p video playback of PS3, XBO X360 and Blu-ray/HD DVD players.

Integrating Video/Audio Conference Facilities into the Display
The MK241H is the world’s first 24”W LCD monitor with built-in complete video-conference features, including a built-in rotatable 1.3 mega-pixel webcam, a MIC-Array device, stereo speakers and an earphone jack. This plug-and-play setup is perfect for users who conduct face-to-face live conversations with friends or online gaming counterparts without external connections.

Also, the adoption of the MIC-array technology combines beam forming functions, ambient noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation to deliver the best voice clarity. With the bonus imaging software LifeFrame2, users can capture, store, edit and manage multimedia content with ease.

Advanced Technologies for Exceptional Video
The MK241H adopts various ASUS exclusive technologies to deliver superb images.
Color Rich Technology provides higher-color-gamut video performance with 130% extra color space. The user-friendly Aspect Control function offers users selectable display modes among Full, 4:3 and 1:1(dot-to-dot) for true-to-life Full HD 1080p gaming or movie watching without any data loss or image distortion. Trace Free Technology delivers 2ms Quick Response Time (gray-to-gray) for smooth video display without any ghosting. ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts backlit luminance for sharper video, improving the contrast ratio to 3000:1. This presents more realistic depictions of night scenes during gaming or movies. Splendid Video Intelligence Technology delivers intelligently corrected color, brightness, contrast and sharpness. Splendid offers 5 video preset modes and 3 skin-tone selections to suit the users’ preferences.

The ASUS MK241H is available immediately through ASUS authorized dealers in North America.

  • Specifications: Model Name MK241H
  • Display: 24” 16:10 Wide-screen
  • Resolution: 1920x1200 WUXGA
  • Brightness(max.): 450nits
  • Contrast Ratio(max.): 3000:1 (ASCR ON)
  • Viewing Angle: 170°(H) /160°(V) Wide Viewing Angle
  • Response Time: 2 ms (gray-to-gray)
  • Webcam(built-in): 1.3 Megapixel Webcam with MIC-Array (swivel)
  • Speakers: 2 W x 2 Stereo, RMS
  • Inputs/ Outputs: HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D, Earphone Jack, Audio-out Jack
  • Special Features:
    • Color Rich Technology (130% extra color saturation)
    • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
    • HDCP support
    • Aspect Ratio Control (Full / 4:3 / 1:1)
    • Cable Management Design
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