Asus PW191 Widescreen LCD Monitor

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Introduction, Specifications and Bundle

We've evaluated a myriad of Asus-built products over the years here at, including countless motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, and optical drives.  But to date, we have only taken a look at one of the company's LCD monitors, the PM17TU. There is a good reason for this, however, as Asus has only been selling their own LCD monitors for a relatively short time.  We found the 17" PM17TU to be a well-built display and praised its 3ms response time, but ultimately we wished for a widescreen variant with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Asus recognized the need for such a display and released the slightly larger widescreen we'll be looking at here, the PW191.  As its name implies, the PW191 is a 19" widescreen LCD.  In addition to the increased screen real estate offered by the larger LCD panel, Asus has designed the PW191 with a number of sought after features, like an anti-reflection glare type panel, built-in speakers, and touch sensitive controls. This isn't the largest LCD you'll ever lay your eyes on, but its feature-set and aesthetic are sure to garner some attention.

Asus PW191 19" Widescreen LCD
Specifications and Features

Panel Type:
TFT-LCD (Anti-Reflection Glare Type Panel)
Panel Size: 19" Wide Screen
Max. Resolution: WXGA+ 1440x900
Pixel Pitch: 0.285mm
Brightness (Max.): 330cd/m
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 600:1
Viewing Angle (H/V): 150o
Display Colors: 16.2M
Response Time: 8ms (Tr+Tf)
ZBD (Zero Bright Dot)

Digital Input: 24-Pin DVI-D
Analog Input: 15-Pin D-Sub
Audio Input: 3.5mm Mini-jack
Earphone Jack: 3.5mm Mini-jack

Silver + Black

2W x 2 Stereo (RMS)

Ergonomic Adjustment
Tilt: +90o
Swivel: +60o
Pivot: 0o (Counterclockwise)
Height Adjustment

Wall Mounting (VESA Standard):
100 x 100mm

Power LED: Blue (ON)/ Amber (Stand-By)
Voltage Rating: AC: 100 ~ 240V
Power Consumption (Power-On): <48W
Power Consumption (Stand-by): <2W

Dimension (WxHxD mm):
520 mm x 490 mm x 280 mm

Net (Esti.): 8.5 Kg
Gross (Esti.): 10.8 Kg

VGA cable
DVI cable
Audio Cable
Power Adapter
Power Cord
Support CD (User Manual, Pivot(R) Pro Software)
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card (optional)

Regulation Approval:
Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, RoHS, MIC, WEEE


Accessories included with the Asus PW191

The Asus PW191 ships in a basic brown box, with nothing more than a logo, the model number, and a simple graphic running along the sides.  Along with the monitor itself, Asus included a DB-15 cable, a DVI cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, a power-brick, and a standard 3-prong power cable in the box.  In addition to these items, a quick installation guide was included with the PW191, as well as a CD with drivers, a User's Manual in digital form, and Asus' pivot software.  This is a perfect assortment of accessories that gives users the ability to take advantage of all of the PW191's features without having to make any additional purchases.

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