updated 10:50 am EDT, Thu October 5, 2006
ASUS Display With Webcam
Despite the increasing prevalence of webcams in Macs and Windows laptops, destkop displays usually go without any built-in cameras to lend a more natural viewing angle to video chats. ASUS on Thursday launched its PW201 display as a solution. The 20-inch screen incorporates a 1.3-megapixel camera at the top that connects to the attached computer through USB and can pivot to adjust to the height of the user or the angle of the screen itself. The PW201 is also viable as a compact TV with built-in component, RCA, and S-video inputs in addition to two 3W speakers. ASUS further claims that the display is game-friendly with a 2ms response time.
Additional announcements from the company include the MW201U and MW221U, 20- and 22-inch displays with smaller speakers and computer-only video input. Shipping and pricing details are unavailable.