The line between HDTVs and computer monitors continued to thin out Monday as Asus announced a new line of what are either small TVs or normal-size monitors.
Asus unveiled its new TV Monitor T1 series, which comes in 21.5-, 23-, and 27-inch models. All support a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 1920x1080 resolution. Other specs include a 300 cd/m2 brightness, 20,000 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, a 5ms response time, and two 7W stereo speakers.
Connections options include two HDMIs, VGA, Component, S-Video, and Composite inputs. No DVI is included, though, according to the spec list.
I have good news and bad news about the TV tuners included in the monitors. The good news is that each supports DVB-T and PAL/SECAM. The bad news is that those are European standards, as the monitors have not been announced for the U.S. market as of yet--only for Europe.