This ASUS comes from the 193 series.
The VW193S features an earlier implementation of dynamic contrast technology than the previous model and the declared ratio is smaller as the consequence. However, the monitors’ static contrast ratios may prove to be the same. The VW193S is declared to have a narrower horizontal viewing angle but I couldn’t spot the difference. It must be too small to be caught with the eye.
For you to have some bearings among this brand’s monitors: the letter S at the end of a model name in the VW series means an inexpensive model without a digital input. Models with the letter D at the end do not have both a digital input and dynamic contrast mode. Models with the letters C and T are equipped with both analog and digital inputs.
This model comes either with a light strip along the bottom of the front panel or without it. The version with the strip resembles the above-discussed VW192C, having but a slightly different stand. The all-black model looks more restrained and official. You may like it if you are assembling an all-black PC.
As opposed to the previous model, the connectors at the back panel have no cover, but the stand has a plastic ring to lay the cables neatly. The stand is not very functional, only allowing to adjust the tilt of the screen.
The selection of connectors is frugal: an analog video input, an audio input for the integrated speakers, and a connector for the integrated power adapter.
The icons above the monitor’s buttons are painted dark gray. This maintains the dark style of the case, but the icons are barely readable, especially under dim ambient lighting.
Quick access is provided to the sound volume and brightness settings as well as to the Splendid feature (a few factory-set image profiles with varying brightness, contrast and color reproduction). A long press on the Splendid button evokes the automatic adjustment procedure.
The menu is the same as on the above-discussed model.