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Has anyone deciphered ASUS's naming system for their monitors? I can't make heads or tails of it, and google turns up just as much confusion.
As far as I can tell...
For their current LCD monitor line, the VH prefix indicates screen size up to ~24" and VE indicates ~2x" to ~28".
It could be completely unrelated, but that is the only pattern I've noticed lately.
True mages don't die. They strategically miscalculate.
Like many companies, Asus puts their products in groups of products, indicated by a prefix.
For laptops, it's a letter and two numbers (eg "G53" or "N61"). For monitors, of which I'd bet there are fewer, it's two letters. So, for instance, "VH" or VW" just mean that's the name of the series. As far as I know, they letters are arbitrary, as are the numbers. It's the same with their laptops. The Asus N61JQ and N61JV have very different equipment, but I doubt that you could extrapolate those differences from the names, the reason being that then when you move to a different series, like the G51 series, the naming scheme is completely different. Instead of JQ and JV, you have the G51J and G51Jx. Since both are mid-sized widescreen gaming and multimedia notebooks, they should follow similar naming schemes if there was any rhyme or reason to it, but of course they don't.
The scheme is not only arbitrary, but the difference seem small and hard to spot for many monitor series. The VH, VW and VE series all seem to fall into price ranges that would make them almost interchangeable (they ARE interchangeable at the 19' screen size, with VH and VW series monitors appearing all over the place).
In short, you're not going to be able to shop just by looking at series and model numbers. Find one that's in a good price for you, see if you can find some decently professional reviews on it (CNET carries a fair number of monitor review). Alternatively, what is probably a far better approach would be to pick your price range, then go see if you can find a monitor for that range that's highly rated.