Asus has launched the LS221H with the claim that it is the world's slimmest 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor.

Bold boasts aside, the display is thin at 24.8mm, and offers "pleasing aesthetics" with leather and an anti-reflective glass panel for scratch resistant protection.

Clean lines, diamond-cut corners on piano black glossy chassis contrast with the lower half panel covered in genuine leather that Asus says "exudes luxury and warmth in digital living".

The LS221H boasts Asus' "smart contrast ratio" of 4000:1 and 2ms response times while the "Aspect Control" function allows selecting display modes between Full and 4:3 modes.

There's Light-in-Motion II dynamic lighting effects from LEDs built into the base to add to the ambiance and other specs include 300nits brightness, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 16.7 million colours, 170 degree viewing angle and HDMI input.

Just launched in Taiwan, pricing and worldwide availability has yet to be revealed.