NEC Announces 24-inch MultiSync PA242W Display for Professionals

Paul Lilly

A monitor for serious photography and graphics pros

Graphics professionals demand more from a monitor than what a standard TFT panel can offer, and even some In Plane Switching (IPS) displays might not make the cut. If color accuracy is the name of the game, NEC hopes to win with its new 24-inch MultiSynic PA242W monitor with SepctraViewII calibration software and sensor. With SpectraViewII, NEC promises near perfect (99.3 percent) coverage of Adobe RGB and 100 percent of sRGB color space that's finely tuned for professional chores.

The PA242W is built on a GB-R LED backlight. According to NEC, this provides a wider color gamut and more color control than a conventional white LED backlight, making it suitable for applications where accurate color isn't just desired, but necessary. Think photography, retouching, video editing, and pre-press, to name just a few.

"The PA242W’s greater color gamut and color control provide trusted color reproduction, empowering photographers and other graphics users to focus on their work," said Art Marshall , Product Manager of Professional and Medical Desktop Monitors at NEC Display Solutions. "The simple print matching and built-in KVM feature improve their overall productivity as well."

You can load ICC profiles to emulate custom color spaces and match image prints. Other features include a 1920x1200 resolution, 340 cd/m2 brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit active matrix AH-IPS panel, internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tablet (LUT), five customizable Picture Mode presets, Picture in Picture (PIP) and Picture by Picture (PBP) support, built-in USB hub, four-way ergonomic stand, and several input options (10-bit DisplayPort, 10-bit HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA).

The MultiSynic PA242W and PA242W-BK-SV are available now for $1,049 and $1,299, respectively. Each is backed by a 4-year limited parts and labor warranty.

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