NEC’s LCD2470WNX doesn’t offer quite as many input options as Gateway’s LCD, but it splits the difference between that monitor and the DoubleSight, with VGA, DVI, and four USB 2.0 ports. Like the other LCDs reviewed here, it provides the full range of ergo options—height, tilt, swivel, and rotate. The OSD, for its part, is fairly simple to navigate and includes the same variety of options whether you’re using the digital or analog interface. What’s more, it doesn’t squawk at you.
Like Gateway’s screen, the NEC showed some banding in the more extensive grayscales, although to a lesser degree. And since that issue didn’t hurt Gateway’s real-world performance, it’s not surprising that NEC’s screen fared well with our sample photos. The LCD2470WNX’s built-in HDCP support let us watch high-definition movies on its big screen and its pixel-response performance kept pace with our games, although there was a hint of ghosting in high-contrast areas.
Overall, the LCD2470WNX is nice, but not as nice as Dell’s more feature-rich, less expensive 2407WFP.