The newest company to hitch a ride on the 4K train is NEC, which just launched its first Ultra HD display. NEC's new MultiSync EA244UHD is a 23.8-inch LED-backlit monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution, which we know by now is four times the typcial Full HD 1080p space (a point monitor makers have been hammering into our heads ever since 4K panels first emerged on the market).
NEC isn't marketing the EA244UHD at the average user or even gaming enthusiast -- instead, the company is taking aim at the professional crowd (graphic artists, photographers, and the such). Like NEC's other professional grade panels, this one is compatible with the company's SpectraView calibration software.
The monitor sports an AH-IPS panel. Rated specs include 350cd/m2 brightness, 99.3 percent coverage of Adobe RGB with 1.07 billion displayable colors, 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical), and 6ms response time. It also features two DisplayPort connectors, two HDMI connectors, two DVI-D inputs, integrated 3-port powered USB 3.0 hub (1 up/3 down), two 1W speakers, a headphone jack, and an adjustable stand with 13mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel, and pivot.
NEC's MultiSync EA244UHD will be available this month for $1,349 (estimated street price). It's backed by a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty.