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).
A high quality panel with lower power requirements
NEC today announced the MultiSync EA274WMi, the newest model to fall under its high-end IT desktop portfolio. The EA274WMi sports a 27-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel with LED backlighting and a 2560x1440 resolution (QHD). Thanks in large part to the LED backlight, NEC says the EA274WMi is able to come in a slim and lighter weight profile with increased power savings compared to previous generation monitors.
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.
Ever wonder what would happen if you took a typical widescreen monitor and stretched out the sides until you're left with a 21:9 aspect ratio? To find the answer, just take a peek at NEC's new 29-inch EA294WMi. It's an ultra-wide display with LED backlighting and an elongated IPS panel with a slim profile, full ergonomics, and plenty of connectivity options. With split-screen Picture by Picture/Side by Side (PBP) functionality, NEC is pitching this as an alternative to dual monitors.
NEC's 24-inch EA244WMi is a business-oriented monitor with a thin profile.
CRT stalwarts can still be heard grumbling about superior picture quality and other mostly stale arguments, but the rest of us have long since moved on to slimmer LCD monitors that take up less space and are more power efficient. And if you really want to embrace those benefits, an LCD panel with LED backlighting is the way to go. That's the direction NEC is taking with its 24-inch EA244WMi monitor, the newest addition to its MultiSync EA Series for office warriors.
NEC's LaVie X Ultrabook measures just a half-inch thick.
If NEC's LaVie X is any indication, the next generation of Ultrabooks are going to push the envelope in terms of thin profile designs. The LaVie X measures a mere 0.5 inches (12.8mm) at its thinnest point, yet it touts a Full HD 1080p 15.6-inch display, still a rarity in the Ultrabook space. NEC claims it's the thinnest 15.6-inch Ultrabook around, and to the best of our knowledge, it is.
NEC today introduced a new addition to AccuSync Series of value-driven desktop monitors, the 24-inch AS241W. The new panel joins the AS171, AS192, AS191WM, and AS221WM displays and shares some similar traits with its brethren, but it's the only one in the line to sport a 16:9 aspect ratio. NEC's other AccuSync models are split between square screens and 16:10 displays.
We admittedly put the cart a bit before the horse by featuring NEC’s PA301W in our pages twice before finally publishing our review, but this 30-inch display breezed through our benchmarks like a Corvette in a box car rally while we were researching our Multiscreen Madness feature story. And after that, we simply had to have it for our Dream Machine.
The PA301W’s 2560x1600 resolution is the same as the less-expensive Dell U3011, and its base tilts, swivels, and is height adjustable. Unlike Dell’s U3011, however, the PA301W can also pivot into portrait mode. It’s outfitted with two DisplayPort inputs, two DVI ports (with HDCP) but there’s no HDMI. The PA301W sports three downstream USB 2.0 ports and two upstream USB ports, so you can operate two computers with one mouse and keyboard connected to the display.
NEC is getting ready to drop its second MultiSync EA Series monitor on the U.S. market this month, the EA243WM. It's a 24-inch Full HD (1920x1200) TN panel with LED backlighting that takes aim at high-performance enterprise users with a slim profile, lightweight design, and increased power savings compared to previous models. There's a Customize Setting that allows IT admins to set and restore specific monitor settings with a single touch.
The next generation of MultiSync EA Series monitors from NEC sport LED backlighting, a thinner bezel, advanced connectivity, and a human sensor that detects user activity in front of the display and reduces power by up to 95 percent. Kicking off the new series is the EA273WM, a 27-inch display with a 16:9 TN panel and a Full HD 1920x1080 screen resolution.