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.
NEC just expanded its MultiSync P Series with a new 24-inch display built for monitor snobs who wouldn't consider touching a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel with a 40-foot pole. The MultiSynic P241W (or P241W-BK-SV if shelling out for the SpectraView II version) sports an e-IPS panel NEC claims is ideal for Web graphics and photography chores.
We just received word from NEC that it's adding a new monitor to the its MultiSync EX-Series, the EX201W. This latest addition is a 20-inch ultra-slim widescreen display with a premium-grade PVA Twisted Nematic panel and LED backlighting. It has a bezel depth of around 0.65 inches, with an overall profile measuring 1.9 inches.
If PCs are dead (they're not), someone forgot to tell Japan. And NEC. And Lenovo. In a joint press release today, Lenovo and NEC announced the launch of NEC Lenovo Japan Group, a long winded name that now represents Japan's largest PC provider. Based on recent analyst figures, the group expects to control about 25 percent of Japan's PC market, poking its head into both the commercial/government sector and in consumer sales.