NEC's EA244UHD Has a 24-inch 4K IPS Panel

NEC has announced the new EA244UHD, a 24" 4K monitor built with an IPS panel. Backlighting for the 3840 x 2160 panel is handled by LEDs, which provide the monitor with a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2. Due to the high-end AH-IPS panel, the monitor is capable of covering a large color space: 146.4 percent of the sRGB color space and 99.3 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. It can display 1.07 billion colors, which it finds from the 4.3 trillion color LUT (Lookup Table). The panel in the monitor is capable of refreshing at rates of up to 75 Hz, though the DisplayPort interface limits that to 60 Hz due to bandwidth limitations.

Connectivity is covered by an HDMI port, an MHL-HDMI port, two single-link DVI-D ports, and most importantly, two DisplayPort interfaces. The monitor also has a built-in USB 3.0 hub, which has a single upstream port that splits to three downstream ports. In order to make good use of the large number of connectors, along with the massive screen real estate, NEC has provided the monitor with PBP (Picture by Picture) functionality. PBP allows you to display multiple image streams simultaneously. NEC has also fitted the monitor with its ControlSync hardware, which allows you to connect multiple monitors through a proprietary interface to control all of them from within a single OSD. Also present is the so-called "Human Sensor," which detects when you get up to leave and switches off the monitor to save power.

As a high-end NEC monitor, it also comes with a stand that can adjust in height, swivel, pivot and tilt. There are also VESA mounting holes.

US MSRP pricing is set at $1349.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Nice monitor, but Ill take the ASUS $650 28' 4k monitor any day over $1349.
  • thundervore
    At my old firm we had dual NEC EA244WMi-BK monitors. They were awesome!!!

    With NEC you get what you pay for and then some. The only bad thing is that only corporations can afford these, normal home users will have to part with 2 weeks pay just to pick up one of these, may have cut back on some meals, may have to go as far as ration out the toilet paper too.

    I want 2 of them :(
  • WithoutWeakness
    Nice monitor, but Ill take the ASUS $650 28' 4k monitor any day over $1349.

    I don't think I could go back to a TN panel after using IPS panels for so long. Large TN panels can have color shift toward the edges even when you're sitting straight in front of them simply due to how large the panel is and how close you are to it. The Tom's review clearly calls out this issue with the ASUS panel even when the reviewer is sitting back nearly 3 feet from the screen:,3832-8.html