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NEC Rolls Out P242W 24-inch AH-IPS Monitor

NEC has released the MultiSync P242W monitor. The screen has a diagonal of 24" on an aspect ratio of 16:10 with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Clearly, this screen is aimed at the professional who needs the extra pixels over 16:9 for image or video editing. As such, the stand also has the screen swivel, rotate, pivot, and be adjusted in height with a range of 150 mm.

Thanks to the 14-bit, 3D LUTs in the AH-IPS panel, the screen can display approximately 99.6 percent of the Adobe sRGB spectrum. That is significantly higher than most other screens on the market; thus it competes with professional displays. The screen's contrast ratio is static at 1000:1 with a brightness of 350 cd/m², which can be automatically adjusted using the built-in light sensor.

Connectivity is managed by a DisplayPort, a DVI port, a VGA port and an HDMI port. Additionally, users will find a built-in USB hub with three down ports, and most impressively, two up ports. Built into the display is a KVM switch that allows users to switch between two different computers easily while maintaining the use of the same display, keyboard, and mouse.

The P242W will be available in May with an estimated price of $749 for the screen by itself and $999 if it includes a calibration kit.

  • lostmyclan
    749 for this... i buy two cheap korean monitor 2560x1444 no thanks!
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  • ikyung
    NEC and Eizo are the ferrari of monitors. It's only for the professional market who are willing to dish out twice the price for.
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  • voltagetoe
    Too low resolution.
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  • lysinger
    Looks like it's finally time to upgrade from my 5fg
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  • Integr8d
    "Too low resolution"... "I can buy blah blah blah (and three of them) for this price"...

    It's amazing how many people don't understand color gamut, LUT's, and bit depth.
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  • Non-Euclidean
    It's amazing how many clowns don't understand quality.
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  • mapesdhs
    Niels, do you happen to know if this monitor supports a sync-on-green signal
    via the VGA or DVI ports?
    I'd be interested to know how it compares to an HP LP2475W; hopefully it'll
    be reviewed by trustedreviews.
    Also, do you know of a good IPS 2560x1600 model? I'm looking for something
    a step up from 1920x1200 to replace a 2K CRT, but I don't like the narrow
    aspect ratio of 2560x1440.
    Ian.
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  • l_d_allan
    I'm unclear what the article means by "99.6 percent of the Adobe sRGB spectrum". My speculation is that it should read "99.6 percent of the Adobe-1998-RGB spectrum". It's probably an LG panel, similar to the recently released Dell u2413.
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  • voltagetoe
    10715226 said:
    "Too low resolution"... "I can buy blah blah blah (and three of them) for this price"...

    It's amazing how many people don't understand color gamut, LUT's, and bit depth.
    The monitor is accurate but its resolution is too low. Dell monitors are way more attractive now.

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  • threehosts
    10715226 said:
    "Too low resolution"... "I can buy blah blah blah (and three of them) for this price"...

    It's amazing how many people don't understand color gamut, LUT's, and bit depth.

    You can fully understand color gamut, LUT and yet be disappointed with the screen resolution. 14-bit per channel is impressive if it delivers what it promises but still, WUXGA resolution is anything but impressive, especially these days when we have 11" displays with WQXGA resolutions.

    Perhaps the coarseness of the pixel matrix of this huge 24" panel makes them more "stable" and therefore makes it possible to achieve a higher color precision.
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