The new displays qualify as Windows Vista PREMIUM monitors and are positioned within the company’s high-end professional line. They are compatible with both of NEC’s display calibration software packages: SpectraViewII and GammaComp MD (each sold separately). Featured technology includes HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which is supported through the DVI-D connector that allows for use with HDCP-equipped devices and encrypted content. Both models unveil an all new feature, X-Light Pro, which utilizes the display’s internal luminance and color sensor to achieve a consistent light output level for the useful life of the display. Both models feature 1920 x 1200 native resolution (2.3 MP), and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Poised to address the demanding medical, graphics, pre-production film, financial, and broadcast industries, the new displays use the most advanced technologies available, including in-plane switching (IPS) module technology. IPS-based modules, arguably the highest performing LCD technology available on the market, deliver unparalleled color reproduction and brightness uniformity by minimizing off-angle color shift and by producing clearer black tones in dark-colored images, as well as linear response times at all brightness levels and colors. The LCD2690WUXi has a 92 percent gamut versus NTSC, with 93.4 percent coverage of the Adobe color triangle and 87.8 percent coverage of the NTSC color triangle. Also, the extra wide screen supports viewing two actual size pages side-by-side.
“With the latest 26-inch and 24-inch widescreen offerings, NEC maintains its market leadership and innovation in high-end professional displays,” said Todd Fender, Product Line Manager for NEC Display Solutions of America. “The displays raise the performance bar in these image-critical markets, and deliver the features and improvements these professionals demand.”
Designed for professionals who rely on image excellence, both of the new NEC MultiSync LCD2490WUXi and LCD2690WUXi displays feature a 12-bit Look-Up Table (LUT) for unparalleled color breadth and depth, and ColorComp for improved color, brightness and grayscale uniformity. The new MultiSync LCD2490WUXi and LCD2690WUXi models include the following features:
Each new display is RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) compliant, containing fully disposable plastics and minimal amounts of hazardous materials such as lead, hex-chrome, cadmium, mercury, PBDE and PBB.
The displays are available for February 2007 shipment with estimated street prices of $1,699.99 for the NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi and $1,499.99 for the LCD2490WUXi.
SpectraView models also will be available in February 2007. The units will include a colorimeter and SpectraViewII color calibration software.
*According to DisplaySearch’s Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report