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Headquartered in Japan, NEC is a Japanese IT corporation that's released some pretty interesting monitors of late. We looked at the top monitors released by them over the last year and filtered the ones highly rated by the top IT reviewers from around the web to bring you this list selection of the best NEC monitors.

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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor


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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi
NEC MultiSync PA242W
NEC MultiSync EX231WP-BK
NEC PA301W
NEC EX231W
NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK Desktop Monitor
NEC MultiSync EX231WP-BK
NEC PA301W LCD Monitor
NEC EX231W-BK 23 inch LCD Monitor
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Release Date
Jul 2013
Sep 2013
Jun 2011
Jan 2011
Sep 2010
Aspect Ratio
21:9
16:10
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
340.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
350.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
3000:1
1000:1
1000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1600
1920 x 1080
Response Time
6.0 ms
8.0 ms
25.0 ms
7.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
29.0 inch
24.0 inch
23.0 inch
30.0 inch
23.0 inch
Monitor Type
IPS TFT with W-LED backlight
AH-IPS
TFT active matrix
Widescreen LCD
Flat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
Viewable Picture Size
29.0 in.
24.1 in.
23.0 in.
29.8 in.
23.0 in.

  • The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is a pricey 29-inch ultra-wide monitor offering good grayscale performance, wide viewing angles, and a wealth of features. Its color is generally good but greens are a bit out of whack.


  • The Philips Brilliance 298X4QJAB also has a 21:9 aspect ratio and is £100 cheaper than this; you'd be silly to ignore its appeal in comparison.


  • Colour uniformity was very good, the biggest discrepency coming at 83% Brightness, along the top third with the middle showing a Delta-E of 4.9. Everything else was much lower. Colour accuracy overall gave an average Delta-E of 1.84 with the problem area being dark cyan colours at 4.72. Colour coverage results showed a slightly disappointing 99% sRGB coverage, 76% NTSC and 82% Adobe RGB. In the brightness test the panel could reach a high 365 cd/m2. Contrast ratio is advertised at 1000:1. In our tests, at 50% brightness it was 610:1 and at 100% a reasonable 680:1.


  • The NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK 24-inch professional grade monitor is a top performer that's loaded with features and settings options.

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    Displays like the NEC PA242W are expensive, but they also push the boundaries for what a display can do. Technologies like 3D LUTs and more uniform lighting will likely trickle down to more affordable hardware, but it will take time. For now if you want the most accurate, most uniform display that you can buy, you want the NEC PA242W. It's designed with image/video professionals in mind, and it performs admirably.


  • The NEC MultiSync EX231Wp is a svelte 23-inch business display offering outstanding color quality and inky blacks. However, it has trouble with the lightest shades of gray and it loses color fidelity when viewed from the side.


  • With its thin bezel, flexible stand and great image quality, the EX231Wp can almost justify its high price. However, a slow response time makes it unsuited to gaming.


  • The slow response time does call into question this monitor's ability to be good for gaming or home theater use, but aside from that, the specs speak in favor of the NEC EX231WP-BK as a great LCD monitor. The color reproduction and high contrast ratio makes the viewing experience vivid. The adjustability adds a great deal of flexibility and makes it an excellent choice for vertical position usage.


  • The NEC MultiSync PA301W is a professional grade 30-inch display offering excellent color and grayscale performance at a premium price.


  • It's a huge and hugely expensive professional TFT, but the image quality and colour accuracy when calibrated are stunning.

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    NEC's PA301w delivers the performance and features that professionals demand, including a number of extras that easily distinguish it in the 30-inch class. On-display calibration if you have an i1D2, power management modes and reporting, internal color space clamping through a user-configurable hardware LUT, and a bulit-in USB KVM switch to accompany the two sets of DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs definitely differentiate the PA301w.


  • The NEC MultiSync EX231W is an ultra-slim and lightweight, 23" LED-backlit LCD monitor that weighs only slightly over 9 pounds. It offers a full 1080p high-definition resolution with a 25,000:1 contrast ratio and 250-nits brightness.

    Designed for an extremely reduced energy bill, the EX231 hosts a special ECO mode that purportedly uses only 16W of powerâ?? which according to experts is less than that used by most lightbulbs.


  • Image quality is not quite up to NEC's usual high standards, but build quality, style and control features may make up for that, to provide a lightweight but well-designed widescreen monitor for the modern office.


  • Despite being based on a TN panel, NEC's MultiSync EX231W continues the company's reputation for high quality monitors. It doesn't sport a wealth of connectivity options and it's not the most vivid image around, but for everyday use, this is a well-designed and slender display with solid image quality. If only it were priced lower it would enjoy broader appeal.


Top 5 nec monitor:

  1. NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
  2. NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK Desktop Monitor
  3. NEC MultiSync EX231WP-BK
  4. NEC PA301W LCD Monitor
  5. NEC EX231W-BK 23 inch LCD Monitor