Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

NEC Debuts MultiSync PA Series with 24-inch Desktop Display for Professional Graphics

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announces the new MultiSync PA Series, successor to the critically acclaimed MultiSync 90 Series, by introducing the MultiSync PA241W. Designed for professional graphics applications, this 24-inch desktop display is ideal for digital photography, video editing, print production and any environment in which color accuracy is crucial.

The PA241W continues the MultiSync 90 Series' tradition of delivering crisp, accurate images while adding improved color coverage, sleeker industrial design and enhanced connectivity. The display features 102% coverage of NTSC and 99.3% of Adobe RGB, an increase from 72% in the MultiSync LCD2490WUXi². With a 38% smaller footprint size, the display provides users with more desktop space and decrease costs in shipping and storage. Improved cable management enables simpler setup of the monitor, while its new 10-bit DisplayPort and USB hub add to an already diverse set of input connectors.

"NEC's MultiSync PA Series is a flagship desktop monitor family that carries market leadership in the color, medical and professional industries," said Art Marshall, Product Manager at NEC Display Solutions. "The MultiSync PA241W, the first model in this series, focuses on both workflow productivity and color accuracy, with the aim to improve upon the success of the MultiSync 90 Series. Users that require a reliable display for color precision will want to take advantage of the sophisticated technologies used in the MultiSync PA Series, starting with the PA241W."

Below is a partial list of features included in the MultiSync PA241W:
  • 1920 x 1200 native resolution in 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 10-bit IPS LCD panel with 14-bit lookup table, which increases color depth to more than one billion possible colors
  • 360 cd/m² brightness
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 102% coverage of NTSC and 99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB
  • Improved connectivity with 10-bit DisplayPort, DVI-D with HDCP and USB hub
  • Improved cable management and smaller stand size
  • Ergonomic stand with tilt, swivel, height-adjust and pivot
  • DisplaySync Pro, which controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
  • 3D lookup table, which enables accurate representation of hard-to-match color spaces
  • ICC profile emulation, which loads ICC color profiles to accurately support manufacturer color spaces
The MultiSync PA241W is available for shipment with an estimated street price of $1,079 and ships with a 4-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight. Additional models in the MultiSync PA Series will be announced throughout 2010, including models with the award-winning SpectraView II Color Calibration Solution. * Color Vision Emulation, which allows a quick preview of colors that emulate color vision problems
* Ambient light sensor and automatic backlight adjustment for use in any lighting condition
* Carbon footprint meter, which allows users to easily track carbon savings
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29 Comments on NEC Debuts MultiSync PA Series with 24-inch Desktop Display for Professional Graphics

#1
pr0n Inspector
10-bit IPS LCD panel with 14-bit lookup table
10-bit DisplayPort, DVI-D with HDCP
99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB
OMFG! a proper wide gamut monitor!
$1,079
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#3
toyo
Oh, what a nice monitor... The kind of product I'd break into the store for :) The specs are awesome, and the price is OK. Too bad in my country this will probably end up being 1100-1300 Euros, making it unreachable for me. It's so incredible that people in poor countries like Romania, just accepted in EU, have to pay so much more than Americans who make a lot more money for the same product... twisted world we live in.
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#4
W00ter
I guess this isn't made for gamers considering the price and lack of them bragging about m/s times and hz but I guess the "professional" gave that away.
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#5
TheMailMan78
Big Member
1000:1 contrast ratio ? Um Ill pass.
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#6
extrasalty
by: W00ter
I guess this isn't made for gamers considering the price and lack of them bragging about m/s times and hz but I guess the "professional" gave that away.
Gamers should always appreciate professional. :toast:
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#7
pr0n Inspector
by: TheMailMan78
1000:1 contrast ratio ? Um Ill pass.
So you prefer manufacturers screaming "Hey look at our bullshit 1 million:1(white at full brightness vs. black at lowest brightness) contrast ratio!"?
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#8
buggalugs
by: TheMailMan78
1000:1 contrast ratio ? Um Ill pass.
lol. You obviously have no idea.
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#9
Apocolypse007
nice monitor but i can think of better ways to spend $1000.
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#10
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: pr0n Inspector
So you prefer manufacturers screaming "Hey look at our bullshit 1 million:1(white at full brightness vs. black at lowest brightness) contrast ratio!"?
by: buggalugs
lol. You obviously have no idea.
I do have an idea. 1000:1 isnt that good. Gammas nice however.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
by: TheMailMan78
I do have an idea. 1000:1 isnt that good. Gammas nice however.
Anything rated higher is pretty much a blatant lie. You only get better contrast thru electronic controls and the sacrifice of color accuracy. You, as a graphic artist, of all people should know better.
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#12
Apocolypse007
manufacturers love to exaggerate the contrast ratio. so much so that it is pretty much best ignored altogether.
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#13
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Wile E
Anything rated higher is pretty much a blatant lie. You only get better contrast thru electronic controls and the sacrifice of color accuracy. You, as a graphic artist, of all people should know better.
In my experience high contrast has been just as important as gamma.....in what I do. Illustrate. However in anything else I agree. Its BS and pointless.

FYI I love NEC monitors.
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Wile E
Power User
by: TheMailMan78
In my experience high contrast has been just as important as gamma.....in what I do. Illustrate. However in anything else I agree. Its BS and pointless.

FYI I love NEC monitors.
What you don't seem to understand is that 1000:1 is about the highest any monitor goes naturally. These monitors over 1000:1 are just 1000:1 panels with an overated dynamic spec being shown on the box.
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#15
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Wile E
What you don't seem to understand is that 1000:1 is about the highest any monitor goes naturally. These monitors over 1000:1 are just 1000:1 panels with an overrated dynamic spec being shown on the box.
I really think it depends on the panel. I do know 1000-1 is about as naturally high as you can go and I also know 40,000-1 is a pipe dream but the ones that claim those higher numbers tend to have more exaggerated contrast. Not pure color. Thats better for me.

There is nothing wrong with the NEC. Its awesome. Just not for me. I work with Panatone Coated colors. When I adjust my plates to grayscale colors become irrelevant and contrast rules....that and gamma. Its a difficult process to explain. If you ever worked in the silk screen industry it would be easier to explain.
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Wile E
Power User
by: TheMailMan78
I really think it depends on the panel. I do know 1000-1 is about as naturally high as you can go and I also know 40,000-1 is a pipe dream but the ones that claim those higher numbers tend to have more exaggerated contrast. Not pure color. Thats better for me.

There is nothing wrong with the NEC. Its awesome. Just not for me. I work with Panatone Coated colors. When I adjust my plates to grayscale colors become irrelevant and contrast rules....that and gamma. Its a difficult process to explain. If you ever worked in the silk screen industry it would be easier to explain.
4 color silk screen years ago. Mostly deal with print work tho.

And what I am saying, is this 1000:1 contrast monitor likely has the high dynamic contrast that is normally advertised on monitors, they just don't advertise it, and just give the static ratio.

AKA: You simply cannot judge anything based on the given contrast spec, AT ALL. Doesn't matter if it seems low to you, in real life, it likely isn't any lower than any other pro monitor.
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#17
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Wile E
4 color silk screen years ago. Mostly deal with print work tho.

And what I am saying, is this 1000:1 contrast monitor likely has the high dynamic contrast that is normally advertised on monitors, they just don't advertise it, and just give the static ratio.

AKA: You simply cannot judge anything based on the given contrast spec, AT ALL. Doesn't matter if it seems low to you, in real life, it likely isn't any lower than any other pro monitor.
I understand that. Honestly I would never buy a monitor unless I can see it in action. I work with silk screen but its not 4 color. Its SPOT not process. I have a limit of 12 colors including the flash. When I pull the plates I need a stupid amount of contrast. I could care less about the color. Yes I know it doesn't get much better than 1000.1 but pro displays are about color where cheaper displays are about brightness and contrast to the point their color sucks and everything else is exaggerated.

To be honest I get better results using crap displays than these high end things for what I do.
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#18

I have at work professional monitors with 1000:1 contrast ratio, and the image quality is at least 10 times better than any 50000:1 monitors. Agreed, the image is not that vivid, but the gamma and color are so natural, you'd think is one of the best professional CRT monitors...
#19
Rammkopf
Pardon the stupid question - are we talking IPS or VA here? I take it that this monitor won't utilize one o' them "nice" TN/TN+ panels. Lookin' at the rated response times, this smells like a VA.
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#20
Wile E
Power User
by: Rammkopf
Pardon the stupid question - are we talking IPS or VA here? I take it that this monitor won't utilize one o' them "nice" TN/TN+ panels. Lookin' at the rated response times, this smells like a VA.
IPS. Says right in the bullet points.
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#21
Rammkopf
Damn, I'm a moron! LOL Thanks, mate, I must have missed that.
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#22
Wile E
Power User
lol. No big deal. I'm willing to wager most of us skim press releases.
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#23
Rammkopf
by: Wile E
lol. No big deal. I'm willing to wager most of us skim press releases.
Indeed, I've caught myself one too many times reading tech specs on some part, searching for something in particular within the list of features, it IS RIGHT THERE ... and it just goes flat through my eyes. Although I clearly see it, I never really notice it. Blah! :slap: Until I ask "Where the hell is that?!" and someone points it out to me. I'm just absent minded quite too often. So I hope you will excuse me if I come back with a stupid inquiry every now and again. lol

:nutkick:
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#24
Valdez
by: Wile E
What you don't seem to understand is that 1000:1 is about the highest any monitor goes naturally. These monitors over 1000:1 are just 1000:1 panels with an overated dynamic spec being shown on the box.
Samsung f2380 DC150.000:1 ( 3000:1) :D
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#25
Wile E
Power User
by: Valdez
Samsung f2380 DC150.000:1 ( 3000:1) :D
lol. Yeah right. Plus, that isn't a pro quality display anyway.
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