Monday, October 25th 2010

NEC Announces SpectraView 231 Professional Display

With the NEC SpectraView 231, NEC Display Solutions is launching a high-calibre, 23" IPS LCD monitor for colour-critical applications into the market. The hardware-calibratable display, just like the SpectraView Reference models 241 and 271, features a 14-bit LUT for exceptional colour control and a 3D LUT for precise colour space reproduction. Digital Uniformity Control (ColorComp) and Backlight Ageing Correction also give users stable performance values over the display's entire lifetime.

The model is targeted for colour-critical users in the fields of digital photo-editing and video-processing, colour workflow, pre-press or DTP. Equipped with a high-end IPS panel, the NEC SpectraView 231 covers 75% of the Adobe RGB colour space and offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In practical terms, this means excellent picture quality with high viewing angle stability. The Digital Uniformity Control (ColorComp) feature automatically controls the colour distribution to create a balanced and homogeneous picture, which is of particular importance for professional colour applications.

Intelligent features such as the picture-in-picture function, which allows multiple program windows to be displayed simultaneously, facilitate increased productivity and permit complex workflows to be easily realised.

The display's connectivity options also provide first-class flexibility. The NEC SpectraView 231 comes equipped with the future-proof DisplayPort connector, two DVI-D interfaces and finally a VGA analogue input. The integrated, programmable USB hub also supports the connection of multiple PC platforms, so that a single mouse and keyboard can control two computers.

With height adjustability of up to 150 mm and the pivot function for positioning the display in landscape or portrait mode, personalised comfort at the workstation is guaranteed. The NEC SpectraView 231 has been awarded the TCO 5.0 certificate in recognition of its ergonomic features and responsible approach to minimising environmental impact.

"The new NEC SpectraView 231 offers an excellent price/performance ratio," says Christopher Parker, Product Line Manager for Professional Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "With this product, we're offering professional users a high-end colour-critical display at an unbeatable low price."
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31 Comments on NEC Announces SpectraView 231 Professional Display

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The price is around €950. Quite unbeatable, really.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
hmmm, it even comes with a KVM built in. thats kinda nifty.
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#3
bear jesus
by: btarunr
The price is around €950. Quite unbeatable, really.
by: Mussels
hmmm, it even comes with a KVM built in. thats kinda nifty.
The built in KVM makes it even better value, if they were a litle bigger and preferably a little higher res i would definatly have put this at the top of the list for a monitor upgrade.
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#4
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
it's nice to see the professional grade monitors come down in price.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Completely Bonkers
"1920 x 1080 pixels" and "Professional Display" is an oxymoron.
what resolution should it be then?
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#7
Meizuman
^ 1920 x 1200.

I can't squeeze much to 1080. This coming from 22" 1680 x 1050 user who has used 21,5" iMac. It's quite a pain in the a**. At least when you should do something productive.
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#8
bear jesus
by: Easy Rhino
what resolution should it be then?
I say 1920x1200 or even 2560x1440... but that's just because i want 1200 over 1080 :laugh:
Really i'm sure this would have been much more expensive with a bump in res thus becoming much worse value.
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
well exactly. you can buy a lot of pro monitors with IPS panels and what not with higher resolutions. you will also pay a MUCH higher price. but just because it is 1080p doesnt mean it isnt professional.
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#10
bear jesus
by: Easy Rhino
well exactly. you can buy a lot of pro monitors with IPS panels and what not with higher resolutions. you will also pay a MUCH higher price. but just because it is 1080p doesnt mean it isnt professional.
I can't think of any other 1080p ips panel i have seen or at least recently, is this aimed at being a value ips panel?
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#11
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
NEC still makes the best IMO.
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#12
Wile E
Power User
Wish it was 1200 instead of 1080.
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#13
wahdangun
yeah "full HD" craping is reaching professional market
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
the concept of "professional" is relative to what people think it is.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: Easy Rhino
the concept of "professional" is relative to what people think it is.
In the pro image world, when all else is equal, more resolution is better, period.
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#16
R_1
1920 x 1080 pixels Professional Display. :roll:
Wait! Maybe this display is for video editing only. :eek:
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#17
bear jesus
by: R_1
1920 x 1080 pixels Professional Display. :roll:
Wait! Maybe this display is for video editing only. :eek:
Possible but how much video editing is done with the video fullscreen? would it not make more sense to edit 1080p with the extra screen space for the program being used so maybe using 1600p.
Saying that though 1600p ips pannels don't come anywhere near this cheap, maybe budget video editing? :laugh:
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#19
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Wile E
In the pro image world, when all else is equal, more resolution is better, period.
my point is that the concept of "professional" changes with time.
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#20
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Easy Rhino
my point is that the concept of "professional" changes with time.
No it doesn't.

Example: TheMailMan = Professional Troll.

See?
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#21
Completely Bonkers
75% of the Adobe RGB colour space is really rather poor for a "professional" monitor.

And IMO NEC is losing ground. A "professional" y1080 needs to deliver 120fps/3D if it can't deliver WORKSTATION SPEC HIGH-Y.
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#22
wahdangun
by: Easy Rhino
my point is that the concept of "professional" changes with time.
yeah, but should be better not worst
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#23
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: wahdangun
yeah, but should be better not worst
true.
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#24
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
If it really hits 75% I would be impressed as most don't.
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#25
Wile E
Power User
by: Completely Bonkers
75% of the Adobe RGB colour space is really rather poor for a "professional" monitor.

And IMO NEC is losing ground. A "professional" y1080 needs to deliver 120fps/3D if it can't deliver WORKSTATION SPEC HIGH-Y.
Most of the monitors that claim more have wide gamut backlighting and use a form of dithering to achieve the extended color space, and are actually less accurate over quite a few hues.

I am actually disappointed in the accuracy of my wide gamut IPS monitor. Every standard gamut IPS monitor I have seen with the same size panel of mine is more accurate.
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