Monday, April 1st 2013

NEC Display Solutions Debuts 29-Inch, Ultra-Wide LED-Backlit Display

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today a 29-inch LED-backlit monitor that boasts an IPS panel, slim profile, full ergonomics and comprehensive connectivity for corporate, financial services, digital signage and medical environments, among others.

Joining the award-winning MultiSync EA Series lineup, the EA294WMi performance-driven monitor enhances multi-tasking capabilities, work performance and productivity through its panoramic view, 21:9 aspect ratio, uniform color brightness and 2560 x 1080 resolution. It also consumes 29 percent less power than dual 19-inch monitors with similar LCD panel technology. The EA294WMi offers split-screen Picture by Picture/Side by Side (PBP) functionality, which enables two sources to display information on one monitor.

The monitor is TCO Certified Edge 1.2, a supplemental certification for innovative products with characteristics at the forefront of environmental design or social responsibility.

"The EA294WMi continues a long tradition of NEC monitors that have forged new and better ways of working for people across a spectrum of industries," said Kevin Christopherson, Director of Product Marketing for Desktop Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "This 29-inch MultiSync model fulfills the NEC mantra of innovation, while keeping the environment top of mind through its LED backlighting, reduced power consumption and fewer hazardous materials. Professionals from the trading desk to advertising, video and content editing suites will find more space with which to accomplish their work. The monitor effectively replaces two SXGA 19-inch monitors in a very elegant way, yet can still enable multi-screen setups."

This widescreen model features IPS panel technology, providing exceptional image and color quality, with wide viewing angles (178° horizontal/vertical) and ergonomic adjustability. ControlSync technology allows users to control up to six EA294WMi displays in a multi-monitor configuration. Upon establishing one unit as the master, users are able to control many performance attributes of the multi-monitor setup in unison through the single monitor.

Smart sensing technology automatically detects work conditions to determine the proper display brightness with ambient light and human sensors, while a comprehensive input panel, including DisplayPort, HDMI/MHL, DVI-D, VGA and 4-port USB hub, connects users to the latest peripherals and future-proofs the investment. Select smartphones (MHL-embedded) also can be connected via HDMI/MHL for HD quality images or video.

Having essentially two monitors in one cabinet gives users several advantages, including lower acquisition, cable replacement and warranty costs.

The MultiSync EA294WMi includes the following features:
  • 29-inch, 21:9 IPS panel with LED backlighting
  • 2560 x 1080 resolution and 300 cd/m2 brightness
  • 25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)
  • Wide viewing angles of 178°H/178°V and 100 percent sRBG support
  • 97 dpi, which provides better readability, and 6ms response time
  • Thinner bezel and slimmer chassis with OSD touch controls
  • Picture by Picture (PBP) functionality
  • Enhanced efficiency with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel
  • Ergonomic adjustable stand with 130mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
  • Six inputs, which include (1) DisplayPort, (1) HDMI/MHL, (2) DVI-D and (2) VGA D-sub inputs, and provide future-proof connectivity
  • Integrated 4-port USB 2.0 hub (2 rear, 2 side) and integrated speakers (1W x 2)
  • ControlSync for multi-screen setups
  • Smart sensing technology (ambient light and human sensors)
  • NaViSet Administrator 2.0
  • DICOM Simulation
  • TCO Certified Edge 1.2
  • ECO Mode, carbon footprint meter and cost meter
  • ENERGY STAR 5.1 and TCO 6.0 compliant
  • EPEAT Gold
The MultiSync EA294WMi ships with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, and will be available in early May 2013 at an estimated street price of $799.
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15 Comments on NEC Display Solutions Debuts 29-Inch, Ultra-Wide LED-Backlit Display

#1
Jizzler
Nice. Wide (but not too wide) gaming, be able to split web and video with a lot of width for both, and more.

But having said that... could never buy one when Tempest/Auria monitors are half the cost.
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Octavean
by: Jizzler
Nice. Wide (but not too wide) gaming, be able to split web and video with a lot of width for both, and more.

But having said that... could never buy one when Tempest/Auria monitors are half the cost.
Yeah, I have two Auria EQ276W 27" IPS monitors myself,....

I'd sooner buy a Dell U2913WM 29" at ~$650 or an LG 29EA93-P 29" at ~$700 then this NEC for ~$800.

Either way I would want three of them,.... ;)
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#3
SaltyFish
64:27 ("21:9" is the rolls off the tounge easily marketing name) is nice and all... but why is it that we still can't do a thing about vertical pixel resolution?

Other than that, the extremely wide display ratio is probably more interesting in portrait orientation than landscape orientation for any potential multi-monitor setups.
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#4
Prima.Vera
Common. For this price one should expect at least 32 or 34 inch in size and maybe 1200p resolution instead of 1080p. I would have love one with this specs.
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#5
Nothgrin
Rotate 90 and :twitch: for programming!
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#6
Octavean
This is a nitch (niche) product that likely wont see widespread adoption. If it doesn't suit your needs then you're outside of the nitch clearly.

However, lets investigate what some people are saying.

To keep the ratio of 21:9 but increase the resolution of 2560x1080 you're looking at the following:

~2560x1080
~2844x1200
~3413x1440
~3793x1600

The first two can be omitted leaving 3413x1440 and ~3793x1600. Not quite hitting 4K monitor territory (3840 x 2160) but getting there. Now how much would one think a 3413x1440 or ~3793x1600 monitor would cost? Probably close to 4K monitor prices,....maybe ~$2000 to ~$3000 USD if not more,.....

Also note that the nitch market this ratio was developed for wouldn't benefit from an increased resolution or the massive increased cost and it doesn't make much sense to talk about increased resolution,.....in order to get away from 1080.
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#7
Xzibit
Why not just wait for the Samsung

Its suppose to be 5k static contrast ratio. All these are all using IPS 1k. Not that i'm in the market for one but it would seam to be better buy if specs & price align.
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#8
tastegw
Would be quite nice at a workstation of many sorts
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#9
The Quim Reaper
Lol, how is a 29' screen in anyway usable without cranking your neck to an absurd degree when in portrait mode?
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#10
WhiteLotus
If it were bezel-less you could rotate those 90 degrees stick 5 side by side to have mega screen awesomesauce.
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#11
remixedcat
Get 5 of these bad boys for a racing sim so you can play it with a LOGITECH RACING WHEEL!!!!!
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#12
buggalugs
by: Xzibit
Why not just wait for the Samsung

Its suppose to be 5k static contrast ratio. All these are all using IPS 1k. Not that i'm in the market for one but it would seam to be better buy if specs & price align.
Do you have a link for this monitor?
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#13
Prima.Vera
by: Octavean
This is a nitch (niche) product that likely wont see widespread adoption. If it doesn't suit your needs then you're outside of the nitch clearly.

However, lets investigate what some people are saying.

To keep the ratio of 21:9 but increase the resolution of 2560x1080 you're looking at the following:

~2560x1080
~2844x1200
~3413x1440
~3793x1600
2844x1200 is the perfect resolution imo. Because it doesn't stress the GPU as much as the next 2. But 29" is to small for a monitor with this aspect size. I would prefer a monitor that have the vertical size of a normal 27 incher. I donno how much is that, to lazy to calculate...
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#14
Octavean
by: Prima.Vera
2844x1200 is the perfect resolution imo. Because it doesn't stress the GPU as much as the next 2. But 29" is to small for a monitor with this aspect size. I would prefer a monitor that have the vertical size of a normal 27 incher. I donno how much is that, to lazy to calculate...
Well we are talking about an NEC display here. NEC ~30" monitors would typically cost about ~$2000 USD for 2560x1600 (for the models I have come across). That's more of a standard resolution then 2844x1200. 27" monitors are typically 2560x1440 (16:9). To have a 21:9 ratio monitor with 1440, I already calculated that resolution out to be about ~3413x1440.

Either way its going to be very expensive,......very,.....

21:9 ratio was started with the HDTV market for media (movies) that could use it. For this type of media, raising the resolution does nothing but raise the price of the unit for the target demographic,...and it would likely be an aggressive price hike,.....very aggressive,....
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#15
Prima.Vera
No. I was talking about having a 21:9 monitor with a vertical size of a 27" 16:9 monitor. Is probably 34" or something...Anyways, I would buy one if for that size and a 1200p resolution.
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