Thursday, June 4th 2009

NEC Launches Environmentally-Friendly 22-inch MultiSync E222W Desktop LCD Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the 22-inch MultiSync E222W, an eco-friendly monitor with numerous features designed to lower total cost of ownership.
The MultiSync E222W offers an ErgoDesign adjustable stand with 4-way ergonomic design, including 110 mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot, adding flexibility and comfort for any user. The display’s ECO Mode reduces power consumption and heat generation, while its Intelligent Power Management (IPM) and off timer help conserve energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by switching to a low-power state or automatically powering down when the monitor is on, but not in use. Users have the ability to track their carbon footprint savings with the display’s carbon footprint meter, a unique tool that calculates the reduction of green gas emissions. The combination of these green technologies extends the life of the MultiSync E222W and raises the standard for green LCD displays.


“The MultiSync E Series provides an enhanced environment for business users by reducing the amount of hazardous emissions and creating a higher level of productivity,” said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. “The MultiSync E222W is an incredibly eco-friendly and energy-efficient display, as it utilizes 50% less power and contains half the amount of mercury compared to traditional LCD monitors. This display is registered as Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Silver and includes features that enable our customers to extend their displays’ lifecycle and save money in the long run, which is vital given the current economic situation.”

The widescreen MultiSync E222W includes the following features:
  • 1680 x 1050 native resolution in 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 250 cd/m² brightness
  • Rapid Response time of 5 ms
  • 4-way ergonomic stand with 110 mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
  • ECO Mode and carbon footprint meter
  • Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Silver compliant
  • Intelligent Power Management (IPM) system and off timer
  • 50% less power consumption and mercury content
  • 5-setting Dynamic Video Mode (standard, text, movie, game, photo)
  • Multi-directional OSD NaViKey
  • HDCP and Windows Vista Premium-certified
  • NaViSet Administrator software for centralized control
  • Recycled packaging materials
The MultiSync E222W comes with a 3-year parts and labor limited warranty and will be available for July 2009 shipment at an estimated street price of $269.Source: NEC
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12 Comments on NEC Launches Environmentally-Friendly 22-inch MultiSync E222W Desktop LCD Monitor

#1
BazookaJoe
Now.. I'm a fan of NEC in general, but 5ms response? - RAPID?

I thought say, 3 years ago 8~5ms was considered crap to "meh" , and say... 2 ms was considered FAST?

What happened?

Also -what ACTUAL color bit depth are these panels these days? Last I checked (almost 3 years ago again) they where all 6 ~ 8 bit .. which is also CRAP nomatter what tricks they use to dither colors up to make them look better.

It just seems that nothing has been done to develop this technology in ages now - but I suppose its not like the mass market has anywhere else to go so jaa, I suppose why bother developing.

Apart from getting flat, display technology has done nothing but race backwards in the last few years - 10 years ago I had a 19" CRT with TRUE 32Bit output and a < 1ms update.

(Sorry NEC this isn't ALL about you- Just Monitors in general .. and a little bit you - C'mon guys if anyone can advance this shiz its you - be a leader for pork's sake)
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#2
jamesrt2004
I think there all going to leave LCD (apart from cheap end 15~17" monitors) to eventually go LED, there cheaper to produce, and as its new (and soooo much better then LCD quality wise) there's a price premium on them, also funny that even after this premium they will be priced above LCD's for the moment -sigh- well anyways LED monitor/tv's look epic and this is why lcd is already being/been phased out as i guess the companies new that this would take off much better etc..
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#3
jagass
Thanks for sharing this...
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#4
Mussels
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by: jamesrt2004
I think there all going to leave LCD (apart from cheap end 15~17" monitors) to eventually go LED, there cheaper to produce, and as its new (and soooo much better then LCD quality wise) there's a price premium on them, also funny that even after this premium they will be priced above LCD's for the moment -sigh- well anyways LED monitor/tv's look epic and this is why lcd is already being/been phased out as i guess the companies new that this would take off much better etc..
Bazookajoe: you're confusing numbers. IIRC An 8 bit LCD panel is equal to 20 bit color depth, a 10 bit panel (the best ones, such as high end samsung*, dell and westinghouse) are equal to 24 bit color - which is still a few million colors. 32 bit color is used due to various technical reasons, despite the fact the human eye can only see so many colors (which 24 bit has more than enough of)

my 23.6" uses LED backlights, which is why even though its a mere TN film panel it looks brighter and clearer than my MVA panel HDTV.
This monitors press release is making mountains out of sandcastles.

*samsung (and brands that copy its monitors) use some kind of fancy technique to achieve 10 bit quality on 8 bit LCD's. dunno how, but they DO look very good.
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#5
lemonadesoda
OH NOES.

Not another lower pixel count monitor. x1050 should be banned. x1080 should be the minimum. And what is happening to the higher resolution market like 1920x1200? Far far better than 1680x1080. Even 1600x1200 is better IMO for normal webbrowsing and office work where we need to read DOWN 1 page not ACROSS 2 PAGES.
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#6
Mussels
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by: lemonadesoda
OH NOES.

Not another lower pixel count monitor. x1050 should be banned. x1080 should be the minimum. And what is happening to the higher resolution market like 1920x1200? Far far better than 1680x1080. Even 1600x1200 is better IMO for normal webbrowsing and office work where we need to read DOWN 1 page not ACROSS 2 PAGES.
if people didnt buy silly aspect ratio 16:10 screens, they wouldnt keep making them.

1920x1080 ftw
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#7
buggalugs
by: BazookaJoe
Now.. I'm a fan of NEC in general, but 5ms response? - RAPID?

I thought say, 3 years ago 8~5ms was considered crap to "meh" , and say... 2 ms was considered FAST?
)
5ms is as fast as LCDs get. Any 2ms monitor is really a 5ms monitor with software trickery called RTC (response time compensation). RTC can cause a lot of issues with artifacting etc and its better to have it off usually.

If you look up the professional monitors that are very expensive with accurate color, none of them are below 5ms, and 6-8ms is normal. 2ms LCD's are a gimick for gamers but are really the same monitors as the 5ms ones.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
Buggalugs, your information is innacurate.

the reason the expensive monitors have higher response times, is because they use different technology. all the 2 and 5ms screens, use TN film panels. The pro screens use S-IPS panels. S-IPS has far more accurate color reproduction and better viewing angles, but slower response times.

The 2ms is a gimmick, but so is everything below 10ms really. they only measure grey to grey. a 2ms screen could be 2ms grey to grey, and 16ms black to blue.
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#9
happita
by: Mussels
a 10 bit panel (the best ones, such as high end samsung*, dell and westinghouse) are equal to 24 bit color -
*samsung (and brands that copy its monitors) use some kind of fancy technique to achieve 10 bit quality on 8 bit LCD's. dunno how, but they DO look very good.
Mind showing us few models :D ? Reason I ask is I need a better panel than this G900 TN
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
It used to be that they could be told apart by the colors they listed - 16.2 million, or 16.7 million. I believe that still holds true.

16.7 means its either a 10 bit screen, or its samsungs funky tech.

They mention it for this samsung here.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_764&products_id=8769

P.S: iirc, the other 2 bits were used for gamma control. so they basically gave you a wide range or light and dark, in each color range. samsung probably just found a way to automate that, and give a wider range by spreading it out.
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#11
Wile E
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by: Mussels
It used to be that they could be told apart by the colors they listed - 16.2 million, or 16.7 million. I believe that still holds true.

16.7 means its either a 10 bit screen, or its samsungs funky tech.

They mention it for this samsung here.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_764&products_id=8769

P.S: iirc, the other 2 bits were used for gamma control. so they basically gave you a wide range or light and dark, in each color range. samsung probably just found a way to automate that, and give a wider range by spreading it out.
You're a little off mussels, but you have the right idea. 8bit panels are the true 16.7million color panels. The other panels are 6bit, which only does 262,xxx colors natively. Companies use Frame Rate Control (otherwise known as FRC or dithering) to achieve millions of colors from a 6bit panel. The 10bit TVs you see use dithering on 8bit panels. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/colourdepth.htm

And I suggest looking over their other articles sometime. Makes for a good read. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles.htm
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#12
Mussels
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its been a long time since i read about that stuff, at least i was pretty close.
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