Tuesday, June 10th 2014

NEC Introduces the MultiSync EA304WMi 30-Inch IPS Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the MultiSync EA304WMi, a 30-inch monitor addition to its premium business desktop portfolio. Power users will benefit from this performance-driven, WQXGA resolution LED-backlit model with built-in speakers.

The widescreen model features IPS panel technology with wide viewing angles (178° horizontal/vertical), touch-sensitive menu controls and ergonomic adjustability. The LED backlighting of the 16:10 aspect ratio EA304WMi allows for a slimmer profile, lighter weight and increased power savings compared to previous generation models. For workstations with multiple displays, ControlSync technology lets users control the settings for up to six MultiSync EA Series displays. Users are able to adjust power, brightness, volume and many other settings of the multi-monitor setup in unison through the master monitor.
"The EA304WMi monitor is the new flagship for the award-winning MultiSync EA family of displays," said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "In addition to its impressive imaging, this 30-inch monitor includes several NEC-exclusive features for users be more productive."

Among them, the EA304WMi offers smart sensing technology, which automatically detects work conditions to determine the proper display brightness with ambient light and human presence sensors. In addition, a comprehensive input panel, including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA and 3-port USB hub, connects users to the latest peripherals and solidifies their investments for the future.

The MultiSync EA304WMi includes the following features:
  • 30-inch, 16:10 IPS panel with LED backlighting
  • 350cd/m2 brightness, and 10-bit color over HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2
  • Wide viewing angles of 178°H/178°V
  • 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution
  • 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)
  • Ergonomic adjustable stand with 130 mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
  • DisplayPort, HDMI / MHL, DVI-D and VGA inputs
  • Integrated 3-port USB hub (1 up/3 down, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0)
  • Integrated speakers (1W x 2) and headphone jack
  • ControlSync for synchronizing settings in multi-screen setups
  • Smart sensing technology (ambient light and human sensors)
  • ECO Mode, carbon footprint meter and cost meter
  • ENERGY STAR 6.0, TCO 6.0 compliant and TCO Edge 2.0 certified display
The MultiSync EA304WMi ships with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, and will be available in June 2014 at an estimated street price of $1,599. The monitor also comes with set-up manual, and DVI-D, DisplayPort, power, audio, USB 3.0 and ControlSync cables.
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5 Comments on NEC Introduces the MultiSync EA304WMi 30-Inch IPS Monitor

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1600p 30-incher for $1600, in 2014? Someone didn't send NEC a calendar.
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Are all IPS screens 10bit? This one seems to be...
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Are all IPS screens 10bit? This one seems to be...
No, there are a wide range of IPS panels, featuring depths from 6-bit A-FRC, 8-bit native, 8-bit A-FRC and 10 bit native. This monitor is using a high-end panel, probably the same as Dell U3014 or a newer revision.
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so what % of NTSC/Adobe/SRBG does it cover?
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This looks to be one of those monitors aimed for graphics design given the 16:10 aspect ratio and IPS display technology. That would probably also explain the ridiculous price.

I really wish someone would make a 24" version of this. I'd throw money at a 24" 2560 x 1600 monitor.
so what % of NTSC/Adobe/SRBG does it cover?
From NEC's page for the monitor: www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-monitors/ea304wmi-bk
Color Gamut
Adobe RGB Coverage/Size 99.3% / 108.6%
NTSC Coverage/Size 94.8% / 103.7%
sRGB Coverage/Size 146.4% / 100%
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