Thursday, June 21st 2018

NEC Announces the 27-Inch MultiSync PA271Q Color-Critical Monitor

NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the launch of the MultiSync PA271Q, a new professional 27-inch wide color gamut monitor.

"The MultiSync PA271Q replaces the PA272W, one of our most popular professional wide color gamut desktop displays," said Art Marshall, Senior Product Manager for Desktop Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "It provides much better black levels and contrast, and new cutting-edge features have been added to provide improved color coverage to meet the color-critical needs of the print production, digital photography, photo editing, and video production markets, among others."
This advanced desktop display provides incredibly accurate color due to each unit's individual factory calibration. It features true 10-bit color with a 14-bit 3D LUT for impeccable accuracy and supports all professional color spaces (sRGB and Adobe RGB) and standard video color spaces (Rec. 709, Rec. 2020). This model also includes the SpectraViewII Engine, NEC's custom color processor, and an always-on backlight sensor for stable color and brightness for the life of the display and a low-latency mode when working with live video. In addition, Picture in Picture, Picture by Picture and ICC profile support simplify color-critical workflows.

Optimized for professional use, the PA271Q has a high-quality IPS panel, 178-degree viewing angle, and 150mm high adjust, tilt, swivel, and rotate. It offers best-in-class connectivity with DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI (2), USB-C with 30W power delivery, Ambix, and a USB hub with DisplaySync Pro (3 up/3 down) and human sensors that save energy when a user isn't nearby.

Designed and built to last, the MultiSync PA271Q is backed by a 4-year, 48-hour exchange warranty. It is available June 2018 at a minimum advertised price of $1,299 and in a SpectraView bundle for $1,549. For additional information and specs, please visit NEC Display Solutions.
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7 Comments on NEC Announces the 27-Inch MultiSync PA271Q Color-Critical Monitor

#1
Nephilim666
QHD and <100% adobeRGB at that price :kookoo:
  • 98.5% coverage of AdobeRGB color space and 81.1% coverage of Rec 2020
  • Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560x1440 native resolution, 350cd/m2 brightness)
Dell U2711 which I bought new for less in 2011 and is available in mint used condition for <$300 has:
  • 96% AdobeRGB
  • Same contrast, resolution and brightness
Dell UP2718Q beats this monitor in every metric except USB-C, is 4k and is only $100 more...
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Nephilim666, post: 3859646, member: 30789"
QHD and <100% adobeRGB at that price :kookoo:
  • 98.5% coverage of AdobeRGB color space and 81.1% coverage of Rec 2020
  • Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560x1440 native resolution, 350cd/m2 brightness)
Dell U2711 which I bought new for less in 2011 and is available in mint used condition for <$300 has:
  • 96% AdobeRGB
  • Same contrast, resolution and brightness
Dell UP2718Q beats this monitor in every metric except USB-C, is 4k and is only $100 more...
Different markets dude. I have a 17" LCD still alive from 2001 from NEC.
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#3
Nephilim666
eidairaman1, post: 3859757, member: 40556"
Different markets dude. I have a 17" LCD still alive from 2001 from NEC.
What are the two markets you're referring to? As a content creation professional I thought I was the market for both of these...
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Sp33d Junki3
Nephilim666, post: 3859842, member: 30789"
What are the two markets you're referring to? As a content creation professional I thought I was the market for both of these...
Dell U2711 is not a true 10bit display only 8-bit with A-FRC , nor does it even capable of having 14-bit 3D LUT
Comparing both is not even close, plus other features that would keep it separated.
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Sp33d Junki3, post: 3860338, member: 102198"
Dell U2711 is not a true 10bit display only 8-bit with A-FRC , nor does it even capable of having 14-bit 3D LUT
Comparing both is not even close, plus other features that would keep it separated.
Dell is a common monitor, NEC are a niche market despite having low cost options. Between Dell and NEC, i'd back NEC.
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#6
Nephilim666
Right so just to clarify there are a bunch of intangible benefits that no one can back up in favour of the PA271Q. Whilst there are a bunch of measurable and fiscal benefits to the Dell UP2718Q. Thanks to those who contributed.
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#7
Valantar
Nephilim666, post: 3860344, member: 30789"
Right so just to clarify there are a bunch of intangible benefits that no one can back up in favour of the PA271Q. Whilst there are a bunch of measurable and fiscal benefits to the Dell UP2718Q. Thanks to those who contributed.
The benefits of 3D LUTs are very much tangible for professional users in need of absolute color accuracy or those working on ungraded LOG video.

As for the U2711, while I love mine, I'd never buy one again today. The graininess of its display coating was criticized heavily even in 2011, and seriously harms sharpness. The lack of native calibration support or LUTs is also a drawback, especially over time as the factory calibration drifts.
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