Monday, January 5th 2009

NEC Announces the 26'' MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 LCD Monitor with SWOP Certification

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the new 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690WUXi², a desktop display ideal for graphic arts, desktop publishing, photography and other color-critical environments. The LCD2690WUXi² can be seen at Macworld Conference and Expo 2009 (NEC Display Solutions Booth, No. 2510) on January 6-9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Derived from the award-winning LCD2690WUXi, the new display has a new, wider color gamut panel, delivering expanded blue coverage and improved brightness uniformity. The high-performing MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² aids with productivity, as its wide-format design (16:10 aspect ratio) provides roughly the same work area as two smaller-sized displays, enabling users to work simultaneously in multiple application windows.

“The MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² follows in the footsteps of its companions in the highly successful MultiSync 90 Series,” said Stan Swiderski, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. “With its multitude of leading-edge capabilities, groundbreaking design and vast number of innovative technologies, the LCD2690WUXi² allows high-end graphics users to achieve the ultimate in color performance.”

The MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² is certified with Specifications for Web Offset Publications (SWOP) software, assuring users achieve accurate soft-proof images. The display passed with the “GRACoL Grade 1” test, one of the highest level examinations available for SWOP certification.

The LCD2690WUXi² contains the following features:
  • Wide color gamut (97.8 percent coverage of AdobeRGB)
  • Compatibility with the NEC SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution
  • Auto luminance control with X-Light Pro backlight/sensor design for consistent brightness and color
  • ColorComp technology, which compensates for slight variations in luminance and color uniformity, providing even color across the screen
  • IPS active matrix LCD, which provides superior screen performance, including wide viewing angles, life-like flesh tones and dark black levels
  • Support for internal programmable 12-bit lookup tables (LUTs) for calibration
  • Ambient light sensor and automatic backlight adjustment, which allow for use in any lighting conditions
  • 1900 x 1200 native resolution
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 320 cd/m² brightness
  • Three selectable inputs (DVI-I, DVI-D, 15-pin D-sub [VGA])
The MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² ships with a 4-year parts and labor warranty, including backlight, and is available now for shipping with an estimated street price of $1,199. For more information about SWOP certification, visit NEC
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1 Comment on NEC Announces the 26'' MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 LCD Monitor with SWOP Certification

It is only 102% color gamut size vs. NTSC. That's pretty low and just outside of "pro" quality (115% and upwards). It is however very good compared to regular consumer TFT (80%+). But the price doesnt quite work. It is too expensive for the consumer and not good enough for the pro.

If the price was around $800 then that would make sense. A premium model, not pretending to be professional.
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