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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Rotate 90 and :twitch: for programming!
 
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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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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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Would be quite nice at a workstation of many sorts
 
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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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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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Get 5 of these bad boys for a racing sim so you can play it with a LOGITECH RACING WHEEL!!!!!
 
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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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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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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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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.