NEC unveils massive display with slimmer bezel

This week NEC announced the 46-inch MultiSync X461UN "ultra-narrow" professional display, the intended use of which is in video wall solutions.

If you're planning to display a large image across several monitors--you know, maybe you're into world domination--then a wide bezel is a problem. With a wide bezel, there can be as much as several inches between sections of the image.

This week, NEC announced the 46-inch MultiSync X461UN "ultra-narrow" professional display, the intended use of that is in video wall solutions. The kicker here--and the reason for my setup paragraph (see previous paragraph)--is that when two of these behemoths are placed next to each other, there is only a 7.3 millimeters distance between the images on the actual screens. This works out to about a 3.65 millimeters long bezel per display. According to NEC, this is a near 500 percent improvement over its previous series, the MultiSync 20.

The MultiSync X461UN can be deployed in video wall solutions of 100 displays in a 10x10 matrix, creating a total surface area of approximately 645 square feet, according to NEC.

The display includes NEC's new Network Control and Communication feature which lets users remotely manage the display. This includes an automatic e-mail notification in instances like overheating and lamp failures.

Some other features include a 1,360x768-pixel native resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, a maximum brightness of 700 candelas per square meter, and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1.

Additionally, the display features a carbon footprint meter, the SpectraView II Color Calibration tool, built in expansion slots, and CableComp+T technology, which purportedly equalizes the video signal to reduce color distortion and improve sharpness.

The MultiSync X461UN is backed by a 3-year parts and labor warranty and will be available for April 2009 shipment with an estimated street price of $6,000, so if you're interested, you may want to start bringing your lunch to work for the next few months.

 

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