NEC's S-PVA monitor shows its true (and accurate) colors

A review of NEC's MultiSync P221W.

See? The black hardly shifts from this angle... Josh P. Miller/CNET

You gotta love a good Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA)-based display, don't you? Well, you're obviously not required to love them, but with their deep blacks, good viewing angles, and, for the most part, accurate colors, they certainly make it difficult to dislike them.

Case in point: the NEC MultiSync P221W is a 22-inch, $390 S-PVA display that includes the aforementioned perks of most S-PVAs.

A monitor needs to have more than just great performance, however, to justify its price. Extra features and connection options can work wonders toward a monitor's overall worth. With Dell recently lowering the price of its feature-rich, 24-inch UltraSharp 2408WFP to $450, can the 22-inch NEC be expected to compete?

Check out the review to find out. Also, be sure to take a look at more monitor reviews with new ones added every week.

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Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP

The Bottom Line: The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP display delivers across the board in performance, design, and features. It excelled with movies and games, making it not only an excellent choice as an entertainment display, but also great for everyday Windows tasks. / Read full review

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NEC MultiSync P221W

The Bottom Line: The NEC MultiSync P221W has some of the most accurate colors we've seen, but it is light on features. / Read full review

About the author

Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.

 

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