NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX review: NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX

Performance
When we compare the LCD2470WNX to two other, cheaper 24-inch LCD's we've tested, we don't find the dramatic leap in performance we hoped to see from a display that costs $200 or so more than its competitors. Its overall image quality ekes out a minor win, largely on the strength of its color quality, and it performs well enough overall, but not enough to set it apart dramatically. Further, one of the features NEC highlighted was this display's brightness, which is supposed to be better both head on and at an angle to the screen. Our brightness test is a straight-on measurement, and this display was nearly an exact tie with the $600 Gateway FPD2485W. And when we looked at the screen from various angles, both in portrait and in landscape modes, the NEC showed no real advantage, as the image on both displays held up.

Support
Despite the fact that we don't find a lot of value in this LCD's higher-end price tag, we continue to like what NEC has to offer in terms of service and support. The standard warranty coverage lasts for three years. Online you get FAQs, software downloads, and other help resources. And if you don't find what you're looking for, you can call the toll-free support line 24-7.

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CNET Labs' DisplayMate tests
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX
84 

Brightness scores
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX
426.44 

Contrast Ratio
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX
1,270.1 

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Where to Buy

NEC Multisync LCD2470WNX (silver)

Part Number: LCD2470WNX Released: Jun. 1, 2007

MSRP: $901.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun. 1, 2007
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface DVI
  • Diagonal Size 24 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.27 mm
  • EPEAT Logo Silver
  • Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
About The Author

Rich Brown is an executive editor for CNET Reviews. He has worked as a technology journalist since 1994.