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NEC goes pro...again

Hurrah! NEC announces yet another professional display.


NEC is staunch in its support of professional-level computer monitors and that's great for those who consider themselves of a professional level. However, I'm hoping for some more love for we average Joes before the week is done. In the meantime, the company announced another professional display.

NEC is targeting the 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 at professionals in graphic arts, desktop publishing, and photography.

Derived from the LCD2690WUXi, the new display purportedly has a new, wider color-gamut panel, which delivers expanded blue coverage and improved brightness uniformity.

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

The LCD2690WUXi2 also has the following features:

  • 97.8 percent coverage of AdobeRGB color gamut
  • Compatibility with the NEC SpectraViewIIT Color Calibration Solution
  • Auto luminance control with X-LightT Pro backlight/sensor
  • ColorCompT technology, which purportedly compensates for slight variations in luminance and color uniformity, providing even color across the screen
  • IPS active matrix LCD panel, which usually provides wide viewing angles and deep black levels
  • Support for internal programmable 12-bit look-up tables (LUTs) for calibration
  • Ambient light sensor and automatic backlight adjustment
  • 1,900x1,200 native resolution
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 320 cd/m2 brightness
  • Three selectable inputs (DVI-I, DVI-D, 15-pin D-sub [VGA])

The MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 ships with a four-year parts and labor warranty, including backlight, and is available now with an MSRP of $1,199