NEC Accusync LCD

The Good Clean, simple design; reasonably priced; good image quality; multiple adjustment options.

The Bad Analog connection only; cables dangle down untidily from the back panel.

The Bottom Line The NEC AccuSync LCD9V is a good-looking, inexpensive 19-inch LCD for the home or the office, and the features it lacks are nonessential.

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7.7 Overall

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Review

NEC Accusync LCD

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The NEC AccuSync LCD9V marries a simple and stable design with a pleasant appearance--a combination of virtues rarely found in LCDs. The display features a clean, 3/4-inch bezel; an extra inch tacked onto the bottom edge holds five inconspicuous buttons that command the intuitively designed onscreen menu.

The display stands on a solid, rectangular pedestal, which telescopes to give the unit a generous 4.5 inches of extra height. The screen tilts forward 5 degrees and back 30 degrees, and it swivels 45 degrees to the right or left. This flexibility, together with the unitÂ's 170-degree horizontal viewing angle, makes the LCD9V particularly well suited for group presentations. You can mount the display to the wall or to a swing arm via an optional &siteid=7&edid=&lop=txt&destcat=vesa&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evesa%2Eorg%2Ffaqs%2Ehtm%23Connectors" target=Â"newÂ">VESA-compliant kit.

Unlike the ViewSonic VP191b or the HP L1925, the LCD9V won't let you pivot the screen between Portrait and Landscape modes. Our only other gripe: The LCD9V lacks a cable-feed system. When you plug in the AC adapter and the included signal cable to the analog input (there's no digital input, but a cable is provided), the cords just dangle down from the back panel in front of the pedestal like two unsightly pigtails.

The LCD9VÂ's image quality is quite good. CNET LabsÂ' tests revealed some pixel fusion in fonts sized 6.8 point and smaller, but thatÂ's par for the course with LCDs. Other than that, the monitor offers sharp focus and vibrant colors, and it easily distinguishes the slight nuances within extreme dark and light grays, something lesser-quality LCDs have trouble with. NEC backs the LCD9V with a standard three-year parts-and-labor warranty.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $705
  • Brand NEC Corporation
  • Color Category black
  • Diagonal Size 19 in
  • Native Resolution 1280 x 1024
  • Interface VGA (HD-15)
  • Image Aspect Ratio 5:4
  • Weight 16.09 lbs
  • Image Contrast Ratio 500:1
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