NEC is not numbered among the display vendors that cater to the needs of consumers. Though it has released "common" monitors from time to time, the company is specialized in business and professional-grade panels.
True to form, NEC has launched a pair of monitors intended for designers, creative professionals, precision engineers, photographers, etc.
Essentially, if a person seeks a screen with high color accuracy, they might want to look at the SpectraView 232 and SpectraView 271.
Their sizes and RGB coverage are the most important differing elements. The former is a 23-inch display with an AdobeRGB coverage of 75%, while the latter measures 27 inches in diagonal and has a 98% coverage of the same color range.
There are other distinctive traits though, not the least of which is the resolution.
SpectraView 271 ships with a 2560 x 1440 pixels IPS
screen (10-bit p-IPS panel with 1.07 billion colors, 4.3 trillion when using the 10-bit DisplayPort), while SpectraView 232 gets 1920 x 1080 quality (NEC's first color critical display based on LED backlighting technology.).
As a bonus, of sorts, the SpectraView 271 and 232 have carbon savings counters can enter ECO Mode, leading to 1.4W and 1W, respectively, of energy draw when saving power. As for connectivity, NEC implemented DisplayPort cables
"We are continually analyzing the exacting requirements in the color management sector and developing our innovative LCD display technology in close cooperation with leading color industry professionals," said Christopher Parker, product line manager of Professional Displays at NEC Display Solutions Europe.
"These two new SpectraView displays combine our award winning display monitor technology with sophisticated software, resulting in highly accurate, reliable, repeatable and feature rich displays."
In addition to the color accuracy, NEC's new monitors meet the benchmark standards in all fields of color editing and visualization.
NEC Display Solutions Europe offers one-year warranties for both new products and ships them with a manual and SpectraView Profiler software on CD-ROMs. No prices have been specified though.