If you're planning to display a large image across several monitors--you know, maybe you're into world domination--then a wide bezel is a problem. With a wide bezel, there can be as much as several inches between sections of the image.
This week, NEC announced the 46-inch MultiSync X461UN "ultra-narrow" professional display, the intended use of that is in video wall solutions. The kicker here--and the reason for my setup paragraph (see previous paragraph)--is that when two of these behemoths are placed next to each other, there is only a 7.3 millimeters distance between the … Read more
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 (… Read more
Professional displays can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. Particular consumers usually don't mind paying this premium, however, as the display usually provides an accurate image that some pro users consider a necessity.
NEC continues its support of such displays with two new large-screen monitors. This week, NEC is introducing the 26-inch MultiSync LCD2690W2-BK-SV and the 30-inch LCD3090W-BK-SV. The company is also introducing a new SpectraView Kit, the aptly named SprectraViewII.
Last month I wrote about how Fujitsu is getting more serious about being an integrated worldwide business--rather than a Japanese company that sells elsewhere only opportunistically. Since then, I've spent a couple of days in Tokyo at the NEC Global Analyst Summit. Like Fujitsu, NEC is a Japanese electronics manufacturer with a long history (dating back to 1899) and a wide range of product lines. And it, too, has had less success selling IT equipment to North American enterprises than it would have liked.
Like its long-standing competitor, that's a state of affairs that NEC wants to change. … Read more
The next-generation USB specification is slated to be introduced later this month.
On November 17 the SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) Developers Conference, hosted by the USB Implementers Forum in San Jose, Calif., will unveil the USB 3.0 specification to the industry, according to a statement Wednesday from the Implementers Forum.
The USB 3.0 specification, a next-generation high-speed connection standard due in 2009, is significant because all future PCs and devices will use connectors based on it. The spec is also expected to offer 10 times the speed of USB 2.0--used in virtually all PCs introduced in … Read more
NEC is seeking to change that, somewhat. On Friday, NEC announced the 22-inch P221W LCD monitor. This is being targeted at professionals who need to work in color-critical environments, but don't want to break the bank. You'll have to be the judge--for now--on whether $637 is "breaking the bank".
NEC's supplied features for the display include:
1,680x1,050-pixel native resolution Wide color gamut that … Read more
NEC has joined the Netbook party with the LaVie Light. The 8.9-inch Netbook will be released--in Japan--on November 6, and when it is, the Sylvania G Netbook can rest easy because the LaVie Light will likely carry the mantle as the lamest Netbook in the land. The NEC LaVie Light serves up the typical Netbook specs--Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and XP Home--but wraps them in what appears to be a plain, unappealing, boxy black plastic shell. It weighs 2.6 pounds, and the 8.9-inch display features a 1,024x600 resolution. … Read more
Now, NEC is adding to its own EA line of eco-friendly monitors. On Wednesday, it announced two new eco-friendly displays, the 24-inch MultiSync EA241WM wide-screen display and the 19-inch MultiSync EA191M standard-format display.
As with its previously announced 26-inch EA261WM and 22-inch EA221WM, NEC has registered MultiSync EA241WM and EA191M displays as EPEAT Gold and Silver, respectively. The EPEAT rating requires that the displays are Energy Star compliant. Products that earn the Energy Star designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Each of the new displays includes NEC's ECO Mode. According to NEC, in this mode you can lower power consumption and the amount of wasted heat released into the environment. Each display also includes a built-in carbon footprint meter which calculates and tracks carbon savings.
MultiSync EA241WM features:1,000:1 contrast ratio 400 cd/m2 brightness 1920x1200-pixel native resolution Four-way adjustable stand (110mm height, tilt, swivel, pivot) New cabinet design with intuitive, multidirectional NaViKey Integrated four-port USB 2.0 hub Space-saving, down-firing speakers with headphone jack Dynamic Video Mode with five presets for real-time optimization of image quality Built-in carrying handle HDMI-capable via adapter, 720p and 1080p from DVI-D High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, which is supported through the DVI-D connector for use with HDCP-equipped devices and encrypted content ECO Mode for significant power consumption savings Ambix, NaViSet and No Touch Auto Adjust Carbon footprint meter for tracking of carbon savings EPEAT Gold registered for EA241WM… Read more
CHIBA, Japan--Sony has an entire wall of its 11-inch XEL-1 OLED TVs set up here at Ceatec 2008, but in contrast with past gadget shows, it's not the only company showing off OLED prototypes.
Panasonic may have said earlier this week that OLED is still far from becoming a mass-produced mainstream technology for use in big-screen TVs, but other electronics makers are plowing ahead with their own research on the organic, thin film technology: NEC, Sony, and KDDI showed off what they've been doing with OLED in their research labs.
Sony, of course, continues to press ahead its … Read more