LED backlighting might be all the rage amongst high-end desktop and notebook computer displays, but the technology is only now starting to trickle down to affordable desktop displays for use in budget-conscious businesses and organizations like education, healthcare, and government. And, arguably, those are the areas where the technology can do a lot of good, since those displays tend to be running 40 or more hours a week (if not 24/7), so the power savings from LED backlighting can be substantial.
To that end, NEC has just introduced its MultiSync EA222Wme desktop display, featuring LED backlighting that can offer up to 52 percent power savings compared to conventional fluorescent LED backlighting. And the rest of the display isn’t too slouchy either, offering a 1,680 by 1,050 native resolution, a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m&exp2; of brightness, 5ms response time, and support for VGA, DVi, DisplayPort, and USB input. The display also features integrated down-firing speakers and a four-way adjustable ergonomic stand.
“The combination of these green technologies in the MultiSync EA222WMe points to the future of where the LCD industry is headed,” said NEC Displays product manager Lynn Gu, in a statement. “LED backlight structure has improved tremendously along with cost reduction, and the adoption of the LED backlight technology will continue to accelerate over the next few years.”
The display also emits 61 percent less heat than previous generations of NEC MultiSync LCD displays, weighs about 25 percent less, and uses recycled plastics: both the display and the cables are free of arsenic, halogen, and mercury. The MultiSync EA222Wme also meets Energy Star 5.0, TCO 5.0, and EPEAT Gold standards.
The MultiSync EA222WMe will be available this month for a suggested price of $339.