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NEC’s newest monitors are for media professionals only

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To those who work in video production, photography, graphic design, or other highly visual fields, NEC is a household name, known predominately for its high quality displays. Expanding on its MultiSync lineup, the high-end panel maker is bringing two new creations to the table, this time focused on color. There’s the 30-inch model, EA305WMi, and the 27-inch model, EA275WMi.

Apart from their size, both of NEC’s new displays bear a number of similarities. For instance, they both have 8-bit AH-IPS panels and sport a 350 cd/m2 maximum brightness, as well as a 6ms response time and 178-degree viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.

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NEC MultiSync EA305WMi Image used with permission by copyright holder

As expected, however, there are also a few differences between the two. While both models are equipped with a 2,560 x 1,600p screen, the 30-incher bolsters an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a “wide color gamut” with GB-R backlighting. By contrast, the EA275WMi packs it all into a 16:9 display, complete with a standard white LED backlight and an sRGB gamut.

Both feature 75 Hz refresh rates, though support for G-Sync and FreeSync are notably absent. Despite being designed for professionals, this might be disappointing for anyone working from home who plans to do a little gaming on the side.

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NEC Multi-Sync EA275WMi Image used with permission by copyright holder

Additionally, both monitors are outfitted with “smart sensing technology,” an NEC-developed tech that enables auto-brightness depending on ambient lighting conditions. Regardless of what size you’re in the market for, both NEC MultiSyncs come with a stand, which can be adjusted by height, tilt, and rotation, and through pivot adjustments. On the connections front, you’re looking at DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI-D, and 3 USB ports. And, theoretically, either device could be used as a small TV, thanks to a set of built-in 1W speakers.

Though no release window has yet been specified, you’ll be able to pick up the NEC EA306WMi “soon” for $1,399. The EA275, though, will cost you a great deal less at $699. Optionally, both will be available with a Datacolor Spyder5 colorimeter and NEC’s own SpectraView II software. As for the bundles, you can expect $1,549 and $849 price tags attached to the EA305WMi and EA275WMi, respectively. Regardless of which you choose, each package will include a three-year warranty.

Gabe Carey
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