NEC launches 24-inch AH-IPS monitor with optional color management solution


posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM EDT

NEC Display Solutions has introduced a new monitor covering close to 100% of the sRGB color space, and optionally available bundled with a color calibration system. The NEC MultiSync P242W-BK monitor is based around a 24-inch Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching LCD panel with a white LED backlight, and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. (That equates to around 94 pixels per inch, and a dot pitch of about 0.27mm.)

The MultiSync P242W's panel is said to have 99.66% sRGB and 75.2% NTSC coverage, along with 350 cd/m2 brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. An AmbiBright-branded ambient light sensor is used to adjust brightness automatically to match ambient lighting levels in the vicinity of the monitor. Five programmable Picture Mode profiles are provided, and internally the P242W uses 14-bit 3D programmable lookup tables.

The NEC MultiSync P242W has near-100% sRGB color space coverage.

Connectivity includes DisplayPort, HDMI, DVD-D, and VGA. An included stand has a 150mm height adjustment plus controls for tilt, swivel, and pivot. An optional bundle, the P242W-BK-SV, includes a custom calibration sensor based on the X-Rite Eye i1Pro colorimeter and NEC's own SpectraView calibration software.

Priced at US$750 for the standard version and US$1,000 with the bundled colorimeter, the NEC MultiSync P242W ships from May 2013 in the US market. More details on NEC's website.

The P242W is optionally available with a rebadged X-Rite colorimeter.