The team at NEC have just released the new and improved 24″ Colour Critical Monitor – the PA242W. The PA242W comes complete with an advanced GB-R LED backlight & AH-IPS panel and near perfect coverage of the AdobeRGB colour space. Of course LED back lighting means drastically reduced power usage (around a third of CFL lit LCD monitors we’re told).
The PA242W is part of the premium NEC PA Series Range – a range of colour accurate monitors that offer an amazing combination of quality, flexibility and ease of use – for a very reasonable price – indeed we’ve set a particularly keen price on this new model (just $1425!). All models in this range are carefully pixel checked once arriving in Australin, providing a high standard of quality control – and you get a further two week dead pixel guarantee, so you can be sure you’ll end up with a perfect example.
The PA241W was one of our most highly recommended & popular models from the NEC range, and there is no doubt that the new and improved PA242W will be as well.
Here’s what NEC have to say:
CHICAGO – July 9, 2013
Graphics Professionals Benefit from Wider Color Gamut and More Color Control than Conventional White LED Backlight
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the 24-inch MultiSync® PA242W color accurate display and color critical PA242W-BK-SV display solution with SpectraViewII™ calibration software and sensor. The PA242W display is built on a GB-R LED backlight, which provides a wider color gamut and more color control than a conventional white LED backlight. Suitable for applications where accurate color is necessary such as photography, retouching, video editing and pre-press, the MultiSync PA242W monitor offers a robust design with a fully ergonomic stand for added comfort during use.
It also features a 1920 x 1200 resolution and 10-bit wide color gamut LCD panel that provides the accurate, vibrant colors that professionals require. In addition, the MultiSync PA242W showcases the time-saving features common to the MultiSync PA Series displays, including the ability to load ICC profiles to emulate custom color spaces and easily match image prints, as well as offering factory-calibrated digital uniformity correction and five customizable Picture Mode presets.
“The PA242W’s greater color gamut and color control provide trusted color reproduction, empowering photographers and other graphics users to focus on their work,” said Art Marshall, Product Manager of Professional and Medical Desktop Monitors at NEC Display Solutions. “The simple print matching and built-in KVM feature improve their overall productivity as well’.
The free MultiProfiler software, exclusive to the MultiSync P & PA Series, provides easy-to-use control over most display settings, including print matching with Picture Mode presets as well as Picture in Picture (PIP) and Picture by Picture (PBP) window configuration. MultiProfiler also allows users to manage the monitor’s USB hub and enables keyboard shortcuts for changing inputs and Picture Modes. The ICC profile support in MultiProfiler offers MultiSync PA242W users an easy way to match prints.
The MultiSync PA242W and PA242W-BK-SV include the following features: