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Nec Monitors

NEC are one of the big players in the colour accurate market alongside Eizo. (Indeed, worldwide, they're actually much bigger players than Eizo, and you will routinely see colour management and imaging professionals choosing NEC in Europe and the US).

In Australia, NEC don't have quite the market presence of Eizo - but they do offer great products at very competitive pricing and of course, you're supported by NEC's 3 year warranty programme. We know these monitors - and their use in colour accurate work - better than anyone in the country, (including NEC themselves!), and offer our own lifetime product support.

PA Series Monitors

The NEC PA Series of monitors offer an amazing combination of value, quality (through tremendous panels and excellent quality control) and ease of use (through direct hardware calibration).

For best calibration performance, remember that you must add two things:

  • Spectraview 2 Calibration Software
  • A compatible monitor calibrator (i1Display Pro is our recommended calibrator, or Spyder 4, 5, or ColorMunki).

Great colour accuracy, 3 year warranty and excellent competitive pricing mean these are a very popular choice.

High Bit Depth Colour LUTs

This means there is a high quality video engine built into the back of the monitor. When you make any adjustment on this monitor, such as to whitepoint or gamma, these adjustments are done with high bit depth mathematics. Just like in Photoshop, more bits = more quality and specifically smoothness. In practice what this means is you gain flexibility without compromising quality. You can calibrate to appropriate settings for paper simulation without inducing the artifacts that typical LCDs get when you calibrate them - such as banding in your gradients. These LUTs are critical for excellent performance with colour on LCD monitors.

10-Bit Input

The PA range all accept 10-bit inputs from graphics cards if available, meaning the signal transmission into these monitors is fundamentally higher quality (each channel having 1024 instead of 256 discrete signals). This means better, smoother colour and a signal more robust under extensive manipulation - such as the manipulation involved in doing gamut emulation in the monitor itself. More on 10-bit support.

Uniformity Compensation

Before leaving the factory, each screen is individually measured and then tuned across the entire display, resulting in a remarkably uniform display of colour and brightness - this is a traditional weakness of LCD screens.

NEC PA242W 24" Monitor
One of the best, high quality 24 inch colour accurate monitors in the current market and at a very resonable price point!
$1,289 RRP $1,692  (Save $403!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
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NEC PA272W 27" Monitor
An excellent combination of size, quality and value - probably the most popular colour accurate monitor for professionals worldwide.
Currently out of stock - Due early September
$1,769 RRP $2,322  (Save $553!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA302W 30" Monitor
Looking for big screen size & good colour quality but don't have a 4K budget/need? This is the one for you!
Currently out of stock - Due early October
$2,599 RRP $3,466  (Save $867!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio30" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1600
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA322 4K 32" Monitor
The ultimate 4K Ultra-HD monitor for for those wanting a very big, very sharp, reliable colour accurate monitor.
$4,999 RRP $6,201  (Save $1,202!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio32" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info

P Series Monitors

The P series from NEC are the standard gamut colour accurate models.

These compare with Eizo EV models, however with NEC you can add Spectraview 2 and a compatible calibrator and achieve direct hardware calibration, which is not possible with the EV range.

Standard Gamut, IPS Panels

Displaying sRGB, these models are great for web work or simple video editing work. They have excellent IPS panels with great viewing angles and high contrast ratios.

Direct Hardware Calibration Capable

Add Spectraview and a compatible calibrator and enjoy the ease and quality benefits of direct hardware calibration.

NEC P242W 24" Monitor
A good entry level monitor for those on a tighter budget!
$1,035 RRP $1,377  (Save $342!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutStandard
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EA Series Monitors

Looking for a more affordable but still high colour quality 4K option? Then check out the EA244.

NEC EA244 4K 24" Monitor
The only colour accurate 24" Ultra-HD monitor on the market- a perfect smaller size, super sharp 4K screen, at a more affordable price point
$2,029 RRP $2,439  (Save $410!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info