NEC is a name known in the monitor arena for quality displays, and its MultiSync family keeps growing. The company has released two new models aimed at color-critical work, the 30" EA305WMi and the 27" EA275WMi.
Both displays have 8-bit AH-IPS panels with a 350 cd/m2 maximum brightness spec, 6ms response time, and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Despite those similarities, the displays are actually a little different. The EA305WMi has a 2560x1600 (16:10) resolution, a "wide color gamut" and a GB-R backlight. Meanwhile, the EA275WMi has a 2560x1440 (16:9) panel with standard white LED backlighting, and covers the sRGB gamut. Refresh rates max out at 75 Hz, and there's no G-Sync or FreeSync support—not a big deal, considering these screens are designed for professionals.
NEC says both displays come with the company's "smart sensing technology," a feature that can automatically adjust the monitor's brightness according to ambient lighting conditions. Both monitors have an adjustable stand with height, tilt, rotation, and pivot adjustments. Input connectivity comes by way of DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and DVI-D ports. A 3-port USB hub and a pair of built-in 1W speakers round out the common specs.
The NEC EA305WMi will be available soon for $1399, while the EA275WMi will run $699. The monitors will also be available bundled with a Datacolor Spyder5 colorimeter and NEC's SpectraViewII software. Those bundle packs will be priced at $1549 for the EA305WMi and $849 for the EA275WMi. NEC offers three years of warranty coverage on both displays.
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