The new NEC MultiSync PA301W 30″ widescreen ROCKS. I have been using 2 30″ Apple Cinema Displays in my office for quite sometime and just replaced them with 2 30″ NEC Displays. This monitor blows the doors off of the 30″ Apple Cinema Display. This monitor sets a new standard for color critical performance. If you’re a photographer, or designer this monitor must become part of your repertoire.
The 30?, widescreen LCD display with a 2560×1600 resolution is ready to go right out of the box, as it’s set up and even calibrated at the factory before being sent out. Other features include a USB hub and a KVM built-in for those of you who run multiple machines or like to switch between your laptop and desktop. It also has the same picture-in-picture features and the capability to calibrate the monitor without a computer set up. You can also use an X-Rite i1Pro with SpectraView Software which produced spectacular results on my two monitors. This monitor has one of the widest gamuts I have seen in a monitor. Below I compared the profile from the 30 ” Cinema Display to the NEC MultiSync PA301W and there is a major difference with the NEC clearly superior.
Features include 350cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, dual DisplayPort, dual DVI-D input, built-in USB hub (2 up, 3 down), and 178/178 degrees viewing angle.
The NEC PA301W really is a new standard for those seeking color critical performance in a monitor.