updated 09:05 am EDT, Wed June 18, 2008
NEC EA261WM Display
NEC today contributed its share to the InfoComm expo with the EA261WM, a new 26-inch LCD it targets at the workplace but which is also usable at home. The design is relatively accurate with coverage for 92 percent of the NTSC color gamut and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio in spite of its relative size and a 5ms pixel response time. The professional black bezel also hides downward-firing stereo speakers for users who might not have space for separate speakers.
The screen is also unusually flexible for its size and pivots into portrait mode for editing text, code, or viewing large websites, while a four-port USB hub gives it room to hook up most peripherals. A DVI port with HDCP encryption for certain HD movie formats is accompanied by a VGA connector that handles most other video sources.
NEC plans to ship the black-bordered EA261WM in August for $680.