updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue September 2, 2008
NEC MultiSync EA221WM
NEC added just its second EA series display on Tuesday through the MultiSync EA221WM. The 22-inch panel is billed as one of NEC's more complete models with support for pivoting the LCD into portrait mode as well as height, swivel, and tilt adjustments. It also carries a four-port USB hub, hidden stereo speakers and both HDCP-encrypted DVI as well as regular VGA inputs for its video sources.
The 1680x1050 LCD manages a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 250 cd/m2 brightness as well as the 5ms pixel response time typical of most screens its size. NEC delivers the EA221WM sometime this month and is listing a relatively high price point of $390.