updated 04:05 pm EDT, Wed May 5, 2010
NEC adds larger 27-inch MultiSync pro display
NEC had released its second professional display monitor after the initial MultiSync PA241W with the 27-inch MultiSync PA271W. The new display has a 10-bit p-IPS panel with a resolution of 2560x1440, along with internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables. At the same time, NEC released its MultiProfiler display configuration application and SpectraViewII version 1.1.04 color calibration.
The monitor is meant for digital image professionals and has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio along with a 300cd/m2 brightness. Connections include DisplayPort, two DVI-D inputs and a USB hub with five ports. Gray-to-gray response time is set at 7ms.
The MultiProfiler app is made to ease the feature control process of MultiSync PA Series monitors, including Picture Mode preset configuration. There is a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode that lets users view two video signals at the same time, along with a Picture-by-Picture configuration. MultiProfiler manages the display's USB hub and maps the various monitor inputs. The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9, Windows 2000 and newer versions.
The MultiSync PA271W will ship later in May, priced at $1,399.