NEC has released the MultiSync P242W monitor. The screen has a diagonal of 24" on an aspect ratio of 16:10 with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Clearly, this screen is aimed at the professional who needs the extra pixels over 16:9 for image or video editing. As such, the stand also has the screen swivel, rotate, pivot, and be adjusted in height with a range of 150 mm.
Thanks to the 14-bit, 3D LUTs in the AH-IPS panel, the screen can display approximately 99.6 percent of the Adobe sRGB spectrum. That is significantly higher than most other screens on the market; thus it competes with professional displays. The screen's contrast ratio is static at 1000:1 with a brightness of 350 cd/m², which can be automatically adjusted using the built-in light sensor.
Connectivity is managed by a DisplayPort, a DVI port, a VGA port and an HDMI port. Additionally, users will find a built-in USB hub with three down ports, and most impressively, two up ports. Built into the display is a KVM switch that allows users to switch between two different computers easily while maintaining the use of the same display, keyboard, and mouse.
The P242W will be available in May with an estimated price of $749 for the screen by itself and $999 if it includes a calibration kit.