updated 10:40 am EST, Tue January 9, 2007
26-inch NEC LCD
NEC today said it will be the first to launch a 26-inch LCD for computers, unveiling its MultiSync LCD2690WUXi with 1920x1200 resolution. The new display is the first to use X-Light Pro -- a technology that uses the screen's own luminance and color sensor to ensure a consistent light level across the entire screen -- and is based on more color-friendly IPS technology with a 12-bit color look-up table that produces better color levels as well as grayscales, according to Electronista. NEC says the resulting images match up to 92 percent of the NTSC color gamut, 93.4 percent of the Adobe color triangle, and 87.8 percent of the NTSC triangle. Triple inputs for DVI-D, DVI-I, and VGA allow a mixture of analog and digital sources wile extended display cables as long as 30-feet for digital and 100-feet for analog are usable without degrading the signal. The 26-inch model and similarly-equipped 24-inch LCD2490WUXi displays are exected to ship in February for $1,699 and $1,499, respectively.