updated 09:45 am EST, Mon February 4, 2008
NEC AccuSync xx4 Series
NEC is growing its AccuSync display line today with three widescreen models, all built with full features but also stealth in mind. The 17-inch LCD174WXM, 19-inch LCD194WXM, and 22-inch LCD224WXM all share stereo speakers but use a refreshed design that tucks them underneath the bezel, preventing the large "chin" that often plagues mixed-media displays. NEC also makes concessions to environmental friendliness with a special ECO mode that drops brigtness to reduce the display's power use by about 30 percent.
All three displays support both DVI and VGA video input; as the budget model, the LCD174WXM has a more modest 250cd/m2 brightness, 8ms pixel response time, and 800:1 contrast ratio; the larger models boost brightness to 300cd/m2 while also stepping up contrast ratios to 1,000:1 for the 19-inch screen and 900:1 for the 22-inch display. NEC ships the three displays in March at prices of $210, $230, and $320 ranging from the smallest to the largest models.