Years later and it beats out a LED LCD monitor from samsung
William R. Dean "Deanzsyclone", Amazon
2 December 2009
Summary: So I've had this monitor for years, paid about 600 or so for it at frys a few years back. Started to get the itch to try out the new Samsung 24" LED LCD monitor, and have a duel monitor setup. Well after 2 days of duel monitors I'm back to a single monitor, back went the LED LCD. I'm spoiled off this nice TFT screen. Sure the blacks are not quit as deep but man the color is spot on, not like that cheap LED screen.
Summary: NEC MultiSync 20WMGX2 20" LCD Monitor I am sad to say that this monitor is no longer available on Amazon or Newegg. Your best bet would be to search eBay for one. I loved my first 20WMGX2-BK so much that I had to get another one. I bought a second one and received it within the past week from a seller on eBay. Barely used, practically perfect condition for a grand total of $185 including shipping!
Summary: Best 1680 x 1050 overall LCD monitor available on the market. It isn't suited for professional photo-editing, but comes very close (It will do if you are just starting out). I use this monitor mainly for playing games and watching movies. Considering the limited 1080p content out there, this monitor is just fine for HD playback @ 720p (Though, I must admit I want a 1920x1200 version of the monitor).
Summary: I do a lot of photo editing and am getting interested in graphics. I had a first generation NEC LCD but the technology has turned over quite a bit and I was ready for an upgrade. At first this monitor seemed very expensive for its size. However, online research taught me that it has a very good panel called AS-IPS. Most monitors have TN panels.
Summary: I am very pleased with this monitor. I did an extensive search, unfortunately primarily online -- it would be preferable to see monitors but that's not possible for all. For my Powerbook 15" G4, I looked at Apples and Samsungs, read reviews, and finally settled on this NEC because of its specs and general NEC reliability.
Summary: Awesome monitor. Pricey for its size, but your paying for the 1600:1 contrast ratio which makes colors look fantastic. If you play games or dvd's this is the monitor for you. 6ms refresh is fast enough for pretty much anything you can throw at it with no ghosting. Haven't used the speakers so can't comment on that. Only complaint is that the base has no height adjustment, so it sits a little lower that is optimal on my desk. But you can wall mount it if you want.
Summary: I was like you -- reading reviews to make sure I was choosing the right monitor. And after reading and mulling over literally hundreds of reviews - I had finally narrowed it down to one. Though I am admittedly an NEC fan at heart, I was still willing to look at what other companies have going. This is by far the nicest monitor I've come across in a long time. It's absolutely huge, colors are spot on, and I've got no issue such as ghosting, bands, etc.