Summary: This monitor is steal for the price. It has VGA, DVI, and Displayport connections. I use a Displayport to Mini Displayport cable to connect it to my Macwhich works great. Very nice picture quality, calibrates easily and provides an excellent picture or text or images. Very solid build quality, nice stand and easily adjustable all the way around. Snap it up while you can.
Summary: My spouse and I have had and loved Dell Sony Trinitrons for some years; even did the low-level hack to fix excess brightness and keep them tweaked up a few more years. But as photo editing became more important, the greenish cast of the Trinitron at low light levels, and the inherently lower CRT resolution, suggested it was time for a change. This NEC EA231WMi-BK was a Christmas present, so we've had it about a month now.
Summary: My primary use with this widescreen monitor is for photo editing and watching movies. There two important aspects that influenced my buying decision - Color accuracy and viewing angles. I was also on a strict budget so I could not opt for any higher end models. Given these restrictions, one thing was obvious - IPS panels are the way to go! You really have to use one to see the difference between these and the more common TN versions.
Summary: Have been using the NEC MultiSync EA231WMi for about a month. Before I purchased it I researched every conceivable option. Was going from a Sony Trinitron CRT because I'd used various LCD monitors and hated them, so stayed with the beautiful (but eye-killing) CRT until I finally found this more-than-acceptable alternative. At first I thought I'd be okay with just LED backlighting in an LCD, TN type.
Summary: This monitor is great for both office and home use. My previous experience with IPS type panel was that while providing good color reproduction and consistent viewing angles, it wasn't ideal for text viewing. That's because text didn't look as crisp as in my other PVA/MVA panels. I'm glad to report that this is not an issue with this monitor.
Summary: I followed other reviewer's advice and I came out a winner too! Awesome display! I color calibrated (Using a Datacolor Syder 2) the monitor using the sRGB as the default and now it's near perfect. This monitor replaced an aging 19" Viewsonic LCD. But compared to my 24" Samsung (Syncmaster 245BW), it looks a little small. The Samsung's res is 1920 x 1200. Movies look really nice. Games work well with no ghosting as far as I can tell. Photographs looks really nice!
Summary: quite simply the best monitor this size/resolution i've ever seen. I don't have the tools to calibrate the monitor and I don't know how to calibrate it manually but after tweaking the contrast/brightness/color settings for good 20 minutes I've managed to set it up to my liking. held up to my ghosting expectations, and the contrast ratio was significantly better than my previous xerox monitor.
Summary: I absolutely love this monitor. I read that once you make the switch from a TN panel to an IPS panel, you never go back, and I have to agree. Plus, you can't beat the NEC brand when it comes to monitors. There is nothing about this monitor I don't like. The colors are great, and this monitor is so easy on my eyes. I work from home and spend much time at my computer. Having a monitor that doesn't strain my eyes is very important.
Summary: Colors are perfect, tonal quality is great. Their is much detail that my older LG (not ips) lost. That is, the range. Much more was too dark or washed. I do not have any games but do have a very good graphics card. I use this for PS CS5. Colors are great. I used the Spyder colorimeter to calibrate. Better than out of the box but out of the box was very good....all neutral settings. The speakers are ok for Skype or for using them to look at a home movie to edit.
Summary: These are rated so highly for a reason. Do yourself a favor and buy a couple. Just make sure that your video card supports the native rez, or you'll be underwhelmed (but that's your card, not the monitors). Oh, one quip - the speakers blow donkeys. Presume uselessness on that front.