Excerpt: The web is full of static pictures of monitors, and worse, when you go to brick and mortar stores to find the one you saw on the web, it often isn’t there. If you read the feedback on sites like Amazon, you’ll find that some people love a particular model while others think the same model is the worst viewing experience they ever had. Unfortunately, I don’t have an easy answer to this conundrum.
Excerpt: Our initial impression of NEC’s widescreen 26-inch EA261WM LCD monitor was overwhelmingly positive, primarily due to the thought put into its ergonomics. What puzzles us most about monitor design is why—even with obscenely expensive panels—user comfort is so often overlooked. If you’re planning on shelling out a load of cash for a monitor, something as simple as height adjustment (rather than the default homebrew solution of piles of books) seems like an obvious feature.
Conclusion: The NEC MultiSync EA261WM is a feature-rich, well-engineered, high-resolution, 26" display with a lot of extra features at a moderate price. It's a very good choice for design, DCC, and engineering professionals. Highly Recommended.
Summary: Image quality is not in the top class for professional users, and power consumption figures not exactly class-leading. While there's no intrinsic technology inside to make the NEC MultiSync EA261WM especially power efficient, other than a mode buried in the setup menu to reduce screen brightness, the EA261WM performs as we'd expect of a high-quality TN LCD display.
Excerpt: NEC's EA261WM is the only professional-quality monitor here, which is reflected in its high price and low power consumption. The screen and stand are remarkably plain and made of cheap-looking black plastic. Like Samsung's classy 2693HM, the EA261WM offers a range of screen positions, including portrait mode and 11cm of vertical movement, and a small degree of forward tilt is available. The menu buttons are on the bottom right of the screen.