Reviews and Problems with NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi
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It's just what they say it is.
seebs, B&H Photo
10 March 2009
Summary: Incredible color fidelity, great clarity. Plenty of detailed controls. If you've been wondering how on earth NEC can charge this kind of money when there are LCDs that cost less than half as much for a similar size, the answer is quality. Every cheap LCD I've ever had was frustrating to me -- color reproduction was off, blues or reds were faded, or the middle and top of the screen were noticably darker than the sides.
Summary: Photo's look amazing with great color depth and apparent clarity but there's something that bothers me about it when I read small text on a light background. I'm surprised nobody mentioned it in any of the forums or reviews... It is mostly due to the 'sharpness' circuitry and anti-glare filter. Like most anti-glare filters, there is a subtle grainy shimmering color refraction effect on a uniform white or light background.
Summary: I bought the monitor for it's clarity and color accuracy. I built a new computer solely to store, edit and manage my digital camera pictures (Adobe Creative Suite). I found the soft controls, administration application and calibration software/hardware to be easy to use and effortless to install and initiate for the first time. Then, I discovered how easy it is to raise and lower the height of the monitor and to rotate the screen. The screen is really bright.
Summary: The ability to do split monitor screens is a great plus. Monitor was bought primarily to make full use of Adobe CS4. Being to view images side by side is an invaluable aid to work throughput. Purchase of this monitor has negated the need to purchase TWO monitors if desk space is at a premium.
Summary: I am using this for editing in FCP and some graphics work. This screen is very impressive. I was going to get two, but really don't need it. I am pleased with the one I have, and it is plenty large enough to have two editing windows open and work comfortably. The colour reproduction is incredible and the calibration software is brilliant. Easy to use straight out of the box. Shipped to Australia, the packaging was fantastic!
Summary: I am a professional photographer that relies on high quality images for our clients. This monitor really shines for the photographer/graphic artist that needs exacting colors on a large monitor. Hooking up to a Mac Pro was a breeze and calbrating the monitor with the SpectraView II calibration device was painless. You cannot use a Spyder 2 (Spyder 3 does work fine) or some other older calibration devices, due to the wide color gamut of this monitor.
Summary: I use this monitor for graphic design and I must say, this is the best monitor I have ever seen/used/purchased. The black uniformity is incredible and calibration is a piece of cake. Definitely get the version that comes with the calibration hardware. I don't notice any lag either so it's been great for the occasional game. 100% worth the extra price.
Summary: After lots of research I went to B&H to see the monitors. Unfortunately they do not have a 'viewing' room with appropriate lighting; and most are driven with a common VGA signal. However you can see the 30" brother of this monitor driven with a DVI signal. It is spectacular. I have had the 26" monitor for two weeks now and could not be more pleased. The colorimeter included with this model works perfectly and its software gives lots of detailed data.
Pros: Adjustable, Lightweight, Sharp Image, top color accuracy, Versatile, Vivid Colors
Summary: Words cannot express how pleased I am with this monitor. I did a lot of research before deciding to go with this model, and it lives up to all the great reviews I have been reading. I am a photographer, and it is a delight to work on the 25.5 inch screen. The color resolution is great, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it was to use the colorimeter that came with this unit (I previously had used the Spyder system with my other computer, which I found very...