Summary: Spend $270 extra for Spectraview II, then find in the fine print in the manual that it does not work with some of the more advanced laptops out there. For me, a total waste of money. Furthermore, read the directions for removing the light cover, or you will (and I did) crack the case on the calibrator so that it cannot be returned. For me, the NEC route was a major loser in an effort to get a top quality system for photo editing. Check compatibility.
Summary: I bought it a few months ago and am today still not sure if I like it! I swear my ears hurt since I've bought it. I had my eyes checked just 2 weeks before I received it and got a thumbs up on them. So why do my eyes hurt so much? Something doesn't seem right. the colors and sharpness and everything seem to be ok.
Summary: I've really enjoyed this monitor so far. The calibration device and software work very well. I've never seen any of the more expensive IPS monitors in person, so I can't compare them to each other, but I've been very pleased with this monitor for photo editing.
Summary: I have nothing but praise for the NEC Multisync P221W with Spectra View II. It came faster than the delivery date indicated, it was easy to set-up. It took me a while to figure out how to calibrate it, but once I did, it has worked great. I like being able to set the white point to 90, and when I print my photos they look like they did on the monitor.
Summary: I you are serious about what image you see on your screen and subsequent print, this is the ticket. Finally a affordable monitor with top notch performance if combine with the SpectraView II Color Calibration Solution. I could not be happier! Oskar F.
Summary: I have been using a more expensive RGB monitor for photo editing for the last 2 years, but have been constantly struggling with prints being too dark. This monitor lets me set the luminance to 90 cd/m2 as recommended by a renown photo magazine and my prints finally match what I see after literally spending many hundreds of dollars on expensive calbration equipment and wasted prints.
Summary: I am a very serious portrait photographer which means dealing with getting perfect skin tones printed. I use an Epson 7900 Stylus Pro printer (there is no better printer on the planet). I have had to do tons of proof printing to get the image on paper to look like what I want, even though I have used a calibrated LaCie 324 printer (calibrated with iDisplay2 software and XRite colorimeter).