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NEC MultiSync 3090WQXI

NEC MultiSync 3090WQXI
alaScore 89

53 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC MultiSync 3090WQXI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 53 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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NEC LCD3090 WQXi 30-inch Display


We saw how splendid an IPS monitor can be when we reviewed Dell's 24-inch UltraSharp U2410 in January. “Sometimes you have to pay to play,” we concluded. Moments after reaching that summit, we observed NEC's 30-inch LCD3090 WQXi IPS panel looming...

IPS panel; relatively fast response time; supreme performance; ergonomic stand

Crazy expensive; no DisplayPort; lacks dual-link HDCP support

That brings us to the only issue with the monitor: It can’t support HDCP at 2560x1600 resolution, only at 1920x1080. This can be fixed by installing SlySoft’s AnyDVD HD (after buying the app, natch), which will circumvent the HDCP protection. Of...

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Like many 30-inch LCD monitors, the NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK offers a native resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels, but unlike them, it supports portrait mode. It's image characteristics, other than black levels that could be better, are superior-it has one of...

Excellent performance out of the box. Good uniformity. Superb color, gray-scale tracking. Highly flexible control panel

Expensive. Black levels could be better. Enabling HDCP limits resolution

The NEC LCD3090WQXi-BK is a superb monitor for serious photographers, video editors, and anyone (with the necessary bankroll) who appreciates great image quality.

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NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi


Adjustable stand ; Large screen ; Looks good at wide viewing angles



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Review: NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi LCD


NEC's MultiSync 3090WQXi is a 30-inch wide-screen LCD monitor aimed at professionals whose work requires color accuracy.

Adjustable stand ; Large screen ; Looks good at wide viewing angles


The display connects to your Mac using one of the two DVI inputs. It requires a dual-link DVI-equipped Mac, such as a Mac Pro or MacBook Pro. Some Power Mac G5s and late-model PowerBooks also support dual-link, but check your system’s specifications...

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NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi


From the moment I turned this monitor on I have been in awe. I have been working with color graphics systems for 25 years and this is the monitor I always hoped to own one day. Coming from a pair of 21" CRT monitors this is is a huge upgrade. Even...

Outstanding color range, sophisticated calibration features, stellar black levels. Priced way below any competing professional grade monitor. Spectraview II software

Cloudy at 45 degree viewing angle. Black screen brighter than expected. Naviset software underwhelming. Spectraview II software hard to find

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Best 30" for 2Gs


Price drop as NEC will be coming out with a new 30" model.

A very wide gamut of colors - images are lifelike. Ideal for photo/video editing. Great for gaming/movies to as well. Very well-designed stand; fluid motion and a breeze to adjust

Price but you definitely get what you pay for

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Just Amazing - Accurate Wide Gamut Color


Some people will dismiss this monitor because you can buy a Dell or an HP for a lot less... but those folks miss the real *why* to buy this monitor. While it's true you can buy a 30" monitor for a lot less, those offerings from HP and Dell aren't...

Jaw Dropping Wide Gamut and Accurate Color... Huge screen. A much better value than the EIZO ColorEdge and LaCie (which are this monitors real competition, not the Dell or HP)

No Display Port, Lacks a lot of fancy inputs and other features that most other large monitors have. It's kind of a boring product design, but that's a minor thing

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NEC Display Solutions LCD3090WQXi-BK Black 30" 6ms, 12ms(GTG) WQXGA Widescreen LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 1000:1


Lots of adjustments (height, rotation, pivot, tilt), big adjustment range (never seen a monitor tilt this far before). On screen display is nice and easy to navigate. Ambient light sensor is unique and does a good job. Comes with an icm profile on the...

Deep; the Dell 30" is a few inches less deep than this. The ambient light sensor is occasionally obnoxious, e.g. if the primary light source is behind you (in my case, a big window), then the backlight changes brightness frequently as you move around...

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Going from an HP w2408 to this, I couldn't be happier. It was worth every penny as my eyes strain so little in any lighting condition. The HP was harshly bright always and just never made me as satisfied as I have in the first hour with this one. 6...

Amazing picture, great on the eyes, not a glossy junk screen, very nice sturdy and adjustable stand

Besides the obvious price, the only con is the looks are not as fancy as the apple cinema 30

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Awesome display for the right reasons..


It works for what I bought it for photo edits and web views. It also has a 48 month warrenty unlike my 30" gateway that self destructed over the past month.... This is a wonderful monitor that I hope to use for years to come...

Picture out of the box excellent. High pixel shots from my dimage A200 look awesome on this monitor. Excellent for editing pictures or opening multiple windows ; It does fairly well on games when I'm in a nonproductive mood

Not really a con but a awareness point, the refresh rate even with refresh helper enacted doesn't seem to be 06ms. Then again If you're spending this amount of money just for FPS games you're a tad nuts

Product Specifications

Tackle even your most demanding color-critical applications from a wide perspective with the 30" (29.8" VIS) NEC MultiSync LCD3090W-BK-SV, a widescreen display featuring the SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution. This kit combines a customized wide color gamut measurement sensor with sophisticated software, resulting in a highly accurate, reliable, repeatable and feature-rich display calibration and profiling solution. This monitor also touts an ultra-wide color gamut, allowing you to view photographs and graphics in optimum color. With its multitude of leading-edge capabilities, combined with groundbreaking design, this display could easily be considered the most intelligent visual displays solution to date.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:29.8in/30in
Diagonal Size (metric):75.7cm/76.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.251mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:350cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+89 / -89
Image Max V-View Angle:+89 / -89
Max Resolution:2560 x 1600
Response Time:6ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Manufacturer:NEC Display Solutions
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC MultiSync

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:C-Tick / CCC / CE / cUL / EN 61000-3-2 / FCC Class B certified / GOST / JEITA / MPR II / MPR III / PCT / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / TCO '06 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / UL 60601-1 / VCCI / WEEE / TCO 03 / TCO 06
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:4 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No