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NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM

NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM
alaScore 90

184 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEC MultiSync EA241WM 24-Inch Monitor - BlackNEC MultiSync EA241WM 24-Inch Monitor - Black

Sep, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of NEC MultiSync EA221WM / EA241WM / EA261WM from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on People really like the design and size. The reliability and usability also get good views.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: EA241WM-BK 24-Inch Wide LCD with DVI Speaker (Black)EA241WM-BK 24-Inch Wide LCD with DVI Speaker (Black)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

NEC MultiSync EA241WM


NEC's EA241WM has a number of features that set it apart from the rest of the displays in this field: It's the only model to support a full complement of ergonomic features (tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment); it's the only model with an...

USB 2.0 hub; sturdy and adjustable; great thumb-stick constroller; no backlight contamination

Expensive; no HDMI port; poorly differentiates between black and dark shades of gray and colors

The EA241WM’s tiny thumb-stick controller is one of the best tools we’ve used for making minute adjustments to a display’s brightness and contrast levels. The NEC performed better than any of the other monitors in DisplayMate’s black-level test, with...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Tom Edwards (



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...

Great ergonomic options; eco friendly

Poor performance in grayscale testing

With its wealth of ergonomic adjustments, we could see the EA261WM being a hit in the workplace, particularly if you need to share what’s on your screen with people close to you; however, while the panel’s rich colors impressed us, we found its trouble...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (



The NEC AS221WM is an affordable business display that delivers solid performance and is easy on your utility bill.

Affordable. Energy efficient. Good color and grayscale performance.

Relatively low resolution. No HDMI port. Short on features.

Conclusion The NEC AS221WM is a capable budget monitor that will help businesses cut costs across the board. It offers reasonably good color and grayscale performance and won't stress your electric bill, but it could stand to use additional features,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

NEC MultiSync EA221WM-BK review


Wide-screen LCD monitors of the same dimensions can vary greatly in price and features, which makes comparison shopping a necessary step. For example, the Dell P2210 may be found online for $100 cheaper than the NEC MultiSync EA221WM (the subject of...

The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has full, four-way ergonomic support, good movie and game performance, and multiple USB ports. Also, it has a great lower-viewing angle and built-in speakers with a headphone jack.

The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has apparent backlight bleeding, no HDMI, and a fairly high asking price.

The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has a host of features and good overall performance for a fairly high price.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (



The NEC EA261WM delivers rich colors and sharp text to business users who need to view multiple documents or windows at once, but it's lacking in grayscale performance.

Excellent small-text reproduction. Highly adjustable stand. Includes USB hub.

Expensive. Weak grayscale and vertical viewing angle performance. No HDMI port.

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May, 2009

Expert review by: John Breeden II (

GCN Lab Review: NEC MultiSync EA241WM LCD monitor


The $455 price tag is tempting for a 24-inch LCD, but you can get more quality for not much more money.

Fine images not uniform throughout screen, major light bleeding problems, poor display of both light and dark images

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Lefko (

NEC – 26-inch Multisync EA261WM – Review


It's tough buying a monitor.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Safford (



The NEC EA221WM performs quite well on the dark end of the gray scale, but its whites are oversaturated. And although features like excellent height and angle adjustment and USB ports are certainly welcome, they don't easily justify the premium price.

Good low-end grayscale performance; excellent adjustment options; four-port USB hub, headphone port

White levels oversaturated; noticeable backlight leak; expensive

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Ron LaFon (

NEC MultiSync EA261WM (First Look Review)


Wide-screen LCD monitor includes environment-friendly features.

NEC Display Solutions' new MultiSync EA261WM wide-screen LCD monitor, part of the company's EA (Enterprise Advanced) series, targets corporate, education, and government users. However, this 26" flat-panel display has features that make it a very good...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Nec MultiSync EA241WM


The NEC MultiSync EA241WM is a great monitor. It is sturdy, highly adjustable and has full HD resolution. It has a great stand that will not buckle under pressure, and speakers that will help minimize the amount of hardware components sitting on your...

The stand will tilt almost any way you want it to and even allows for portrait mode

This monitor only has a 1000:1 contrast ratio

The monitor is average and has an enterprise look and feel to it, so if you want a highly adjustable monitor, pick one of these up.

Product Specifications

With its MultiSync EA series, NEC has developed desktop displays that combine cutting-edge technologies with dynamic design accents, giving you the ability to increase your productivity while adding a modern flair to your desktop. The 22" NEC MultiSync EA221WM, which touts flexibility for any number of applications and environments, meets the diverse needs of businesses of all kinds. With Ambix dual-input technology - which utilizes both DVI-D and traditional 15-pin VGA connectors - you can bridge the gap between analog and digital systems by allowing the same monitor to work seamlessly in either environment. Ambix provides compatibility with today's computer systems and is on the forefront of tomorrow's digital output.

Audio Input


Audio Output



Barcode Reader: Yes


Technology:Lithium ion

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cellular Phone

Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10

Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:22in/24in/26in/3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm/61cm/66cm/8.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm/0.282mm/0.292mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/300cd/m2/400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+80 / -80/+88 / -88 / +85 / -85/170/176
Image Max V-View Angle:+80 / -80/+85 / -85/160/176
Interface:DVI/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Response Time:5ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

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


VESA mounting: Yes

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


Manufacturer:NEC Display Solutions/Symbol Technologies
Model:EA221WM/EA221WM-BK/EA241WM/EA241WM-BK/EA261WM-BK/MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistant
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC MultiSync/Symbol

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Stylus / Touch-screen/None


Compliant Standards:CCC / CE / CSA / cUL / DDC-2B / DDC-2Bi / DDC/CI / FCC Class B certified / GEEA / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / MPR III / PCT / RoHS / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VESA EDID / TCO 03/DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DDC/CI / ISO 13406-2 / RoHS / VESA DPMS/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / RoHS / VESA DPMS / WEEE/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / RoHS / VESA DPMS / WEEE / Plug and Play / DDC/CI
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GSM
Type:Wireless cellular modem


Type: None
Wireless Connectivity:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition

Ports & interfaces

USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1 / 5 / 5, -


Clock Speed:624MHz
Type:XScale PXA270


Installed Size:64MB


Installed Size:128MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Handheld Type:Data collection terminal

Video Input

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