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NEC MultiSync EA231WMi

NEC MultiSync EA231WMi
alaScore 90

156 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC MultiSync EA231WMi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 156 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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The EA231WMI combines a 23-inch screen with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a response time of 14ms

The NEC is a proper business screen that boasts the capabilities, resolution and screen real estate to make long work hours bearable.

Expert review by:

IPS and FullHD Bundle: NEC MultiSync EA231WMi Monitor Review


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The NEC MultiSync EA231WMi is a very good monitor for people who need high color accuracy, who do not like the narrow viewing angles of popular TN-based monitors, but who cannot afford a monitor with an S-IPS matrix.

Consumer review by:

Decent color accuracy with poor connectivity


I like this product because I can work with color accurately. Display doesn't have wide color gamut but its covering all sRGB space. So it is really handy for web designers who don't want to spent much money on decent monitor.

Good color accuracy, decent black

No hdmi, weak uniformity of display


Consumer review by:

Great monitor!


Having owned many cheap TN panels, I must say that the build quality of this monitor is a nice step up. Zero dead pixels, controls feel solid and most importantly the colors are brilliant. I've not noticed any hue differential (overly pink) that has...

The speakers, as is to be expected, are bad

Consumer review by:

Satisfied 100%


The price was what caught my attention then finding out it was an IPS panel sold me. The colors are incredible and pop out of the screen. I'm into graphic design and a little photography. I have been training my eyes and am starting to see when colors...

NONE ! People are complaining about the speakers, but they are not and issue for me. I didn't buy this monitor for the speakers

Consumer review by:

Love this monitor


Stay away from "Eco" mode. Bleech.

I have had this monitor for about 10 months now, and can't speak too highly of it. I deliberately opted for IPS over the standard-issue fare. Great colors, crisp display, good viewing angles. Rotation is a huge help for the occasional work-related task...

No HDMI (has displayport). Speakers are very mediocre, very "tin-ny", but I never intended to use the speakers anyway

Consumer review by:

Very good but tradeoff between Color shift & Viewing angle


Use it with Snow Leopard @1080p resolution (make sure to select Overscan setting as well otherwise it's blurry) -Budget IPS monitor and an Apple alternative for a web designer!

Great viewing angle ; Great price for IPS panel (why shell out $$$ for an apple display? well unless you have money) ; No dead pixels ; Non-glossy screen ; Very nice colors ; Compare this to my 23" Apple Cinema Display at work, I don't see any real...

Slight color shift from left to right (pinkish coloration on the far right side). Unless you keep staring at the white background, it is not noticeable

Consumer review by:

A good general monitor


The slight hue difference from left to right is there. But unless you are doing critical color work it shouldn't be a problem. I say its a good trade off for the viewing angle.

Very Sturdy, very heavy ; With my particular monitor I got only a negligible amount of clouding around the edges and no dead pixels. The monitor is fast enough for me to play an FPS game without complaining

Not enough to complain for 289.99

Consumer review by:

Awesome monitor


I can't imagine a better monitor for photo editing at this price point. There is a Dell and a Viewsonic, but both were higher priced. Excellent for viewing videos. I have not done gaming with this monitor. If that is your priority I'm sure you can do...

Picture quality, viewing angle, build quality, ease adjustments


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Mac users take note!


Playing around I set this monitor to a different resolution and when I went back to 1920x1080 the monitor was blurry. It worked fine on PAL and VGA modes. I called NEC and they had no solution. I finally found the answer to correct this: Open Displays...

great IPS monitor for the price for photo work. Pivots to vertical mode


Product Specifications

The 23" NEC MultiSync EA231WMi (16:9 aspect ratio) not only delivers all of the latest display technologies and design accents to your desktop, it provides you with many eco-friendly benefits. NEC's first 23" LCD display with DisplayPort, ambient light sensor and one-touch ECO Mode, the widescreen EA231WMi was developed with efficiency in mind. With its IPS panel, Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) system, compact packaging among many other "green" features, this model consumes significantly less power consumption while maximizing your productivity.

Audio Output


Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:23in
Diagonal Size (metric):58.4cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.265mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:270cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+89 / -89
Image Max V-View Angle:+89 / -89
Interface:DisplayPort / DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15) / DVI / DisplayPort
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Response Time:14ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DDC/CI / ISO 9241-307 / RoHS / VESA DPMS/ISO 9241-307 / TCO Displays 5.0 / RoHS / DDC/CI / VESA DPMS / DDC-2B / DDC-1 / Plug and Play
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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