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NEC Multisync LCD-10 Series Monitors (15",18",21",32",40",42",46",50",57")

NEC Multisync LCD-10 Series Monitors (15",18",21",32",40",42",46",50",57")
alaScore 94

539 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC Multisync LCD-10 Series Monitors (15",18",21",32",40",42",46",50",57") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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NEC MultiSync PA271W


The NEC MultiSync PA271W is professional grade 27-inch monitor that delivers outstanding grayscale reproduction and solid color quality, and it's packed with features. It carries premium price tag, too.

Solid grayscale and color performance. Loads of features and settings. High resolution

No HDMI port. Bulky cabinet. Pricey

Designed for graphics professionals, photographers, and anyone who requires accurate color and grayscale performance, the NEC PA271W is a high-end desktop monitor that uses the latest panel and processing technologies to deliver the goods. Featuring a...

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NEC MultiSync EX231Wp


Nearly all of today's monitors, HDTVs, smartphones, and other devices with screens use a type of TFT (thin film transistor) LCD panel. For desktop monitors, the three most widely used TFT panel technologies are TN (twisted nematic), PVA (patterned...

Great color quality. Deep blacks. Ergonomic stand. Energy efficient

Only one USB port. So-so grayscale performance. Viewing angles could be better. No auto-rotate feature

The NEC MultiSync EX231Wp is a svelte 23-inch business display offering outstanding color quality and inky blacks. However, it has trouble with the lightest shades of gray and it loses color fidelity when viewed from the side.

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NEC MultiSync E201W


The NEC MultiSync E210W is a compelling choice for businesses looking to trim costs without sacrificing ergonomic comfort. This 20-inch monitor features a stand that allows you to position the panel to achieve the best possible viewing experience, and...

Highly adjustable stand. Eco-friendly. Affordable

Can?t display lightest and darkest shades of gray. Narrow viewing angles. No HDMI port

The NEC MultiSync E201W is an affordable 20-inch business display equipped with an ergonomic stand and three video inputs. Color quality is good but it has trouble with shades of gray and its off-angle viewing is mediocre at best.


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NEC PA271W - When Accuracy and Consistency Matter


As long as I've been following, using, or writing about computers, NEC has been a leader in displays. From the early MultiSync monitors to their current line of LCDs, they have been focused more on pushing performance than on dropping price, which has...

Sometimes it is very easy to write a conclusion on a product that is at a premium price point. If Intel or AMD come out with a CPU that’s faster than anything else out there, you can easily say “If you need the performance, or can afford it without an...

Editor's Choice!

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NEC MultiSync EA273WM


The NEC MultiSync EA273WM is a slim 27-inch business monitor offering a robust feature set and vibrant colors. It'll save you money on your electric bill, but you'll pay a bit more at the register.

Very good color quality. Energy efficient. Feature rich

Grayscale performance could be better. Pricey. No auto-pivot

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NEC MultiSync E231W


The NEC E231W ($259 direct) will appeal to business users looking to cut back on power consumption while maintaining a green office environment. This 23-inch monitor uses energy saving LED backlighting, Intelligent Power Management, and multiple ECO...

Good color, text, and dark grayscale performance. Fully adjustable stand. Energy efficient

Some backlight seepage. No USB ports or speakers.Weak light grayscale performance

The NEC MultiSync E231W is an energy-efficient 23-inch business display offering full adjustability and generally good performance, but it lacks a few key features.

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NEC Display MultiSync PA271W


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NEC Multisync 70GX2 Monitor


The MultiSync 70GX2, NEC's latest 17-incher with a glossy screen, has a lot of pluses. It looks great, is easy to use, comes with unique features, and delivers great image quality. It's just a little pricey, at $399 (as of 2/16/06).

Small joystick helps navigate controls Clean cable management

Pricey in comparison to other 17-inchers

Most great screens come at a price, and the 70GX2 is no exception. Its $399 price is one of the highest in our test group. Most other 17-inch displays cost on average $50 to $75 less. Nevertheless, for many people its excellent image quality and wealth...

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NEC MultiSync LCD 1510


Three-year warranty on back light.

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NEC MultiSync PA271W


Editors' note: Because of an oversight on our part, the original scores for Design, Features, and the overall score for the NEC Multisync PA271W were wrong. Design has changed from 8 to 9; features from 8 to 6; and the overall score from 8.7 to 8.8. We...

The NEC MultiSync PA271W performs incredibly well and has a ridiculously robust onscreen display.

The NEC MultiSync PA271W is more expensive than its closest competitor is, and it lacks several connections options such as HDMI.

The NEC MultiSync PA271W is an incredibly performing monitor that may be too expensive for what it offers.

Product Specifications

The MultiSync LCD1510+ monitor offers revolutionary flexibility and combines NEC's renowned image quality with innovative features that maximize usage options. The MultiSync LCD1510+ monitor is well-suited for professionals in industries such as financial, medical, manufacturing and transportation. It emits almost no magnetic fields, and the reduced footprint, low power consumption, high-resolution capabilities and superior image quality ensure that critical data and images are accurately displayed. NEC's exclusive XtraView wide-viewing-angle technology further enhances flexibility by extending viewing angles both horizontally and vertically to allow for multiple users in either portrait or landscape mode. The portrait/landscape capabilities enable you to easily change the orientation of the monitor. While offering the same form, fit and function as the award winning MultiSync LCD1510, the LCD1510+ now offers a smaller power supply, a brighter display image and new font smoothing techniques.

Audio Output

Type: None

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in/18.1in/21.3in/40in
Diagonal Size (metric):101.6cm/38.1cm/46cm/54.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm/0.28mm/0.3mm/0.648mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:200cd/m2/450cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:150:1/200:1/250:1/300:1/800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+80 / -80/+85 / -85
Image Max V-View Angle:+80 / -80/+85 / -85
Interface:DVI/DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 1024/1366 x 768/1600 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:NEC/NEC Display Solutions
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC MultiSync

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / cUL / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / TCO 99/CE / cUL / DHHS / DOC-B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / ISO 9241 / MPR II / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL 1950 / TCO 99/CE / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EPA Energy Star / ISO 9241 / MPR II / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / TCO 99/CE / EPA Energy Star / ISO 9241 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / TCO 99/cUL / DOC-B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '95 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / TCO 95/DOC / FCC Part 15 B / UL 1950 / NUTEK / cUL/Plug and Play / FCC Class B certified / MPR II / UL / TUV / TUV GS / cUL / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EPA Energy Star / ISO 9241 / NUTEK / TCO 99 / VESA DPMS / TCO '99/UL / TUV / TUV GS / cUL / DOC-B / EPA Energy Star / NUTEK / TCO 95 / Plug and Play / FCC Class B certified / TCO '95

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required: None


Diagonal Size:32in/40in
Diagonal Size (cm):101.6cm/80cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready/Not certified
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/600:1
LCD Display Technology:PVA
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD flat panel display
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/176 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/None
TV Tuner Presence: No