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NEC Multisync P221W

NEC Multisync P221W
alaScore 87

139 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the value for money.

usability, design, size, reliability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC Multisync P221W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for NEC Multisync P221W

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of NEC Multisync P221W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for NEC Multisync P221W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of NEC Multisync P221W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

usability, design, size

value for money

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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NEC P221w 22-Inch Widescreen Monitor Monitor Review

 

Excellent image quality

Pricey in comparison to other displays

This attractive, well-designed 22-inch widescreen monitor offers impeccable image quality.

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NEC MultiSync P221W

 

The $490 22-inch NEC MultiSync P221W is a great performing alternative to super high-end and superexpensive professional monitors such as the $1,450 Eizo ColorEdge CG222W . The NEC has wide viewing angles, a robust and easy-to-use onscreen display,...

The NEC MultiSync P221W has wide viewing angles, a robust and easy-to-navigate onscreen display, accurate colors, and several useful ergonomic options.

The NEC MultiSync P221W has a fairly high asking price, and no extra video or USB connections

The NEC MultiSync P221W has some of the most accurate colors we've seen, but it is light on features.

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NEC MultiSync P221W

 

The P221W offers accurate representation of colors, blacks, and whites, and a wide viewing angle for professional artists and photographers. Its bulkiness and high cost will not make it attractive to the average user, however.

Accurately displays colors, blacks, and whites; versatile adjustability; wide viewing angle

Bulky design; expensive for the average user; technology inherently slows pixel-response time and causes input lag

For artists and photographers who need a screen that is bright and runs the color gamut, and don't mind paying for it, the P221W should be firmly in the running. Its high cost and bulky design make it impractical for everyday users, though, who could...

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22-Inch PVA: NEC MultiSync P221W Monitor Review

 

This solution from NEC is a monitor built on S-PVA matrix that stands out due to excellent viewing angles and high-quality color reproduction at a decent price point. Read more about it in our detailed review.

Without a doubt the NEC MultiSync P221W is an interesting product for users who want to have a monitor with good color reproduction. It is interesting not even for its combination of a PVA matrix and 22-inch format, but with the PVA matrix alone. Alas,...

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NEC P221W LCD monitor

 

This attractive, well-designed 22-inch widescreen monitor offers impeccable image quality. But at $1255, it's extremely pricey, particularly when you ...

Excellent image quality

Pricey in comparison to other displays

Attractive and well-designed, this professional display offers fantastic image quality. But it also comes with a very high price.

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NEC MultiSync P221w review

 

But at around £450, the NEC MultiSync P221w is extremely pricey, particularly when you consider that other 22in displays can be found for considerably less.

Still, unless, perhaps, you're a graphics specialist, the £450 seems a high price to pay for the NEC MultiSync P221w, even for rock-solid image quality and high-level controls. These days you can find a decent 22in widescreen for half that price and...

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NEC MultiSync P221w

 

The NEC MultiSync P221w is an attractive, well-designed 22in widescreen monitor that offers impeccable image quality.

Still, unless, perhaps, you're a graphics specialist, the £450 seems a high price to pay for the NEC MultiSync P221w, even for rock-solid image quality and high-level controls. These days you can find a decent 22in widescreen for half that price and...

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I have the monitor only. I use Color Munki instead.

 

This is an excellent monitor! There is only ONE thing I caution you about. Do not enable Auto Dimming!!! Especially if you're a photographer like me. Auto dimming on THIS monitor causes the screen to alternate between light and dark about every 3...

Excellent color. Very high quality construction. works horizontally or vertically (haven't used it vertically YET though!)

Auto Dimming is an engineering defect. Causes the screen to change brightness every 3 seconds MOST of the time, even when ambient lighting in the room is steady

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I have the monitor only. I use Color Munki instead.

 

This is an excellent monitor! There is only ONE thing I caution you about. Do not enable Auto Dimming!!! Especially if you're a photographer like me. Auto dimming on THIS monitor causes the screen to alternate between light and dark about every 3...

Excellent color. Very high quality construction. works horizontally or vertically (haven't used it vertically YET though!)

Auto Dimming is an engineering defect. Causes the screen to change brightness every 3 seconds MOST of the time, even when ambient lighting in the room is steady

Consumer review by:

I have the monitor only. I use Color Munki instead.

 

This is an excellent monitor! There is only ONE thing I caution you about. Do not enable Auto Dimming!!!

Excellent color. Very high quality construction. works horizontally or vertically (haven't used it vertically YET though!)

Auto Dimming is an engineering defect. Causes the screen to change brightness every 3 seconds MOST of the time, even when ambient lighting in the room is steady

Product Specifications

Unparalleled display performance for colorcritical applications, featuring an ultra-wide color gamut, the 22" NEC MultiSync P221W delivers an entirely new perspective to your desktop and allows you to view photographs and graphics in optimum color. This display includes the SpectraViewII color calibration solution, which combines award-winning NEC LCD monitor technology with a color measurement sensor. The result is a highly accurate, reliable, repeatable and feature-rich display calibration and profiling solution. Color and brightness uniformity were paramount in the design of this high-performance display, making it ideal for graphic arts, desktop publishing, photography and other color-critical environments. In addition, with its wide-format design, which provides roughly the same work area as two smaller-sized displays, you can simultaneously view/work in multiple application windows.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.7in
Height:16.1in
Weight:18.5lbs
Width:19.9in/22in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:22in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.282mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:NEC Display Solutions
Model:P221W/P221W-BK/P221W-BK-SV
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC MultiSync

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Compliant Standards:C-Tick / CCC / CE / FCC Class B certified / GEEA / GOST / MPR II / MPR III / NOM / PSB / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VCCI-II / TCO 03/CCC / CE / CSA / cUL / DDC-2B / DDC-2Bi / DDC/CI / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / MPR III / PCT / RoHS / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VESA EDID / TCO 03
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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