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NEC Multisync P221W

NEC Multisync P221W
alaScore 88

132 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the value for money.

design, usability, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 132 reviews)

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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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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!!!

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

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Amazon 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.

This summary is based on the products: NEC Display Solutions P221W-BK 22-Inch 8ms(GTG) 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)NEC Display Solutions P221W-BK 22-Inch 8ms(GTG) 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)Nec 22" 1680x1050 Wide Black LCD

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Awesome Image Editing Solution

 

If you're tired of your prints not matching what you see on your display then stop here. This is not a gaming monitor, this is a monitor for people serious about imaging who require accurate color calibration. The SpectraView II solution included with...

Wide gamut - 96% Adobe RGB support ; Reasonable cost ; 10-bit Look Up Tables (LUTs) and integrated colorimiter means calibration is done in the monitor not the display adapter and has 4 times the range of values to adjust ; Competent calibration...

There are very few negatives about this monitor ; Other professional NEC monitors have 12 or 14-bit LUTs and IPS (vs. S-PVA) technology but at a substantial price increase ; There may be less expensive wide gamut monitors available from other vendors...

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Great for Photo

 

This monitor is well suited for Pro Photo applications, high refresh rate of 8ms limits newer games. If you need to color tune your display, I recommend using "native" color temp setting and spyder or eye one spectrometers for custom color management...

Great color, easy on the eyes, plenty of air flow, the stand action is amazingly cool. Somewhat easy menus. Plenty of size, several windows worth

The color presets while better than most monitors I have used are missing the most usable preset temperatures for photography. In order to use the custom color you must purchase the NEC software. (you can use a third party spectrometer though)

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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