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NEC MultiSync PA241W

NEC MultiSync PA241W
alaScore 88

74 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of NEC MultiSync PA241W. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design, but the size and price get mixed comments.

usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the NEC MultiSync PA241W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for NEC MultiSync PA241W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of NEC MultiSync PA241W from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers really like the reliability. There are some critical views about the usability and price.


price, usability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEC MultiSync PA241W 24 inch LCD TFT Monitor (1000:1, 360 cd/m, 1920 x 1200, 8ms, DVI-D (Black))NEC MultiSync PA241W 24 inch LCD TFT Monitor (1000:1, 360 cd/m, 1920 x 1200, 8ms, DVI-D (Black))

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for NEC MultiSync PA241W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of NEC MultiSync PA241W from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability


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

This summary is based on the products: NEC Display Solutions PA241W-BK 24.1-Inch 8ms(GTG) 16ms 360 cd/m2 1000:1 Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)NEC Display Solutions PA241W-BK 24.1-Inch 8ms(GTG) 16ms 360 cd/m2 1000:1 Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)

May, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

NEC MultiSync PA241W


This NEC MultiSync PA241W 24-inch LCD monitor delivers premium performance and a slew of features geared toward photographers and graphics professionals.

Very good performance. Excellent viewing angles. Highly adjustable stand. Four-year warranty.

Pricey. No HDMI port.

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Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Rasmus Larsen (

NEC SpectraView PA271


NEC has released their new PA models and we looked at the 24-inch PA241W earlier. In this test we will take look at the professional SpectraView model in 27-inches called SpectraView PA271 targeted at graphic, editing and post production. It uses a...

Picture quality and color accuracy; Very extensive picture setting options; Fantastic color gradation; No backlight bleeding at all; Stand and range of adjustments; Response time

Price; Black level; Minor deviations in the color temperature presets; No A-TW polarizer

NEC SpectraView PA271 is a more expensive variant of the PA271W targeted at graphic, editing and post production. It has very extensive picture calibration options and features such as PIP (picture in picture), 2xUSB hub with a USB switch, and a stand...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Rasmus Larsen (



NEC PA241W is a new 24-inch monitor from NEC with IPS panel aimed for graphics applications. It has a 10-bit panel and an internal 3D LUT (look-up table) to ensure very accurate colors. PA241W also has a resolution of 1920x1200, 99,3 % AdobeRGB gamut...

Picture quality and IPS panel; Ergonomics; Shadow detail; High resolution; Viewing angles; Auto pivot

Eco Mode can alter gamma; Black levels; Response time; No A-TW polarizer

No doubt that NEC PA241W is a full-blown graphic monitor. It has very accurate picture quality and very comprehensive picture settings options and presets. The sRGB and AdobeRGB presets are well suited for most critical work.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

A great display.


Reds will appear more saturated in non-color managed programs. You can setup Firefox to be color managed so that way you can view photos on websites as they are intended. Non-color managed programs (games) benefit from this by looking especially more...

This is one of few true 10-bit IPS displays for this price level. Color clarity is excellent especially when calibrated with an NEC SpectraSensor Pro using SpectraView II software ; The monitors input latency is NOT noticable when playing games at any...

There is minimal backlight bleed on the bottom right corner of my display, but is barely noticable during use. The reality is that this cannot be avoided with any IPS panel you buy ; It's not LED. At least LED color accurate monitors haven't gotten...

May, 2012

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Nice high-end photo editing monitor


My monitor is driven by an EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 video card at default resolution (1920x1200 60Hz) over a DVI-D connection, which works fine. The monitor does support 10-bit colour depth which requires use of the DisplayPort, but I am...

I needed a high-end monitor for a Photoshop workstation build. I use mostly the AdobeRGB colour space for digital still photography, and so I needed a wide gamut monitor that could display as much of that colour space as possible. I also needed...

My only gripe is minor and has to do with the way the ports are located on the monitor. Without a mirror it is almost impossible to connect the cables because the ports are all facing down. However, since cabling is not something one changes...

Feb, 2012

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Excellent Quality


Just the uniformity issue..for $900 that should not be present but everything else is perfect on this monitor.

Excellent monitor. This replaced a good BenQ monitor of 3 years (expected longer life). This one has 4 year warranty..colors, VIEWING ANGLE and minimal backlight bleeding or uniformity. I didn't know there were different panels and I bought a garbage...

Small amount of backlight bleeding top left and bottom right which is a shame for the price but these days companies don't build or take pride in what they make it seems. I got tired of looking for a good replacement for last monitor and this one works...

Mar, 2011

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Nice bright colours, with sharp detail

Great Picture Quality

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Worth the Price


It is worth the price. If you are looking at this and the P241, then the only difference is the wide gamut and the standard gamut panel. Other than that, the viewing angles are great, the brightness compensation (to even out all sections of the...

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

A customer


Wonderful color, wonderful angle of view, great stuff out of the box. I've given it high ratings in all aspects, but I realize it's pricey. Nonetheless, if one wants quality one will have to pay for it. NEC's MultiProfiler app sounds intriguing, and if...

Product Specifications

This kit combines an ultra-sensitive NEC/X-rite iOne Display 2 colorimeter and sophisticated SpectraViewII software for Mac OS and Windows platforms. The colorimeter is custom calibrated and matched for NEC's wide color gamut displays as well as standard gamut displays. This easy-to-use calibration and profiling solution provides hardware-based calibration and is perfect for color-critical applications such as photo editing, computer graphics, digital animation, medical imaging, pre-press, and video and film production.


Certification:CE; TCO 5.0; TÜV Ergonomics; TÜV GS; C-tick; GEEA/Energy Label; FCC Class B; PCT/Gost; UL/C-UL or CSA; CCC; ISO 9241-307 (pixel failure class I); MPR II/ MPR III; PCBC/B-mark; PSB; RoHS / TCO 5.0\nRoHS / TCO, RoHS / UL / C-UL, CE, Gost/PCT, PSB, CCC, NOM, TUV GS, FCC Class B/Canadian DOC, C-tick, MPR III, VCCI (class 2)\nTSO 5.0
Compliance industry standards:RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
Safety:CE, TCO 5.0, TÜV, TÜV GS, C-tick, GEEA/Energy Label, FCC B, PCT/Gost, UL/C-UL/CSA, CCC, ISO 9241-307 (I), MPR II/MPR III, PCBC/B-mark, PSB, RoHS


Color of product:Black / Silver


3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Backlight type:CCFL
Composite sync:No / Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:31.5 - 118.4 / 31.5 - 91.9
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 85
Display brightness:360
Display Diagonal:24 / 24.1
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours / 1070 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Display scan frequency (horizontal):31.5 - 118.4 / 31.5 - 93.8
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 118.4 / 31.5 - 93.8
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Pixel Pitch:0.0106 x 0.0106
Response Time:8
Separate H/V sync:No / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) / 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / DIVX, H.263, MPEG4, RMVB / Petra Stienen
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 576p, 720p / 480p, 576p, 720p
Sync-on-green (SOG):No / Yes
Vertical scan range:50 - 85
Video input impedance:75
Viewable size diagonal:24.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input current:1.38/0.56
Power consumption (PowerSave):1
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):95


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment:5.91 / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:170 - 170
Tilt angle:5 - 30
Tilt angle range:5 - 30
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 100 x 100,200 x 100


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 78740.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Relative humidity:30 - 80
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60 / 5 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60 / 5 - 35

Other Features


Packaging Content

Bundled software:MultiProfile
Cables included:AC, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, VGA / DVI, USB, VGA
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:2
PC Audio in: No
PC Audio out: No
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input current:1.38/0.56
Power consumption (PowerSave):1
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):95

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Bezel width (side):0.717
Bezel width (top):0.717
Depth:20.8 / 3.35 / 8.98
Depth (with stand):8.98
Height:14.3 / 14.9
Height (with stand):14.9 / 20.8
Weight:16.3 / 23.4
Weight with stand:23.4
Width (with stand):21.9