REVIEW: NEC LCD2690WUXi
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From time immemorial, the Multisync LCDs in the NEC Professional series have enjoyed great popularity, especially amongst graphics artists and media designers. The Multisync LCD2690WUXi, measuring exactly 25.5 inches, represents new growth for the successful monitor series and a first venture into the 16:10 widescreen format.
The panel used in the 'Wuxi', with the adventurous title 'Advanced True White Polarizer Horizontal IPS' (H-IPS A-TW Pol.), ensures both first class display quality and greatly extended Gamut (colour space).
You can read about how the LCD2690WUXi really performs in practice and whether the device was able to meet our very high expectations in our detailed review.
Other than the analogue image playback quality, which we tested via the analogue (VGA) connection, all test results published here were obtained via the digital signal input (DVI). Tests were run using an ATI Sapphire Radeon X1950 PRO 512MB and an Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX with the most up-to-date driver software available.
During testing, two models, one in each colour, were available to our staff throughout the duration of the testing. However, for the illustrations in the review, we preferred to use photos of the white and silver model, since more details can be made out here than in the pictures of the version with the black cover.
The scope of supply of the NEC LCD2690WUXi includes a D-Sub cable for the analogue and a DVI-D cable for the digital transmission as well as a power cable for continental Europe and one for Great Britain.
A multilingual manual is included in hard copy with the monitor and a further introduction in PDF format can be found on the CD-ROM that is included. A cable covering for the monitor base and four VESA screws for use with an alternative mount make up the remainder of the scope of supply.
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