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NEC Display Solutions PA271W-BK Black 27" 7ms WQHD Height, Swivel & Pivot Adjustable IPS Panel Widescreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

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  • 2560 x 1440 16ms, 7ms(GTG)
  • 1000:1
  • DisplayPort, 2 x DVI-D, USB

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NEC redefines the color fidelity and display performance with the PA271W-BK professional graphics desktop monitor. Boasting dynamic design, wide color gamut, 14-bit 3D LUT, eco-conscious features, high brightness and many cutting-edge technologies, this display has created a new benchmark for accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance, making your most demanding color-critical projects seem simple, perfect for graphics and photography professionals.

Get the NEC PA271W-BK today, and enjoy a new level of display experience that you never see before.

  • newegg Ultimate Performance Featuring 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1440 native resolution, 300cd/m2 brightness, 178º wide viewing angle and 97.1% coverage of AdobeRGB color space, the NEC PA271W-BK brings every picture to life with unprecedented color precision and color gamut.
  • newegg 3D LUT Internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables (LUTs) allow the display of 1.07 billion colors out of a palette of 4.3 trillion (with 10-bit DisplayPort input) for accurate color, smooth images and hardware calibration.
  • newegg AmbiBright The ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the backlight depending on the brightness of ambient lighting conditions. It also tells the monitor to enter power saving mode whenever the ambient lighting falls below a predetermined value (like when lights are shut off at the end of the day), which can significantly reduce energy consumption.
  • newegg Digital Uniformity Compensation Reduces screen uniformity errors and compensates for differences in color/grayscale and luminance using new signal processing circuitry.
  • newegg MultiProfiler This software provides an intuitive interface to control the display's sophisticated technologies, such as loading any ICC profile directly into the display for optimal color space matching.
  • newegg DisplayPort Connector The NEC PA271W-BK comes equipped with a DisplayPort input for enhanced connectivity and performance.

Learn more about the NEC Display Solutions PA271W-BK

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 4 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 4 years
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  • Darren S.
  • 3/30/2013 9:13:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTremendous Technology

Pros: I'm a full-time professional photographer and we use two of these NEC wide-gamut displays on Windows 7 64-bit and calibrate weekly with an x-rite colorimeter (a special wide-gamut version by NEC called 'MDSVSensor") using the excellent SpectraviewII software. You simply choose your target and click go and Spectraview handles the entire process automatically. Takes about 15 minutes. Properly calibrated, all my Epson 3880 prints come out looking exactly as they appear on the displays. Amazing. Could not be more happy with NEC. Darren Scala.

Cons: Absolutely no cons.

Other Thoughts: I only wish we got 30" versions, but they command a substantial premium over the 27". I believe the 27" offers the best value.

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  • Katerina S.
  • 3/3/2013 1:51:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAdd this to my prev. review

Pros: Already posted review, forgot to add:

0.23mm dot pitch. Most other professional displays specify larger (more crude, i.e. worse) dotpitch, HP is close though. This 0.23mm was one of the attractions for me.
7ms response, good for IPS; CCFL backlight - no LED nonsense, LED is good for environment, thin/light mechanics & longevity, but CCFL is better for true colors/professional use & in such high-end displays, CCFL lasts at least 50,000 hours plus you can buy new for under $100 if you ever care several years from the day you started using daily. Main plus is CCFL does NOT fatigue/tire your eyes as much as LEDbacklight - LED is forced to use PWM method of brigthness control, in plain English any brightness below 100% (which is what 99.9% of professional people will use, nobody runs displays at 100% brightness unless your office is filled with sunlight) - causes LEDbacklight to flicker at frequency not detectable by your eyes, BUT really fatiguing your brains, even if you don't suspect. Not so with CCFL (this NEC, also HP, Eizo, Dell professionals specific models) - if PWM is there, it's not as damaging eyes as LED, AND I heard (?) typically only 30" or larger displays resort to PWM method.

14-bit (3D); a load of etc. functions NOT found in cheap consumer monitors - firmware is updateable, multi-profiler, sync between two computers into this one display, accessories include hood, color calkit, etc, etc.

This monitor is fit even for critical Medical imaging (X-Rays, etc.).
Though HP LP-series take it even higher & are 30", they ("HP" LP-series) just cost more & beyond my reach.

Net weight 9.6 kg, so not a monster despite CCFL backlight

Cons: Not at this price.
But if you can afford, HP LP-series or for some people even ZR-series with CCFL (not LED), or Eizo's of course (original leader in color-accurate professional displays), can "take you higher".

Other Thoughts: In mid-1990's I remember like yesterday, IBM released world's first LCD display with comparable (or lower?) resolution & not sure was it equal or smaller size?
Touted as a major breakthru, for Medical & CAD design apps, the unit cost $20,000 or so, from IBM's rrzesearch Center(s). As usual IBM invents many things & then lets others to commercialize/pickup mass-produced biz, whereas IBm moves even further.
So now professional IPS became a commodity.
But even earlier, in 1980's & intensely in early 1990's I was thinking & actually wrote to several CRT monitor makers - to consider a novel kind of diplay, using LCD panels akin to little wristwatches, except bloated to 14" size. I was fixated on blowing up little LCD from wristwacthes to picture-size, even in late 1970's in kindergarten. No kidding. Ridiculous & amusing for today, but back then everything was CRT, or at least not LCD, and I was imagining how little radiation (no X-Rays at least), static fields & how flat the thing would be, if we scaled up LCD's found in home appliances or watches of that era. A decade later my wish was granted with TN panels (still inferior to CRT with colors esp. yellow), and at around 2010 cheap IPS's started to flood market obliterating all else. So it is done.
Next I want, besides Holographic 3D, smell generator built into displays. Depending on what is shown ondisplay, the thing should emit proper odor, BUT 3D Holography is immediate goal.

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  • Katerina S.
  • 3/2/2013 10:00:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother "LG" (?) IPS professional panel well-done by NEC, HP, DELL

Pros: This NEC execution of an LG (I think?) IPS panel is worth every $dollar I paid for. The price is high, but you get what you need for professional work! Using for CADdesign (Electrical + Mechanical engineer here).
Same or similar "LG" panels are inside HP's IPS 27-30", Dell Ultrasharp's, afew others. In case you didn't know, only a HANDFUL manufacturers of LCD panels (at least IPS-type) exists, so the seemingly large variety of LCD-IPS monitor brands is really (surprise!) based on a few LCD-IPS panels repackaged/rebranded by various brands w/their distinct firmware & housings. When you buy HP, Dell, NEC, etc. you typically buy "LG or Samsung panel inside".
I ALWAYS voted for HP, I do own two "HP" IPS-type models (work & home), but this time ordered NEC due to excellent specs & - happy with dollars spent vs. performance! Esp. b/c "Newegg" dropped price by $500+! (this NEC PA271W-BK was even more expensive than now, and still crazy outside "Newegg").
14-bit 3D LUT, 300cd/m^2 - LOVE the professional ("subdued') brightness level. I can't stand consumer cheap monitors which attract clueless consumers in physical stores with their brightness/contrast racked up to the max, on top of their specs being immensely bright even when set to zero (0%), obliterating resolution since adjacent pixels light up their neighbors destroying resolution.
So, love my HP ZR22W (older) + etc. & now this NEC PA271W-BK for their precisely correct & subdued luminance (brightness) 250-350cd/m^2, as opposed to higher brightness of some other manufacturers/models (actually, top models from "HP" 9LP-series) or "Eizo" regulate brightness with RGB backlight per image contents displayed, rather than uniform level, but those models are beyond my reach).

I often work late hours/evening & for many years insisted on dimming/removing some lightbulbs in my offices or even production floor, my eyes are in perfect health unlike so many programmers, computer professionals, etc. who destroy their eyes & end up wearing glasses or headache - why? Because I don't "stare into a light bulb", and I need to stare into monitor often 10-12 hours/day, in some cases like 16 hours. So, all my monitors are set to minimal brightness & reasonable contrast, with ambient light (office) dimmed (or off totally, prefer daylight from window's shaders). I can't stand consumer monitors that blast you with over 400cd/m^2 luminance, also can't stand fake useless specs like "dynamic contrast ratio" - a meaningless spec yet often listed for consumer monitors.
This NEC, however, is a professional unit, not consumer junk.

Cons: None.
One may mention cost (several X*times more than consumer monitors), but CLOWNS who downgrade this or other high-end products have little knowledge of the application of such monitors. "Newegg" doesn't censor reviews which clearly are posted by clueless folks, so you get to read those.... like the guy complaing on "ghosting" in videogames - hello? Who would buy an IPS professional display to play rapid FPS games?! Plus the fact typically dissatisfied people DO WRITE reviews b/c they're "angry", but satisfied people typ. don't bother posting reviews, they just go on happy, so result is - artificially inflated # of negative reviews.
Since "Newegg" (unlike certain other "big etailer) does not apply anti-bias filter, you see many negative reviews & some written by clueless clowns.
There was one blasting Western Digital's RE4-series RAID/enterprise harddrives for their cost - the guy has no clue of RAID, enterprise, acoustivc matching, dual-spindle motors, etc. Same here, the guy blasting this NEC display for poor videogame performance - get educated!

Other Thoughts: !) I maybe wrong suspecting "LG" panel here, inside, but you get the idea - only a few LCD-IPS panels mfg's exist, so the enormous variety of monitor brands all use only 2-3 panel manufacturers/part#'s, repackaged by various brands (HP, Dell, Viewsonic, NEC, you name it...)

2) If you want 30inch, and don't mind HIGHER brightness, @very little loss in certain spec(s) if any (probably NO loss) at this same price you better get:
For me, having an eye on HP ZR30W, esp. b/c got HP ZR22W one of the first in the world (afew years ago, then I posted a review of HP ZR22W which was hit numerous times & cited as "useful"), and just being biased/inclined towards HP, it is hard to recommend this NEC!
I never owned NEC's, except @work sourced one obsolete unit with a unique spec of refreshrate down to 20Hz - which was the only one acceptable by our electrical test instrument with "output to external display.", no other monitor could work for us.
Basically, I didn't expect to end up buying a NEC, but the specs, price vs. other high-end prof. 27" units, and witnessing its working here live, lured me away from ZR30W.
P.S. I don't think powersupply is buzzing, which is frequently complained about for many large monitors, regardless of brand, but heat from this unit - yeah, it's there, you cannot aovid it with ANY 27"+ CCFL-backlit.

This NEC is worth expense.
Consider HP ZR30W & DELL Ultrasharps as alternatives, if you're having doubts about NEC.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2012 1:37:47 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far so good...

Pros: Same easy Newegg order though it sat in packaging for a couple days which hasn't happened before..but no big deal. Setup was easy. Huge difference from my LaCie Blue CRts which I use for professional retouching.
I already own a Spyder 2 but NEC recommended their own calibration software which I bought off their website. I tried using the Spyder Colorvision software which which showed rbg really off which I knew they werent. Spyder 2 puck is supposed to work with their Spectra View software( list of compatible pucks is listed on the NEC website) but from what I can tell it already looks pretty spot on right out of the box.
Going to calibrate it now.

Cons: Seems good so far. really should included a hdmi port but what can ya do?

I wish it could retouch those celebrities with the really bad skin..

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  • Ryan G.
  • 1/7/2012 12:39:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExceeded expectations

Pros: The contrast, high resolution, color accuracy, and uniformity of this monitor definitely stand out. Once I had the video card drivers in and the resolution to native, I was very impressed. Icons looked like I could physically pull them off the screen! Compared to typical TFT screens, the viewing angle is excellent. Positioning options are excellent. Anti-glare is adequate.

Cons: I would say heat is the one drawback with this monitor that I did not quite anticipate. I think this will hinder work in the summer time.
There are a bunch of expected drawbacks that do not lower my impression of this monitor. Price is a negative but given the quality of this equipment, I expected it. I was set on the Dell monitor for a long time (had the highest CNET rating and was relatively cheap) but noticed high variability in reviews, from professional critics and consumers. It just sounded like the manufacturing process wasn't consistent and the overall quality less, hence I opted to get the more expensive NEC.

It is a bit big. There is slow response inherent to the IPS screen.

Other Thoughts: I am using this to view digital histology slides for work where the high resolution and good contrast are perfect. This is setup alongside a much cheaper, same size 1080p TFT screen and I definitely notice better picture quality on the NEC. Viewing angle is noticeably more critical on these larger monitors and the NEC IPS wins there.. The goal with this build was work with still images; however, I was able to run a variety of games through it and it did just fine. I concur with others that this is probably a waste of money if you are primarily running games (won't notice the higher quality but get lots of heat and slow response rate). You would be better off getting a cheaper Samsung TFT and a couple high end video cards in that case. This build has an intel i3 with the HD 3000 which I could not get to support the native resolution. A cheap GTX 430 card didn't have any trouble though. I have not used a calibrator (think I would only do that if were to pursue photo editing).

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  • Reiji H.
  • 9/22/2011 2:48:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsKnow what this product is good for

Pros: This monitor is great for working with still images, or basic color correction / adjustments.
It is not recommended to purchase this monitor for the purpose for video monitoring or consumer entertainment.
Color profile simulation is great for those working in primarily digital deliverable environment.

Cons: NEC's marketing is geared toward corporate / studio purchases, which is not exactly available for individual or freelance professionals (although the product is more targeted toward small business / individuals).

Other Thoughts: It is highly recommended to purchase an external sensor package for this monitor, if one does not have one already.

Another thing to note is that lot of users complaining about the color inaccuracy after calibration have been using older equipments or wrong cabling.

Make sure that you are using a DP for connection, and a graphics processor that supports 10bit out. Even the lower end Quadro support 10bit out, as well as newer AMD cards.

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  • Robert S.
  • 9/20/2011 6:52:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolute top of the line

Pros: If you are looking for the very best for gaming or HD video playback then look no further. I've had other high end monitors but this is my first 27" due to the intimidating price. I love it so much I'm saving up to get two more.

Cons: Price

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  • VinScimone
  • 9/4/2011 2:10:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGhosting Worries All for Nothing...

Pros: Color and clarity is absolutely beautiful. Looking at videos, images, and gaming on this monitor is like discovering it all again for the first time.
Built in Color profiles (srgb, adobe rgb) is a big plus and takes a lot of the guesswork out of setup (i.e. it's fantastic right out of the box). My camera (Canon 5D) is profiled for Adobe RGB, so I can view my photos with the confidence that I'm seeing the right colors. Software is feature rich.

Monitor can be set to VERY bright. The Newegg description says 300cd/m2, but it can be set higher, and it will probably melt your eyes (but with no loss of clarity). Currently I have mine set to 160 for normal use.

The stand is very stable, and lifting/lowering as well as tilting is effortless.

The antiglare coating I do not find a problem as some reviews I read indicated.

Cons: I wish I could have gotten the 30 inch for the same price.

No analog VGA connection (was considering a second monitor for an older PC but for anyone with a video card that isn't more than a few years old, this is an irrelevant issue).

Neither my video card nor Photoshop even support 10 bit color, but I'm hoping this will change in the future so I can take full advantage of this monitor. (not really a con, but just know if you want to take advantage of 10 bit color, both your video card and your software will need to support it as well).

Other Thoughts: I am a game developer, and I purchased the monitor specifically for its size and for its color accuracy.

I was VERY nervous about picking an IPS monitor as I was worried about ghosting (as I also use my rig for serious gaming) but I wanted the color accuracy, as I work primarily with simulations where color matching counts.

I read a review here from a guy named CODMASTER who said that gaming was impossible because of ghosting, and this made me very nervous, but I did watch a video on youtube of someone doing some gaming, and read a couple of reviews elsewhere that didn't indicate a major problem, so I took the plunge anyway with the expectation that I may have to return it.

Well my fears were completely unfounded. Gaming is just fine and I have yet to see any ghosting. And the colors... oh man.... it's like playing all these games for the first time. It's really that stunning.

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  • james h.
  • 8/23/2011 11:41:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Monitor

Pros: Fantastic color accuracy. The out of the box color is great, and the included calibration tools make it even better. Built in KVM switch (essentially) is a nice plus. The stand it's on is fantastic too. Picture in picture. The build feels quite solid.

Cons: Expensive. Even when compared to other professional monitors of it's size. Really thick and heavy.

Other Thoughts: I picked this up lightly used and I've been extremely happy with it. I mainly use it for photo editing.

And to the reviews that complain it's not good for gaming.. this is not a gaming monitor. Do your research.

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  • Chad D.
  • 7/6/2011 4:40:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsthe truth

Pros: Great color
great price for the quality you get
extremely good edge to edge

Cons: none for the price

Other Thoughts: have a post production company and own NEC and a few other brands
this is not a gaming monitor but a color accurate monitor ?

get the SV kit to get the most out of this monitor !

to the guy who says uneducated Americans and buy Eizo ?
typical of someone who buys more expensive and believes its better or pompous euro ?

remember the Eizo 27 is also a IPS panel same as this one so very obvious the guy was not a owner of this monitor or would know this ! they look the same when side by side meaning the fidelity of the screen not the case !

so Eizo lover next time know your facts before you say things that expose your ignorance and post up what Eizo you own instead

the Eizo CG are very good monitors but are not better or worse both are a great choice
they are more money and some people must feel when they spend more find out they have something thats not better have this issue to bash the other stuff ? sad realy

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