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NEC Display MultiSync E231W-BK Black 23” Widescreen TN Panel, LED Backlight LCD Monitor 5ms 250cd/m2, Display Port, Height Adjust, Pivot, Tilt & Swivel, ECO Mode function – Carbon Footprint Meter, 3 Y
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Pros: Solid stand, move all the ways it should.
Decent picture quality

Cons: Chintzy OSD controls, monitor parameters can not be set by by NEC's "Navigate" monitor software

Other Thoughts: I wanted a monitor that rotates (pivot) for use in portrait & landscape mode. The monitor does that well: solid stand, easy to pivot and otherwise adjust. Picture quality is decent. However, as a programmer (in a dual monitor setup) my standards aren't high. I notice the picture looks washed out when viewed looking down. From straight on, or looking up, it's a lot better! Odd.

Big complaint (not just mine), is chintzy monitor (osd) controls. In particular, a toggle used for left-right selection. It was badly responsive, and then its pencil point sized rubber cover fell off! That actually helped: prodding the metal rod underneath with a pen point works clumsily.

Making it worse, the Navigate program from NEC website (easily found) that sets monitor parameters, won't NOT work with this monitor. Lots of other NEC monitors, but not this one (NEC tech support told me this). So I am stuck with the stupid OSD controls.

I don't tweak 'em much, so no big deal. But really!

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Display Name: Daniel H.

Date Joined: 09/26/03

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  • First Review: 12/06/11
  • Last Review: 12/06/11
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