NEC MultiSync LCD2070NX

The NEC MultiSync LCD2070NX is a 20-inch dual input (digital and analog) LCD display with a 1,600-by-1,200 pixel resolution, integrated USB 2.0 hub, and thin-bezel design. This display is available in either silver or black or with the Soundbar 70, a set of speakers available as an option for $39. The speaker hardware clips onto the display and plugs into the back of the monitor.

Similar in specifications to one of our all time favorites, the higher end MultiSync LCD2080UX, the 70 series has a less edgy design - a circular, instead of rectangular base and smooth, rounded edges. It shares the 2080UX’s easy height, tilt, and swivel adjustments, but loses the ability to pivot to a portrait mode. This might bother people who want to try out Tiger’s new display rotation feature, but it also costs about half as much as the high-end model.

Without adjustment, the 2070NX has a very slight red cast and was a little too bright, losing some highlight details. After calibrating it, the display had a good neutral gray and colors were accurate, but I think most people would be very happy with the display in its default setting. Text was clear and very legible at small point sizes and the display’s viewing angle was rated Excellent for showing no signs of color shifting, even at extreme angles.

Macworld’s buying advice

The NEC MultiSync LCD2070UX is a great choice for people looking for a moderately priced monitor with the ability to display bright, accurate colors.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of a typographical error we have revised the size of the monitor to 20.1 inches.

Jury Tests

Viewing Angle Excellent
Color Fidelity Very Good
Text Quality Very Good

Scale = Excellent, Very Good, Good, Flawed, Unacceptable

Specifications

Size 20.1 inches
Native Resolution 1,600-by-1,200
Connections 1 DVI , 1 Analog
Viewing Angle 176 degrees
Brightness 250 230 CD/m2
Contrast Ratio 400:1
Dimensions (height x depth x width in inches) 15.3 x 17.4 x 8.7
Special features USB 2.0 hub
Warranty 3 years

NEC MultiSync LCD2070NX

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