The 24th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Eddy Winner: NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi display

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by Macworld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

The 24th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Show More

Although 30-inch wide-screen LCD monitors are meant for a niche market—professionals whose work demands color accuracy—the NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi ( ) is among the nicest displays we saw this year.

The 3090WQXi may be more expensive than Apple’s 30-inch Cinema HD display, but it features a wider viewing angle, a higher contrast ratio, and an adjustable height, and it has a longer warranty than Apple’s largest display. Its wide viewing angle makes it a great collaboration tool, since folks gathered around the screen will see the same colors from almost any angle. The monitor can display 16.7 million colors (8 bits), and it boasts a 12-bit Look Up Table that gives it an enormous palette of 68.5 billion colors.

NEC built a ton of technology into the 3090WQXi—such as X-Light Pro, which uses an internal backlight sensor to monitor and correct light output over the display’s life—to keep it looking great over the years. For color pros who want a large canvas but don’t want to sacrifice color accuracy and performance, the NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi sets a new standard for big displays.

Read our full review of the NEC MultiSync 3090WQXi ($2,200; NEC).

Go back to our list of Eddy winners

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon