NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. today announced its new NEC MultiSync LCD NX series. It’s a new line of digital 19-inch and 17-inch displays.
Both displays share some common traits. The LCD1920NX and the LCD1700NX sport an effective resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. The also feature “Rapid Response” technology, as well as “XtraView,” which provides a wide-angle field of vision of about 170 degrees horizontally and vertically. Both digital flat panel monitors feature DVI-D interfaces for direct digital input — available on third-party Mac-compatible video cards and on Power Mac G4s using a relatively inexpensive ADC to DVI adapter cable available from Apple. They also have D-SUB connectors to attach to older analog display cards as well.
The new LCD1920NX is a 19-inch LCD display, and it’s the first LCD display of this size in NEC Mitsubishi’s arsenal. The 1280 x 1024 monitor sports a brightness of 250 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of about 500:1. It features an 8.1-inch deep footprint and weighs about 17.6 lbs. The display has a response time of about 25 ms.
The LCD1700NX measures about 8.7-inches deep and weights about 13.7 lbs. NEC Mitsubishi said the LCD1700NX is the first digital 17-inch flat panel display — previous displays from the company in this size have been analog. The monitor sports a backlight of 200 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 300:1. Its response time is about 30ms.
Look for the new monitors to hit stores by early next month, in both black and white cabinet styles. The LCD1920NX costs US$1,299, while the LCD1700NX runs $749.