Highly anticipated MultiSync PA301W from NEC Display Solutions makes its debut
Press release [Friday 4 March 2011]
Chicago - (Business Wire) - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the 30-inch MultiSync PA301W-BK display and PA301W-BK-SV display with SpectraViewII calibration software and sensor.
Ideal for color-critical applications such as photography, retouching, video editing and CAD/CAM, the MultiSync PA301W-BK models offer a robust design with a fully ergonomic stand for added comfort during use. These high-resolution displays feature an impressive 2560×1600 resolution and 10-bit wide color gamut LCD panel that provides the accurate, vibrant colors that professionals require. In addition, the MultiSync PA301W showcases the time-saving features common to the MultiSync PA Series displays, including the ability to load ICC profiles to emulate custom color spaces, as well as offering factory-calibrated digital uniformity correction and five customizable Picture Mode presets.
"If you're a photographer, designer, videographer, or a serious gamer, then this is a monitor that you'll want to take a good look at," said Bruce Bicknell of Photoshop User Magazine. "The NEC MultiSync PA301W really is a game changer for those of us who need to have the most accurate representation onscreen of our work that we possibly can."
One of the more unique features of the MultiSync PA series is the ability to utilize two computers simultaneously through DisplaySync Pro and the integrated USB hub, which functions as a KVM device. Adding to this outstanding feature list, the MultiSync PA301W offers standalone hardware calibration, for simple display calibration without an attached computer.
"The addition of the MultiSync PA301W to our professional desktop lineup brings even more connectivity and color performance to photographers and other graphics users," said Art Marshall, product manager of professional and medical desktop monitors at NEC Display Solutions. "This flagship display, with its high 4-megapixel resolution, four digital inputs and factory-calibrated color and uniformity, is the new standard for professional graphics, and the praise we've received from the industry has confirmed this."
"NEC's MultiSync PA301W delivers the performance and features that professionals demand, including a number of extras that distinguish it in the 30-inch class," said Brian Klug, displays editor at AnandTech. "It performed as expected in our display tests, leading the current crop of 30-inchers in all categories but one."
Additionally, complimentary MultiProfiler software, exclusive to the MultiSync PA series, provides easy-to-use control over several features via mouse, including Picture Mode preset, Picture in Picture (PIP) and Picture by Picture (PBP) window configuration. MultiProfiler also allows users to manage the monitor's USB hub and map the various monitor inputs. The loading of ICC profiles by MultiProfiler helps MultiSync PA301W users easily create or adjust color modes. MultiProfiler is compatible with Apple Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher and Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
"The NEC PA301W monitor, with its massive color space, high pixel density, and superb color accuracy, makes my images come alive," said David FitzSimmons of FitzSimmons Photography in Bellville, Ohio. "The SpectraViewII software makes calibration effortless! Using a dual NEC MultiSync PA301W monitor setup for photo editing gives me one spacious screen for viewing thumbnail images and another spacious screen for checking individual photographs at full resolution."
The MultiSync PA301W-BK and PA301W-BK-SV include the following features:
10-bit active matrix p-IPS panel
98.2% coverage of Adobe RGB
Brightness of 350 cd/m-square in landscape (250cd/m-square in portrait)
Contrast ratio of 1,000:1
Internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup table (LUT)
Dual DisplayPort and dual DVI-D input connectors
Built-in USB hub (2 up, 3 down) with DisplaySync Pro to control two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture capabilities, which allow two video signals to be viewed simultaneously in a secondary window configuration
ICC Profile Emulation
Color Vision Emulation, which allows a real-time preview of Type P/D/T color vision deficiencies in support of Color Universal Design
DICOM compatibility for medical review and referral applications
XtraView+, which provides the widest viewing angles (up to 178 degree) with minimal off-angle color shift
4-way ergonomic stand (150mm height-adjust with locking base, tilt, swivel and pivot) with quick-release capability
AmbiBright ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the displays' brightness based on external lighting conditions
SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution, which includes software and colorimeter to provide automated monitor matching and calibration for accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance (included with PA301W-BK-SV)
Optional accessories include a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable (PA-MDP-CABL) for connecting devices using Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt technology, display hood (90HD30), SpectraViewII software (SVII-SOFT), colorimeter (MDSVSENSOR) and complete SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution (SVII-PRO-KIT)
The MultiSync PA301W-BK and PA301W-BK-SV ship with a 4-year limited parts and labor warranty and are now available at an estimated street price of US$2,299 and US$2,549 respectively. Customers who purchase any MultiSync PA Series model by March 31, 2011 can participate in NEC's Made in the Shade promotion, which provides a free hood and cable to registered users.
NEC 30-inch MultiSync PA301W-BK LCD display