NEC‘s MultiSync EA231WMi is a 23-inch 1080p LCD monitor that sports an IPS LCD panel. That ought to sell you something: the image quality on this monitor will be spectacular. But we already know with an IPS panel comes a wallet-hurting price. Not so with the EA231WMi! It will be available in August 2009 (that’s sometime this month) for an estimated street price of US$379. With that you get a three-year parts and labor warranty that includes the backlight. I’m guessing this 23-incher is making use of LG Display’s e-IPS panel to get to that affordable price. NEC makes some of the best LCD monitors based on IPS panels so I expect the EA231WMi to be quite popular with those who value image quality.
There are some other interesting features: Ambient light sensor (automatic brightness), real-time image quality optimization (I don’t know how they do this), and a built-in carrying handle. And some specs:
- Display: 23-inch IPS (eIPS?) TFT LCD with CCFL Backlight
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Connectivity: DisplayPort, VGA, DVI, 4-port USB 2.0 hub
- Ajustability: Height, Pivot, Tilt, Swivel