Akihabara News: The NEC MultiSync PA301W is a professional-grade 30-inch (29.8 inches to be exact) LCD monitor that uses an IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD. IPS is considered the best can be found lurking inside Apple’s iPhone 4, iPad, iMacs, and Cinema Displays.
The PA301W is equipped with LG Display’s Professional IPS (p-IPS) 10-bit LCD and that means you get a palette of more than one billion colors. The 30-inch LCD has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a pixel format of 2560×1600.
Here are some hardware specs for the PA301W: 12ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 nits of brightness, two DisplayPort, DVI, and USB ports each.
The PA301W joins the PA27W (27-inch, 16:9, 2560×1440), PA241W (24-inch, 16:10, 1920×1200), and PA231W (23-inch, 16:9, 1920×1080). Slated for a January 2011 release for ¥250,000.
PS: The IPS LCD Monitor Database has been updated with the PA301W. Email me if you notice missing IPS LCD monitors.