GCN Lab Review: NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX-BK

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The NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX-BK is a good LCD that seems to emphasize the user experience, something lost in the design of most displays.

You can control every aspect of the monitor using a small joystick at the bottom of the display instead of having to push a bunch of flat buttons. There are even five preset brightness and contrast settings, good for standard, photo display, gaming, watching a movie or text display.

[IMGCAP(1)]We ran most of the tests for this LCD in standard mode. Even then, it got good scores, though they could have been higher if we shifted into the mode that matched the testing, such as testing text in text mode.

The LCD2470WNX-BK had the third-most accurate color display in the roundup, coupled with a nearly perfect registration test that showed that this LCD could display a movie, too. And text was readable at 7.5 points and looked good, though much better in text mode.

It has four USB ports, one DVI, one VGA and a USB-in, in addition to an impressive stand that pivots, tilts and rotates along a Lazy Susan.

Although it did well in most testing, we did find the $738 government price to be high for a 24-inch display. However, this monitor would still be a good buy for users that perform a variety of tasks with their monitors and need to change modes quickly and efficiently.

NEC Display Solutions, 800-632-4636, www.necdisplay.com

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John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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