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  • NEC MultiSync LCD24WMGX3 24in Monitor
  • NEC MultiSync LCD24WMGX3 24in Monitor

Mikael

June 24, 2009, 2:48 am

LCD is crappy technology really. TN flat out sucks, but *VA and IPS screens aren't without serious flaws either. But we must all have something to use while we wait for the glorious OLEDs, so what should you go for?





Alternative one is to get a cheap TN. That way, at least you won't waste a lot of money.





Alternative two is to pay a lot more for a screen based on "quality" LCD technology. Most of the time that means IPS or PVA. But the more rare MVA as used in the reviewed screen fits the bill too. Now "quality" is a relative term here. Don't expect any LCD screen to be truly good, no matter what you pay for it. But you will at least get something better than TN, which honestly doesn't say all that much!





The LCD24WMGX3 has the following strengths:





+ Sharp and readable text, without annoying color fringes. Very RARE even among "quality" screens!


+ It has no color gradients from left to right, something which plagues A LOT of monitors these days...


+ Reasonably good viewing angles (but with a hint of the traditional *VA gamma shift).


+ Standard Gamut. (A wider color space sure looks "more awesome", but brings a host of problems.)


+ Reasonably good black level, with no backlight leakage.


+ Fast input lag, with a "Thru Mode" that makes it even faster.


+ A lot of connectors, including analog TV signals.





It also has the following weaknesses:





- Colors 1-4 are undistinguishable from black, and 253-255 are very close to white. Even properly calibrated.


- Panel response time is only borderline acceptable. There is a very noticable smear in some situations.


- Speakers are pretty good for a monitor, which unfortunately still means they are total crap!





All in all, this is a decent screen for those who read a lot of text, and play a few games or watch some movies now and then. Since even "decent" screens are few and far between in LCD land, this means it's quite a catch! Get it soon, because NEC has pulled the model very recently. When the retailers are out of stock, they're gone. This is apparently because the screen is expensive to make, and too few people want to pay what this quality level costs to make it worthwhile.





I bought it, and I'm perfectly "happy" with it. Of course, "Happy" in the context of LCD screens only means I don't feel like plucking my eyeballs out when I use it. But since that seems to be too much to ask for with all other screens screens on the market, this one is a gem!





Recommended. At least until OLED arrives...

gdawg304

July 1, 2009, 5:13 pm

Well it looks like NEC have discontinued this...which leaves the 24" monitor choice down to the HP LP2475w or the Dell 2408....when are there going to be some LED backlit MVA/IPS screens?!

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