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NEC Ships New LCD MonitorsModels start at $799
The $799 NEC MultiSynch LCD1720M is a 17-inch LCD display. With a 17-inch viewable area, it compares in size with a 19-inch CRT monitor. The monitor has internal front-firing multimedia speakers built into its 3.4-inch deep frame, weighing 16.1 pounds with its stand. The NEC MultiSync LCD1720M offers a viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontally and vertically through NEC's XtraView wide-viewing angle technology.
The other new model, the LCD1850E, is an 18-inch LCD screen. It's priced at $899 and features proprietary color algorithms that support the sRGB color reproduction standard. It provides near edge-to-edge viewing and features No-Touch Auto Adjust, OSM on-screen controls, and XtraView technology. The LCD1850E measures 3.1 inches deep and weighs 18.7 pounds with the stand.
Other features of the new monitors include:
- Native resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024;
- Contrast ratios of 350:1 for the LCD1720M and 300:1 for the LCD1850E;
- Internal power supply;
- Backlight at 200 cd/m2;/I>
- Touch/Protective glass integration available on the LCD1850E.
The 17-inch model is available now. The 18-inch model will be available at the end of the month. Both support Mac and Windows platforms. For more information, visit http://www.necmitsubishi.com.
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