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NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • HDMI + (Mini) DisplayPort + DVI-D
  • 2560 x 1440 Resolution
  • 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 340 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 6 ms Response Time
  • 1.07 Billion Color Support
  • 14-bit Lookup Table
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Enhanced Color Gamut

The PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black) from NEC features enhanced color accuracy covering 99.3% of the AdobeRGB color space, 94.8% of the NTSC color space and 146.4% of the sRGB color space. With a variety of input connectors including DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D Dual-Link inputs you can plug this monitor into a variety of computers. You can also connect USB-compatible peripheral devices to either of the two upstream or three downstream USB ports.

Once connected, this monitor supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 6 ms response time. The enhanced resolution and fast response time support enhanced picture quality with reduced lag when viewing fast-moving videos. This VESA-compatible monitor can be mounted to the wall as it supports 100 x 100mm and 100 x 200mm configurations. Whether mounted to the wall or placed on the desktop stand, this monitor can be viewed from a variety of angles as it supports 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles.

GB-R LED backlight consumes 37% less power than a comparable CCFL backlight
99.3% coverage of the AdobeRGB color space
Enhanced screen performance (1,000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1440 native resolution, 350 cd/m² brightness)
14-bit 3D internal programmable lookup tables (LUTs) for calibration
Five customizable picture modes
MultiProfiler software provides complete control over the five picture modes, including the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor for optimal color space matching
DisplaySync Pro controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Wide connectivity includes both regular and Mini DisplayPort with 10-bit support, 10-bit HDMI, a DVI-D input as well as a USB hub
NaViSet Administrator 2 free software solution greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations
Display
Panel Technology AH-IPS
Viewable Image Size 27" / 69 cm
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Pixel Pitch 0.23 mm
Pixels Per Inch 109@ native resolution
Backlight Type GB-R LED
PWM Frequency 44 kHz
Brightness 340 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1 (typical)
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 178°
Vertical: 178°
(89U/89D/89L/89R) @ CR>10
Response Time 6 ms
Color Gamut Adobe RGB Coverage/Size: 99.3% / 108.6%
NTSC Coverage/Size: 94.8% / 103.7%
sRGB Coverage/Size: 146.4% / 100%
Lookup Table 14-bit (3D)
Displayable Colors 1.07 billion out of 4.3 trillion
Synchronization Range Horizontal: 31.5-96.5 kHz (Digital only)
Vertical: 50-85 Hz
Input Connectors DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D Dual Link, USB hub (2 up/ 3 down) with DisplaySync Pro
Power Consumption On: 73 W
Power Savings Mode: 1 W
VESA Compatibility 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 100 mm
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Operating Humidity 20 to 80%
Operating Altitude 16,404 ft / 5,000 m
Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Storage Humidity 10 to 85%
Storage Altitude 40,000 ft / 12,192 m
Environmental Compliance TCO 5.0, RoHS
Dimensions (WxHxD) With Stand: 25.2 x 15.6-21.5 x 9.3" / 640.4 x 396.2-546.2 x 235.5 mm
Without Stand: 25.2 x 14.9 x 3.3" / 640.4 x 378.6 x 85.0 mm
Weight With Stand: 28.4 lb / 12.9 kg
Without Stand: 19.6 lb / 8.9 kg
NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black)
  • Power Cable
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
  • DVI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • Limited 4-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    NECPA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (24)
    • Adjustable viewing angles (21)
    • Large viewing area (21)
    • Reliable (17)
    • Small footprint (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (6)
      • Photo editing (6)
      • Spreadsheets (5)
      • Photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business user (8), Graphics enthusiast (8), Photographer (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (14), Personal (12)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (16), PC (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Hands down successor to the LCD2690

      A Little Background
      After suspecting the NEC LCD2690WUXi was on its way out (failed achieving target intensity during calibration) I phoned NEC tech support. I was pleasantly surprised that even though the...Read complete review

      A Little Background
      After suspecting the NEC LCD2690WUXi was on its way out (failed achieving target intensity during calibration) I phoned NEC tech support. I was pleasantly surprised that even though the unit was well past its warranty period, I got to talk with Aaron, a Level 2 Tech. Over the course of about 30 minutes we proceeded to run the monitor and the color sensor through a series of performance tests. The conclusion was certain; the back light was failing. The LCD2690WUXi has been a great monitor for the past 6 years and over 12,000 hours of actual use, but it was time to retire it.

      The PA272 was one of the options Aaron and talked about, but then so was the discounted PA271 and even replacing the back light in the LCD2690WUXi. One of the compelling reasons for getting the PA272 was Aaron's endorsement of it – not in any way as a sales guy, but as a nerdy tech guy, my kind of guy! In more tangible terms; however, the PA272's back light is likely not going to fail nearly as soon since it's LED (start looking up the word 'metamerism').

      Setting it up
      I love B&H, but I was less than happy with them when the User's Manual was in Cyrillic! And of course it was Friday noon when the UPS guy drove off. Minor issue, almost not worth mentioning – at least the pdf from NEC's website was in English.

      The added USB ports are always welcomed, something the LCD2690WUX lacked, and the next noted refinement was the stand. The height adjustment lock in the lowest position makes it much safer moving this beast around and the cable caddy thing on the LCD2690WUX which would easily fall off has been replaced with a vertically sliding shield that's not removable. The other improvement made on the stand of the PA272 is the way the swivel left-right works. All kind of minor points but all pluses.

      No DVD disk comes with the monitor, but one isn't needed for the PA272, so don't sweat that. Figuring out what the mini DisplayPort cable is really going to accomplish, I still have no idea, but I connected it anyway along with the DVI-D, USB and power.

      Powering UP
      Windows found the new hardware and installed the generic USB hub drivers first and then fetched and installed PA272 drivers. After that successful run, the NVIDIA drivers and SpectraView II software were installed without issue.

      Calibration
      The same calibration sensor that came with the LCD2690WUX (NEC iOne Display v2) and the update SpectraView II (v1.1.16.02) proceeded to do their thing smoothly... until it was finished. Whoa! That color is way way off! Later, my wife called it: 'sea foam' green when I asked here what color the screen looked like to her. For about 4 hours I combed through articles and reports searching how to fix this ugly green thing.

      Many thanks and kudos to Marcin Kałuża (aka Czornyj) for his quick reply to my call for help on the Luminous Landscape forum and the easy solution: MultiProfiler, NEC's free software and a check in the box for Metamerism correction – hope that you looked up that word by now ;)

      Complaints
      They are minor, but like the pluses, worth mentioning. The happy fix of being rid of the green cast through the MultiProfiler is short-lived and must be redone after each calibration. Why this little check box isn't 1) in SpectraView II to begin with and 2) on by default upon completion of the calibration process is something that escapes reason... maybe NEC will take note?

      Bottom line
      This is a fantastic display device and is definitely the hands down successor to the LCD2690WUX.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      PA272W Doesn't Achieve Full Resolution

      Just purchased and setup PA272 with brand new Mac PowerBook 2.8GHz laptop. Can not get the monitor to achieve its native resolution of 2560 x 1440 at all. Only sees (or gets) 1920...Read complete review

      Just purchased and setup PA272 with brand new Mac PowerBook 2.8GHz laptop. Can not get the monitor to achieve its native resolution of 2560 x 1440 at all. Only sees (or gets) 1920 x 1200. Have spent hours with NEC and Apple tech support. No solution after reboots, PRAM resets, monitor factory reset, etc. Latest attempt is to get a Thunderport to Dual Link adapter and try that. Doesn't get here tip next week.So very disappointed so far. Hope that this can get resolved as am looking forward to the wide gamut color space and color calibration capabilities that the NEC boasts of and have seen reviews on. This appears to be a problem with Mavericks across multiple 27" monitors and as Mavericks is now up to x.x.4 revision, it is still not fixed according to many other users on Apple Forums. Hoping to get display port/mini display port working as I have 2 computers to drive them and make use of the built in KVM switch of the PA272. Hopefully can get this worked out and improve the rating.

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      5.0

      Photo Editing

      By Mary

      from WV

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Viewing Angles
      • Great picture quality
      • Large Viewing Area
      • Small Footprint

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

          I use this NEC to edit portrait photography. The resolution is outstanding and the detail and colors are like nothing I have seen before.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          GREAT DISPLAY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

          By Mike Nalley Photographer

          from Bremen, Georgia USA

          About Me Fine Art Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Viewing Angles
          • Easy Calibration
          • Great picture quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Raw Processing And Printi

            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

            I am a Fine Art Photographer using this display for my Lightroom and Photoshop work on my personal images. It is amazing how easy it is to process and color correct them now.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great, better than predecessor

            By Cde

            from Harlem

            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

            I use one 272 and a 271, with photoshop and Lightroom and final cut, with new Mac Pro.
            272 is a delight. Images in 272 and panes on 271.
            Very happy.

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            5.0

            Best NEC 27" in the Market!

            By Latinskilz

            from NYC

            About Me Gamer, Graphics Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Viewing Angles
            • Great picture quality
            • Large Viewing Area
            • Reliable Performance
            • Small Footprint

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gaming
              • Movies
              • Spreadsheets

              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

              I have had every major monitor in the market and this is by far the best looking and professional monitor.
              The colors and options are to write home so many features and options this is fantastic monitor.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Sweet

              By gtw

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Photography

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
              • Great picture quality
              • Large Viewing Area

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                  The first PA272W-BK I ordered arrived nicely enough, but it had a persistent blue line running vertically on the screen. Very disappointing for such an expensive monitor. However, B&H stood behind the sale and exchanged it quickly and with zero hassle -- bravo to B&H. The second monitor is perfect so far. Beautiful resolution and easy to connect to my Macbook Pro. It may actually be overkill for my uses, but it's a sweet monitor, for sure.Like other reviewers have commented, both monitors I received arrived with a user manual written in Russian or a similar language -- no English. What's the deal with that?

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  EXCELLENT

                  By MK

                  from NEW YORK

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great picture quality
                  • Large Viewing Area
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                  • Large Footprint

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                    Excellent display, easy to calibrate for photo post prod. I had a 27 inch eizo at work, while faster to calibrate with the built in calibrator the uniformity of color on the monitor was not as good as this monitor despite being over $ more expensive.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding color

                    By BruceB

                    from Irvine, CA

                    About Me Digital Artist, Graphics Enthusiast, Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                    • Bright Accurate Colors
                    • Great picture quality
                    • Large Viewing Area
                    • Small Footprint

                    Cons

                    • Manual Not In English

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Photography
                    • Spreadsheets

                    Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                    I bought this monitor for my daughter's photographic efforts. The colors are bright, and the calibration true (I did not find any settings to change after checking with colormunki). Beautiful image quality.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Best NEC Monitor Yet

                    By Choreo

                    from Midland, TX

                    About Me Business User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Great picture quality
                    • Large Viewing Area
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                        I have been running (3) NEC LCD Monitors for the past 3 years (one 2960WLUXi2 and two 2490WLUXI2 monitors) side by side with my MacPro.

                        Two of the three NECs had some strange dark spots in places also since the beginning that slowly got worse over time. One area on the 2690 finally got so bad I decided to replace it with this monitor. I was finding myself correcting dark areas in Photoshop that were in the monitor rather than the image!

                        This new monitor is WAY BETTER than any of my previous NECs. Images really come to life and look more color correct. The added resolution is also a welcome addition.

                        Wish I had the money to buy a second one!

                        (Now if this new monitor just does not develop the same dark splotches over time!)

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        great color. great control options.

                        By jophoto

                        from chicago

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                        • Color Accuracy
                        • Color Control Options
                        • Great picture quality
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography And Video Pro

                          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                          For the price you really cant beat it.

                          I dont have any cons for this device. It performs as advertised.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          outstanding color and sharpness.

                          By Bruce B

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                          • Digital Photography
                          • Great picture quality
                          • Large Viewing Area
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Small Footprint

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Spreadsheets

                            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                            I own a dozen or more NEC monitors, including many IPS displays (2090UXi). I bought this one for my daughter who is an aspiring photographer. The colors are incredibly vibrant and the image very sharp. The included dual-link DVI, and Displayport cables were appreciated, but I could have done without 3 different types of European power cables that will go in the trash. The monitor came pre-calibrated and I did not find anything to change after analysis with X-Rite ColorMunki. All in all, a very nice monitor at an outstanding price (plus no tax and free shipping). Highly recommended.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            So far so good

                            By happylittletree

                            from NJ

                            About Me Business User, Graphics Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                            • Great picture quality
                            • Large Viewing Area
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Small Footprint

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photo Editing

                              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                              So far the monitor is preforming as expected. Great color and a crisp display and the color stays true at different viewing angles. I am very happy with it.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great monitor

                              By Hero

                              from LA, CA

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                              • Great picture quality
                              • Large Viewing Area
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies

                                Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                My intention of purchasing this monitor was to edit the photographic pictures
                                with my Macbook. I am very pleased with the performance of the monitor so far. It was relatively simple to hook up and go. Since I initially had a little trouble to adjust the size of the images, I contacted with the NEC support by e-mail and resolved it quickly. The NEC support group is very quick to respond to my inquiry. Only problem I would say is that the monitor package did not come with the manual in English. It is strange that the included manual is written in Russian and other unusable languages. I downloaded the
                                English manual.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Totally amaZing!!!

                                By Rogerlee555

                                from Dallas

                                Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                Didn't know their were that many colors in the universe! And incredibly sharp!

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                                5.0

                                Great monitor

                                By Patrick

                                from Hoboken

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photo Editing

                                    Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                    This is the best wide gamut monitor you can get for the money. Edge to edge it is very consistent, better than my old Eizo 319 which this replaced. I wish it came with a hood.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    2.0

                                    PA272W Doesn't Achieve Full Resolution

                                    By Giclee Printer

                                    from Santa Cruz, CA

                                    About Me Business User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                          Just purchased and setup PA272 with brand new Mac PowerBook 2.8GHz laptop. Can not get the monitor to achieve its native resolution of 2560 x 1440 at all. Only sees (or gets) 1920 x 1200. Have spent hours with NEC and Apple tech support. No solution after reboots, PRAM resets, monitor factory reset, etc. Latest attempt is to get a Thunderport to Dual Link adapter and try that. Doesn't get here tip next week.So very disappointed so far. Hope that this can get resolved as am looking forward to the wide gamut color space and color calibration capabilities that the NEC boasts of and have seen reviews on. This appears to be a problem with Mavericks across multiple 27" monitors and as Mavericks is now up to x.x.4 revision, it is still not fixed according to many other users on Apple Forums. Hoping to get display port/mini display port working as I have 2 computers to drive them and make use of the built in KVM switch of the PA272. Hopefully can get this worked out and improve the rating.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          4.0

                                          Solid

                                          By Brett Michael

                                          from North Carolina

                                          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                          Was a bit anxious hooking this up to a nMP for use with resolve and bmpc 4k. So far have only used the mini dp /thunderbolt direct connection, and am increasingly thankful that I went this direction for an initial GUI that May get me started in the universe that color grading is.

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                                          4.0

                                          Not an Eizo, but great anyway

                                          By benofthehunt

                                          from Milwaukee

                                          About Me Business User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                          • Reliable Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                              Anyone thinking about buying an Apple Cinema display needs to stop, do some research, and buy this instead. It's a much better monitor. If this is your first and you do not own any kind of monitor calibration, consider picking this up with SpectraView software and sensor.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              5.0

                                              Fantastic Monitor!

                                              By Kent

                                              from Grand Isle, VT

                                              About Me Business User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                              • Great picture quality
                                              • Large Viewing Area
                                              • Reliable Performance

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Photography

                                              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                              As a professional photographer it is always very important to me to have the best tools available to produce my work. I can say that without a doubt this is one of the best wide gamut color monitors I've ever purchased. The colors (out of the box) are extremely accurate and vivid. I'm very pleased to have made this purchase!

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                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              5.0

                                              Very Nice!

                                              By Sixguns

                                              from Austin, TX

                                              About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                              • Great picture quality
                                              • Large Viewing Area

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                                  Great monitor. I'm using it with a MacBook Pro and you do have to use the Display Port to Mini Display Port (Thunderbolt) cable to get the top resolution. Fortunately it comes with the cable. It also comes with a number of power cords for other countries and a DVI-D cable but that cable doesn't even come close to the image quality of the Display port cable.

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                                                  • Mac

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                                                  5.0

                                                  NEC Delivers

                                                  By Preston

                                                  from California

                                                  About Me Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                                  • Great picture quality
                                                  • Large Viewing Area
                                                  • Reliable Performance

                                                  Cons

                                                  • No English User Guide

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Graphic Design
                                                  • Movies
                                                  • Photography

                                                  Comments about NEC PA272W-BK 27" LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Display (Black):

                                                  I am a photographer who uses my monitor every day for adjusting images in Photoshop for both print and Web display, so accurate color, uniformity, and wide color gamut, as well as a large workspace are critically important.

                                                  This NEC monitor delivers on all counts!

                                                  It arrived as scheduled. When it arrived, the outer box had a pretty nice-sized ding in one corner. The damage to the outer carton was noted by my UPS driver. I opened the box, removed the monitor from the NEC box, and all was well. Obviously, the monitor was well packed by both NEC and B&H.

                                                  Setup was quick and easy, but I did have to download the English user guide since the included manual was in languages I couldn't read. NEC needs to fix this for US purchasers.

                                                  I used my existing copy of SpectraView and the NEC-branded iOne colorimeter to calibrate the monitor. As expected, this went well and the color, contrast, and luminance is spot on.

                                                  This is my second NEC monitor, my other one is a P221W. It has also performed flawlessly. In my estimation, if you are looking for a larger screen and with accurate color, a wide color gamut and ease of use, NEC has the best bang for your dollar.

                                                  I highly recommend the MultiSync PA272W and it's companion SpectraView for color-critical work.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • PC

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