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NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black)

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Price: $1,549.00
Product Highlights
  • HDMI + (Mini) DisplayPort + DVI-D
  • SpectraViewII Color Calibration Tool
  • 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

The PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black) from NEC comes equipped with the NEC SpectraViewII color calibration tool and features enhanced color accuracy covering 99.3% of the Adobe RGB 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, 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.

SpectraViewII

Designed for professionals with color-critical applications, SpectraViewII combines an enhanced color measurement sensor and sophisticated calibration software. The result is highly accurate, reliable, repeatable, feature-rich solution for display calibration and profiling.

Additional Features

GB-R LED backlight consumes 37% less power than a comparable CCFL backlight
99.3% coverage of the Adobe RGB 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: 1.4 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-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black)
  • SpectraViewII Color Calibration Sensor and Software
  • Power Cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable
  • DVI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • Limited 4-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    NECPA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Vivid colors (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade (14)
      • Photography (5)
      • Replacement (4)
      • Photo editing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (16)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9), Business (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Monitor I Have Ever Used

      I use this monitor to edit photos in PS. My first monitor was a LaCie Blue 19 inch CRT. I have used 2 different iMacs, one a G5 with anti-glare coating and the...Read complete review

      I use this monitor to edit photos in PS. My first monitor was a LaCie Blue 19 inch CRT. I have used 2 different iMacs, one a G5 with anti-glare coating and the other an Intel model with a glossy screen. My last monitor was a 24 inch Dell 2407WFP-HC which I used for 6 years. I calibrated it with a Spyder Elite 3.

      The Ultrasharp had a nice picture but the anti-glare coating was a bit over enthusiastic and reduced the resolution and contrast of the display. The Menu buttons were not intuitive at all and made calibration with the Spyder a real pain. The pain was increased by the fact that there was so little instruction included regarding use of the Spyder.

      The PA-272 is breath-taking in the beauty of the pictures it renders and its simplicity of use. The included colorimeter and software make calibration super easy. All you need to know is what targets to plug into the programme. (Check out TFTCentral for advice). Once you start the process you just sit back and watch for a few minutes. The process completes quickly and you have a beautifully calibrated monitor.

      The anti-glare coating is just enough to cut down reflections while still allowing a sharp and contrasty image. You can calibrate to multiple standards if you wish. I primarily use sRGB which is far less than the monitor is capable of but compatible with what is internet standard.

      The only problem with this monitor is that it is so good that when you send pictures to people who use $150 dog poop monitors they will not see half of the beauty of the photograph. As an aside, my niece is a professional graphics designer and they all have cheap monitors hooked up to their Macs so they can see what most people will see when viewing their work.

      I also have a PA-242 which I use as a second monitor and although it is good and the colour match after calibration is excellent it has a few issues that the PA-272 does not have.

      This monitor is pricey but if you have the money don't hesitate. This is truly the finest monitor I have ever used.

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      Not happy yet

      Bought the NEC PA272W-BK-SV to replace my NEC LCD2690WUXI2 for photography. It will be used with my new Mac Pro for Photoshop and Lightroom duties.
      Overall, it's a nice upgrade to the...Read complete review

      Bought the NEC PA272W-BK-SV to replace my NEC LCD2690WUXI2 for photography. It will be used with my new Mac Pro for Photoshop and Lightroom duties.
      Overall, it's a nice upgrade to the 2690. Larger screen, higher resolution, satin anti-glare, more ports and MUCH lower power usage. The LED backlight should also outlast the old CCFL backlight and maintain whitepoint more accurately for a longer period of time. Runs cooler, too.
      Currently, I'm running the PA272 off of my Retina MacBook Pro. The image quality is excellent.
      The bad news is that the Displayport does not output 2560x1440 resolution. I can only get 1920x1200 from that port using the NEC supplied Displayport to Mini-Displayport cable that came with the monitor. I ordered a new cable from OWC and unfortunately, still get the same result.
      However, I also bought a Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort cable. It works fine and gives me the full 2560x1440. Good thing the monitor has both a DisplayPort and Mini-DisplayPort port.
      I called NEC and they are shipping me a new DisplayPort cable to try. If that does not fix the issue they have agreed to exchange the monitor for a new one.
      In addition, the monitor came with a Russian User Manual and no English version. It also had several Euro-only power connectors in the box. No big deal but, weird.
      Once we can get all of the ports working I expect to be happy with my PA272 but, I'm not there yet.

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      5.0

      Great monitor

      By Noon Snoozer

      from Kings Beach, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enhance Experience

        Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

        In the past I was using my matte MBP screen. Wow this screen is so much better.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Accurate Color - Sharp Text

        By John MacLean Photography

        from Franklin, NC

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accurate Color
          • Print Matching

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

          I've installed previous versions of this display for other clients that I consulted digital imaging to, and at the time I was using the Apple Cinema Display. Now that I've joined the NEC crew I couldn't be happier. The SpectraView kit is a must have. I easily created 2 calibrations, one (Adobe RGB) for printing to my Epson 9900, and the other (sRGB) for web. I toggle as needed and all is wonderful. My prints under my Just Normlicht Color-Match 5000 viewing booth nearly match my display print calibration setting. Happy camper!

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          • Business

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          4.0

          Gorgeous monitor

          By Photoraphy

          from Canada

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

          Beautiful graphics with unrivalled user adjustability at this price point. All reviews about vibrant colours, etc are true. Also true are IPS glow and corner brightness. I believe this is a trade-off for the contrast and colour vibrancy. For everyday use, you will not notice these flaws unless you look for them; or unless your work predominantly lies in the corners; or unless the viewer is required to view the monitor constantly from a substantial angle. Of course the technology is there to eliminate these shortcomings but at a much higher cost. If pitch black off-angle is critical to you, go for the Eizo Color Edge series. I also recommend the SpectraView and calibration device if you don't already own one. Using this monitor without calibration will be fine in the beginning as factory specs are excellent out of the box. However the specs will likely shift with time. Not having a calibrator is like wearing expensive shoes of the wrong size. Note that SpectraView does not support certain video cards (e.g. Intel HD 5000). A way around this problem is to connect the USB cable from the computer directly to the monitor. Another tip: use the display port or mini display port for best results. I give this monitor 4.5 stars due to room for improvements. Good luck with your monitor hunting.

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          4.0

          Gorgeous monitor

          By Photoraphy

          from Canada

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

          Beautiful graphics with unrivalled user adjustability at this price point. All reviews about vibrant colours, etc are true. Also true are IPS glow and corner brightness. I believe this is a trade-off for the contrast and colour vibrancy. For everyday use, you will not notice these flaws unless you look for them; or unless your work predominantly lies in the corners; or unless the viewer is required to view the monitor constantly from a substantial angle. Of course the technology is there to eliminate these shortcomings but at a much higher cost. If pitch black off-angle is critical to you, go for the Eizo Color Edge series. I also recommend the SpectraView and calibration device if you don't already own one. Using this monitor without calibration will be fine in the beginning as factory specs are excellent out of the box. However the specs will likely shift with time. Not having a calibrator is like wearing expensive shoes of the wrong size. Note that SpectraView does not support certain video cards (e.g. Intel HD 5000). A way around this problem is to connect the USB cable from the computer directly to the monitor. Another tip: use the display port or mini display port for best results. I give this monitor 4.5 stars due to room for improvements. Good luck with your monitor hunting.

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          5.0

          Thrilled

          By Carol

          from Maryland

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

          What a difference it is between this monitor and my old one. So happy I spent the money to buy this top quality monitor.. Will make my photo work so much easier.

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          5.0

          Incredible monitor

          By txstbobcat

          from New Braunfels Tx

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Hard To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Enhance Experience
          • Replacement

          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

          This monitor has absolutely beautiful color resolution! Only issue is the manuals are in every language on the planet except english. Thank God for pictures. Def use the DVi connector for best results.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          A Great Monitor, Right Out of the Box

          By E. Elgar

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Sharp Image
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer

            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

            This is the best monitor *I've* ever seen, and it looks wonderful right out of the box. Actually, my first attempts to calibrate it with the included sensor, and the SpectraView software, seemed to make it WORSE, rather than better, in terms of contrast and color purity.Maybe I just need to "practice" more; we'll see. But I have to say,the NEC is far better, with no calibration, than my old Samsungwide-gamut XL24 was, WITH calibration. I'd still be using the Samsung if it weren't for a stupid cooling fan that was tiring out, giving a dimmed screen with a notice to "Check Cooling System".Of course, there's no way for an end user to do this, and a replacement fan is no longer available! My last Samsung product, quite likely.

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

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            5.0

            Très très bon produit de NEC!

            By Octapixel aka R. Millette

            from Montréal, Qc

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Sharp Image
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Russian User Manual

            Best Uses

            • Graphic Design
            • Web design

            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

            Wow! Tout un moniteur. Je rêvais d'avoir un bon moniteur pour ma petite entreprise de graphisme depuis longtemps, mais je n'avais jamais osé pensé m'en procurer un de ce niveau. Oui c'est cher, et peut importe le domaine d'expertise, ça fait toujours un peu mal de mettre autant d'argent sur un écran. Mais ce que je peux dire c'est qu'il vaut chaque dollar payé. Les couleurs sont d'une richesse incroyable, aucun backlight bleed et un niveau de contraste à couper le souffle!La seule chose que j'aurais aimé c'est un manuel d'utilisateur en Anglais. Celui inclus avec ce modèle est en Russe. Je crois que NEC inclus ce manuel par défaut pour satisfaire certaines réglementations européennes quant au manuel. Je sais que le manuel est disponible sur le web, mais parfois j'aimerais le consulter alors que je ne suis pas près d'un PC ou de ma tablette...J'ai commandé de BH à partir de Montréal et le shipping s'est fait tout en douceur et j'ai reçu le produit en moins d'une semaine avec l'option de livraison la moins chère...Conclusion: Si vous voulez un écran sur lequel vous pouvez vous fier, mais que vous avez peur d'investir un tel montant, n'hésitez pas, c'est impossible que vous regrettiez votre achat!

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

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            5.0

            Accurate and beautiful

            By AP Photography

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Calibration
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Sharp Image
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Cost
            • Why Did I Wait So Long

            Best Uses

            • Hooked To A Laptop
            • Photo Editing

            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

            I use this monitor for photo editing. Setup of the monitor was super easy and calibration took only a few minutes. I had no idea how bad my old monitor was until I got this one. I've used it in both landscape and portrait orientation and switching between the two is quick and easy.

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

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            5.0

            What a difference

            By Sirhuckalot

            from San Francisco Bay Area

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Height
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Great picture quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience
              • Photo Editing

              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

              What a dramatic difference between the NEC PA272W and my late 2013 iMac. Photos that lacked shadow detail have come to life, along with so many other small details that can make or break a photo.

              Setup was simple, as was calibration. The monitor arrived without any dead pixels, and yes, Russian instructions and 5 different power cables. I can travel the world with my NEC! The monitor is easy to adjust height wise on its sturdy base and can also turn from left to right to access the rear ports and adjust the screen accordingly. I'm getting 2560 x 1440 resolution with the provided cables and the screen is Amazing!

              Although there is a calibration setting for video, I have not tried editing any video yet with the NEC, but If you're serious about your photography, regardless if you print or post on the web, a high quality monitor like the NEC is a must. Once I saw the difference working on my photo's in Lightroom, I was really pleased with my purchase. Well worth the price of admission IMHO. As always, great service with BH Photo!

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Perfect for my photography needs

              By Josemateo

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Matte Screen

              Cons

              • Dated Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                I am an avid photographer and it was really important for me to be able to see the colors of my images accurately and this monitor delivers. I had purchased a dell u2713h but could not get it to work with my macpro. No issues like that with the NEC. My only gripe is that access to the extra usb ports are on the back of the monitor as opposed to the sides, like the Dell had.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Xlnt - Plug & Play

                By darkprints

                from Monterey Bay area

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Needs Better Printed Docs

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                  Very easy to set up with MacbookPro. MiniDisplayPort cable is included. Spectraview II software and sensor calibration is self-guiding. Printed document support is lacking and setup is sometimes confusing: the role of the ambient light sensor is not made clear. A manual was missing (it should have been on a CD) but is available on the NEC website. Also note that the sensor is labeled as MDSVSENSOR3. All in all, am very pleased with this monitor and calibrator.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Pro monitor

                  By z_28

                  from Sunnyvale, CA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Enhance Experience

                    Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                    The monitor works perfect and is even better with the SpectraViewII. For the price I think is the best Pro monitor you can buy!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    I would not hesitate to buy another!

                    By Nofrickenidea

                    from IL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Well built

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Enhance Experience

                      Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                      Bought this to connect to MBPr for the purpose of photo editing. Prior to this I had transitioned for an 24" iMac to the 15" MBPr. I tried to convince myself that I'd be happy editing on the 15" retina display. Don't get me wrong, the MBPr screen is awesome, and there is no reason you cannot edit photos on it. It's just that once you lose screen real-estate you miss it after a while. The MBPr gave me mobility and flexibility I didn't have with the iMac, and the NEC PA272 just completed the package. I now have the best of both worlds. As far as the monitor goes I did the typical internet blitz and researched and read about all kinds of monitors. I looked at cheaper options, and apple options and ended up with the PA272. After using it for only a short period of time I can honestly say I made the right decision. The NEC won't wow you with a fancy exterior design, cameras, or speakers. It is not flashy but it delivers where it counts. The screen is awesome. Coming from using a shinny iMac screen the anti-glare coating is outstanding (especially if you have a less than optimal work space.) It has plenty of resolution for my needs. I also highly recommend the Spectral View. Getting the monitor calibrated is a breeze. I'm no color management guru, but I know enough to know that I have a very solid starting point with the initial setup. As my knowledge increases I know that the tools are there to finely tune and adjust your set up. I also want to note the the monitor height and tilt adjustment are great. You have much more flexibility then say my old iMac display. So what it all comes down to is I feel I purchased a phenomenal monitor that I can grow into. Yes it's more expensive then much of the competition, but you get what you pay for. I paid for the screen, the color management capabilities, and the build quality. Like I said before, I'd buy it again, without hesitation.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great monitor from first copy

                      By apixel

                      from New York

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great Color
                      • Great picture quality
                      • Great resolution

                      Cons

                      • Non-intuitive Software
                      • Slow Software
                      • Slow Software Osx
                      • Stand Not Tall Enough

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                      I'm using this monitor for photo editing and it was replacing an aging Apple Cinema Display.

                      The resolution upgrade and light evenness is great. Although you do lose brightness when in the most even mode, it's still the correct brightness for photo work.

                      As some have mentioned the stand is NOT tall enough for proper ergonomics. I had to buy something to raise it. In my experience, you need 5 more inches of height and I'm short.

                      I experienced no QC problems. The monitor I got was in perfect shape with no dead pixels.

                      The control software ( on OSX ) is not intuitive and a little slow, but it does the job.

                      Mine also came with a Russian manual, which was weird. So weird, in fact, that I emailed NEC directly to make sure B&H wasn't doing something fishy. ( Sorry B&H! ) This is the response I got:

                      " NEC ships their units in brown boxes. We do not print or ship English manuals with the monitor, it would have come with the printed Russian manual. B&H is an NEC authorized reseller of ours so you would have received an authentic NEC monitor. I can confirm by the serial number that we sold and shipped this unit directly to B&H. "

                      So expect a great monitor and something to practice your Russian with!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      If you want the best...

                      By Shooter Gregory

                      from Berkshires, MA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Extreme Color Gamut

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Enhance Experience
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                        This is the large monitor to have, unless of course you go for the 30"! This monitor is ultra-sharp, with perfect color fidelity. It's calibration system is easy to use, yet offers more advanced options depending on how deep you wish to delve. The frame is nicely matte so that you don't notice it, and the screen is wonderfully matte also. I would buy this again for sure.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        So far great!

                        By BG

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Enhance Experience

                        Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                        There is a lot of other information in these reviews - and some very helpful reviews I found online.....I love the tilt/height/and lack of glare on this monitor! I plug it into my 15'' macbook Pro - and the screenspace is great. I edit video and photos with it, as well as some motion graphics. All work great.(Sometimes I plug it in with my 24'' Dell - and it's really fun!)The color calibration was really easy to use and set up too - soon I'll have a great printer to test out it's accuracy!

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Best Monitor I Have Ever Used

                        By MarKoz

                        from Vancouver, Canada

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Gorgeous Picture

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                          I use this monitor to edit photos in PS. My first monitor was a LaCie Blue 19 inch CRT. I have used 2 different iMacs, one a G5 with anti-glare coating and the other an Intel model with a glossy screen. My last monitor was a 24 inch Dell 2407WFP-HC which I used for 6 years. I calibrated it with a Spyder Elite 3.

                          The Ultrasharp had a nice picture but the anti-glare coating was a bit over enthusiastic and reduced the resolution and contrast of the display. The Menu buttons were not intuitive at all and made calibration with the Spyder a real pain. The pain was increased by the fact that there was so little instruction included regarding use of the Spyder.

                          The PA-272 is breath-taking in the beauty of the pictures it renders and its simplicity of use. The included colorimeter and software make calibration super easy. All you need to know is what targets to plug into the programme. (Check out TFTCentral for advice). Once you start the process you just sit back and watch for a few minutes. The process completes quickly and you have a beautifully calibrated monitor.

                          The anti-glare coating is just enough to cut down reflections while still allowing a sharp and contrasty image. You can calibrate to multiple standards if you wish. I primarily use sRGB which is far less than the monitor is capable of but compatible with what is internet standard.

                          The only problem with this monitor is that it is so good that when you send pictures to people who use $150 dog poop monitors they will not see half of the beauty of the photograph. As an aside, my niece is a professional graphics designer and they all have cheap monitors hooked up to their Macs so they can see what most people will see when viewing their work.

                          I also have a PA-242 which I use as a second monitor and although it is good and the colour match after calibration is excellent it has a few issues that the PA-272 does not have.

                          This monitor is pricey but if you have the money don't hesitate. This is truly the finest monitor I have ever used.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Display!

                          By JimmyG

                          from San Diego, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Enhance Experience
                            • Photography
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                            Love this monitor! Coming from an old Apple 23" cinema display, this thing just kills it. I am using a late 2013 model Retina MBP and have had zero issues so far in the two weeks I have owned both. The included mini display port to display port cable works perfectly thusfar with the rMBP....plugs into one of the Thunderbolt ports on the rMBP. I have also used it with an older MacPro using the included DVI cable. The options on this monitor are great, as you can run a picture in picture mode using different inputs and you can easily switch from aRGB to sRGB by accessing a menu option. This is great when one wants to see what your images will look like on the web. There are a few usb ports on the back and one on the side which help with using a keyboard and card reader. I have yet to rotate the monitor to the vertical orientation, but it can be done easily. Overall this monitor is awesome.

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                            5.0

                            Happy now!

                            By wpwood3

                            from Atlanta

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                            Pros

                            • Full Resolution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Replacement
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about NEC PA272W-BK-SV LED Backlit Wide Gamut LCD Desktop Monitor with SpectraViewII (Black):

                              This is a followup to my earlier review where the Displayport port would not provide full 2560x1440 resolution. NEC shipped me a new unit and sent me a call tag for the DOA unit. The new one works perfectly. Yay!

                              Thanks to NEC for being so responsive.

                              Also, I found out that pretty much all countries except Russia are ok with digital manuals. That's why NEC includes a Russian manual in the box.

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