NEC unwraps new 27-inch display for imaging pros

NEC Display Solutions has announced a new high-end monitor for color critical work using 10--bit P-IPS panel capable of exceeding the gamut of Adobe RGB. For more info including piece and availability, please see the press release below.

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NEC Display Solutions defines the benchmark in the new 27” class of colour-critical desktop displays

New NEC SpectraView® Reference 271

London, 8 July 2010 – With the SpectraView® Reference 271, NEC Display Solutions is proud to unveil its first 27” wide-format LCD in its next generation line of Professional Colour Management Displays. The hardware-calibratable display features a state of the art 10-bit P-IPS* Panel able to reproduce 1.07 billion colours and 107% of Adobe RGB colour space for class leading colour accuracy. In addition, the impressive resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels makes it perfect for stringent pre-press and soft-proofing applications as well as demanding photographic image reproduction and video editing. The display comes with a 6 months pixel failure warranty starting from the date of purchase.

The high-end LCD possesses all the well established professional features and qualities common to the SpectraView® Reference series, including a 3D LUT** for separate colour space emulations, a 14-bit LUT to achieve an accurate colour calibration via gamma correction and the NEC Lab ‘Profiler’ software to create the 16-bit ICC profile as part of the colour workflow.

A large size desktop image, coming with a light protection hood, and the high resolution additionally make the NEC SpectraView® Reference 271 of particular interest for professional photographers, media designers and graphic designers. Effective features such as the picture-in-picture function for the simple, simultaneous display of numerous program windows, or the programmable USB for controlling multiple PC platforms makes content-rich and diverse working a breeze, boosting the user’s productivity. The Backlight Ageing Correction helps to ensure stable picture quality, constant white point and brightness over the display’s entire lifetime. The stand, which is height-adjustable by up to 150 mm, as well as the stunning P-IPS image quality guarantees comfortable working – even for extended periods. Users also benefit from the flexible connectivity options, which include the future-proof DisplayPort connection as well as two DVI-D ports.

“The SpectraView Reference 271 is a particular exciting development in format, technology, and design,” says Christopher Parker, Product Line Manager for Professional Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “We are convinced that our customers will be utterly won over through the combination of high-performance P-IPS image reproduction, powered by the NEC chassis electronics and visible with the amazing new high resolution format.”

*P-IPS = performance in-plane switching, **LUT = lookup table

Availability, price and warranty

The NEC SpectraView® Reference 271 is available as from now in black, at a price of £1,549.00 (inc. VAT). The package includes NEC’s SpectraView® Profiler 4.1 software on CD, light protection hood, an individual SpectraView® certification report, providing proof of the individual performance of each screen, a power cable, DisplayPort and DVI-D cable, comprehensive manual for the monitor and software, and CD containing the installation software and drivers. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three-year warranty including backlights (as well as a 5 years optional warranty) and a 6 months warranty against pixel failure from the date of purchase.

More information can be found here.

To buy from a respected UK retailer (ColourConfidence), please follow the link here.

For US purchases, please use the B&H link on the site, or follow the link here.

If you're a UK-based Mac user and intend to connect the display to your Mini-DisplayPort, you'll require a reliable adaptor. Please follow the link here.

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