NEC EA231WMI

The EA231WMI combines a 23-inch screen with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a response time of 14ms

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NEC EA231WMI With a response rate of 14ms the NEC struggles with fast moving games and movies
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  April 3, 2011

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Key Specs

Audio: Y
Brightness: 270cd/m2
Connections: 1x D-sub, 1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080

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When we finished testing NEC's EA231WMi we noted that it managed a few distinctions. That said, all of the distinctions were not positive for this LCD screen.

Starting with the good, the NEC beat every other screen when it came to flexibility of movement. The EA231WMi is height adjustable, has a swivel base, has a rotatable screen and can be tilted too. As a result finding the perfect position is a doddle without needing to resort to placing the monitor on books or adjusting your seat.

As the NEC targets business-users it is well endowed connectivity-wise. It features the usual D-Sub and DVI connectors but unlike all the other screens here, it includes DisplayPort input. Useful in specialist business applications.            

Pulling up documents and presentations the NEC was able to draw even very small point-sized text with razor sharp clarity. Around the Windows desktop, the resolution and size made working comfortable and there's more than enough space to pull up two documents side-by-side.

One area where the screen falls behind its competitors is with its response performance. Feeding it fast moving video, we noticed significant blurring, meaning it's not a screen to consider if entertainment and multimedia are a concern. The NEC is also the most expensive monitor here, another dubious honour.

Verdict: The NEC is a proper business screen that boasts the capabilities, resolution and screen real estate to make long work hours bearable.

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