NEC Unleashes Crazy Ultra Wide 29-inch Display

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For those thinking about shelling out money for six panels in a wall of pure desktop awesomeness, be prepared to take out a loan. The MultiSync EA294WMi will have an estimated street price of $799
I've seen monitors that were a tad more pricy. Please refer to the 4K resolution monitors...
 
[citation][nom]Estix[/nom]Soooo... $800 for a 2560x1080 monitor? How is that in any way better than, say, a U2711?[/citation]

I think the only advantage over a U2711 or U2713HM is for people who want to watch 2.35:1 widescreen movies without letterboxing. Of course, such people wouldn't have to wait for this monitor, since the Dell U2913WM is already available. I just looked up the price, it sells for about $650, making the $800 price tag for the NEC even more questionable.
 

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I bought the Dell version of this, and I intend to eventually use it, but I wouldn't recommend buying one as a computer monitor. It's just too short. It's the same width as a 30" 2560x1600, but it's about 40% shorter vertically.

Spend your money on a 27" 2560x1440 instead. Or spend a couple hundred extra and get a 30" on sale for $1,000-1,100. I wholheartedly recommend getting a 30". There are few computer hardware purchases that I would consider more worthy than a 2560x1600 30" IPS.
 

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[citation][nom]Estix[/nom]Soooo... $800 for a 2560x1080 monitor? How is that in any way better than, say, a U2711?[/citation]
NEC, EIZO, and Sharp were always the highest end for monitors. Those three Japanese companies were considered the Cadillac of monitors back in the 90s, but after companies like LG and Samsung broke through the display panel manufacturing process, they lost a lot of market shares. I know there are still people who prefer NEC, EIZO and Sharp since their build quality is top of the line, but I know they use LG panels on a lot of their monitors. Then again, who doesn't use LG panels.
 
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2560x1080 makes sense only for movies with that idiotic "1080p" resolution that most of the time turns out to be 1920x800.
 
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How horrible, still 1080p this wide. Add a couple of hundred to the price and get the much better 16:10 2560 x 1600 display.
 

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[citation][nom]MauveCloud[/nom]I think the only advantage over a U2711 or U2713HM is for people who want to watch 2.35:1 widescreen movies without letterboxing. Of course, such people wouldn't have to wait for this monitor, since the Dell U2913WM is already available. I just looked up the price, it sells for about $650, making the $800 price tag for the NEC even more questionable.[/citation]

Not really, since NEC monitors are historically high priced. Its just the way they come.
 

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Excellent 231:9. That's 2310 x 90 pixels, for example? 29" diagonal at this aspect ration is a 28.978" x 1.13" display. Not very useful.
 

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[citation][nom]lamorpa[/nom]Excellent 231:9. That's 2310 x 90 pixels, for example? 29" diagonal at this aspect ration is a 28.978" x 1.13" display. Not very useful.[/citation]
but it would be a very funny display
 


There used to be one of those in Times Square. It would show the news.
 

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I'm confused why anyone even refers to movies with computer monitors? who the hell sits at thir computer to watch movies? I suggest you look into this thing called a TV, that monitor is pretty much the same price as a 50" tv.
 

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Nice more unreasonably priced higher resolution monitors that most people will generally never consider buying good job NEC.

Those power consumption savings numbers I'm sure also don't factor in only turning on a secondary monitor when you need it which you couldn't exactly do with this new uber wide, but vertically challenged monitor.
 
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