NEC has released a new 27-inch performance mainstream monitor aimed at business and enterprise customers that are after a 4K display with modern USB Type-C connectivity. The MultiSync EA271U monitor offers rather typical specs for an LCD of this class, but adds some additional features to cut down power consumption of the device, which may appeal to certain companies.

The NEC MultiSync EA271U is a 27-inch IPS monitor that offers a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate, and a 5 ms response time. While the LCD is aimed at typical business and enterprise workloads, it's still a 10-bit panel and can reproduce 1.07. billion colors, a rare feature for products of this class. As for color gamut, it covers 100% of the sRGB color space, 78.1% of the AdobeRGB gamut, and 75.1% of NTSC.

One of the prime features of the MultiSync EA271U are its thin 1-mm bezels that enable users to build near-seamless dual or multi-display configurations. Meanwhile the monitor is supported by NEC’s ControlSync software that enables easy setup of up to six displays.

Two other interesting features that the NEC MultiSync EA271U monitor offers are ambient light and human presence sensors, which can adjust brightness depending on ambient lighting or switch to power saving mode if the user leaves. Since many companies are trying to cut down their power consumption and “go green”, the said capabilities may actually sell the product to the target audience.

When it comes to connectivity, NEC’s monitor for business and enterprise clients features a DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI ports, and a USB Type-C input with DP alt mode support. The latter can deliver up to 60 W of power to connected laptop, which is enough for typical 13.3-inch machines. In addition, the display has a triple-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub, built-in speakers, audio jacks, and an adjustable stand.

NEC’s MultiSync EA271U-BK display is now available directly from the company for $699. For those who need color accuracy, NEC also offers display calibration tools and even a display hood.

Specifications of the NEC MultiSync EA271U
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.16 mm²
Pixel Density 163 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 100%
AdobeRGB: 78.1%
NTSC: 75.1%
Stand Tilt, height and pivot adjustable
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1x USB-C (DP 1.2 Alt Mode)
HDCP 2.2
USB Hub 3-port USB 3.0
Audio 2 W × 2
audio out port
Power Idle 0.29 W
Typical 38 W
Peak 150 W
Delivery 60 W
Launch Price $699

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Source: NEC



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  • ABR - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    I'd have to start drawing to explain it if you haven't actually sat in front of a wide flat screen and done real work. Suffice it to day there's a reason for making curved displays and it's not just for the ooh-ahh factor. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    Nevermind the fact that 32 inches is ideal for 4k vs what you have. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    How is it a "fact" that 32" is any more ideal for 4k than 27" or any other size? At the end of the day, what matters is:

    1) How far are you from the display. A 32" 4k screen for an entire football stadium to see live replays isn't going to cut it if the average person is over 100 feet away from the screen.

    2) How well can your eyes discern the resolution?

    At home, I very much adore my 2x 24" screen setup. One is a 24" TN 1080p 240hz screen, the other is a 24" IPS 4k 60hz screen. Both monitors have been sRGB color calibrated and have matching 6500k whitepoints. One screen for games and one screen on the side for web content (for that super smooth 4K font rendering).

    If you're going to sit at a desk, I'd never use a 32" screen, I don't care of the resolution or refresh rate. It's too large to use with a multimonitor setup and still have room for speakers wrapping the left and right side. Sure, if you just want a single monitor, that's fine, but I regularly manage my windows with Win+Left/Right Arrow keys to have multiple things on the screen at once, and a single large monitor is really poor for window management (on Windows, at least, Linux based stuff has wonderful tiling window managers).

    At the end of the day, everyone has a preference. You like 32" 4K. Cool. I'd never use or pay exorbitant prices for one. If you're on the market for 32" 4K... Go buy a 32" 4K instead of whining on a news article announcing availability of a different monitor class that you apparently have zero interest in.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    Because 32" screens take up a vast amount of desk space and are therefore, for the majority of the world, too damn big. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    Um the base of them is the exact same size. 5 extra inches (slightly less really) is not going to make or break a persons buying choice. It actually has zero to do with what you said, and its simply mass producing panels is easier with 27 inch. A bigger market is for 32 inch screen obviously at 4k vs 27k. Reply
  • plsbugmenot - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - link

    Wonder what's a better buy, this or BenQ's PD2700U which has very similar specs minus to the USB-C input.
  • CheapSushi - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - link

    Is it me or do the bezels seem to slightly change in each image? On the first image for example the left side is basically a line, while the right is wider while shown head-on. Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    It's not just you, they're sloppily done renders (see my comment above). Reply

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