NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi

A high-end 30in monitor

NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Accurate output, wide colour gamut, innovative Auto Luminance system

Cons

  • Expensive

Bottom Line

The LCD3090WQXi is an excellent display with only one major flaw — its price.

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The LCD3090WQXi is a high-end 30in monitor, a grade above the likes of Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display and Dell's UltraSharp 3008WFP. Both the Apple and Dell monitors have proved popular recently, since price cuts have placed them in the reach of most creatives.

Thirty-inch displays offer higher resolutions than smaller displays: 2560x1600 — 78 per cent more pixels than the 1920x1200 resolution offered by 23-26in monitors. This gives the user much more screen space for their work, so you can see more of your artwork or timeline inside the palettes of your tool's interface. You can also work on HD footage at full resolution.

NEC's monitor is pricier than Apple or Dell's monitor, but this is explained by the much better colour reproduction and accuracy it offers. Behind this are some sophisticated technologies providing a wide colour gamut. There's an IPS LCD panel, and a 12-bit LUT (Look Up Table) to ensure that the colour output by your graphics card is correctly translated for output through the panel.

We tested the LCD3090WQXi using an X-Rite i1Display2 monitor calibrator (which was previously known as the Gretag-Macbeth Eye-One Display 2). We found it to have a gamut on a par with the FlexScan SX3031W — and way larger than Apple or Dell's displays. It was also a match for the SX3031W for colour accuracy. Both before and after calibration, NEC's monitor delivered excellent representation of our test images — bright colours were vibrant and subtle shades were smoothly shown.

The monitor also has some innovative functions. There's Auto Luminance, which uses a sensor on the front bevel to check the ambient light in your room. It then adjusts the backlight of the display to compensate. There's also ColorComp technology to feedback and fix slight variations in colour uniformity across the panel.

The LCD3090WQXi is an excellent display with only one major flaw — its price.

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