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NEC LCD19WV

The NEC LCD19WV has but recently appeared on the market and belongs to the cheapest models from this brand. It is cheaper than the MultiSync LCD195WXM. Interestingly, NEC’s monitors are traditionally divided into two series: the entry-level AccuSync and the more expensive MultiSync. The LCD19WV is not declared to belong to either.

I don’t know if it is a typo or a further relaxation of the measurement method but the horizontal viewing angle is specified to be as large as 176 degrees. Such a big number used to be declared only for *VA and S-IPS matrixes. I could not spot a dramatic improvement of this monitor’s viewing angles in comparison with the other models in this review, so it is yet unable to compete with the other matrix types. The LCD19WV is going to be inferior to any S-IPS matrix in terms of viewing angles.

The monitor looks like AccuSync series models with its plain case made from matte gray plastic. The stand is simple and the control buttons are centered below the screen. Thanks to its rounded-off corners and the thin bezel around the screen the LCD19WV has a modest yet neat appearance.

You can only adjust the tilt of the screen with this stand. It can be replaced with a VESA-compatible mount.

The monitor has a minimum of connectors: an analog input and a connector for the integrated power adapter.

The small elongated control buttons are painted the color of the case and placed in the center bottom of the front panel. The Power button is no different from the others, so you should remember its position – it is the rightmost button in the row – because the labels are barely readable. Quick access is provided to the auto-adjustment feature and to the brightness and contrast settings.

The LCD19WV has a new menu. It doesn’t look like any other menu I have seen in monitors of this brand. It has most of the old menu’s drawbacks, though. It does not remember the last changed option and you have to guess the purpose of most menu options by icons because there are no text labels. Added to that, the menu’s interface is not pretty at all.

 
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