NEC AccuSync LCD19WMGX
This widescreen model is a new addition to the AccuSync series which traditionally includes NEC’s inexpensive offers.
Judging by the specs, this is yet another widescreen 19-incher without RTC and dynamic contrast.
The monitor resembles the NEC LCD19WV we have tested recently but is overall more impressive thanks to the glossy matrix and the ornamented controls on the front panel. It doesn’t look like an entry-level model anymore. This monitor will match nicely both office and home environments.
You should be aware of the common problem of glossy matrixes. While they produce a high-contrast image, they also reflects every light source behind you back just like a mirror.
The modest stand allows to change the tilt of the screen only. It can be replaced with a VESA-compatible mount.
The monitor has analog and digital inputs and an audio input. The power adapter is integrated into the case. The monitor lacks a headphones socket.
The controls are located at the bottom center of the front panel. They are handy and accompanied with easily readable labels. The Power button is the same shape as the others. It is on the far right and has a highlighting LED which is blue at work and orange in sleep mode.
Quick access is provided to the auto-adjustment feature and to the sound volume setting.
The monitor has the same menu as the above-mentioned LCD19WV. It is new and doesn’t resemble the menu of older monitors from NEC. Like the old menu, it doesn’t remember the last changed option but it has labels for the menu items. You can also exit the menu by pressing a button rather than choosing a menu item.
The monitor has 90% brightness and 50% contrast by default. I achieved a 100nit white by lowering the brightness setting to 68%. Color gradients are reproduced without banding. Every halftone, except for the darkest ones, is distinguishable at any settings.