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The backlight brightness is quite uniform. On white, the average deflection is 5.2% with a maximum of 15%. On black, the average and maximum are 3.7% and 11.1%.

The gamma curves are good at the default settings but the left part of the diagram indicates that about 10% of the darkest halftones are displayed as black.

The curves improve somewhat at the reduced settings but there are still some problems with the darkest halftones.

Take note that the curves do not change much even at the maximum brightness and contrast. The blue curve is sagging but this color reproduction is acceptable overall.

The quality of the color temperature setup is high. The temperature dispersion is no larger than 1000K in any mode and smaller than 200K in the sRGB mode. If it were not for the problem with the darkest halftones, this would be a good monitor for simple processing of graphics.

The color gamut is nothing extraordinary again. You will have the same gamut from most other modern LCD monitors.

The response time average is 16.7 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum of 32 milliseconds. It is a modest result even for an RTC-less TN matrix. Of course, this monitor is far slower than “fast” 19-inchers.

The contrast ratio is not high. It is lower than 200:1 in two test modes and becomes normal at the maximum settings only.

Thus, the NEC AccuSync LCD19WMGX is a nice-looking widescreen monitor with good color temperature setup and uniform brightness of the backlight. It has a slow matrix with a low contrast ratio and problems with the reproduction of the darkest halftones. It is going to suit just fine for text applications but you can find better options for other usages.

Highs:

  • Good color reproduction setup
  • Uniform brightness of the backlight, especially on black

Lows:

  • Darkest halftones are indistinguishable from black
  • Low contrast ratio
  • No factory-set image modes
  • Slow matrix

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
 
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