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The backlight brightness is acceptably uniform. For white, the average deflection is 5.9% with a maximum of 17.4%. For black, the average and maximum are 6.5% and 14.9%. In both cases the sides of the screen differ in brightness from the rest of it.

The gamma curves look good at the default settings but differ in shape. They remain the same at the reduced settings.

The color temperature setup is good as is typical of NEC’s monitors at large. The temperature dispersion is within 500K in every mode.

The monitor’s color gamut is nearly standard. It is closer to sRGB in reds than in most other monitors.

The response time average is 15.2 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum of 33.1 milliseconds. This is a typical result for a TN matrix without response time compensation.

The contrast ratio is good, higher than 400:1 in two test modes. That’s a very good result for a TN matrix.

Thus, the NEC MultiSync LCD195NX is an ordinary monitor without exceptional qualities (except for good color reproduction) or serious defects. It costs somewhat more than other RTC-less monitors of its class, though.

Highs:

  • Wide range of settings
  • Good color reproduction

Lows:

  • Rather high price
  • No factory-set image modes
  • Slow matrix

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Web)
  • Simple processing of graphics and photographs
 
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