NEC MultiSync LCD195WXM
Yet another widescreen model, the LCD195WXM is made by NEC. Widescreen monitors have proved to enjoy high demand and every manufacturer hurries to satisfy it.
The MultiSync LCD195WXM is a widescreen version of the LCD195VXM+ we described in an earlier review. The specified response time indicates a slow matrix.
The monitor’s exterior hasn’t changed for better or worse from the widening of the screen. It is a rather boring square case made from gray plastic with a round black stand.
The dual-hinge design of the stand puts the LCD195WXM apart from the other inexpensive widescreen 19-inchers included into this review. Besides changing the tilt of the screen, this stand allows to adjust the height to some extent (from 50 to 100mm above the desk).
The back panel offers fasteners for a VESA mount.
The standard pair of analog and digital interfaces is complemented with an audio input for the integrated speakers located in the protrusions at the bottom of the back panel. There is a headphones socket here as well although it’s not convenient to have it at the back of the monitor.
The control buttons are centered below the front panel and designed in NEC’s traditional style although there is no joystick you may be familiar with by NEC’s more expensive monitors. The Power button is highlighted with a LED. Quick access is provided to the sound volume setting, to the brightness setting and to choosing the signal source.