NEC MultiSync LCD2470WNX
The MultiSync series combines NEC’s midrange and top-end monitors. Most of the company’s products belong here.
A PVA matrix is the main distinguishing feature of the LCD2470WNX. It is distinguishing indeed when four out of the six monitors in the review are based on TN technology.
The monitor looks bulky due to the thickness of the case and the exterior design. The rounded-off silver bezel around the screen makes the case look massive.
The stand is not compact, but allows adjusting the tilt and height (from 75 to 185cm) of the screen, pivot it into portrait mode and turn it around the vertical axis. A minor drawback, the stand is not locked in the bottommost position, making it difficult to carry the monitor. The stand just stretches out to its full length when you lift the monitor up.
The stand can be replaced with a VESA-compatible mount.
The monitor has analog and digital video inputs and an integrated 4-port USB hub. Two USB ports are at the back panel, and two more are on the side panel as you can see in the photos above. The ports in the pairs are placed very close to each other, making it difficult to plug in two devices simultaneously.
The control buttons are placed under the front panel. Traditionally for NEC, there is a small 4-position joystick here. It used to provoke my criticism before, but I should confess it works perfectly in the LCD2470WNX.
The Power indicator is in the Power button. Although the menu allows adjusting its intensity, the green LED is not too bright by default.
Quick access is provided to the brightness and contrast settings, to switching between the inputs and to selecting a DV Mode.
The menu offers three interpolation variants: full screen, with restrained proportions, and pixel-per-pixel.
By default, the monitor has 100% brightness and 50% contrast. To achieve a 100nit white I lowered both settings to 24%. The brightness is regulated by means of backlight modulation at a frequency of 310Hz.