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NEC MultiSync EA231WMi: Specifications
The specified response time is unusually high for a modern monitor. Today’s monitors are mostly specified to be as fast as 8 milliseconds or better, but this one is as slow as 14 milliseconds.
Otherwise, the specs are ordinary enough, considering that the monitor owes its large viewing angles to its e-IPS matrix. It features dynamic contrast technology (although the dynamic contrast ratio is not high), screen height adjustment and portrait mode. The EA231WMi has a DisplayPort, so you can use it with AMD’s new ATI Radeon HD 5xxx series graphics cards as a third monitor (such graphics cards have two DVI outputs and one DisplayPort and all of these interfaces can be active simultaneously).