NEC just kicked out five new professional MultiSync
monitors which do their best to mimic the specs of their 25.5-incher
out since January. Of course, any MultiSync panel is interesting, especially the new 22-inch LDC233WXM (¥56,500 / $473), 20-inch LCD203WXM (¥41,500 / $348), and 19-inch LCD193WM. However, as Samsung told us yesterday
, it's all about the 24-inch now. No LED back-lighting here folks, but NEC's (¥186,900 / $1,566) LCD2490WUXi does pack the same H-IPS LCD panel, 12-bit look-up tables, and embedded circuitry found in its bigger brother. Likewise, it brings a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, 800:1 contrast ratio, 400cd/m2 brightness, and 178-dgree viewing angle only with additional jacks this time: 3x DVI-D (HDCP), 1x DVI-I (HDCP), and 1x D-Sub15. The lesser spec'd (¥129,800 / $ 1,088) LCD2470WNX sports a 1920 x 1200 pixel, 24-inch S-PVA LCD and 2 HDCP-enabled DVI-D jacks with a D-Sub15 thrown in for grins. All hitting Japan on April 24th. Check the entire lineup after the break.