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NEC Spectraview 271

NEC Spectraview 271 PC Monitor

macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
27" LCD 640.4mm Aug 2012
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12 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" from Macworld.co.uk who said that this PC screen was marvellous.

This NEC LCD screen received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, macworld.co.uk and prad.de this NEC LCD screen has an average expert rating of 93 out of 100. This puts this PC screen in the top 5% of all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Brand

Based on 125 owner and expert reviews, NEC has excellent reviews for its LCD screens. NEC also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most PC displays that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Spectraview 271 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Two DVI-D Ports

The Spectraview 271 is a two DVI-D port PC screen. Most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the Spectraview 271 is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. At 1,070 million, the Spectraview 271 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the Spectraview 271.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The Spectraview 271 is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The lowest maximum height adjustment of flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Spectraview 271 is 13mm and the highest is 850mm. The Spectraview 271 has a quite high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of 68.5 centimeters, the Spectraview 271 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The NEC Spectraview 271 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this flatpanel monitor). This NEC PC display also have graphics resolutions of 640 x 400, 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 1152 x 870, 1200 x 1920, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the Spectraview 271 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Spectraview 271 is more than most similar spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of a similar type and age to the Spectraview 271. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this LCD screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Expensive

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar age and type. The price range of LCD screens of a similar age and type is from £51 to £5,421.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC monitors that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker. The Spectraview 271 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the Eizo FlexScan EV3237[plb_2503378_price]; or the Asus PQ321[plb_1584790_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Spectraview 271 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the Spectraview 271 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Spectraview 271, the Spectraview 271 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years, the NEC Spectraview 271 does not have an integrated card reader.

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High Running Costs

The Spectraview 271 is one of the less economic to run medium monitors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Spectraview 271 is £129.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Spectraview 271 is 6.1ms. The Spectraview 271 has a fairly slow response time (7 milliseconds) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The average maximum power consumption of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 52W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W. At 117 Watts, the NEC Spectraview 271 has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.

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Heavy

When compared to other LCD screens of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Spectraview 271's weight of 13.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the Spectraview 271 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC Spectraview 271

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the Spectraview 271 over four years ago.

LCD Display Type

The NEC Spectraview 271 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC screens of this type and age.

PC screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Asus PQ321[plb_1584790_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Eizo ColorEdge CG277[plb_2222633_price] (LED and higher rated); or the Eizo ColorEdge CX271[plb_2285799_price] (LED and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD Type
SRGB Display Feature
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Linux Operating System
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Safety Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width At Top
Bezel Width On Side
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included
Other Features
Connection to a PC
HDMI
Product Included

2 Awards

macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award

Expert Reviews

(5)
20 October 2011

The SpectraView Reference 271 is a very high performance piece of kit in other ways too. Identical screens are used in another NEC monitor ? the PAC271W. The difference is, the screens in this...

19 October 2011

Macworld.co.uk

If you?re used to more modest monitors, the SpectraView Reference 271?s specifications read like science fiction. The 27in, 10-bit colour panel generates 1.7 billion colours, with a native... Read more…

1 January 2011

Tipa.com

Professional monitors are key to end result image quality, and TIPA members were very impressed with the NEC SpectraView Reference 271, a 27-inch wide-format LCD. Calibration functionality is... Read more…

21 January 2013

Der NEC SpectraView Reference 271 ist auf die Bedürfnisse professioneller Benutzer in der grafischen Industrie zugeschnitten. Das High-End-Modell wird vom Hersteller dementsprechend unter der... Read more…

16 February 2013

Lo SpectraView 271 è un prodotto che, tecnicamente, è facile elogiare. La sua qualità si percepisce fin dal primo minuto , molto prima di aver verificato per via strumentale la stabilità della...

High resolution
Wide-format monitor
3D LUT
Powerful calibration hardware and software comes as standard
Chunky design
No HDMI
High price

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £8.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.70
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC Spectraview 271uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.64T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 60003423
Barcodes 00000060002992, 00000060003423, 05028695107984, 05028695109339, 06534262014689

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