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NEC Spectraview 271

NEC Spectraview 271 PC Monitor

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

Two Industry Awards

This NEC PC monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Macworld.co.uk who thought that this PC screen was terrific.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good. Tipa.com gave this PC screen a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, macworld.co.uk and prad.de this LCD screen has an average expert rating of 93%. That puts this flatpanel monitor in the top 6% of all the PC monitors of this age and spec.

NEC Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

We checked 125 expert and user reviews for NEC PC displays and found that on average NEC has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Spectraview 271 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Spectraview 271 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the Spectraview 271. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is -5° and the widest is 1,800°. The Spectraview 271 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Two DVI-D Ports Quantitys

Most LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports quantitys, including the NEC Spectraview 271 which has two DVI-D ports quantitys.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the NEC Spectraview 271 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Spectraview 271.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The Spectraview 271 is a five USB 2.0 port LCD screen.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

The height adjustments of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Spectraview 271 range from 13mm to 1,200mm. The Spectraview 271 has a quite high height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Spectraview 271.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The Spectraview 271 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (68.5 centimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Spectraview 271 the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Spectraview 271 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this PC screen). In addition, this NEC PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss 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). The resolution of all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This LCD screen has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The NEC Spectraview 271 has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC screens of this age and spec. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Spectraview 271 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Spectraview 271 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

The Spectraview 271 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC Spectraview 271 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the Spectraview 271 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Spectraview 271 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated to this PC display and we think the U3011[pl_1534149_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the Spectraview 271 is £129 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC displays of a comparable type and age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have response times of between 1ms and 69ms. The Spectraview 271 has one of the slower response times (7 milliseconds) amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption (max)

With a power consumption (max) of 117 Watts, the NEC Spectraview 271 has one of the higher power consumption (max)s amongst PC monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens of this type and age the power consumption (max)s range from 16W to 250W.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of 13.6 kilograms, the Spectraview 271 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC Spectraview 271

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this NEC PC display was released.

LCD Display

The Spectraview 271 has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Eizo ColorEdge CG277[plb_2222633_price] (LED), or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Display SRGB
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width (top)
Bezel Width (side)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Connection to PC
HDMI
Number of Products Included

2 Awards

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

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 £192.29
Electricity cost when on standby £7.18
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Total running cost over 5 years £199.47
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.99 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 26 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 60003423
Barcodes 00000060003423, 05028695109339

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