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NEC Offers Low-Power Business Monitor

The 22-inch display consumes half the power of previous models, and also significantly reduces radiated heat, weight, and packaging.

NEC MultiSync EA222WMe
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NEC MultiSync EA222WMe
NEC introduced an LED-backlit desktop monitor for business that uses less power than the company's previous generation LCDs.

The 22-inch MultiSync EA222WMe consumes 52% less power than NEC's older monitors, and also significantly reduces radiated heat, weight, and packaging, according to NEC. The monitor and cables in the display are free of mercury, halogen and arsenic.

NEC's latest monitor uses light-emitting diodes for backlighting, a common form of illumination in LCDs. As backlights, LEDs consume less energy than other technologies and display a higher quality image. However, the technology is usually more expensive and requires more precise current and heat management.

"LED backlight structure has improved tremendously along with cost reduction, and the adoption of the LED backlight technology will continue to accelerate over the next few years," Lynn Gu, product manager for NEC Display Solutions, said in a statement released Tuesday.

NEC's new monitor is aimed at business, education, government and healthcare markets. Among the business-related features is an on-screen tool that monitors electricity usage.

Other features include an ergonomic stand that tilts, swivels and pivots; and a variety of input options to adjust resolution and color depths. Energy conservation features include an off timer and light sensor that adjust illumination to ambient light.

Specifications of the widescreen display include 1680 x 1050 resolution, VGA, DVI, USB and DisplayPort inputs; integrated speakers and Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold compliance. The MultiSync EA222WMe sells for $339.

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