NEC’s 19in EA192M LCD monitor is directed during vast corporates and medium-sized businesses, and continues NEC’s pull to yield check energy-efficient monitors.
Launched in December, there are 3 ranges in NEC’s opening Eco displays – a E, EA and EX array – though usually a large-screen models have a USB 2.0 hub.
All have Carbon Meter to lane and control a monitor’s CO footprint. The E and EX array have a lowest appetite consumption, nonetheless a EA’s Eco mode settings can revoke business electricity bills significantly.
The boxed complement we tested contained a black LCD monitor, bottom stand, power, audio, analog video and DVI-D video cables, along with a setup primer and CD-Rom containing documentation, drivers and colour profile, and guard setup program.
There’s also a three-year guaranty on this guard as well.
No NaviSet support
The CD contains a duplicate of NEC’s NaviSet software, that enables on-screen composition of guard arrangement properties. With this software, we can adjust a arrangement properties regulating a Windows control row rather than regulating a dedicated on-screen arrangement (OSD) buttons.
But after a impotent attempts to get this program to work, NEC told us this guard does not support NaviSet.
The EA192M weighs in during 5.5kg (12.1lbs) and is an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT) glass clear arrangement (LCD) with an 0.294mm dot pitch, with a local fortitude of 1280 x 1024 in 32-bit colour during an aspect ratio of 5:4.
NEC’s EA192M is an LED backlit-type guard giving a wider colour operation than a comparison fluorescent backlit technology. It has an considerable 5ms response time, that significantly reduces ghosting when looking during video.
The EA192M has a 250 cd/m2 liughtness (a magnitude of a light energy constructed by a monitor) and a contrariety ratio of 1000:1 (a magnitude of a disproportion between a monitor’s ability to arrangement black and white).
There are 3 connectors during a behind of a EA192M: a customary analogue VGA connection; a DisplayPort connector (the subsequent era of guard connections); and a DVI-D pier ancillary High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
There are also dual audio jacks: a line-in jack to capacitate a one watt speakers, situated underneath a guard screen, and another to concede headphones to be connected.
The black EA192M (also accessible in white) we looked during was easy to set up, and all a connectors are routed by a wire neat trustworthy to a behind of a guard shade stand.
We connected a SuperMicro 7044A-82R SuperServer regulating Windows Server 2008 R2 to a DVI-D port, and a Labs Dell Optiplex 980 desktop regulating a 32-bit chronicle of Windows 7 Ultimate to a customary 15-pin D-SUB analogue VGA port.
With a VGA connection, NEC’s No-Touch Auto Adjust gives a guard initial settings, that can be optimised regulating a OSD controls.
The shade can be practiced to 110mm for height, slanted by -5º to 20º towards a user, and also rotated by 90º from landscape mode to portrait, nonetheless a tangible shade design does not automatically change to simulate a guard shade re-positioning, like some monitors can.
Users can also insert a guard to a customary wall-mounted Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) wall mountain arm.
We used an analysis chronicle of PassMark’s MonitorTest and ran by a array of arrangement exam patterns to check a EA192M’s design quality.
The colour space (the customary operation of displayable colours), when regulating a customary Red Green Blue (sRGB) settings gave authentic colours with a customary exam images, and a tangible design peculiarity was really good. There was no banding or distinct colour changes when looking during uniformly changing colour gradients in PassMark’s MonitorTest exam patterns.
We also couldn’t detect any LED draining (extraneous light escaping) from a EA192M’s LED backlight, that shows as a splendid shadow, generally on dim backgrounds, or design exaggeration on possibly analogue VGA or DVI-D guard connections.
OSD symbol features
There are 4 on-screen arrangement (OSD) buttons on a bottom right of a shade bezel, sandwiched between a ambient light sensor and a on/off button.
The initial toggles a OSD shade menu, while a second is a four-way directional pivotal (left/right, up/down) used for menu navigation. The third is a name symbol for toggling between a opposite guard connections, and a fourth allows a menu-specific guard settings reset and also toggles a Eco mode [see picture].
There’s also a CO scale giving users a ability to check CO footprint (in kg/KWh) over time, and a multi-currency calculator to plate adult appetite check assets in a right currency.
The buttons are easy to use and a four-way maritime symbol creates trawling a menu complement easy. Such a symbol is indispensable as good given there are a lot of settings and suboptions on a EA192M.
Ambibright hardware light sensor
Ambibright is a hardware light sensor on a bottom corner of a shade bezel subsequent to a OSD buttons, that detects a turn of a ambient light and automatically adjusts a design perspective in and with a automobile liughtness setting.
In power-saving mode, a EA192M draws reduction than 0.5W and a limit appetite expenditure of 32W, though it typically draws 23W.
The EA192M has a dual-setting ECO mode, that decreases appetite expenditure by shortening a liughtness levels. There are dual modes, with ECO mode 2 means to revoke design liughtness by adult to 30 per cent to 16W.
The EA192M also has an intelligent appetite manager that can be set adult regulating a OSD buttons, permitting a guard to enter power-saving mode after a duration of inactivity.
The EA192M is Energy Star 5.0 and TCO 5.0-compliant, and also approved to a Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) bullion standard.
A neat business LCD monitor, with considerable design quality, and all a connectors compulsory by business users.
However, there is no involuntary transition to mural mode when we switched a guard turn from landscape mode, and there’s also no USB heart on a EA192M.