Alternately, you can pop the panel off the stand/base by removing a series of Phillips screws and stick the monitor on your wall via the Vesa Mount (100mm). It's a feature that's of limited appeal in the workplace, unless you work from a home office.
What may be of more interest to the workhorse crowd is the panel's ability to rotate from landscape to portrait mode, a welcome feature for power surfers and Word document wizards. Combined with the flexible base/stand, the EA273WM-BK lives up to its billing as an ergonomic monitor for the office. Unfortunately, the OSD doesn't rotate with the screen, so if you need to make adjustments on the fly, you'll either have to turn the screen back into landscape mode or tilt your head like an owl.
Another feature that's friendly for the workplace is NEC's ControlSync technology. Users are able to copy the settings from a designated 'Master' monitor to up to five additional sub-monitors by using the included ControlSync cable. The neat thing about this is that settings made to the master panel will be automatically applied to all others. This also works with the human and luminance sensors so you don't have to worry about disabling the energy saving features on monitors you won't be sitting directly in front of.
There are plenty of connectivity options on the EA273WM-BK. Underneath the panel are two USB 2.0 ports, a USB uplink, audio input, ControlSync input/output, HDMI (with HDCP support), DVI-D, 15-pin D-Sub connector, and a DisplayPort. NEC also hid a pair of 1W speakers in the back. Like most integrated cans, NECs are nothing to write home about, though they're sufficient for watching YouTube clips and listening to video presentations.
Over on the side of the panel are two additional USB 2.0 ports and a headphone jack.