NEC Intros 17" MultiSync LCD175M LCD Monitor For $179

NEC's most recent announcement (before this one, obviously) was focused on USB 3.0. This one, however, has absolutely nothing to do with speedy transfers. NEC Display Solutions is launching an all-new monitor today for those growing tired of looking at the same pixels day after day.

The 17" MultiSync LCD175M features an EPEAT Gold rating, Energy Star 5.0 logo and plenty of eco-friendly amenities. In fact, the ECO Mode allows users to maneuver between two energy-savings modes and enables the calculation of power consumption savings for the monitor’s carbon footprint meter. Specs are pretty average for a monitor such as this, and it won't do you much good if you're looking for a new screen to watch Blu-ray films on. It'll ship later this month for $179.

A partial list of the LCD175M features are:

  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 5ms fast response time
  • 250 cd/m² brightness
  • 1280 x 1024 high-definition resolution
  • Height-adjust (50mm) and tilt capabilities
  • 50% less mercury content and power consumption than its predecessors
  • Two-step ECO Mode for significant power consumption savings
  • Carbon footprint meter for tracking of carbon savings
  • EPEAT Gold in U.S. and Canada
  • ENERGY STAR 5.0 compliance
  • TCO 5.0 compliance
  • Recycled plastic partially utilized in chassis structure
  • Space-saving, down-firing multimedia speakers with headphone jack
  • Certified for Windows® 7, XP and Vista

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