NEC's 19" MultiSync EA190M LCD Provides Rare Standard-Aspect Ratio

19" monitors just feel a bit tiny this day and age. For the most part, 20" and 24" LCDs are within reach, with 17" and 19" LCDs reserved only for those working in tight spaces and needing a secondary display. If that's you, however, you may be interested in NEC's MultiSync EA190M.

The 19" display provides a rare look at a standard-aspect ratio screen, which is great for certain design professionals who still need to look at 5:4 objects rather than 16:9 or 16:10 widescreen. Aimed specifically at business environments, government applications and education users, the panel consumes 50% less energy and contains 50% less mercury than traditional LCD monitors. The one-touch ECO mode allows users to quickly maneuver between two energy-savings mode, and as for specs, you'll find 250 nits of brightness, a 900:1 contrast ratio, a 5ms response time and a resolution of 1280x1024.

There's also a 4-way ergonomic stand, a sleek black bezel and five visual presets (standard, text, movie, photo, game). The EA190M will begin shipping in September 2009 with an estimated street price of $259, which includes a 3-year warranty.