"The MultiSync EA232WMi provides our elite IT customers with several improvements over its predecessor," said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. "Its LED backlight and mercury-free composition make it greener, and it is lighter in weight, consumes less power and is a recipient of TCO 5.1, the newest TCO compliance rating. We work diligently to develop products that operate hand-in-hand with users, and the ergonomics, technologies and energy efficiency built into the MultiSync EA Series accomplish that objective."
Sounds like a bunch of marketing chest-thumping, but for what it's worth, our recent examination of NEC's PA271W panel left us more than a little impressed. Like that other IPS-based monitor, the EA232WMi works in both portrait and landscape mode. Other features include a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution; 25,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic, of course); DisplayPort, DVI-I, and VGA connectivity; integrated 4-port USB 2.0 hub; down-firing speakers with audio jack; and an ambient light sensor.
The EA232WMi will go on sale this month for around $300 street.