NEC MultiSync WGX2 20" TFT Review

Introduction, Packaging, Package and Specification


The LCD market seems to have blown up recently with the advent of high-definition consoles and HDTV. With more and more monitors flooding the market it's hard to pick out one from the bunch.

NEC are well known for their excellent professional monitors, especially for graphic design. Will the 20" Multisynch WGX² match up?


I received a non-retail boxed sample from NEC so there's not much to say on that front. The inside packaging was excellent and the panel was protected very well with a lot of foam-style packaging. Assuming this is what NEC use in their retail units there's not much chance of a miss-hap by the couriers.

NEC multisynch 20


The package for the monitor provides you with everything you will need with the monitor:

* EMI Shielded DVI>DVI cable
* EMI Shielded VGA>VGA Cable
* USB Hub Cable
* UK Power Cable
* Manual

My loan version seems to be missing the Data CD and some marketing blurb that comes with the retail

NEC Multisynch

This is a pretty complete bundle and includes everything you would need to get the monitor up and running.


Panel Technology S-IPS TFT
Screen Size [inch/cm] 20.1/51.1

Pixel Pitch [mm] 0.258
Viewing Angle [°] 178 horizontal / 178 vertical (typ. at contrast ratio 10:1)
Contrast Ratio (typ.) 700:1; (1600:1 with Advanced DV Mode)
Brightness (typ.) [cd/m²] 470
Response Time (typ.) [ms] 6 (grey-to-grey); 12 (tr - tf)
Colours [Mio.] 16.77
Horizontal Frequency [kHz] 31.5 - 81.1 (analog and digital)
Vertical Frequency [Hz] 56 - 75

Optimum Resolution 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz
Other Resolutions 1440 x 900; 1400 x 1050; 1360 x 768; 1280 x 1024; 1280 x 960; 1152 x 870; 1152 x 864; 1024 x
768; 832 x 624; 800 x 600; 720 x 400; 640 x 480

Connectors Digital: 1 x DVI-D; Analog: 1 x mini D-sub 15 pin
Plug & Play VESA DDC/CI; EDID Standard; VESA DDC2Bi

Adjust Functions Auto Adjust; Brightness; Colour Temperature Control; Contrast; Fine Adjust (analog); Intelligent
Power Management; Language Select; Monitor Information; NTAA (Non-Touch-Auto-Adjustment);
On-Screen-Manager (OSM), lock-out; sRGB
Safety and Ergonomics CE; TCO03; TÜV ergonomic approved; TÜV GS; GEEA Energy Label; Energy Star; FCC Class B; PCT/
Gost; UL/C-UL or CSA; ISO 13406-2 (pixel failure class II); MPR II/ MPR III; RoHS
Power Requirements on Mode [W] 71 (typ.)
Power Requirements Power-saving Mode [W] < 2
Power Supply 100-120 V/220-240 V; 1.2 A/0.6 A; integrated power supply
Ambient Temperature (operating) [°C] 5 to 35
Ambient Humidity (operating) [%] 30 to 80 (non-condensing)
VESA Mounting [mm] 100 x 100
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm] 471.4 x 391.5 x 203
Screen Tilt [°] -5 to +30
Swivel [°] -170 to +170

Bezel Width [mm] 18.1
Cable Management yes
Kensington Lock yes
OptiClear DVM yes
Weight [kg] 6.3
Specials 16:10 Wide Format; Analog/Digital Interface; Dynamic Visual Mode (DVM); NaviKey; NaViSet® and
NaViSet® Administrator compatible; OptiClear DVM; Power-Off Timer; Rapid Response Technology;
sRGB; USB ver. 2.0 (4 down / 1 up)
Audio Functions None
Colour Versions Silver Front Bezel, Black Back Cabinet
Shipping Content Monitor; Power Cable; Signal Cable VGA - VGA; DVI-D - DVI-D; USB Cable; CD-ROM; Sales Office List;
User Manual
Warranty 3 years warranty including backlight

The Specs look pretty good but how does the monitor look?

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14-01-2007, 08:13:54

Hopefully they won't dissapear, I thought Bill Gates gave them some money to take linux to court about stuff a while ago (or was that sun?)

Guess they've used that up tho and it seems most people are opting for free or open source linux/unix systems which I guess is not helping them that much.Quote

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