January 14, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
NEC wants to throw a curve into the monitor market. The CRVD-LMD 42-inch display may produce a cool image, but it’s what on the outside that counts: a funky wrap-around design.
Now while this may be cool for close-up gaming action, what does it do for those couch-loving potatoes? Well, aside from boasting a 2,880 x 900 resolution, a speedy response time, and 10-30 percent productivity improvements, the unit also packs in a light engine that combines LED lighting and a DLP chip.
There’s no word on pricing, but the CRVD-LMD is expected to ship in Q2 this year. Check out the official specs below.
- NEC Model: CRVD-42DWX+
- Diagonal: 42.4 inches
- Native Resolution: 2880 x 900 – Double WXGA+
- Curved Seamless Image: Yes
- Response Time: <0.02milliseconds
- Dynamic Range: 12-bit - 4,096 levels
- NTSC Color Gamut (%): >170%
- Number of Colors: 68.7 billion
- Contrast (typical): >10,000:1
- Brightness (typical): 350 nits
- Field of View: H90°@ 24” x V30° @ 24”
- Screen Dimensions (flat) W: 40.4” x H: 12.6”
- Pixel Pitch: 0.36mm, 71 dpi
- Aspect Ratio: 3.2 : 1
- Monitor Weight (no stand): 25 lbs.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.