NEC have announced a professional-quality LCD monitor, the 22-inch MultiSync P221W. Intended for use in color-critical environments, the P221W has a 1680 x 1050 native resolution, 96-percent AdobeRGB color gamut, AmbiBright automatic brightness adjustment and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. It also works with NEC's new SpectraView color calibration kit.
Operating in portrait or landscape modes, the P221W has a 16ms response time, 300 cd/m2 typical brightness and XtraView for wide viewing angles. It can be fitted with an optional audio soundbar.
The NEC MultiSync P221W will be available in December 2008, priced at around $636.90. The SpectraView color calibration kit, meanwhile, will also be available in December 2008, with a customized sensor and software designed for use with wide gamut LCD displays; it will have an MRSP of $374.99.