NEC has released a new 27-inch performance mainstream monitor aimed at business and enterprise customers that are after a 4K display with modern USB Type-C connectivity. The MultiSync EA271U monitor offers rather typical specs for an LCD of this class, but adds some additional features to cut down power consumption of the device, which may appeal to certain companies.

The NEC MultiSync EA271U is a 27-inch IPS monitor that offers a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate, and a 5 ms response time. While the LCD is aimed at typical business and enterprise workloads, it's still a 10-bit panel and can reproduce 1.07. billion colors, a rare feature for products of this class. As for color gamut, it covers 100% of the sRGB color space, 78.1% of the AdobeRGB gamut, and 75.1% of NTSC.

One of the prime features of the MultiSync EA271U are its thin 1-mm bezels that enable users to build near-seamless dual or multi-display configurations. Meanwhile the monitor is supported by NEC’s ControlSync software that enables easy setup of up to six displays.

Two other interesting features that the NEC MultiSync EA271U monitor offers are ambient light and human presence sensors, which can adjust brightness depending on ambient lighting or switch to power saving mode if the user leaves. Since many companies are trying to cut down their power consumption and “go green”, the said capabilities may actually sell the product to the target audience.

When it comes to connectivity, NEC’s monitor for business and enterprise clients features a DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI ports, and a USB Type-C input with DP alt mode support. The latter can deliver up to 60 W of power to connected laptop, which is enough for typical 13.3-inch machines. In addition, the display has a triple-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub, built-in speakers, audio jacks, and an adjustable stand.

NEC’s MultiSync EA271U-BK display is now available directly from the company for $699. For those who need color accuracy, NEC also offers display calibration tools and even a display hood.

Specifications of the NEC MultiSync EA271U
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.16 mm²
Pixel Density 163 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 100%
AdobeRGB: 78.1%
NTSC: 75.1%
Stand Tilt, height and pivot adjustable
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1x USB-C (DP 1.2 Alt Mode)
HDCP 2.2
USB Hub 3-port USB 3.0
Audio 2 W × 2
audio out port
Power Idle 0.29 W
Typical 38 W
Peak 150 W
Delivery 60 W
Launch Price $699

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Source: NEC

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