NEC Saves Power for Education

NEC’s new LCD desktop monitors are part of the Accusync line, which is aimed at classrooms and small-and-medium businesses. Both models – the 20″ AS203WMi and 23.6″ AS242W – have an eco mode and NEC’s Intelligent Power Management (IPM). IPM adds an off-timer and other power-saving features.

Both units feature dual digital/analogue inputs (DVI-D and VGA), and can accept signals from each simultaneously. They also share a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

The AS203WMi uses an IPS panel, with 178° viewing angles, 1600 x 900 resolution and a 14ms response time. NEC has built a TN panel into the larger model, however; it has 170°/160° viewing angles, 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 5ms response time. Brightness is 250 cd/m² for both units.

The new Accusync displays will be available this month, for $170 (AW203WMi) and $200 (AS242W).