NEC Announces The EX341R, A New Curved-Display Monitor
NEC today announced that it’s also jumping on the curved-screen bandwagon with the EX341R, a new monitor aimed at businesses as well as other, non-gamer users. The new screen will come in two flavors, the regular EX341R-BK and the EX341R-SV-BK, which will set consumers back $1000 and $1150, respectively. The $150 price difference buys users advanced color-mode controls and calibration tools.
Much like Dell, NEC sees an opportunity to sell high-quality screens to non-gamers: the EX341R costs a little less than similar products aimed at that group due to not having G-Sync functionality or the same insane refresh rates. That’s not to say the EX341R can’t be used for gaming of course, it just doesn’t boast the same specs that gamers are supposed to expect in today’s market.
The NEC EX341R monitors have a SVA panel, offering users a 3440 by 1440 resolution and 290 nits brightness. The contrast ratio is 1000:1, which, together with the advanced color calibration tools will offer an amazing viewing experience. Though it may not be meant for playing games, it still offers a healthy 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time, which should be more than enough for most casual players.
The EX341R can connect to a host computer with either a DisplayPort 1.2 with MST support or one of two HDMI headers (1.4 and 2.0); it also has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub with two USB Type-B ports. Another big advantage is that NEC, thanks to its MultiSync technology, allows for its screens to connect to up to 25 other screens in a multi-display setup, making it ideal for large companies or anyone else that relies on many displays to get the job done.
The NEC EX341R is likely to be a great asset to the monitor market thanks to this last function as well as it’s relatively friendly price tag; it will be available later this month.
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