Is NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX (22-inch) good for school


The Good Light and slender design; small footprint; includes component and digital audio in addition to VGA, DVI and HDMI; useful photo viewer.

The Bad Shallow black and color depth; The dynamic contrast function is too distracting when watching movies; no screen rotation or height adjustment.

The Bottom Line This 22-inch monitor includes features including full video support for video and specialized image and color enhancements. If you’re looking for a great photo viewer, look no further.

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7.3 Overall

  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Support

For the 22-inch NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX has many features for its price (from $ 300 on the Internet), including built-in speakers, headphone jack, HDMI and component connectors, VGA and DVI ports and many software -based enhancements to view photos. A victim for these traits? The monitor displays shallow blacks and colors, and its Dynamic Contrast Ratio is more annoying than useful. The closest NEC competitor, the more efficient $ 319 Dell SP2208WFP, does not offer as many extras but displays great color and is equipped with a webcam. NEC makes the best choice for budget photographers or those looking for a wide variety of features, but consider other options if the best performance is your goal.

The most striking aspect of the 22-inch NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX is its minimalist design. There are only 0.58 inches left and right of the screen. Compared to typical 22-inch models, such as the Samsung SyncMaster T220, which has a 1.8-inch left and right panel, and the Envision G2219w1, which has a 1.9-inch panel length, the difference is hard to notice. The bottom of the 1.75-inch panel accommodates built-in stereo speakers.

The display is more round than the competing monitors – it takes up less space than a typical 8.5-inch oval shape, and although this length is relatively narrow, the display only slightly fluctuates when knocking on the front or side. The screen also has a depth of just 2.5 inches compared to Samsung’s 2.9 inches deep and Envision 3.2 inches deep. The lining has a glossy coat that brings to life a monitor that looks different. The screen is not as reflective as other glossy screens, but still collects fingerprints.

Rear, VGA, DVI, audio port (required for speakers) and headphone jack are easy to access, but the neck of the stand partially obstructs the HDMI port, making it difficult to access. The S / PDIF component and inputs are on the back, but are accessible from the side, so they are easier to reach. Unfortunately, NEC does not provide a component cable with the monitor. Although you can easily access the headphone jack at the back, we better approach it in the front, so we don’t need to rotate the monitor 90 degrees to listen to the headphones.

The height of the NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX screen does not adjust, rotate or rotate, but the screen tilts back about 30 degrees. The display is light, weighing about 11.5 pounds. For comparison, the Samsung SyncMaster T220 weighs 11.2 pounds and the Envision G2219w1 weighs 12.8 pounds. We are also amazed that the NEC included a 9-foot power cord with a display; usually power cords about 6 feet long.

The on-screen display buttons are located in the middle of the panel, and each button is clearly indicated in very light gray. The power button is located at the far right and is accompanied by a cold blue LED directly to the right of it. Left – Menu buttons, Right arrow, Left arrow, Automatic and Source. Pressing the Menu button will bring you to the on-screen menu, which includes many options and requires some getting used to before you can quickly navigate through it. You can choose from six pre-configured options: Standard, Text, Internet, Games, Movie and Sports. Switching from one to the other changes the contrast and brightness to the appropriate level for the task. In the rest of the OSD, the size of the standard fare except for the two sections: Color Enlargement and Image Enlargement. These are two functions that are used to enhance and manipulate color, saturation, and hue, either on the entire screen, or in the case of an enlarged image, only in a particular part of the screen. We’ll take a closer look at them in our Features section.

Manufacturer Specifications:
Resolution: 1,680×1,050
Pixel Response Rate: 5ms
Contrast: 1000: 1
Brightness: 300cd / m2
Connection: HDMI, DVI, VGA, component
HDCP compatible? So
Video cables included? DVI, VGA

The NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX has most of the connectivity options we’ve seen for a 22-inch display, including VGA, DVI, and HDMI, as well as component components and an S / PDIF port for digital audio. The display has a native resolution of 1680×1,050 pixels, which means you won’t be able to view 1080p (1,920×1,080) content without reducing the video to the lower resolution. Two cool OSD features include Boost, which allows you to magnify or darken part of the screen from only a small screen area to half the screen or even the entire screen. You also have the ability to adjust the hue and saturation of the selected portion. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the tint and saturation outside the Picture Boost interface. This feature can be useful if you are running two different programs at the same time, each of which requires different brightness or color settings.

The second feature, Color Boost, allows you to enhance certain colors in the image. If you have a photo of a blue sky that doesn’t look very blue, for example, you would have enabled the “Sky Blue” option to display a lighter photo. However, this does not change the actual photo file. This feature works well on rising colors, but at the same time oversaturates other colors. Unfortunately, color enhancement with this feature compresses and extends the color so that NEC cannot display as many variations of that color.

CNET labs tested the NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX over color-disabled DVI with dynamic contrast ratio. NEC claims that the brightness is 300 candelas per square meter, which was close to the 281 cd / m2 number we received. This was the highest brightness of the last four 22-inch models we tested, the closest competitor was the Samsung 2232GW, which came out at 279 cd / m2. In our NEC contrast ratio test, a 928: 1 rating for 22-inch models is the best performance, yielding only Dell Crystal ‘1,061: 1. In our overall DisplayMate NEC tests, it scored 78, which is the lowest other 22 inch models we’ve recently reviewed. In the color scale test, we saw a squeeze, indicating that the display may have problems displaying different shades of the same color on the bright end of the scale. NEC also experienced problems with color reproduction near the white peak, where we saw the color flush.

This color deficiency has not completely transposed into the real world, though bothKing Kongvideo playback and oursWorld of Warcraftthe test looked good. The colors looked a bit washed out in our test settings, but we were able to adjust the user-defined color settings enough to improve but not alleviate the problem. In addition, the level of black was not as low as we prefer, and even adjusting the brightness, we still saw shallow blacks. While watching movies with Dynamic Contrast enabled, we noticed that in dark scenes, the display would turn off the backlight to make the scene even darker and more cinematic. Unfortunately, in most scenes the backlight ranged from off to depending on the stage lighting – a distracting problem that made some movies, such asWar of the Worldssometimes inaccessible. The NEC requires an angle of view of up to 85 degrees for the AccuSync LCD22WMGX, and that’s true: the quality of the displayed image starts to deteriorate when it looks just a few centimeters from the center.

Finally, the loudness of the loudspeakers sounded disappointing. Even down to 100, the sound, whether from music or from movies, was muted.

Brightness in cd / m2
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

22-inch NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX
281 22 inch Samsung 2232GW
279 22-inch Samsung SyncMaster T220
265 Dell SP2208WFP 22-inch
258 Envision the G2219w1 22-inch
258 22-inch Dell Crystal

Contrast ratio
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

22-inch Dell Crystal
1,006:1 22-inch NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX
928:1 Dell SP2208WFP 22-inch
927:1 Envision the G2219w1 22-inch
927:1 22-inch Samsung SyncMaster T220
894:1 22 inch Samsung 2232GW

DisplayMate Performance Test
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

22-inch Dell Crystal
90 Dell SP2208WFP 22-inch
90 22 inch Samsung 2232GW
89 22-inch Samsung SyncMaster T220
83 Envision the G2219w1 22-inch
80 22-inch NEC AccuSync LCD22WMGX

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Service and support
The NEC covers the AccuSync LCD22WMGX with a three-year warranty covering parts, operation and lighting. Free technical support is available on weekdays from 5:00 to 5:00 pm. PT. NEC also offers real-time email and chat support. The support website is easy to navigate, making drivers and manuals easy to find.

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