So you may be a professional photographer, graphic designer, etc and you are wondering if it is time to finally get that new monitor. Your LCD is fading or your CRT is finally ready to be replaced. But after looking around you wonder “do I go with the 22″ Eizo, where I am buying the reputation Eizo has developed over the last few years, or do I go with the 26″ NEC 2690WUXi2?”
I did some research before I purchased. Not that I am a big tech head, but I did ask around, so my friend Brad told me to look at this NEC. He had seen it at PPE in November, he and several others thought this was a great monitor. One of the big advantages of the new NEC over the previous generation model is that the contrast ratio is now 1:1000.
So my friend Aaron told me he had just bought the Eizo 22″ in the last few months and after hearing that I got the new NEC offered to come to my stuido and we do a side by side comparision. Well I think we both agreed that the side by side test put the NEC on top. Both in value $1180 delivered no tax vs. the Eizo about $1400 + tax. And quality, one of the main reasons I feel the NEC looked better was the contrast ratio of 1:1000.
No dout that the Eizo is a very fine product but in the end I went for more screen space, less money and, I think, better quality. Look forward to hear your opinions. And thanks Aaron for schelpping it over here.