NEC announces 43-inch curved LCD for the low, low price of $8,000

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Some people like big cars, some like big guns, and some like big monitors. If you’re a big monitor person, this 43-inch curved LCD with a 32:10 aspect ratio from NEC is right up your alley.

It’s wildly expensive at $8,000 but that just means you’ll see it in trendy shops, web design firms, and hedge funds all over the place. Actual specs include an 2880 x 900 resolution (double WXGA), 200 cd/m2 brightness, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, “wide color gamut with 100% coverage of sRGB and 99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB,” DVI/HDMI inputs, and built-in USB hub.

To put that in perspective, two $99 19-inch LCDs next to each other would give you the same resolution. But you don’t get the curve or the giant screen. That costs an extra $7,800 and “eliminates bezel and screen gap issues for increased productivity and decreased frustration.”

The NEC CRV43 will be available in July.

Full press release:

CHICAGO – June 4, 2009 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the 43″ NEC CRV43 ultra-widescreen specialty desktop display, designed for use in applications such as professional graphics, higher education, government, financial, command & control and home office.

The NEC CRV43 curved display can be seen at InfoComm 09 on June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The unique NEC CRV43 curved display provides a much wider field of view and greater dynamic range with its double WGXA resolution (32:10 aspect ratio). The user’s taskbar is extended natively and setup is made easy to configure with one input. These features make it an ideal solution for simulation, digital imaging and command & control.

“The NEC CRV43 curved display provides an excitingly immersive viewing experience for any type of user,” said Keith Yanke, Director of Product Marketing for NEC Display Solutions. “Its lightning-fast response time coupled with its seamless curved screen provides enhanced comfort, decreased frustration and increased productivity. The monitor eliminates the bezel and screen gap issues that have complicated users’ work environment for years.”

The NEC CRV43 curved display includes the following features:
* Seamless curved screen, which eliminates bezel and screen gap issues for increased productivity and decreased frustration (according to Center for Human-Computer Interaction – Shupp et al, presented at Graphics Interface 2006)
* 2880 x 900 double WXGA native resolution
* 200 cd/m² brightness
* 0.02ms Rapid Response
* 10,000:1 contrast ratio
* Wide color gamut with 100% coverage of sRGB and 99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB
* Single link DVI-D and HDMI 1.3 input connectors
* USB 2.0 connectivity for easy use of peripherals
* Front panel controls
* On Screen Display (OSD®) and software-based GUI, which enables advanced display control options

The NEC CRV43 curved display is backed by a 3-year parts and labor warranty including the backlight and will be available for July 2009 shipment with estimated street price of $7,999.

[via Akihabara]

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