NEC has a clear focus on eco-savings with its newly E231W, a twenty-three-inch LED-backlit display that is directed at office environments due some to these gains and to a flexible, adjustable stand. When matched with a instead minimalist matt-black plan we'd be tended to correspond about the objective market, but there come along to be plenty environmental settings and solid plenty specifications to propose that, on paper at least, it'd be a beneficial totally-rounder.
The screen arrives with a little but stable circular stand that must be screwed into the instead innovatively planned back-plate. This offers height adjustment up to 110mm, entire ninety-degree rotation to use the display in portrait mode, a ninety-degree swivel movement and twenty-degree tilt. We were struck by the smooth and stable range of motion on offer and, unlike lots rivals of this type, there's very small “wobble” or fine-tuning required to accomplish the orientation needed.
A selection of DVI-D, VGA and screen Port inputs are useable and although it's a little unsatisfying not to ensure an HDMI interface here, we're not overly surprised thinking the target market. The native HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 is pretty standard these days, as is the 1,000:1 (25,000:1 dynamic) contrast ratio and five ms reply time.
We were too struck, initially at least, by the broad range of environmental settings useable by the on-display screen, which are balanced by auto-brightness and eco-modes and offer quite a prominent degree of assure.
The eco-mode settings are far improve however, and with fifty percent savings allegedly useable compared to TFT screens, they are a large plus-point for the environmentally-conscious.