Professional Widescreen LCD Displays

Here are two widescreen LCD displays suitable for a graphics professional:

NEC’s 26-inch widescreen MultiSync LCD2690WUXiSV LCD display
($1,200) has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, an 800:1 contrast ratio, a colorimeter, height and angle adjustment, rotation to portrait mode, and includes a built-in four-port USB hub.

Once calibrated, the display shows accurate color, and uses X-light Pro technology to keep color consistent over the life of the monitor.

It also comes with a four year warranty.

Dell’s 30-inch widescreen UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC
($1,400) is possibly a better value, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, adjustment for tilt, swivel and height, four USB 2.0 ports and a digital camera media card reader.

It’s as bright and crisp as the Apple Cinema HD, but with a much greater color gamut. Unlike NEC’s display, it does not include a colorimeter so you’ll want to pick up a Pantone Huey ($89–$129) or ColorVision Spyder ($169–$279) for accurate color.