Model: P221W-BK
Replaced By PA231W-BK
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Meet the NEC MultiSync P221W, a widescreen LCD display ideal for graphics/photography applications. The P221W, which touts a wide color gamut and high brightness, offers users working in color-critical environments the opportunity to take advantage of professional-grade desktop display benefits without breaking their budgets.
  • 4-way ergonomic design (height-adjust, pivot, tilt & swivel) enhances your viewing comfort
  • 96% coverage of AdobeRGB color space
  • Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 1680 x 1050 native resolution, 300cd/m2 brightness)
  • Supports 10-bit internal programmable lookup tables (LUTs) for calibration
  • AmbiBright™ ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness based on lighting conditions
  • XtraView+™ technology provides for the widest viewing angles available with minimal off-angle color shift

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene and Formaldehyde (gas), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov


Panel Technology PVA Viewable Image Size 22 "
Aspect Ratio 16:10 Native Resolution 1680x1050
Pixel Pitch 0.28 mm Pixels Per Inch 89 @ native resolution
Backlight Type CCFL Brightness (typical) 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1000:1 Viewing Angle (typical) 178° Vert., 178° Hor. (89U/89D/89L/89R) @ CR>10
Response Time (typical) 8 ms Displayable Colors 16.7 million out of 1.05 billion
Lookup Table 10-bit Color Gamut
Adobe RGB Coverage/Size:
95.6% / 97.6%
NTSC Coverage/Size:
91.4% / 93.3%
sRGB Coverage/Size:
98.8% / 131.7%

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 31.5-93.8/119.2 kHz Vertical 51-85 Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

DVI-I, VGA 15-pin D-sub Input Terminals
DVI-I, VGA 15-pin D-sub

Power Consumption (typical)

On 62W Power Savings Mode 2 W

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
With stand:
19.9 x 16.1-22 x 9.7 in. / 506.4 x 410-560 x 247.3mm
Without stand:
19.9 x 12.9 x 3.7 in. / 506.4 x 328.7 x 94 mm
Net Weight (with stand):
18.5 lbs. / 8.4 kg
Net Weight (without stand):
12.6 lbs. / 5.7 kg.
VESA Hole Configuration 100 x 100mm  

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 41-95°F / 5-35°C Operating Humidity 30-80%
Operating Altitude 10,000 ft. / 3048m Storage Temperature 14-140°F / -10-60°C
Storage Humidity 10-85% Storage Altitude 40,000 ft. / 12,192m

Environmental Compliance

RoHS Yes  

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

3 years  

Additional Features

  • ECO Mode
  • Carbon footprint meter
  • Thin frame
  • Tilt
  • Swivel
  • Pivot
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Quick release stand
  • Carrying handle
  • Rapid Response
  • Ambix
  • XtraView+
  • OSD user controls
  • NaViSet software
  • Cable management
  • Touch-integratable
  • VESA mount
  • HDCP
  • DDC/CI
  • No Touch Auto Adjust
  • 10-bit LUT
  • Auto brightness (ambient light sensor)
  • Black Level adjustment
  • AmbiBright
  • CableComp
  • GammaComp MD QA software
  • SpectraView software-ready


  • SpectraViewII Color Calibration Kit (SVII-PRO-KIT)
  • Color calibration sensor (MDSVSENSOR2)
  • SpectraView software (SVIISOFT)
  • Multimedia soundbar - black (SOUNDBAR90-BK)
  • Hood (SV-HOOD)

Allows up to two inputs (VGA and DVI-I) to be connected to a single monitor and for each of the three signals to be displayed with the press of a button.
Delivers wide viewing angles of up to 178º horizontally and vertically (up to 89º up, down, left and right) with less color shift and without any glare, reflection or distortion.
Rapid Response™
Delivers virtually uninterrupted, undistorted viewing of high-speed, full-motion video.
Automatically adjusts the backlight depending on the brightness of ambient lighting conditions. It also tells the monitor to enter power saving mode whenever the ambient lighting falls below a predetermined value (like when lights are shut off at the end of the day), which can significantly reduce energy consumption.
No Touch Auto Adjust™
Allows the monitor to be automatically adjusted to optimal image settings when initially turned on.

CNET reviews 22 inch NEC MultiSync P221W LCD monitor
CNET editors rate the P221W as Very Good with 3½ out of 5 stars, noting its wide viewing angles, robust and easy-to-navigate onscreen display, accurate colors and several useful ergonomic options.
Shutterbug Magazine reviews NEC's P221W-BK-SV
Reviewer David Brooks says, "This NEC package of display, software, and colorimeter is definitely professional-level quality in every dimension, while at the same time being easy to install, set up, and use effectively and efficiently."
Computer Shopper Review of P221W
Computer Shopper reviewed the MultiSync P221W, rating it an 8.2 for its versatile color representation and wide viewing angle.


Display Calibration Software
Display Calibration Software (download)

SpectraView Kits

Professional Display Calibration Bundle


NEC Customized Wide Gamut Color Calibration Sensor

  • User manual
  • Power cord
  • 15-pin D-sub cable
  • DVI cable
  • Cable Cover
  • Mounting Screws

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