Model: PA271W-BK
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The 27" NEC MultiSync PA271W, a widescreen LCD display ideal for graphics and photography applications, makes even your most demanding color-critical projects seem simple. This model, which touts a dynamic design, wide color gamut, 14-bit 3D LUT, eco-conscious features, high brightness and many cutting-edge technologies, has created a new benchmark for accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance.
  • DisplayPort provides maximum display performance
  • 97.1% coverage of AdobeRGB color space
  • Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1440 native resolution, 300cd/m2 brightness)
  • Supports 14-bit 3D 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
  • DisplaySync Pro™ controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
  • Color Vision Emulation for type P/D/T supporting Color Universal Design
  • DisplayPort cable compatibility notice
  • Available with SpectraViewII Color Calibration Kit (PA271W-BK-SV)
  • NaViSet Administrator 2: Free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations

Legal Disclaimer To California Residents
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 IPS Viewable Image Size 27 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native Resolution 2560x1440
Pixel Pitch 0.23 mm Pixels Per Inch 109 @ 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) 7 ms Displayable Colors 1.07 billion out of 4.3 trillion
Lookup Table 14-bit (3D) Color Gamut
Adobe RGB Coverage/Size:
97.1% / 107.2%
NTSC Coverage/Size:
92.6% / 102.5%
sRGB Coverage/Size:
100% / 144.7%

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 31.5-93.9 kHz (Digital only) Vertical 50-87 Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

DisplayPort, DVI-D Dual Link (2) Input Terminals
DisplayPort, DVI-D Dual Link (2)

Power Consumption (typical)

On 117W Power Savings Mode 1.4 W

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
With stand:
25.2 x 15.6-21.5 x 9.3 in. / 640.4 x 396.2-546.2 x 235.5mm
Without stand:
25.2 x 14.9 x 3.3 in. / 640.4 x 378.6 x 85 mm
Net Weight (with stand):
30 lbs. / 13.6 kg
Net Weight (without stand):
21.2 lbs. / 9.6 kg.
VESA Hole Configuration 100 x 100mm, 200 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 TCO 5.0

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

4 years with 48 hour advanced exchange  

Additional Features

  • ECO Mode
  • Carbon footprint meter
  • Thin frame
  • Tilt
  • Swivel
  • Pivot
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Height-adjustable stand with locking base
  • Quick release stand
  • Carrying handle
  • Rapid Response
  • Ambix4
  • XtraView+
  • OSD user controls
  • MultiProfiler software
  • USB hub (2 up/3 down) with DisplaySync Pro
  • Cable management
  • VESA mount
  • HDCP
  • DDC/CI
  • 14-bit 3D LUT
  • X-Light Pro
  • Black Level adjustment
  • AmbiBright
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Adobe RGB
  • CableComp
  • TileMatrix
  • TileComp
  • GammaComp MD QA software
  • SpectraView software-ready


  • SpectraViewII Color Calibration Kit (SVII-PRO-KIT)
  • Color calibration sensor (MDSVSENSOR2)
  • SpectraView software (SVIISOFT)
  • Hood (HDPA27)
  • Multimedia soundbar - black (SOUNDBAR90-BK)

MultiSync P/PA Series Picture by Picture
Displays a either second video source or the same video source in an window beside the main video source. The Picture by Picture window can display the video source in the same or an alternate color space.
MultiSync P/PA Series Picture in Picture
Displays a either second video source or the same video source in an adjustable sub-window over the main video source. The Picture in Picture window can display the video source in the same or an alternate color space.p>
Auto Image Rotation
Automatic rotation of the displayed image based on the orientation of the monitor head

Internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables (LUTs) allow the display of 1.07 billion colors out of a palette of 4.3 trillion (with 10-bit DisplayPort input) for accurate color, smooth images and hardware calibration.
Allows up to four inputs (DisplayPort, VGA and two DVI-D) to be connected to a single monitor and for each of the four signals to be displayed with the press of a button.
Digital Uniformity Compensation
Reduces screen uniformity errors and compensates for differences in color/grayscale and luminance using new signal processing circuitry.
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.
Equalizes the video signal to eliminate color halos on long cable runs.

New MultiProfiler Software, Updated Version of SpectraViewII<sup><small>TM</small></sup>&nbsp;Software Showcase the Features of the MultiSync&reg; PA Series
Editors Call NEC’s 27-inch Widescreen LCD Display ‘Absolutely Stunning’

CNET reviews NEC MultiSync Pa271W
 "The Pa271W is the best performing monitor we've tested and has the most ridiculously robust onscreen display we've ever seen. Its color reproduction is impeccable and it has virtually no backlight bleed through." -Eric Franklin
NEC Pa271W 27" Wide Gamut Professional Display and 30" MultiSync LCD3090WQXi
Lloyd Chambers discusses his professional use and recommendation of the Pa271W and LCD3090WQXi.
Macworld reviews NEC's MultiSync Pa271W
With strong ergonomics, multiple connection options and color adjustment tools, the Pa271W receives 4.5 out of 5 mice.
NEC Pa271w
Please click here visit CRN's website to read this product review.
Photographer Ron Martinsen Reviews NEC's MultiSync Pa Series
Ron Martinsen says, "These are a great couple of displays that I can't recommend highly enough. I will warn you though — once you try them you’ll be hooked!"
aaUG reviews the "outstanding" MultiSync Pa271W-BK-SV
Reviewer Bruce Herman says, "the NEC display is guaranteed to work with Macs" and "if you are serious about color management and quality, I highly recommend the NEC Pa271W-BK-SV".
anandTech gives a very detailed review of the 27” MultiSync Pa271W-BK-SV
“If you are a design professional who needs accurate color more than anything else, and things like display uniformity and a wider gamut are of high importance, then you are the target for the NEC,” said Chris Heinonen of anandTech.
Lloyd Chambers reviews the Pa Series and SpectraViewII calibration software
NEC supporter Lloyd Chambers reviews and promotes the 27” MultiSync Pa271W-BK and 30” MultiSync Pa301W-BK, as well as the SpectraViewII calibration software and sensors.


Display Calibration Software
Display Calibration Software (download)

SpectraView Kits

Professional Display Calibration Bundle


NEC Customized Wide Gamut Color Calibration Sensor

  • Power cord
  • DVI cable
  • USB cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable

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