If you’re in a corporate, financial, healthcare or broadcast environment and need a display for your Apple laptop or Mac mini, or a second display to go with an iMac, the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi (www.necdisplay.com) is worth a look. It’s also a display option for the upcoming Mac Pro.

The US$800 NEC MultiSync EA294WMi features a thin 29-inch, 21:9 IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1080 and wide viewing angles (178 degrees horizontal and vertical). Thanks to the new format that complies¬†with a dual screen set up of two 19-inch conventional screens it’s a solid alternative for a multiple screen set up.

The Ambient Light Sensor sports an Auto Brightness function that sets optimized brightness level according to ambient light and content conditions. The Human Sensor feature can detect the presence of a person in front of the screen, so the display switches on/off automatically depending on the presence of the user. For those in certain fields will be interested in its DICOM simulation ability for straightforward radiological review applications.

What’s more, the NEC MultiSync also boasts a comprehensive input panel, including DisplayPort, HDMI/MHL, DVI-D, VGA and a four-port USB hub. It also packs a so-so integrated speaker.