NEC Releases Flagship PA311D 4K HDR Display for Color-Critical Work


NEC makes great displays, so when the company releases a brand-new, professional-grade panel, it is absolutely worth taking a deeper look. Recently made available for purchase is the MultiSync PA311D, a 31.1" 4K HDR screen with outstanding color fidelity. It is a high-quality 10-bit IPS LCD panel that has a true DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, 100% coverage of Adobe RGB, and a 14-bit 3D internal LUT. On top of this is HDR support with a 1400:1 contrast ratio.

NEC MultiSync PA311D 31.1" Display

As the flagship of the PA Series, this monitor has some big shoes to fill. The improved resolution, enhanced contrast, and upgrade to the latest connectivity options, including USB-C, certainly help secure its position on top. Cementing it in place is the inclusion of HLG and PQ HDR support. The true 10-bit panel benefits from NEC’s custom SpectraView II Engine, which makes use of an always-on backlight sensor to ensure stable color over the lifetime of the display. It can also work in sRGB, Adobe RGB, DCI-P3, Rec. 709, and Rec.2100 color spaces, everything you need for advanced photo and video applications.

As for connectivity, there are two DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, two HDMI inputs, and a USB 3.1 hub. The USB-C connection can even provide 65W of charging to a connected laptop. If you want more control over calibration of your display, the PA311D will be available in a kit with a colorimeter and software to optimize performance for your space.

NEC MultiSync PA311D 31.1" with SpectraView Engine and SpectraViewII Color Calibration

This is an amazing set of specs for a monitor and it is fitting for a flagship. Are you interested in the latest pro display from NEC? Let us know what you think in the Comments box, below.


Will the HDR work on Mac OS X?  Or is Apple’s own HDR Pro display really the only way to get HDR on a Mac?

Unfortunately it does seem like this is the case, at least when talking about a native connection and the standard desktop. Select software with third-party components (DaVinci Resolve with the Mini Monitor 4K for example), can get you some form of HDR output when working in their applications.