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NEC EA305WMi

NEC EA305WMi PC Monitor

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30" 2560 X 1600 LED Jan 2016
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The NEC MultiSync EA305WMi features an extremely thin 30" AH-IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 which results in an ultra-modern and slim design. Ambient Light and Human... More
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11 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This medium monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which wrote that this flatpanel monitor was superb.

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC PC displays and also specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Two Upstream Ports

The EA305WMi is a two upstream port PC display.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released medium monitors.

Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Benq GW2470HM[plb_3720985_price], the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price], or the Acer TFTs[plb_3745189_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The EA305WMi has a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released medium monitors also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 243V5QHSBA[plb_3838203_price], the LG 34UC88-B[plb_3316458_price], and the YASHI YZ2206[plb_3339152_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of medium monitors that have been available for the last year is 16M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the EA305WMi's display colour count is one of the most amongst recently released PC screens.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most of the other new medium monitors only have one DisplayPort, however the NEC EA305WMi has two DisplayPorts.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC EA305WMi has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other new medium monitors. Latest PC displays have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The EA305WMi has a quite big display diagonal (76.2 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months. New similar spec PC monitors have screen sizes of between 49cm and 690cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the EA305WMi is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this LCD screen. In addition, this flatpanel monitor have graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 2560 x 1440. Similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The EA305WMi has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that were launched around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on recently released medium monitors. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this NEC LCD screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi, the EA305WMi is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Predator GN276HL[pl_3245778_price], or the GN276HL[pl_3495354_price] both from Acer or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most latest medium monitors do not have a built-in camera. The EA305WMi is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VSD224[plb_3714609_price], the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price], or the Philips 241B7QPJKEB[plb_3861282_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The EA305WMi does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader and we think the 2407WFP[pl_3247392_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL or the Benq PV270[plb_3434754_price] is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

This PC monitor has an efficiency rating of C. The EA305WMi has an average running cost of £101 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run recently released medium monitors.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 6 milliseconds, the EA305WMi has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EA305WMi. The fastest response time of new medium monitors is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

At 83 Watts, the EA305WMi has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year. The average maximum power consumption of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the EA305WMi is 49W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 17W to 230W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 88 kilowatt hours, the NEC EA305WMi has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi. The average annual energy consumption of latest medium monitors is 49kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 23kWh to 140kWh.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EA305WMi is 4.7kg. The EA305WMi is one of the heaviest recently released medium monitors (11 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 48 Watts, the EA305WMi has a very high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EA305WMi. Across all the new medium monitors the power consumptions in economy mode range from 0.21W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC EA305WMi

Released Twelve Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for twelve months.

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC EA305WMi is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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Specification

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USB Version
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
DVI Port
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Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Thin Client
Networking
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
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VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
On Screen Menu Display
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Camera
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Power Consumption in Economy Mode

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

4 June 2016

If you're hanging onto an old 16:10 display that needs replacement and a large screen is on your wishlist, the NEC EA305WMi is quite possibly the last monitor you'll need to buy for a long time....

Tomshardware.com

Tomshardware.co.uk

16:10 is an uncommon aspect ratio these days but NEC has introduced an excellent new 30-inch screen ? the EA305WMi. It sports a wide gamut with a GB-r-LED backlight driving an AH-IPS panel. We're... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.95
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea305, nec ea305w, nec ea305wm, nec ea305wmi, nec ea305wmib, nec ea305wmibk
Barcodes 00000060003819, 00000060003820, 00805736057553, 05028695112247, 05028695112254

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