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NEC EA305WMi PC Monitor Editor Approved Editor Approved
30" 2560 X 1600 20000:1 LCD Jan 2016
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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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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

NEC has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the NEC EA305WMi has a built-in speaker.

Other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus VN279H[plb_3775041_price].

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the EA305WMi has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the EA305WMi the horizontal viewing angles range from -5° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Two DisplayPorts

The EA305WMi is a two DisplayPort flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the EA305WMi has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other latest PC monitors. The display brightness of recently released LCD screens range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 76.2 centimeters, the EA305WMi has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that were released in the last 12 months. The smallest display diagonal of recently released PC displays is 49cm and the biggest is 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 the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This flatpanel monitor also have graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and 2560 x 1440. Across all PC screens that are a comparable age to the EA305WMi the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the EA305WMi is more than most latest comparable spec PC displays. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on new flatpanel monitors. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The EA305WMi is not 3D compatible. Most of the other latest medium monitors are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price], or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months, the NEC EA305WMi does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the EA305WMi do not have an integrated card reader. The NEC EA305WMi is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the 2407WFP[pl_3247392_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

The EA305WMi is one of the more expensive to run latest medium monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EA305WMi is £141.


Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year range from 1ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. At 6 milliseconds, the EA305WMi has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other new medium monitors.

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The NEC EA305WMi is one of the heaviest LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi (11 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EA305WMi range from 2.6g to 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC EA305WMi

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when NEC released the EA305WMi.

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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LCD Display Type

The EA305WMi has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been around for the last year. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

If the display type of this NEC PC screen is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Acer S230HL[plb_2701269_price] (LED,LCD), the Viewsonic VX2476-SMHD[plb_3737629_price] (LED), or the LG 27MP58VQ-P[plb_3755214_price] (LED).

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2 Awards Editor Approved Editor Approved

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....

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…

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Electricity cost when switched on £137.81
Electricity cost when on standby £2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years £140.67
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC EA305WMiuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00779184061052, 00805736057553, 00805736061246, 04923123155647, 05028695112254

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