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NEC MultiSync E243 PC Monitor

23.8" 1920 X 1080 LED Feb 2014
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The 24 NEC MultiSync E243WMi is an LED-backlit desktop monitor ideal for corporate environments. Designed to enhance work performance, this widescreen model features AH-IPS panel technology with... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This NEC LCD screen received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from macworld.co.uk.

NEC Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by NEC have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that NEC also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Very Low Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the MultiSync E243 is in the cheapest 9% of all 998 PC monitors of this age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MultiSync E243 will cost only £31 over 5 years to run.

Reasonably Priced

Some NEC MultiSync E243 reviewers concluded that this PC monitor was good value for money. Macworld.co.uk said in their review of the NEC MultiSync E243 “The NEC MultiSync E243WMi, promises to save you money – not in the initial purchase price.”. Macworld.co.uk also wrote “Specified at just 13W, this monitor ought to prove cost effective over time”. Macworld.co.uk also said “Share this article Find the best price #reevoo-top-three”.

Robust

Some customers who reviewed the NEC MultiSync E243 agreed that it was well made. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nicely built, fully adjustable stand, excellent overall colour accuracy, well rendered text, good screen uniformity, decent sRGB coverage”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Expert website Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “The display is neat and accurate, well-built” and scored it 4 stars.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] which has better reviews; or the Eizo ColorEdge CG276[plb_1903818_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync E243 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync E243 which do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price], the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price], and the AOC G2460[plb_1556076_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The MultiSync E243 has a very wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync E243. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync E243 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. When compared to other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the MultiSync E243's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 5 milliseconds, the MultiSync E243 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync E243 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The MultiSync E243 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of this type and age. The cable included "DVI" is also found on this NEC PC monitor.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the MultiSync E243 the power consumptions in economy mode range from 0.5W to 48W. The MultiSync E243 has one of the lower power consumptions in economy mode (only 13 Watts) amongst PC screens of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

At only 26 Watts, the MultiSync E243 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync E243. The average maximum power consumption of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 52W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync E243 range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 250kWh. The MultiSync E243 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 30 kilowatt hours) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Short

The MultiSync E243 is very short (only 58.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The heights of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 41mm to 4,800mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who bought it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Menu system poorly implemented, more expensive than budget consumer designs” in their review of this PC monitor.

Price Has Recently Increased by £35.05

The price of the MultiSync E243 increased by £35.05 in the last couple of weeks.

Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync E243 are not 3D compatible. The NEC MultiSync E243 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the XL2411[pl_2130532_price], or the XL2420[pl_1453626_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The MultiSync E243 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync E243 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync E243, the MultiSync E243 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The lowest maximum height adjustment of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync E243 is 13mm and the highest is 850mm. The NEC MultiSync E243 has a fairly low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the MultiSync E243 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC screens of this age and spec is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Only One HDMI Port

The MultiSync E243 is a one HDMI port PC display.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync E243

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync E243 over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Average Width

At 557.8 millimeters, the MultiSync E243 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync E243.

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Specification

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DC-In Jack
Headphone Output
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Coloured Feet
Case Colour
Performance
Thin Client
Networking
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
On Screen Menu Display
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
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Camera
Technical Details
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Expert Reviews

(1)
24 March 2014

The NEC MultiSync E243WMi could prove ideal as a high-quality monitor you can run all day without adding to your electric bills. The display is neat and accurate, well-built and functional. Share...

Nicely built, fully adjustable stand, excellent overall colour accuracy, well rendered text, good screen uniformity, decent sRGB coverage
Eco modes and low power use
Menu system poorly implemented, more expensive than budget consumer designs

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 2 June 2014 by Spike da Peke
Spike da Peke would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

This is a replacement monitor for an older Mac Pro. The image quality is superb. As usual the product was accurately described and very quickly shipped...

Reviewed 10 March 2015 by Sys admin
Sys admin would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

The service at B&H is superb. The monitor displays colors accurately. Will definitely buy from B&H again...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Hara fit
Hara fit would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

I work with Lightroom 5.7. color much better than my last monitor no bad reports...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Accurate
None
Touch Menu Is Lacking
Reviewed 21 December 2014 by TheTeige
TheTeige would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

Initial thoughts: It's a great upgrade from my old Acer LCD Monitor. Pros:The IPS panel gives rich, vibrant colors, and the height-adjustable stand makes it easy to adjust to the most ergonomic... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Justin F
Justin F would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

I do photo editing and was very happy with the colors and brightness of this monitor.(the stand is great too) It was pretty accurate right out of the box, only a slight change after calibration.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £30.45
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e243wm, e243wmi, nec e243, e243wmib, code e243, nec e243w, e243wmibk, E243WMI-WH, code e243w, nec e243wm, nec 250cdm2, code e243wm, nec p202431, nec e243wmi, code e243wmi, nec p202431p, nec e243wmib, nec e243wmiw, generic e243, nec 60003681, nec e243wmibk, nec e243wmiwh, generic e243w, nec 1920x1080, generic e243wm, generic e243wmi, generic e243wmib, nec display e243
Barcodes 00000011333133, 00000060003681, 00000060003682, 00040517542037, 00805736051766, 04053162536050, 04053162585355, 05028695110588, 05028695110595, 05052184150410, 07103127931271, 08057360517664

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