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Expert Reviews Are Excellent
This PC display received a rating of 90 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review website pcmagazine.ru. This means that experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the very best medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
We checked 116 expert and owner reviews for NEC LCD screens and found that on average NEC has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
Good Product Quality
One NEC MultiSync EA244 reviewer considered that the NEC MultiSync EA244 was good quality. John Law gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the NEC MultiSync EA244 “Elegant case framing a high quality screen”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Last year John Law said in his review of the NEC MultiSync EA244 on Amazon “Elegant case framing a high quality screen” and scored it 80 out of 100.
Easy to Use
One NEC MultiSync EA244 owner who reviewed the NEC MultiSync EA244 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. M. Edwards scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned “Even so, some software, like Photoshop, are unable to cope with such a high resolution, resulting in miniscule menus and toolbars”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One NEC MultiSync EA244 owner who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. M. Edwards scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in August last year “There are various means of power saving, in particular” in their review of this PC monitors.
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One NEC MultiSync EA244 reviewer concluded that it was a good height. John Law wrote in his NEC MultiSync EA244 review on Amazon “Fully adjustable height and angle”.
Three Upstream Ports
The NEC MultiSync EA244 is a three upstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 have between one and three upstream ports.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the LG 29MA73 (£399.99) which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2779QS (£379.99), or the Viewsonic VP2770 (£383.98) which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The MultiSync EA244 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31), the LG 34UM95 (£640.27), and the Asus PA279 (£622.51) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the NEC MultiSync EA244 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this NEC PC display. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|DisplayPort are also found on this LCD screen.
The MultiSync EA244 is a two DisplayPort LCD screen.
Very Many Display Colour Count
With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the MultiSync EA244's display colour count is one of the most amongst PC screens of this type and age. PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync EA244 have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M.
Two DVI-D Ports
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports, including the MultiSync EA244 which has two DVI-D ports.
Two HDMI Ports
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the MultiSync EA244 which has two HDMI ports.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The NEC MultiSync EA244 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of this type and age.
The worst resolution across comparable types of PC monitor is 720 x 400.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
Across all the similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync EA244 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The MultiSync EA244 is a four USB 3.0 port LCD screen.
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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The NEC MultiSync EA244 is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC display. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync EA244 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Pricey for a Flatpanel Monitor That Has Been Available for More Than Two Years
We thought that this NEC PC monitor looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a comparable age and type. We checked 635 PC monitors of a comparable age and type and they range in price from £41 to £8,760.
Very High Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this PC screen is C, and the average running cost of the MultiSync EA244 is £86 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 795 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
Not 3D Compatible
The MultiSync EA244 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA244 are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The NEC MultiSync EA244 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 also do not have a built-in camera.
Other PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£471.31).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, the NEC MultiSync EA244 does not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the UP2414Q (£499.99), or the U3014 (£574.80) both from DELL or the Asus PA279 (£622.51) which also has a higher rating.
Only 25000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the MultiSync EA244 is 25000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio. Across all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to look at the U3014 (£574.80) (2000000:1), or the UP2414Q (£499.99) (2000000:1) both from DELL or the Viewsonic VP2772 (£487.08) (2000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
At only 2 Watts, the MultiSync EA244 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA244 have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.1W.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA244 is 5.4W, the highest is 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 54W. The NEC MultiSync EA244 has a fairly high maximum power consumption (79 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA244.
With a weight of 7 kilograms, the MultiSync EA244 is one of the heavier PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA244 amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA244 the weights range from 3g to 39kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 76 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync EA244 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst PC displays of this age. The annual energy consumptions of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync EA244 range from 0.02kWh to 100kWh.
Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
At 41 Watts, the NEC MultiSync EA244 has a very high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA244. The power consumptions in economy mode of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA244 range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when NEC released the MultiSync EA244.
With a width of 558.2 millimeters, the MultiSync EA244 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.
NEC EA244UHD user review
Mains Cable only EU version supplied - UK mains cable needed at extra cost to use at all.
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