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NEC MultiSync EA274 PC Monitor

£528.00
£397.00 £131.00 cheaper than 21 days ago
27" 25000:1 LED Oct 2013
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The NEC MultiSync EA274WMi features an extremely thin 27" IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 which results in an ultra-modern and slim design. Ambient Light and Human Sensors... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received an expert rating of 83% from cw.no.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this PC screen as terrific on average.

NEC PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Andrew M. Jones mentioned “Top Quality display” in his NEC MultiSync EA274 review. Andrew M. Jones also wrote “Its quality is excellent at its highest resolution via display port”. Cf mentioned “The build quality is also excellent” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Andrew M. Jones said on Amazon “The touch controls are neat; My only reservation is that they have put very low quality speakers on a very high quality monitor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Cf wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Functional, Neat and Solid, High resolution 27" display”.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was ergonomic. Uncanny mentioned in their NEC MultiSync EA274 review on Amazon “6 ms GtG 27 inch LG panel, 8-bit color, sensor buttons, ergonomic stand which can turn from landscape to portrait mode”.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Snowmanpete said in their review of this PC monitor “I really don't understand why I didn't buy this beautiful screen sooner”.

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Robust

Several NEC MultiSync EA274 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made. Snowmanpete mentioned “The monitor is built substantially and holds a considerable weight” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 5 stars. Snowmanpete also mentioned “The included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management”.

Easy to Use

One NEC MultiSync EA274 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Snowmanpete wrote “It is a pleasure to use day in, day out with the matt screen definitely being preferential over the glossy coatings provided on the cheaper monitors” in their review.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who purchased the NEC MultiSync EA274 concluded that it was easy to setup. B.valentine said in their review of this PC monitor this year “Easy to set up” and gave this PC monitor an excellent rating.

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Good Connectivity

A few NEC MultiSync EA274 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Snowmanpete gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their NEC MultiSync EA274 review on Amazon “USB3/2 hub and Audio pass through from DisplayPort and HDMI works fine with Macs”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. R. Daffern wrote on Amazon this month “Turns out my hdmi cable was too cheap/nasty to transmit higher resolution”.

One customer said in their reviews that the NEC MultiSync EA274 was good value for money. David said on Amazon last year “Fantastic monitor for the price” in his review of the NEC MultiSync EA274 and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

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Good Size

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was a good height.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The MultiSync EA274 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC display.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price], or the Philips 288P6LJEB[plb_3020740_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], the Philips BDM4065UC[plb_2889761_price], or the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the MultiSync EA274 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. The horizontal viewing angles of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA274 range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays of a similar age and type to the MultiSync EA274 is 170°. At 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync EA274 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync EA274.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The MultiSync EA274 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274. LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the MultiSync EA274 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This NEC PC display also have graphics resolutions of 832 x 624, 1920 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync EA274 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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12 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £131.00

In the last week the MultiSync EA274 has increased in price by £131.00.

Expensive

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The price range of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is from £51 to £5,421.

Not 3D Compatible

The MultiSync EA274 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the MultiSync EA274 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA274, the MultiSync EA274 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The MultiSync EA274 is no exception to this as it too 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[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The RMS rated audio powers of PC screens of this age and type range from 0.5W to 49W. The MultiSync EA274 has a quite low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC displays of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync EA274 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the MultiSync EA274 which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

With a weight of 5.8 kilograms, the MultiSync EA274 is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync EA274 amongst LCD screens of this age. The average weight of PC displays of this spec and age is 4.9kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 250kWh. At 68 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync EA274 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 35 Watts, the MultiSync EA274 has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274. The power consumptions in economy mode of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.

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High Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync EA274 is £289, which makes it one of the less economic to run medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync EA274

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the MultiSync EA274.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Output
USB Version
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Coloured Feet
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
Power Management
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

(1)
21 April 2015
Highly adjustable stand
Wide viewing angles
Power saving features
Good grayscale performance
Ergonomic stand
No DisplayPort Out connection for daisychaining monitors
Pricey
Greens are a little off
Alespo zatm) vy cena oproti konkurenci
IPS glow, oznut gamutu na sRGB nen pln dokona 233, potm muste dotykov tlatka zkusmo namknout, nepodporuje 24 Hz

User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Michael
Michael would recommend the NEC EA274WMi

I use this display with a late 2011 Macbook Pro and a StarTech TBDOCKHDPBC dock. I compared it side by side with the Apple Thunderbolt 27" and found it to perform equally well, while having more... Read more…

Image Quality
Many options
Easy To Set Up
Reviewed 22 July 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

Love it, love it. Easy to set up. Everything works as it should.

(Verified Purchase)

Purchased in April 2015, it failed a few months later... turning off at random points, and needing to be restarted. This was replaced under warranty by NEC in July 2015 and operated for a while... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2016 by R. Daffern
(Verified Purchase)

Took abit of setting up. turns out my hdmi cable was too cheap/nasty to transmit higher resolution. new cable, all sorted. Great image. easy adjustment. (just wish i bought the next size up with... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Andrew M. Jones
(Verified Purchase)

I use this monitor both at work on a windows PC and at home with a Mac. Its quality is excellent at its highest resolution via display port. Its matt surface is nicely reflection-free . The touch... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.31
Electricity cost when on standby £213.12
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Total running cost over 5 years £288.43
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 MultiSync EA274uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.4T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
37
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 37 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea274, nec ea274w, code ea274, nec p184530, nec p184531, code ea274w, nec ea274wm, nec 350cdm2, nec ea274wmi, nec 993lza00, nec p184530p, nec p184531p, code ea274wm, nec 993lzs00, nec 2560x1440, code ea274wmi, code 2560x1440
Barcodes 00000060003492, 00000060003493, 00358097134482, 00805736047523, 03609740147739, 04053162535961, 04053162575165, 05028695110199, 05028695110205, 05054629386361, 08057360475230

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