The 29 NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is an LED-backlit desktop monitor ideal for corporate, financial, healthcare and broadcast environments. Designed to enhance work performance, this widescreen model...
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Used - NEC MultiSync EA294WMi 29" White - PC flat panels (2560 x 1080 pixels, LED, IPS, 1280 x 960, 2560 x 1080, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA),, 1000:1, 25000:1)
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Expert Reviews Are Good
LCD screen expert review site Chip.de scored this medium monitor 84%.
NEC LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews
NEC is one of the top rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and NEC also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The MultiSync EA294WMi is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC display.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 50° to 180°. The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync EA294WMi. The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA294WMi is 170°.
Two DVI-D Ports
The MultiSync EA294WMi is a two DVI-D port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA294WMi have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports.
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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The MultiSync EA294WMi is a two VGA (D-Sub) port flatpanel monitor.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the MultiSync EA294WMi which has four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 73.02 centimeters, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. PC monitors of this age and type have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the MultiSync EA294WMi. The display brightness of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the MultiSync EA294WMi is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. LCD screens of this type and age graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.
The MultiSync EA294WMi is one of the shorter PC screens of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync EA294WMi (only 321.8 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The shortest flatpanel monitor of this type and age is 41mm tall and the tallest is 4,800mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA294WMi do not have a built-in speaker. The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the 288P6LJEB[pl_3020740_price], or the 298P4[pl_1608300_price] both from Philips which also has a higher rating.
We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this age and type. The price range of PC displays of this age and type is from £51 to £5,421.
Not 3D Compatible
The MultiSync EA294WMi is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The MultiSync EA294WMi 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 Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync EA294WMi also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] is also worth considering.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The lowest RMS rated audio power of LCD screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA294WMi is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Fairly Slow Response Time
Across all the PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA294WMi is 250kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh. The MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (61 kilowatt hours) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode (28 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The power consumptions in economy mode of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA294WMi range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.
With a weight of 6.6 kilograms, the MultiSync EA294WMi is one of the heavier PC displays of this age and type amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi have weights of between 3g and 39kg.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over three years.
LCD Display Type
The MultiSync EA294WMi has an LCD display type which is better than most PC displays of this age and spec. Most similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], or the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which is cheaper.
If you want an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED), the Samsung S32D850T[plb_2346019_price] (LED), or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
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