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NEC MultiSync PA242 PC Monitor

24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.3mm Jul 2013
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Featuring a cutting edge GB-R LED-backlight, the PA242W, a 24 AH-IPS LCD monitor, is the new standard for color accurate applications including photography and video editing. Offering an accurate... More
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12 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC flatpanel monitors and also specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent reviews.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most LCD screens that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the MultiSync PA242 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Two Upstream Ports

Most PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 have between one and three upstream ports, including the NEC MultiSync PA242 which has two upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the Lenovo LT3053[plb_2662840_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29WR30[plb_2247464_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA242 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA242 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA242 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA242. The average display colour count of medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 is 100M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The MultiSync PA242 is a five USB 2.0 port flatpanel monitor.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA242. The average maximum height adjustment of PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync PA242 is 130mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of LCD screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The MultiSync PA242 has one of the brighter display brightness (340 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The MultiSync PA242 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync PA242 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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11 Reasons Against

£81.04 Price Increase

The MultiSync PA242 has increased in price by £81.04 in the last 45 days.

Not Cheap

The price range of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is from £51 to £5,421. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years, the MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the HP ENVY 27[plb_1918669_price], the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

This PC screen is rated C for energy efficiency. The MultiSync PA242 is in the most expensive 13% of all 998 similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA242 is £90.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA242, the NEC MultiSync PA242 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA242, the MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MultiSync PA242 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this PC screen and we think the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price], or the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the PC screens that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 the power consumptions in economy mode range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W. At 28 Watts, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Heavy

At 7.4 kilograms, the NEC MultiSync PA242 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The weights of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 is 6.1ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync PA242

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync PA242 over three years ago.

Average Width

At 556.3 millimeters, the MultiSync PA242 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA242.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture Mode
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 Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width At Bottom
Bezel Width At Top
Bezel Width On Side
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
User Guide On CD-ROM
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 December 2014

Der NEC MultiSync PA242W zeigt zwar nur Full-HD-Auflösung auf 24 Zoll, aber die Bildqualität des AH-IPS-Panels ist im Test exzellent. Ein dreh- und höhenverstellbarer Standfuß und eine...

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28 April 2014

Der NEC PA302W rundet die PA-Reihe von NEC nach oben hin ab. Wir sind gespannt, ob der 30-Zoll große Bildschirm an die Leistungen seines Vorgängers, den PA301W, anknüpfen kann. Die Chancen... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 July 2014 by Altonphoto
Altonphoto would recommend the NEC PA242W (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this monitor with help from the staff at B and H. I was looking for a monitor to do my photo editing with that would give me better results than I was getting with my old monitor. From... Read more…

Adjustable Viewing Angles
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Reliable Performance
Small Footprint
Hood
Large Footprint
Not Found Yet
Reviewed 17 December 2014 by Andromeda
(Verified Purchase)

I was surprised by how many of my images benefit from the increased color gamut of this monitor, when I compare them on the NEC vs. my Apple Cinema 30s. Unfortunately, mine has a couple of... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Color Calibration
Calibration Hardsoftware
Excessive Light Bleed
Black Level
Heavy
Stand Not High Enough

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.73
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.73
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Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec pa242, code pa242, nec pa242w, nec 340cdm2, nec pa242wb, nec p175178, nec p202429, code pa242w, nec pa242ww, nec p221287, nec pa242wbk, nec 993kza00, nec 993jzs00, nec p175178p, nec p202429p, nec pa242wwh, nec 993jza00, nec p221287p, nec 993kzs00, generic pa242, nec 1920x1200, generic pa242w, code 1920x1200, generic pa242wb, generic pa242wbk, generic pa242wbks, generic pa242wbksv, necmitsubishi pa242, necmitsubishi pa242w, nec display solutions pa242
Barcodes 00000011158183, 00000060003490, 00000060003491, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 05028695110397, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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