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NEC MultiSync PA272 PC Monitor

27" LED 640.4mm Sep 2013
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Reliable, Calibrated Color AccuracyThe high resolution 27 MultiSync PA272W in white with the SpectraViewII color calibration solution is the premier desktop display for color critical... More
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12 Reasons For

NEC Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 125 expert and owner reviews for NEC LCD screens and found that on average NEC has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that NEC has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most PC monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA272 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the MultiSync PA272 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Two Upstream Ports

The NEC MultiSync PA272 is a two upstream port PC screen. Most of the other PC screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and three upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung UD22B[plb_1411293_price] which is cheaper; or the Eizo FlexScan EV3237[plb_2503378_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

PC screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA272 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA272 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The MultiSync PA272 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The average horizontal viewing angle of similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 170°.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the MultiSync PA272 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA272.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The MultiSync PA272 is a five USB 2.0 port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm. The MultiSync PA272 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync PA272 is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of 68.58 centimeters, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 340 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync PA272 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA272 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the MultiSync PA272 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all PC screens of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA272 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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13 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £222.60

In the last couple of weeks the price of the MultiSync PA272 has increased by £222.60.

Expensive

The cheapeast PC monitors of a similar age and spec that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a PC display of a similar age and spec.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider including the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the HP ENVY 27[plb_1918669_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The MultiSync PA272 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA272 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including 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

Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the MultiSync PA272 does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price] is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

This NEC LCD screen has an efficiency rating of C, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA272 is £117, which makes it one of the less economic to run flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the MultiSync PA272 which has one HDMI port.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The NEC MultiSync PA272 has a quite high maximum power consumption (73 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum power consumption of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 52W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 73 kilowatt hours, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA272 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 250kWh.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumptions in economy mode of LCD screens of this type and age range from 0.5W to 48W. At 37 Watts, the MultiSync PA272 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA272.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.9 kilograms, the MultiSync PA272 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA272. The lightest flatpanel monitor of this age and spec is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync PA272

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.12
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Energy Rating
0.4T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec pa272, nec pa272w, nec pa272wb, nec 340cdm2, nec 95t4zs00, nec pa272wbk, nec 95t4za00, nec 2560x1440, necmitsubishi pa272, necmitsubishi pa272w, nec display solutions pa272, nec display solutions pa272w
Barcodes 00000060003489, 00000060003949, 00737300005892, 00805736048124, 00805736048148, 00805736048162, 00805736048186, 04053162606777, 04055895329305, 05028695109933, 05028695110229, 05028695112223, 05053959395241, 05054484533429, 08057360481248, 08057360481484, 08057360481620, 08057360481866

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