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NEC MultiSync PA322
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NEC MultiSync PA322 PC Monitor

tomshw.it Editor Recommended
31.5" LED 745mm Oct 2014
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
Professional Reference 10-bit IPS type with IGZO technology and W-LED Display unites high reliability, uncompromising image quality and highly accurate colour reproduction. The PA322UHD allows... More
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Tomshw.it said that this LCD screen was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

NEC PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

NEC is one of the leading PC monitor brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and NEC also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MultiSync PA322 which has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Two Upstream Ports

The MultiSync PA322 is a two upstream port PC screen.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], the ViewZ VZ-27[plb_2277403_price], or the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync PA322 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the AOC e2260Swhu[plb_1364850_price], the AVUE AVK10S22W[plb_1776148_price], and the Neovo HX-24[plb_1886037_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two DVI-D Ports

The NEC MultiSync PA322 is a two DVI-D port PC screen.

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Four HDMI Ports

Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec only have between one and three HDMI ports, however the MultiSync PA322 has four HDMI ports.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most PC screens of this type and age have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the MultiSync PA322 which has two DisplayPorts.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the display colour count of, the NEC MultiSync PA322's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. Across all the comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The NEC MultiSync PA322 is a five USB 3.0 port PC display. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC MultiSync PA322 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This flatpanel monitor also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync PA322.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA322 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm. At 150 millimeters, the NEC MultiSync PA322 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync PA322.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC MultiSync PA322 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA322. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA322 is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. When compared to other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the MultiSync PA322 of 80 centimeters is one of the biggest.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The NEC MultiSync PA322 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this type and age. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA322. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "Mini DisplayPort" are also found on this LCD screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The MultiSync PA322 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync PA322 are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the D2769[pl_1563236_price], or the d2757Ph[pl_1515695_price] both from AOC or the NEC MultiSync P241[plb_2071945_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec, the MultiSync PA322 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the 27" Thunderbolt Display[pl_1715481_price], or the 27" Cinema Display[pl_1999154_price] both from Apple or the HP EliteDisplay E221[plb_1556554_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 do not have an integrated card reader. The MultiSync PA322 is no exception to this as it too 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 U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

This medium monitor is rated D for energy efficiency, and the MultiSync PA322 is in the most expensive 10% of all 998 PC displays of this type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA322 is £109.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

At 95 Watts, the MultiSync PA322 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA322. The average maximum power consumption of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 52W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 12 milliseconds, the MultiSync PA322 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago. The average response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.1ms.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of PC displays of a similar age and type to the MultiSync PA322 range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh. When compared to other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync PA322 that we have assessed, the annual energy consumption of the MultiSync PA322 of 139 kilowatt hours is one of the highest.

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Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumption in economy mode of the MultiSync PA322 of 48 Watts is one of the highest amongst medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA322. The power consumptions in economy mode of comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 range from 0.5W to 48W.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync PA322

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync PA322 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
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
Headphone Out Port
Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D 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
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
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
Rotating
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating 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
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

1 Award

tomshw.it Editor Recommended

Expert Reviews

26 June 2015

Tomshw.it

I primi monitor Ultra HD erano basati su tecnologia IGZO, simile all'IPS ma con una struttura dei pixel potenzialmente più reattiva. Si trattava di prodotti - di Dell, Sharp e Asus - che... Read more…

Beautiful color accurate display
Easy to connect to source and, navigate menu
Four year warranty
Excellent color, gray-scale, and UHD performance
Wide viewing angles
Massive
Require two people to lift or move
Requires large dedicated desk space
Expensive
Bulky

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 October 2015 by Jmvdigital
Jmvdigital would recommend the NEC PA322UHD

In upgrading from a 30" NEC PA301W, the PA322UHD is an immediately noticeable difference in resolution. The 3840px width is incredible. I found the color on my old 301W to be very good, and the... Read more…

4k Uhd
Color Accuracy
Easy To Set Up

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.96
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Energy Rating
0.54T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162787278, 05028695111585, 05028695112001, 05054629088258

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