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NEC P212 PC Monitor

21.3" 1600 X 1200 LED Sep 2015
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Professional IPS Performance Desktop Display delivers uncompromising image quality as well as minimising life-cycle environmental impact. Uniting outstanding colour reproduction, class-leading... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC screen received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

On average NEC medium monitors have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all PC monitors produced by NEC.

Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made.

Easy to Use

One NEC P212 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper LCD screen such as the HP Z Display Z27[plb_2077589_price], or the Fujitsu P27T-7[plb_3367075_price] or you might consider a higher scoring LCD screen such as the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P212 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the P212.

Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus PG279Q[plb_3066519_price].

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Eizo EV2750BK[plb_3066660_price], or the Philips BDM3490UC[plb_2921352_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,073.7 million, the NEC P212 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the P212. The least display colour count of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the P212 is 16M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M.

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Very Large Color Gamut

Across all the similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the P212 the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. With a color gamut of 106.3 percent, the NEC P212 has one of the largest color gamuts amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the P212 is 280 cd/m². At 440 candellas per square meter, the NEC P212 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the P212.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the NEC P212 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the P212. The lowest maximum height adjustment of LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the P212 is 17mm and the highest is 510mm.

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Narrow

The narrowest PC screen that has been on the market for more than a year is 340mm wide and the widest is 960mm. At only 466.4 millimeters, the NEC P212 is very narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

PC screens with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Z Display Z27[pl_2077589_price] (625.6mm), or the ProDisplay P222[pl_2781232_price] (518mm) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who purchased the NEC P212 said that it was not good value for money. In October expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use”.

Not Cheap

We checked 434 LCD screens of a similar age and spec and they range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar age and spec.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than a year, the NEC P212 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the P212 are not 3D compatible. The NEC P212 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The NEC P212 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the P212 also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price], or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC P212 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 53% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Across all similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the P212 the display resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the P212 range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. The NEC P212 has one of the smallest screen sizes (only 54 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC P212 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). In addition, this PC screen have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400 and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 960. The best resolution of all PC monitors of this age and type is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Only One HDMI Port

The NEC P212 is a one HDMI port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of this age and spec is 5.7ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the NEC P212 has one of the slower response times amongst PC displays of this age.

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Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the P212 is £42 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 505 comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when NEC released the P212.

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Expert Reviews

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30 March 2016

The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use. It offers very accurate colors, superb grayscale performance, and a robust feature set...

11 May 2016

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Very accurate colors
Excellent gray-scale and viewing-angle performance
14-bit Look-Up Table (LUT)
Many features and settings
Good display
Expensive
No side-accessible USB ports
Generic Design
Short battery life
Weak call speakers

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.46
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Total running cost over 5 years £38.46
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p212, nec p212b, nec p212bk, nec p229278, nec 60003862, nec p229278p, nec 60003989, nec 1600x1200, asrockasusantecarcticb 1600x1200
Barcodes 00000060003862, 00000060003989, 00805736059403, 04058154080238, 05028695112490, 05028695112506

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