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NEC SpectraView 242 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.8mm Sep 2013
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SpectraView 242 from NEC - is a professional LCD monitor with a modern 10-bit panel AH- IPS LED backlit GB-R to work with pretentious color applications. With excellent technical characteristics... More
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10 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

NEC is one of the top rated LCD screen manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and NEC also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the HP x2401[plb_1468196_price], and the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UD22B[plb_1411293_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The SpectraView 242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the SpectraView 242 display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The display colour counts of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the SpectraView 242 range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the SpectraView 242 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SpectraView 242.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the SpectraView 242 is 170°. At 178 degrees, the NEC SpectraView 242 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of this type and age range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the horizontal viewing angle of, the SpectraView 242's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The lowest maximum height adjustment of PC displays of this type and age is 13mm, the highest is 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. At 150 millimeters, the SpectraView 242 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the SpectraView 242.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 340 candellas per square meter, the SpectraView 242 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the SpectraView 242 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080i|1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC SpectraView 242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this PC display have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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11 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £117.92

In the last 42 days the price of the SpectraView 242 has increased by £117.92.

Pricey

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable type and age. The cheapeast medium monitor that has been around for more than two years that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the SpectraView 242, the NEC SpectraView 242 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the HP ENVY 27[plb_1918669_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SpectraView 242 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the SpectraView 242 do not have a built-in camera. The SpectraView 242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the SpectraView 242 do not have an integrated card reader. The SpectraView 242 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC screens of a comparable type and age to the SpectraView 242 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the NEC SpectraView 242 which has one HDMI port.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago 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 NEC SpectraView 242 has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 242.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response times of PC screens of this type and age range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the SpectraView 242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Heavy

At 10.6 kilograms, the NEC SpectraView 242 is very heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The average weight of PC monitors of this age and type is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC SpectraView 242

Average Running Costs

This NEC LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of C, and the SpectraView 242 has an average 5 year running cost of £60 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC displays of this spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.

Average Width

At 556.8 millimeters, the SpectraView 242 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the SpectraView 242.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the NEC MultiSync PA242[plb_1601099_price] (556.3mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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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
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
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
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Width
Packaging Content
Manual Included
User Guide On CD-ROM
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Technical Details
ECO Mode

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
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Total running cost over 5 years £59.29
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Energy Rating
0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 24pa242, nec p190886, nec p190886p, nec 60003544, nec 24pa242w, nec 24pa242wb, nec 24pa242wbk, necmitsubishi pa242, necmitsubishi pa242w
Barcodes 00000060003544, 04053162606784, 05028695110359, 05028695110397, 05054533617612

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