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Acer H277HK
£227.09
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78

EA224WM

NEC EA224WM

12 Reviews + 1 Award
01net.com - 5 Star
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£194.00

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22"
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£35
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
An award winning and very cheap 22" flatpanel monitor, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

71

E245WMi

NEC E245WMi

1 Review
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£244.37

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24"
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£26
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A fairly new and very economical to run 24" PC display, with a reasonable price and good features

71

MultiSync E243

NEC MultiSync E243

6 Reviews
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£197.23

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23.8"
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£28
Over 5 years
Jan 2014
A classic and very economical to run 23.8" PC screen, with good features and a good price

69

E221N

NEC E221N

2 Reviews + 1 Award
benchmark.pl - Good Product
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£199.18

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21.5"
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£45
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A fairly new and economical to run 21.5" PC monitor, with an industry award but only middle of the road features

69

EA244WMI

NEC EA244WMI

92 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£321.24

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24"
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£30
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run and multi award winning 24" flatpanel monitor, with good features but representing not very good value for money

68

EA223WM

NEC EA223WM

4 Reviews
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£105.84

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22"
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£18
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
An spectacularly economical to run and critically acclaimed 22" PC screen, but with only average features and representing only middle of the road value for money

67

EA244WMI

NEC EA244WMI

92 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£296.14

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24"
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£30
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A very economical to run and multi award winning 24" PC screen, with good features but representing poor value for money

65

MultiSync EA244WMI

NEC MultiSync EA244WMI

61 Reviews + 2 Awards
cnews.cz - Smart Buypcmagazine.ru - 5 Star
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£306.00

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24"
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£29
Over 5 years
May 2013
A very economical to run and award winning 24" PC monitor, with good features but representing not very good value for money

65

MultiSync EA294WMi

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

25 Reviews + 1 Award
macworld.co.uk - Editor's Choice
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£249.00

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29"
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£56
Over 5 years
Dec 2012
A very popular and award winning 29" PC display, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

64

EX241UN

NEC EX241UN

2 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag - Editor's Choice
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£360.25

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24"
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£20
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A fairly new and breathtakingly economical to run 24" PC display, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website

63

E201W

NEC E201W

10 Reviews
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£154.80

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20"
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£25
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
An amazingly economical to run and good value for money 20" PC display, with very good user reviews but poor features

62

MultiSync EA234

NEC MultiSync EA234

35 Reviews
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£231.95

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23"
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£31
Over 5 years
Jun 2013
A classic and very economical to run 23" PC screen, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

61

AS222WM

NEC AS222WM

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£137.28

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21.5"
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£25
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A phenomenally economical to run and cheap 21.5" PC display, but with only middle of the road features

61

EA275UHD-BK

NEC EA275UHD‑BK

26 Reviews + 2 Awards
tomshardware.co.uk - Editor Approvedtomshardware.com - Editor Approved
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£799.00

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27"
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£47
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
An award winning and fully featured 27" PC display, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites

59

E241N

NEC E241N

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£228.18

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23.8"
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£48
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
An economical to run and relatively new 23.8" PC monitor, but representing only middle of the road value for money and with only middle of the road features

59

MultiSync EA193

NEC MultiSync EA193

3 Reviews
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£156.00

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19"
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£19
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A sensationally economical to run and classic 19" flatpanel monitor, but representing only moderate value for money and with not very good features

59

AS222Wi

NEC AS222Wi

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£137.00

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22"
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£18
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A breathtakingly economical to run and recently released 22" PC display, but with only average features and representing only middle of the road value for money

58

MultiSync E223W

NEC MultiSync E223W

3 Reviews
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£126.00

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22"
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£24
Over 5 years
Jan 2013
A stunningly economical to run and classic 22" PC monitor, with a cheap price but inferior features

58

EA245WMi

NEC EA245WMi

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£331.18

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24"
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£58
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A relatively new and good spec 24" PC display, with moderate running costs but representing inferior value for money

58

EA305WMi

NEC EA305WMi

5 Reviews + 4 Awards
tomshardware.co.uk - Editor Approvedtomshardware.com - Editor ApprovedPC Mag - Editor's Choicehothardware.com - Approved
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£1,433.54

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30"
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£220
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A multi award winning and massive display diagonal 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution PC monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site

58

AccuSync AS242

NEC AccuSync AS242

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£163.20

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24"
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£27
Over 5 years
Nov 2014
A very economical to run but only middle of the road value for money 24" PC screen, with only average features

57

E224Wi

NEC E224Wi

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£165.98

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22"
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£66
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A 2 year old and middle of the road value for money 22" PC screen, with average running costs but only middle of the road features

56

MultiSync EA244

NEC MultiSync EA244

4 Reviews
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£1,248.00

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ODSI Online Digital Solutions
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24"
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£68
Over 5 years
Apr 2014
A critically acclaimed and fully featured 24" PC display, with average running costs but representing not very good value for money

55

EA275WMi

NEC EA275WMi

3 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£575.99

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27"
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£55
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
A good spec but 2 year old 27" PC screen, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites

55

E223W

NEC E223W

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£152.98

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22"
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£24
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A stunningly economical to run but only average value for money 22" LCD screen, with not very good features

54

E223W

NEC E223W

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£187.98

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22"
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£24
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A phenomenally economical to run but 2 year old 22" LCD screen, representing only moderate value for money and with poor features

54

E233WMi

NEC E233WMi

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£222.79

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23"
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£39
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A newly released and very economical to run 23" PC monitor, but with only average features and representing poor value for money

54

AccuSync AS222

NEC AccuSync AS222

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£131.94

ODSI Online Digital Solutions
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22"
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£27
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A very economical to run and best selling 21.5" flatpanel monitor, but with only average features and representing only moderate value for money

54

EA224WMi

NEC EA224WMi

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£185.00

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22"
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£22
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A remarkably economical to run but 2 year old 22" PC display, with only middle of the road features and representing only moderate value for money

53

MultiSync EA274

NEC MultiSync EA274

24 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag - Editor's Choicecnews.cz - We Want It
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£528.00

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27"
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£62
Over 5 years
Oct 2013
A good spec and award winning 27" LCD screen, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site

53

MultiSync E224

NEC MultiSync E224

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£125.10

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21.5"
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£30
Over 5 years
Oct 2013
A very economical to run but only average value for money 21.5" PC display, with only average features

51

Reference 302

NEC Reference 302

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£2,099.00

Wex Photographic
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30"
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£81
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A huge display diagonal and newly released 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs but representing poor value for money

50

MultiSync PA242

NEC MultiSync PA242

60 Reviews
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£756.00

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24.1"
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£48
Over 5 years
Jun 2013
An economical to run and critically acclaimed 24.1" PC monitor, with good features but representing not very good value for money

50

E171M

NEC E171M

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£135.99

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17"
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£49
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A moderate value for money and moderately out of date 17" PC display, with moderate running costs but not very good features

50

V404

NEC V404

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£1,035.41

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40"
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£110
Over 5 years
May 2017
A good spec and recently released 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution flatpanel monitor, with one of the biggest display diagonals on the market but representing inferior value for money

50

MultiSync EA273

NEC MultiSync EA273

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£334.99

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27"
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£37
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A good spec and very economical to run 27" LCD screen, but representing not very good value for money

50

E203Wi

NEC E203Wi

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£157.25

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20"
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£22
Over 5 years
Oct 2015
An amazingly economical to run but 2 year old 20" PC screen, representing only middle of the road value for money and with poor features

48

E171M-BK

NEC E171M‑BK

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£89.00

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17"
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2014
An affordable but 4 year old 17" PC monitor, with high running costs and not very good features

48

MultiSync P242W

NEC MultiSync P242W

14 Reviews + 1 Award
svethardware.cz - Hit Award
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£568.57

Carbon8
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24.1"
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£29
Over 5 years
Apr 2013
An award winning and very economical to run 24.1" PC display, but with only middle of the road features and representing poor value for money

47

MultiSync PA272

NEC MultiSync PA272

2 Reviews
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£916.93

Carbon8
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27"
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£69
Over 5 years
Oct 2013
A good spec and critically acclaimed 27" PC monitor, with OK running costs but representing not very good value for money

47

60003810

NEC 60003810

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£175.38

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24"
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£33
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A very economical to run but marginally out of date 24" PC screen, with only average features and representing poor value for money

46

MultiSync E171

NEC MultiSync E171

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£72.00

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17"
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£20
Over 5 years
Feb 2014
A sensationally economical to run but only moderate value for money 17" LCD screen, with inferior features

46

SpectraView 272

NEC SpectraView 272

2 Reviews
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£1,018.80

DPS Business
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27"
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£71
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A critically acclaimed and good spec 27" LCD screen, with OK running costs but representing poor value for money

45

E171M

NEC E171M

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£161.75

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23"
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£31
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A very economical to run but 2 year old 23" PC screen, representing inferior value for money and with only middle of the road features

45

MultiSync A273

NEC MultiSync A273

2 Reviews
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£336.00

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27"
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£82
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A good spec but 4 year old 27" PC screen, with alright reviews and moderate running costs

44

PA302W-SV2

NEC PA302W‑SV2

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£1,655.98

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29.8"
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£88
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A huge display diagonal and good spec 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution PC display, with average running costs but representing inferior value for money

44

MultiSync EA304

NEC MultiSync EA304

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£1,110.00

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30"
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£83
Over 5 years
Jun 2014
A good spec and gigantic display diagonal 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution PC display, with average running costs but representing inferior value for money

44

PA272W-SV2

NEC PA272W‑SV2

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£1,029.79

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27"
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£71
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 27" PC monitor, with OK running costs but representing inferior value for money

43

PA242W-SV2

NEC PA242W‑SV2

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£940.49

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24"
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£58
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 24" PC screen, with moderate running costs but representing poor value for money

42

MultiSync P232

NEC MultiSync P232

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£411.68

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23"
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£35
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
A very economical to run but only average spec 23" PC screen, with plenty of owner recommendations but representing poor value for money

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£82 cheaper to
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£568.57
£126 cheaper
75% cheaper to
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is 'viewing angle'?
AThe 'viewing angle' of a monitor constitutes where you can see the screen when looking at an angle - a larger viewing angle means it will be easy to see from a variety of positions, whereas a smaller viewing angle means you'll have to be much closer to the dead centre of the monitor to be able to see the screen properly.
QWhy is 'response time' important for a monitor?
AResponse time is how long it takes a signal from the TV box/Computer to be registered on the screen. This is important for playing video games - the lower the response time, the more fluid and responsive the action will be.
QWhat is 'HDMI'?
AHDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the standard connection used for connecting a monitor to a TV box or Computer. It allows for very high definition signals to be sent to the monitor, allowing the monitor to display the best quality image it can.
QWhy is a built-in camera helpful?
AA built-in camera is very helpful for videoconferencing and skype calls - it means you don't have to use a separate webcam for video calls.

PC Monitor Buying Guide

Finding the right PC monitor is easy if you know the basics about screen sizes, resolution and features. There are some great offers around and with newer technologies and higher resolution models becoming available, prices tend to drop significantly for well established models.

4K computer monitors offer an ultra-high resolution allowing for a huge amount of information to be displayed on the screen. Full HD screens in popular sizes between 19 and 24 inches are now very affordable and many retailers have time-limited deals available so it is always worth comparing prices to find a bargain.

Most computer monitors are from brands including BenQ, Asus, Dell, Hanns G, HP, LG and Samsung. Our buying guide will give you an overview of the specifications and features to look out for so you can buy your next computer screen with confidence.

Screen Sizes

Computer monitors come in sizes ranging from a tiny 7 inches to a huge 70 inches although sizes between 19 and 24 inches are most common.

For basic web browsing and simple tasks a monitor between 19-21 inches will be sufficient. If you need more space to display photos, watch movies sort have multiple documents open at the same time, a monitor between 22-24 inches will be a good choice for your home or office. Even larger displays in the 40 or 50 inch range can replace a multi-monitor setup and show a number of charts and documents simultaneously.

When choosing a PC monitor, keep the size of your desk and workspace in mind as well. While a very large display might sound appealing it can look out of proportion if your available space is limited.

Aspect Ratio

Most popular monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9, making them ideal to watch movies and display documents side-by-side. Some monitors have a aspect ratio of 16:10. This gives slightly more space vertically but results in black bars at the top and bottom of the screen when viewing 16:9 movies.

A monitor aspect ratio of 4:3 used to be the norm although this is now less common and widescreen monitors have established themselves as the new standard.

Resolution

Full HD Monitors

Most monitors today have a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which is the same as the resolution of Full HD LED TVs. This resolution allows you to play Full HD movies from Bluray and DVD at the best quality.

4K PC Monitors

Ultra high resolution monitors, also known as 4K monitors offer the highest display resolution on the market today. Combined with a large screen size, these UHD monitors offer a huge amount of display space to show a large amount of content at the same time. 4K monitors are ideal for productivity enthusiasts and usually have a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

Other Monitor Resolutions

Some monitors, usually with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a display diagonal of 24 inches have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 also known as WUXGA, adding extra vertical pixels to accommodate the higher aspect ratio. Larger monitors, usually between 27 and 30 inches sometimes have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

Before buying a monitor, make sure you check the output resolution of your graphics card to ensure the monitor’s native resolution is supported.

Connectivity

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Display Port

Designed and the successor to DVI, Display is still a relatively new technology and not very commonly found on PC monitors. Display Port technology has been designed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) primarily to connect displays but it can also carry audio and USB data.

HDMI

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the current standard to transfer digital images and sound through a single cable. HDMI became popular with widescreen monitors and the fact that it is widely used means you can also connect DVD or Bluray players, games consoles and set-top boxes directly to your monitor. HDMI sockets are most commonly found on laptops but it also possible to connect HDMI to DVI using an adaptor cable.

DVI

Most PC monitors have a DVI socket, which is usually coloured white. Depending on the type, DVI can carry digital signals only (DVI-D) or both digital and analogue signals (DVI-I).

VGA / D-Sub 15

Once the most widely used what to connect computers to monitors, the Video Graphics Array (VGA) socket can still be found on many monitors, although it is now being replaced by HDMI and Display Port. VGA is an analogue-only connection using a 15-pin connector, which is usually coloured blue. Laptops usually use mini-VGA ports instead of a full-size VGA connector.

Picture Quality

Viewing Angle

The viewing angle is measured in degrees from the centre of the monitor and indicates how far you can move either vertically or horizontally for the picture to still be visible. If you are planning to use your computer monitor to watch films the horizontal viewing angle determines how far people can sit to either side of you and still have an enjoyable experience.

Matt & Glossy Screens

Glossy screens became popular as they tend to make colours appear more intense and the image might appear sharper. Glossy screens do have the downside that any nearly light sources or windows will create glare on the screen. If you use your PC monitor in a room where you are able to control the surrounding light, then a glossy screen can be a good choice. If you are working in an office or sit near a window and don’t want to close the blinds when the sun comes out, a matt screen will reduce reflections and glare and will be more comfortable to work with.

Response Time

A fast response time is particularly important when using the PC monitor to play games or watch fast moving sports as it prevents blur and keeps the image crisp. The response time measures how long it takes for a pixels to change it’s colour and brightness. A good monitor will have a response time of 2ms (milliseconds or 1/1000th of a second), while more affordable screen will have a slower response time of around 6-8ms.

Contrast Ratio, Black Levels & OLED Computer Monitors

Contrast ratio describes the difference between the brightest and darkest pixels the computer screen is able to display. Since some of the backlight will always shine through the screen on an LCD display, true blacks are impossible to achieve and you will at best see a very dark grey. To achieve true black which would result in an infinite contrast ratio, we will have to wait for OLED PC monitors to come to market. OLED TVs are already available and it will probably only be a matter of time until we see ultra-thin and even bendable OLED computer monitors.

Have a look at this amazing transparent OLED laptop screen from Samsung - a good indication of what is about to come in the future!

Features

Webcam

Integrated webcams are a common feature and help to reduce the number of cables on your desk. You can make Skype calls or use Google Hangouts without having to connect an external webcam. Keep in mind though, that built-in webcams tend to have an inferior picture quality compared to high quality external webcams.

USB Ports

Some monitors have integrated UDB 3.0 ports making it easy to connect a computer mouse, keyboard or a digital camera to download photos. This is handy if the number of USB ports on your computer is limited or you keep your computer below your desk where it is harder to reach.

TV Tuner

Some PC monitors have a built-in Freeview tuner, which allows you to receive and watch TV programmes on the monitor, even when it is not connected to a computer. Monitors with build-in tuners tend to be more expensive but this can be a good option if your space is limited and you want your monitor to double-up as a TV. Alternatively, you could buy a TV tuner card for your computer. The picture-in-picture function on some monitors lets you watch TV while also displaying you PC desktop at the same time.

Speakers

A few computer monitor have built in speakers. Monitors with built-in TV tuners always have speakers. This can be convenient if you don’t want to buy additional computer speakers but keep in mind that built-in speakers are usually small and don’t have a lot of power. If sound quality is important, it will be a better choice to invest in some good quality external speakers.

VESA/Wall Mountable

The Video Electronics Standards Association has defined a standard called the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI), also known as VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or simply ‘VESA mount”, which allows flat panel displays including TVs and monitors to be mounted to stands and wall mounts using the same interface. If you are planning not to use the monitor’s stand but mount it, look out for compatibility with VESA mounts.

Adjustability

Depending on where you want to position the monitor, it will be an advantage to make adjustments to the monitor’s placement quickly. Look for a monitor that’s height adjustable unless you are planning to use an adjustable monitor stand. Some monitors also have tilt adjustments and a swivelling base to improve your set-up.

NEC PC Monitors

NEC LCD Screen Prices

In total we found 61 NEC LCD screens ranging from £72 to £4,471. A new NEC PC screen costs on average £550 and 80% of NEC PC screens are priced between £136 and £1,116. The most expensive NEC PC monitor that we found is the NEC MD210C2 at £4,470, and the cheapest is the NEC MultiSync E171 at only £72.

Price Range of NEC PC Monitors

The average price of NEC LCD screens is £550 which is the 9th highest average price of all PC monitor brands. NEC LCD screens start at £72 and the most expensive NEC PC monitor costs £4,470.

Average Rating of NEC PC Displays

We have evaluated 4,825 expert reviews and 121,819 user reviews for PC displays from across the internet and used these reviews to determine an average rating for PC displays of 87%. This makes NEC the 9th best PC monitor brand.

When Are Most New NEC LCD Screens Released?

We looked at the release dates for new NEC flatpanel monitors over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent trend. January was the biggest month last year for new NEC PC monitors, with eight new NEC PC monitors released that month. In August 2015 seven new NEC LCD screens were released making it the biggest month that year for new NEC LCD screen releases. Nine new NEC PC screens were released in October 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new NEC PC monitor releases.

How Fast Do NEC PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

NEC LCD screens tend to depreciate faster than most flatpanel monitors. Most flatpanel monitors drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average NEC PC screens drop in price by 18% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new NEC LCD screen costing £318, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £59.

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