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Barco MDCG-3221

66

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Barco MDCG-3221

£5,818.98
Barco MDCG-3221
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A good spec but 4 year old 21.3" flatpanel monitor, with satisfactory running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
21.3" 2048 X 1536 Pixels No 40ms Dec 2013
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Barco MDCG-3221 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Barco MDCG-3221 as follows:
52
Value for Money
Average
72
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC screens are available. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £100 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
2048 x 1536 pixels resolution
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
50 more shades of gray
Perfect images
Green performance
Worry-free DICOM compliance
Smaller than average display diagonal
Very slow response time

Barco MDCG-3221 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £5,818.98 it is more expensive than 99% of PC monitors.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The MDCG-3221 is one of the least economic to run flatpanel monitors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MDCG-3221 will cost £100 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since December 2013.

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Features

2048 X 1536 Pixels Resolution

The MDCG-3221 has a maximum display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's 52% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all PC screens is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the Barco MDCG-3221 of only 21.3" is in the smallest 17% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Slow Response Time

The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the MDCG-3221 of 40ms is slower than 99% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The MDCG-3221's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is wider than 82% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the Barco MDCG-3221 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The MDCG-3221's vertical viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 28% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Barco MDCG-3221's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,400 is in the highest 19% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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05499778003682

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