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NEC 242 PC Monitor

£1,193.70
24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED Flat Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date £94.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
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NEC LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

Running Costs Are Average

This NEC LCD screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the 242 is £95 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,100 medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

Expensive

PC screens of this age and type range in price from £40 to £9,999. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This NEC PC monitor has been on the market for over three years.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC displays of this age and spec.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the Samsung UD22B (£975.79) or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the Eizo ColorEdge CG277 (£1,558.80), and the Asus PA328 (£757.48) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 242, the NEC 242 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the S27B971, or the TC241W (£1,004.11) both from Samsung or the Panasonic PLCD24HD.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC 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. Across all PC screens of this age and type the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 242 do not have a built-in camera. The NEC 242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display (£899).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 242, the NEC 242 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The NEC 242 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL U3011 (£599), or the Asus PA279 (£657.10) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

When compared to other PC displays of this spec and age, the NEC 242's viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 242 range from 50° to 180°.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the NEC 242's viewing angle, horizontal is one of the widest amongst PC monitors of this spec and age. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, horizontals of between 60° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the NEC 242 has a quite high height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 242 have height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 242 have display brightnesss of between 5 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 340 candellas per square meter, the NEC 242 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst PC monitors of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the NEC 242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). In addition, this PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1200 x 1920, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (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 released around the same time as the 242 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The NEC 242 is a one HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 242 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The NEC 242 has one of the higher power consumption (economy mode)s (28 Watts) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The average power consumption (economy mode) of PC displays of this spec and age is 21W.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the 242 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the NEC 242 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers necmitsubishi pa242w, nec 60003544
Barcodes 00000060003543, 04053162606784, 05028695110359, 05054533617612

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