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A cheap to run and 2 year old 1920 x 1080 PC monitor
23.6" 1920 X 1080 Pixels LED No Jan 2016
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NEC AS242W-BK Review

With low running costs but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the NEC AS242W-BK number 985 across all PC monitors.
Missing Some Features
19 Months Old
£52 Over 8 Years
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Why Has it Scored 41?

NEC flatpanel monitors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
It has running costs of only £52 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 2,768 LCD screens that we have compared it to.
This PC monitor is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in USB hub

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NEC AS242W-BK In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

We checked 292 owner and expert reviews (including 41 verified purchases) for NEC flatpanel monitors and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has mediocre features but at £135.09 it is cheaper than 63% of PC screens.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC AS242W-BK and the United Kingdom price of £135.09 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $170.64 (£221.75).

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC AS242W-BK does not have a built-in USB hub, although this is within the context that 85% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on PC monitors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC AS242W-BK has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the AS242W-BK of only 5ms is in the fastest 25% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Released 19 Months Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market since January 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the AS242W-BK is only £52, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 2,768 LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions as242wbk, nec 1920x1080, nec as242wbk
Barcodes 0008.05736E+11, 00805736054637

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