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NEC AS242W-BK

70

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NEC AS242W-BK

NEC AS242W-BK
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A very economical to run but 2 year old 23.6" PC screen, with good features
23.6" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels No 5ms Jan 2016
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NEC AS242W-BK Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the NEC AS242W-BK as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
80
Age
2 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£51 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better LCD screens are available. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £51 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Ambix dual-input technology allows for digital/analog compatibility with upgraded video cards and software as well as connection to two systems
Rapid response technology delivers virtually uninterrupted, undistorted viewing of high-speed, full-motion video
ECO mode function helps save power, reduce heat and extend the life of the display by allowing you to dim the backlight
Carbon footprint meter helps track and calculate the reduction of green gas emissions
NaViSet administrator 2: free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations
Does not have a built-in USB hub

NEC AS242W-BK In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

NEC Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

We checked 687 expert and user reviews (including 115 verified purchases) for NEC PC displays and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a NEC PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the AS242W-BK is £51 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the AS242W-BK in January 2016.

Features

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays.

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Average Display Diagonal

The AS242W-BK's display diagonal of 23.6" is pretty standard compared to most other PC screens. It is bigger than 56% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Response Time

The AS242W-BK's response time of 5ms is relatively typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 58% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The AS242W-BK's horizontal viewing angle of 176° is pretty typical compared to most other PC screens. It is wider than 60% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the AS242W-BK of 170° is pretty average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 60% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The AS242W-BK does not have a built-in USB hub. 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The AS242W-BK's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly typical compared to most other PC screens. It is in the highest 50% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec display solutions as242wbk, nec 1920x1080, nec as242wbk

Barcodes:

0000008.06E+11, 0008.05736E+11, 00805736054637

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