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NEC EA305WMi PC Monitor

30" 2560 X 1600 LED Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £161.52 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Has a built-in USB hub
Has a built-in speaker(s) Editor Approved Editor Approved

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Two Industry Awards

This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites and, both of which decided that this PC display was superb.

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

We checked 223 owner and expert reviews (including 29 verified purchases) for NEC LCD screens and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Released Over a Year Ago

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

Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC EA305WMi has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

The NEC EA305WMi is a one HDMI port PC monitor.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The EA305WMi has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus VP247T, or the Benq BL2420Z (£144.99) which both of have better reviews.

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High Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this PC screen is C. The EA305WMi is in the most expensive 10% of all 648 PC screens of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the EA305WMi will cost £162 over 8 years to run.


2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The EA305WMi has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display resolution of all PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2400 pixels (best).

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen range from 50° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The EA305WMi has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the NEC EA305WMi has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. The viewing angles, horizontal of PC monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor range from 80° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 6 milliseconds, the NEC EA305WMi has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor. The response times of medium monitors that came out around the same time as this LCD screen range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The NEC EA305WMi has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The EA305WMi has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05028695112247

NEC EA305WMi Review Sources

To prepare this NEC EA305WMi review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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