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NEC EA305WMi

NEC EA305WMi PC Monitor

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30" 2560 X 1600 LED Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
The NEC MultiSync EA305WMi features an extremely thin 30" AH-IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 which results in an ultra-modern and slim design. Ambient Light and Human... More
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10 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both thought that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

NEC Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 125 owner and expert reviews, NEC has excellent reviews for its LCD screens. NEC also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

Two Number of Upstream Portss

Most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the EA305WMi have between one and five number of upstream portss, including the NEC EA305WMi which has two number of upstream portss.

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LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC monitors that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], the Samsung S27E500C[plb_3063888_price], or the Acer XF270H[plb_3084438_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The EA305WMi has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EA305WMi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], the LG 22MB35DM-I[plb_3007081_price], or the Fujitsu P27T-7 LED[plb_3032662_price].

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The EA305WMi has more displayPorts quantitys than most of the medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. This LCD screen is a two displayPorts quantity PC display compared to most of the LCD screens of this type and age which only have one displayPorts quantity.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Comparable spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The NEC EA305WMi has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the EA305WMi is 64cm, and the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm. The EA305WMi has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (76.2 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the EA305WMi.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The EA305WMi has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this LCD screen. In addition, this NEC PC display have supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 2560 x 1440. Across all flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The EA305WMi has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi, the NEC EA305WMi does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 275P4VYKEB/00[plb_3015876_price], the HP Zvr[plb_3168951_price], or the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price].

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Not 3D

The EA305WMi is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D then you might also want to consider the HP Zvr[plb_3168951_price], the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The EA305WMi does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to look at including the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Running Costs Are Very High

This NEC LCD screen is rated C for energy efficiency. The EA305WMi is one of the least economic to run PC screens of a similar age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the EA305WMi will cost £101 over 5 years to run.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The EA305WMi has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the EA305WMi. The RMS rated powers of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EA305WMi range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5W.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

The EA305WMi has one of the higher power consumption (max)s (83 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the EA305WMi have power consumption (max)s of between 0.45W and 170W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of similar spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago is 48kWh. At 88 kilowatt hours, the EA305WMi has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EA305WMi.

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Heavy

At 11 kilograms, the NEC EA305WMi is very heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EA305WMi. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EA305WMi the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The EA305WMi has a very high power consumption (economy mode) (48 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EA305WMi have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 11W and 48W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC EA305WMi

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when NEC released the EA305WMi.

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the EA305WMi is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Rotating
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Power Consumption (economy Mode)

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

4 June 2016

If you're hanging onto an old 16:10 display that needs replacement and a large screen is on your wishlist, the NEC EA305WMi is quite possibly the last monitor you'll need to buy for a long time....

Tomshardware.com

Tomshardware.co.uk

16:10 is an uncommon aspect ratio these days but NEC has introduced an excellent new 30-inch screen ? the EA305WMi. It sports a wide gamut with a GB-r-LED backlight driving an AH-IPS panel. We're... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £161.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £161.52
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Energy Rating
0.8T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea305, nec ea305w, nec ea305wm, nec ea305wmi, nec ea305wmib, nec ea305wmibk
Barcodes 00000060003819, 00000060003820, 00805736057553, 05028695112247, 05028695112254

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