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NEC EA305WMi

NEC EA305WMi PC Monitor

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30" 2560 X 1600 20000:1 LCD Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display 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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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

NEC has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The EA305WMi has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the EA305WMi also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC EA305WMi is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst display resolution of all LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the EA305WMi is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The EA305WMi is a two displayPorts quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the EA305WMi only have one displayPorts quantity.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the EA305WMi has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst PC screens of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the EA305WMi is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

At 76.2 centimeters, the NEC EA305WMi has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The average display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 64cm.

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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 the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this PC screen). In addition, this flatpanel monitor have supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and 2560 x 1440. Across all medium monitors that were released more than a year ago the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the EA305WMi is more than most medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. This NEC LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The EA305WMi does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the EA305WMi, the EA305WMi is not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC displays of a similar age and type to the EA305WMi do not have a card reader integrated. The EA305WMi is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EA305WMi is 1W and the highest is 20W. The NEC EA305WMi has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the EA305WMi.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the EA305WMi will cost £223 over 8 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC monitors of a similar type and age.

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Heavy

The weights of PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the EA305WMi range from 2.3g to 79kg. When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the EA305WMi, the weight of the NEC EA305WMi of 11 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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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.

LCD Display

The EA305WMi has an LCD display which is better than most PC screens of this spec and age. Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have an LED display.

If you are looking for an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Composite Sync
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
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Pixel Density
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
Audio Input
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-I Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
Technical Details
Light Sensor

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 £220.49
Electricity cost when on standby £2.41
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Total running cost over 5 years £222.90
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 29 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 2560x1600, nec ea305wmib, nec ea305wmibk, nec ea305wmibks, nec ea305wmibksv, necmitsubishi electronics ea305, necmitsubishi electronics ea305w, necmitsubishi electronics ea305wm, necmitsubishi electronics ea305wmi
Barcodes 00805736061246, 04923123155647, 05028695112254

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