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NEC EA305WMI-BK
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NEC EA305WMI-BK PC Monitor

29.8" 2560 X 1600 20000:1 LCD Dec 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
The 30 NEC MultiSync EA305WMi is a high resolution LCD designed for multiple-monitor configurations. This widescreen model features IPS panel technology with wide viewing angles (178... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

NEC is one of the leading PC screen manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and NEC also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The EA305WMI-BK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the EA305WMI-BK also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the EA305WMI-BK have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The EA305WMI-BK has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The NEC EA305WMI-BK has a fairly big viewable size, vertical (400.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EA305WMI-BK have viewable size, verticals of between 230mm and 700mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

With a viewable size, horizontal of 641.3 millimeters, the EA305WMI-BK has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the EA305WMI-BK the viewable size, horizontals range from 290mm to 800mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 540mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The NEC EA305WMI-BK has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (75.62 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The display diagonal (metric)s of similar spec PC displays that were released one year ago range from 48cm to 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the EA305WMI-BK is 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 NEC PC screen). This PC screen also 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. The resolution of all LCD screens that were released more than a year ago ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The EA305WMI-BK has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this age and type. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays of this age and type. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this NEC flatpanel monitor.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC EA305WMI-BK does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK248H (£148.80) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The NEC EA305WMI-BK is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the EA305WMI-BK are also not 3D.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Asus PG278Q (£539.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the EA305WMI-BK, the EA305WMI-BK does not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to look at including the DELL 2407WFP, or the Benq SW2700PT (£599.00) which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the EA305WMI-BK is £141, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 486 LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the EA305WMI-BK have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5W. At only 2 Watts, the NEC EA305WMI-BK has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the EA305WMI-BK.

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Heavy

Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.8 kilograms, the EA305WMI-BK is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC EA305WMI-BK

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the EA305WMI-BK is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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LCD Display

The EA305WMI-BK has a better display type than most PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. This PC screen has an LCD display, whereas most similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it have an LED display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC Q2778 (£208.81).

If you would prefer a PC monitor with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VA2037 (LED), or the Samsung S27E500C (£65.50) (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
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Pixel Density
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
Audio Input
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
Technical Details
Light Sensor

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
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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
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC EA305WMI-BKuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.1T
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, visipax ea305, visipax ea305w, nec ea305wmibk, visipax ea305wm, nec ea305wmibks, visipax prea305, nec ea305wmibksv, visipax prea305w, visipax ea305wmi, visipax ea305wmib, visipax 2560x1440, visipax prea305wm, visipax prea305wmi, visipax ea305wmibk, visipax prea305wmib, visipax ea305wmibks, visipax ea305wmibksv, visipax prea305wmibk, visipax prea305wmibks, visipax prea305wmibksv
Barcodes 00779184061106, 00805736057553, 00805736061246

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