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NEC MD242 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£77 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 67?
NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £77 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
NEC MD242 In-Depth Analysis
NEC Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews
Based on 687 user and expert reviews (including 115 verified purchases), NEC has excellent ratings for its LCD screens. 95% of those that bought a NEC LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Running Costs Are Average
The MD242 has an average 5 year running cost of £77 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 PC displays.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This PC display was released in May 2013.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the NEC MD242 of 24" is relatively standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 63% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution
The largest display resolution of the NEC MD242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).
Slower Than Average Response Time
Across all the PC displays the response times range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The NEC MD242's response time of 8ms is in the slowest 13% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The NEC MD242's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than 69% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.
Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC displays have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The NEC MD242's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 18% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.
Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The NEC MD242's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other LCD screens. It is higher than 31% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.
Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included
The NEC MD242 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this NEC PC display.