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A 4 year old 1920 x 1200 PC display with inferior features
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels LED No May 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display 3D Release Date

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NEC MD242 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have scored the NEC MD242 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£77 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 22?

NEC flatpanel monitors 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 monitors 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of £77 over 8 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,772 PC displays that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Quite slow response time

NEC MD242 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Based on 284 user and expert reviews (including 40 verified purchases), NEC has excellent ratings for its PC screens. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the NEC MD242 is more than most flatpanel monitors. This NEC LCD screen has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC monitors. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the PC screens the response times range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The response time of the NEC MD242 of 8ms is quite slow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 10% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

LCD screens have viewing angles, vertical of between 16° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The NEC MD242's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is quite wide compared to most other PC displays. It is in the widest 5% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC MD242 has a maximum display resolution of 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 worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the NEC MD242 of 178° is in the widest 5% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The average viewing angle, horizontal of all flatpanel monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen was released in May 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MD242 is £77, which is typical compared to the other 2,772 flatpanel monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec md242c2

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