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NEC MD242C2

67

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NEC MD242C2

£1,066.91
NEC MD242
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A good spec but 5 year old 24" PC display, with average running costs
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms May 2013
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NEC MD242 Review

With very good features but low running costs, we have scored the NEC MD242 as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
61
Age
4 Years Old
69
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

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:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Out-of-the-box calibration to the DICOM grayscale display function for luminance
Uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen
Integrated three-port USB 2.0 hub with displaysync pro easily shares your keyboard & mouse between two computer
Quick QA feature for easy DICOM conformance check
Includes gammacompmd QA software for worry-free calibration and conformance testing to the DICOM standard;
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

NEC MD242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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

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.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in May 2013.

Features

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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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°.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NEC MD242C2

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