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NEC MD242

NEC MD242C2 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.3mm May 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
The 24 NEC MultiSync MD242C2, a referral-grade widescreen diagnostic display, is designed for the demanding needs of healthcare professionals in medical imaging and PACS. This 2.3-megapixel model... More
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7 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent PC Screen Reviews

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

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung NC221[plb_1568543_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 34UC87[plb_2748624_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC MD242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC MD242 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MD242. The display brightnesss of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MD242 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the NEC MD242 has a quite high height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MD242. The average height adjustment of LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the MD242 is 130mm, and the height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,200mm.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the NEC MD242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). PC screens of a similar age and type to the MD242 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The NEC MD242 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MD242. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Pricey

After checking the price of 507 PC monitors of this type and age they range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of this type and age.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MD242 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider including the NEC MultiSync EA304[plb_2325127_price], or the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the MD242, the NEC MD242 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The NEC MD242 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MD242 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The NEC MD242 is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MD242 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Heavy

The lightest PC display of a comparable type and age to the MD242 is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 6.8 kilograms, the NEC MD242 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MD242 the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At 8 milliseconds, the NEC MD242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the MD242.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MD242

Average Running Costs

The MD242 is typical compared to the other 993 PC screens of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MD242 is £49.

Price Increase of £19.74

The price of the MD242 increased by £19.74 in the last fortnight.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released over three years ago.

Specification

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3D
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HD Type
HDCP
Composite Sync
Separate H/V Sync
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Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
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HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Rotating
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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
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Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Height
Depth
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Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.63
Electricity cost when on standby £1.03
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.66
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0.38T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec md242c2, nec md242c2c, nec md242c2ca, nec md242c2cat, nec md242c2cata, nec md242c2x1v4900, nec md242c2x1v4900e

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