The 24 NEC MultiSync E243WMi is an LED-backlit desktop monitor ideal for corporate environments. Designed to enhance work performance, this widescreen model features AH-IPS panel technology with...
Medium monitors produced by NEC have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that NEC also has excellent reviews across its entire range.
Very Low Running Costs
This medium monitor is rated A for energy efficiency. The MultiSync E243 is in the cheapest 8% of all 993 PC displays of this type and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync E243 is only £31.
Some NEC MultiSync E243 reviewers concluded that this PC monitor was good value for money. Macworld.co.uk said in their review of the NEC MultiSync E243 “The NEC MultiSync E243WMi, promises to save you money – not in the initial purchase price.”. Macworld.co.uk also wrote “Specified at just 13W, this monitor ought to prove cost effective over time”. Macworld.co.uk also said “Share this article Find the best price #reevoo-top-three”.
Some customers who reviewed the NEC MultiSync E243 agreed that it was well made. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nicely built, fully adjustable stand, excellent overall colour accuracy, well rendered text, good screen uniformity, decent sRGB coverage”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Expert website Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “The display is neat and accurate, well-built” and scored it 4 stars.
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This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 239C4[plb_1395262_price], the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price], or the AOC I2460[plb_2045326_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The MultiSync E243 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync E243 which do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Philips 274E5[plb_1499782_price], the Benq RL2755[plb_2743325_price], or the iiyama GB2488HSU[plb_2185179_price] which has better reviews.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The average viewing angle, vertical of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync E243 is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the MultiSync E243 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The average viewing angle, horizontal of similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago is 170°. The MultiSync E243 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals (178 degrees) amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync E243 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. The NEC MultiSync E243 has one of the faster response times (only 5 milliseconds) amongst LCD screens of this age.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
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Difficult to Use
One person who bought it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Menu system poorly implemented, more expensive than budget consumer designs” in their review of this PC monitor.
Price Increase of £39.60
The MultiSync E243 has increased in price by £39.60 in the last 59 days.
The NEC MultiSync E243 is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.
If you want a PC display that is 3D then you might want to look at the Benq XL2411[plb_2130532_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The NEC MultiSync E243 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync E243 do not have a card reader integrated. The MultiSync E243 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync E243 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync E243. Across all the PC monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync E243 the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
TheTeige would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)
Initial thoughts: It's a great upgrade from my old Acer LCD Monitor. Pros:The IPS panel gives rich, vibrant colors, and the height-adjustable stand makes it easy to adjust to the most ergonomic... Read more…
Justin F would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)
I do photo editing and was very happy with the colors and brightness of this monitor.(the stand is great too) It was pretty accurate right out of the box, only a slight change after calibration.... Read more…
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