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NEC MultiSync EA274 PC Monitor

27" LED 639.3mm Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
The NEC MultiSync EA274WMi features an extremely thin 27" IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 which results in an ultra-modern and slim design. Ambient Light and Human Sensors... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This PC display received a rating of 83 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review website cw.no.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this PC screen as excellent on average.

Excellent Brand

We checked 125 user and expert reviews for NEC flatpanel monitors and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Andrew M. Jones mentioned “Top Quality display” in his NEC MultiSync EA274 review. Andrew M. Jones also wrote “Its quality is excellent at its highest resolution via display port”. Cf mentioned “The build quality is also excellent” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Andrew M. Jones said on Amazon “The touch controls are neat; My only reservation is that they have put very low quality speakers on a very high quality monitor” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Cf wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “Functional, Neat and Solid, High resolution 27" display”.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was ergonomic. Uncanny mentioned in their NEC MultiSync EA274 review on Amazon “6 ms GtG 27 inch LG panel, 8-bit color, sensor buttons, ergonomic stand which can turn from landscape to portrait mode”.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Snowmanpete said in their review of this PC monitor “I really don't understand why I didn't buy this beautiful screen sooner”.

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Robust

Several NEC MultiSync EA274 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well made. Snowmanpete mentioned “The monitor is built substantially and holds a considerable weight” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 5 stars. Snowmanpete also mentioned “The included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management”.

Easy to Use

One NEC MultiSync EA274 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Snowmanpete wrote “It is a pleasure to use day in, day out with the matt screen definitely being preferential over the glossy coatings provided on the cheaper monitors” in their review.

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who purchased the NEC MultiSync EA274 concluded that it was easy to setup. B.valentine said in their review of this PC monitor this year “Easy to set up” and gave this PC monitor an excellent rating.

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Good Connectivity

A few NEC MultiSync EA274 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Snowmanpete gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their NEC MultiSync EA274 review on Amazon “USB3/2 hub and Audio pass through from DisplayPort and HDMI works fine with Macs”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. R. Daffern wrote on Amazon this month “Turns out my hdmi cable was too cheap/nasty to transmit higher resolution”.

One customer said in their reviews that the NEC MultiSync EA274 was good value for money. David said on Amazon last year “Fantastic monitor for the price” in his review of the NEC MultiSync EA274 and scored this PC monitor 5 stars.

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Good Size

One NEC MultiSync EA274 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was a good height.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

Alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include the NEC MultiSync P232[plb_2831060_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync EA274 which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including the PB279[pl_2524515_price], or the VG278[pl_1410103_price] both from Asus or the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync EA274 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA274.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the MultiSync EA274 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274 is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of PC screens of this type and age is 290 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The MultiSync EA274 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Pricey

The cheapeast PC monitors of this spec and age that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been on the market for more than two years.

Very High Running Costs

This PC screen has an energy efficiency rating of C, and the MultiSync EA274 is in the most expensive 14% of all 993 similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync EA274 is £92.

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Not 3D

The MultiSync EA274 is not 3D. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC MultiSync EA274 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The MultiSync EA274 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274 also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to consider including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the NEC MultiSync EA274 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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Heavy

Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 5.8 kilograms, the MultiSync EA274 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync EA274.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of this age and type is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At 6 milliseconds, the MultiSync EA274 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA274.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync EA274

Released Over Three Years Ago

This NEC PC display was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Display Diagonal
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3D
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
Display SRGB
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Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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DC-In Jack
Audio Output
Audio Input
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Cables Included
Manual

Expert Reviews

(1)
21 April 2015
Highly adjustable stand
Wide viewing angles
Power saving features
Good grayscale performance
Ergonomic stand
No DisplayPort Out connection for daisychaining monitors
Pricey
Greens are a little off
Alespo zatm) vy cena oproti konkurenci
IPS glow, oznut gamutu na sRGB nen pln dokona 233, potm muste dotykov tlatka zkusmo namknout, nepodporuje 24 Hz

User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Michael
Michael would recommend the NEC EA274WMi

I use this display with a late 2011 Macbook Pro and a StarTech TBDOCKHDPBC dock. I compared it side by side with the Apple Thunderbolt 27" and found it to perform equally well, while having more... Read more…

Image Quality
Many options
Easy To Set Up
Reviewed 22 July 2016 by B.Valentine
(Verified Purchase)

Love it, love it. Easy to set up. Everything works as it should.

(Verified Purchase)

Purchased in April 2015, it failed a few months later... turning off at random points, and needing to be restarted. This was replaced under warranty by NEC in July 2015 and operated for a while... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2016 by R. Daffern
(Verified Purchase)

Took abit of setting up. turns out my hdmi cable was too cheap/nasty to transmit higher resolution. new cable, all sorted. Great image. easy adjustment. (just wish i bought the next size up with... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Andrew M. Jones
(Verified Purchase)

I use this monitor both at work on a windows PC and at home with a Mac. Its quality is excellent at its highest resolution via display port. Its matt surface is nicely reflection-free . The touch... Read more…

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0.73T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea274, nec ea274w, nec p184530, nec p184531, nec ea274wm, nec 350cdm2, nec ea274wmi, nec 993lzs00, nec p184530p, nec p184531p, nec 993lza00, nec 2560x1440
Barcodes 00000060003492, 00000060003493, 00358097134482, 00805736047523, 03609740147739, 04053162535961, 04053162575165, 05028695110199, 05028695110205, 05054629386361, 08057360475230

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