NEC MultiSync EA274
NEC MultiSync EA274
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NEC MultiSync EA274

PC Mag Editor's Choice We Want It
A multi award winning and 4 year old 2560 x 1440 flatpanel monitor
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 25000:1 LED Oct 2013
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NEC MultiSync EA274 Review

51 Reviews + 2 Awards
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£121 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others. This PC monitor has received two awards including a "We Want It" from and an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However this NEC PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC displays 2017.
The MultiSync EA274 has an efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £121 over 8 years are in the most expensive 17% of all 2,768 LCD screens that we have compared it to.
Customers report good product quality, that it is robust and excellent design.
It is missing some features:
Fairly slow response time

NEC MultiSync EA274 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

This flatpanel monitor received a "We Want It" award from website and it received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC screen has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, IT and

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has a superb average owner rating based on 48 owner reviews. 15 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people considered that the product was good quality.

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 292 expert and owner reviews (including 41 verified purchases) for NEC PC monitors and found that on average NEC has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four customers who bought this PC monitor wrote that it was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners who bought it concluded that it was neat.

  • Functional, Neat and Solid, High resolution 27" display…
    CF (Amazon) - May 2014
  • The touch controls are neat; My only reservation is that they have put very low quality speakers on a very high quality monitor…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £528.00 it is more expensive than 88% of PC screens.


Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync EA274 has an ECO mode, unlike 94% of LCD screens which do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in USB hub. 85% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has an Audio Output

The NEC MultiSync EA274 has an audio output. 88% of LCD screens do not have an audio output.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The MultiSync EA274 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. LCD screens resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of LCD screens which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of all LCD screens is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the MultiSync EA274 of 6ms is in the slowest 24% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The MultiSync EA274's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is quite wide compared to most other PC displays. It is in the widest 22% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync EA274 in October 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and the MultiSync EA274 is in the most expensive 17% of all 2,768 LCD screens that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the MultiSync EA274 is £121.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea274wmi
Barcodes 00000060003492, 00000060003493, 00358097134482, 00805736047523, 03609740147739, 04053162535961, 04053162575165, 05028695110199, 05028695110205, 08057360475230

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