Two expert review sites both liked this NEC flatpanel monitor. This flatpanel monitor received a PC Mag"Editor's Choice" award and it received a "We Want It" award from review website Cnews.cz.
Good Expert Reviews
This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and cw.no.
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Excellent User Reviews
Based on 48 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is excellent. 15 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
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Based on 223 user and expert reviews (including 29 verified purchases), NEC has excellent ratings for its flatpanel monitors. NEC also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Three years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “Image Quality” and scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars. William Page mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The screen feels like it is of a high quality” in his NEC MultiSync EA274 review. He also wrote “Very good quality colour reproduction on screen” in his review.
Five people who purchased it wrote that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their NEC MultiSync EA274 review three years ago “The NEC MultiSync EA274WMi is a pricey 27-inch business-class monitor that delivers solid all-around performance” . Two years ago Snowmanpete scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon “The included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management” in their review of this PC monitor. They also said “The monitor is built substantially and holds a considerable weight” in their review.
Two customers said in their reviews that the NEC MultiSync EA274 was ergonomic. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Ergonomic stand”.
Two owners who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was neat. Cf mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Functional, Neat and Solid, High resolution 27" display” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Andrew M. Jones gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “The touch controls are neat; My only reservation is that they have put very low quality speakers on a very high quality monitor” in his review of this PC monitor.
Good Picture Quality
Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality.
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After checking the price of 513 flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age they range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age.
Has an ECO Mode
The MultiSync EA274 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
NEC released the MultiSync EA274 in November 2013.
Ports & Interfaces
Has a Built-In USB Hub
The MultiSync EA274 has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as this flatpanel monitor which do not have a built-in USB hub.
Has an Audio Output
The NEC MultiSync EA274 has an audio output. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC monitor also have an audio output.
Only One HDMI Port
The MultiSync EA274 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The NEC MultiSync EA274 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this LCD screen and we think the Philips 298P4, and the Asus MG279Q (£499.99) both of which have better reviews; or the NEC MultiSync EA244 (£499.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
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Running Costs Are Very High
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MultiSync EA274 is £147, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 1,092 PC monitors of this spec and age.
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Features Power Management
The NEC MultiSync EA274 features power management. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this flatpanel monitor also feature power management.
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The NEC MultiSync EA274 has one of the widest viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. The viewing angles, horizontal of PC monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC screen range from 18° to 1,800°.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The average viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°. The MultiSync EA274 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Has an HDCP
The MultiSync EA274 has an HDCP, as do most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.
Has an Energy Star Certified
The MultiSync EA274 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen also have an Energy Star certified.
To prepare this NEC MultiSync EA274 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.