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NEC MultiSync EA274 PC Monitor

£528.00
27" 25000:1 LED Flat Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Screen Shape Release Date £146.14 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Good quality
Good picture quality
24 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice cnews.cz We Want It
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

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.

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.

Excellent Brand

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.

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Design

Good Quality

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.

Robust

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.

Ergonomic Stand

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.

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Good Picture Quality

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality.


Price

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Not Cheap

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.


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync EA274 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

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Other

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.

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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.

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Only One HDMI Port

The MultiSync EA274 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Multimedia

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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Energy

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.


Power

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.

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Display

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°.

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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.

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Has an HDCP

The MultiSync EA274 has an HDCP, as do most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Certificates

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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 2560x1440, nec ea274wmi, nec 350cdm2
Barcodes 00000060003492, 00000060003493, 00358097134482, 00805736047523, 03609740147739, 04053162535961, 04053162575165, 05028695110199, 05028695110205, 08057360475230

NEC MultiSync EA274 Review Sources

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.

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£ 159.99 £528.00
£368 Cheaper
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Two Times Lower Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

Philips 231P4 vs NEC MultiSync EA274

Philips 231P4 vs NEC MultiSync EA274
Philips 231P4 NEC MultiSync EA274
£ 214.74 £528.00
£313 Cheaper
Cheaper to Run by £265.07
Lower Maximum Power Consumption
17W Lower Power Consumption in Economy Mode
One Less USB Type-A Downstream Port
Only One USB 2.0 Port

Philips 272P4 vs NEC MultiSync EA274

Philips 272P4 vs NEC MultiSync EA274
Philips 272P4 NEC MultiSync EA274
£ 458.70 £528.00
£69 Cheaper
£242.21 Cheaper to Run
Vastly More Display Colour Count
Newer by Eleven Months
Vastly Higher Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
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