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NEC MultiSync EA304 PC Monitor

£749.00
30" 2560 X 1600 25000:1 LED Jun 2014
B
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £216.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has excellent reviews for its flatpanel monitors
Has an ECO mode
Has a built-in USB hub
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Reviews

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 223 user and expert reviews (including 29 verified purchases) for NEC PC screens 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. 94% of those that bought a NEC flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Expensive

We think this NEC LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a comparable spec and age. The price range of PC screens of a comparable spec and age is from £49 to £9,999.


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was June 2014 when this LCD screen was released.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync EA304 has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Headphone Out

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a headphone out, as do most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to this flatpanel monitor.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the MultiSync EA304 which has one HDMI port.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync EA304 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC display.

It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the HP ENVY 27 (£743.11), the Asus PA328 (£762.31), or the LG 34UC97 (£649.98).

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Display

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync EA304 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst display resolution of all similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to this LCD screen is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the MultiSync EA304 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen. The viewing angles, vertical of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 10° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to this PC screen is 18°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has an HDCP

The MultiSync EA304 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the MultiSync EA304 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to this PC monitor. The average response time of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

This LCD screen is rated B for energy efficiency. The MultiSync EA304 is one of the more expensive to run medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the MultiSync EA304 will cost £217 over 8 years to run.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The MultiSync EA304 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display.

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Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The MultiSync EA304 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display ea304wmibk, nec display 2560x1600, generic ea304wmibk, nec ea304wmibksv, nec 2560x1600
Barcodes 00000011442269, 00085285100904, 00643434192332, 00805736052749, 04053162585270, 04053162585287, 05028695110946, 05028695110953, 07103128646273, 08057360527496

NEC MultiSync EA304 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC MultiSync EA304 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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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