NEC MultiSync EA304
NEC MultiSync EA304
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NEC MultiSync EA304

An expensive to run and 3 year old 2560 x 1600 LCD screen
30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels 25000:1 LED Jun 2014
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NEC MultiSync EA304 Review

Released 3 years ago, we have scored the NEC MultiSync EA304 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£166 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 26?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better LCD screens are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £166 over 8 years are in the most expensive 10% of all 2,768 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
This NEC PC monitor is missing some features:
Fairly slow response time

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NEC MultiSync EA304 In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

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

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,110.00 it is more expensive than 97% of PC screens.

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Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync EA304 has an ECO mode, unlike 94% of PC monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync EA304 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 85% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response time of the MultiSync EA304 of 6ms is in the slowest 22% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The average response time of all flatpanel monitors is 5.7ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync EA304 has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. This PC screen has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Headphone Out

The MultiSync EA304 has a headphone out. 90% of flatpanel monitors do not have a headphone out.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The MultiSync EA304 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, vertical of the MultiSync EA304 of 178° is in the widest 17% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature. LCD screens have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since June 2014.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor has an efficiency rating of B, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MultiSync EA304 is £166, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 2,768 LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea304wmibk
Barcodes 00000060003494, 00000060003495, 00085285100904, 00643434192332, 00805736052749, 04053162585270, 04053162585287, 05028695110946, 05028695110953, 08057360527496

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