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NEC MultiSync EA304 PC Monitor

£1,110.00
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30" 2560 X 1600 25000:1 LED Jun 2014
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The 30 NEC MultiSync EA304WMi is a 2560 x 1600 widescreen LCD for high-performance enterprise users that require a huge workspace, advanced technologies and a complete feature set. Designed to... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC PC monitors and also specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent reviews.

Two Number of Upstream Portss

The MultiSync EA304 is a two number of upstream ports flatpanel monitor. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304 have between one and three number of upstream portss.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the PA279[pl_1588541_price], and the PA328[pl_2731937_price] both from Asus or the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all LCD screens of this age and type the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this PC monitor and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], and the HP ENVY 27[plb_1918669_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync EA304 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA304. The dimmest display brightness of PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304 is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

PC screens of this type and age have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 76.2 centimeters, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a quite big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The MultiSync EA304 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC screen. In addition, this NEC PC monitor have supported graphics resolutionss of 832 x 624, 1920 x 1440, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync EA304 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

The price range of PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago is from £43 to £9,999. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync EA304, the NEC MultiSync EA304 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304 do not have a built-in camera. The MultiSync EA304 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens that have been available for more than two years do not have a card reader integrated. The NEC MultiSync EA304 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this flatpanel monitor and we think the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price], the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this NEC flatpanel monitor is B. The MultiSync EA304 is one of the less economic to run PC screens of this age and spec that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the MultiSync EA304 is £217.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the MultiSync EA304 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304. The RMS rated powers of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 range from 0.5W to 49W.

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Quite High Power Consumption (max)

The lowest power consumption (max) of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 is 15W and the highest is 250W. With a power consumption (max) of 83 Watts, the MultiSync EA304 has one of the higher power consumption (max)s amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304 is 51kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 25kWh to 140kWh. At 92 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync EA304 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync EA304.

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Very High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) (48 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA304. The average power consumption (economy mode) of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 21W.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync EA304

Released Over Two Years Ago

This NEC PC monitor has been on the market for over two years.

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Serj Bem

Much better than the previous version - light, super colors, a lot of flexibility...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £212.80
Electricity cost when on standby £3.59
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Total running cost over 5 years £216.39
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Energy Rating
1.1T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
28
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 28 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00085285100904, 00643434192332, 00805736052749, 04053162585270, 04053162585287, 05028695110946, 05028695110953, 08057360527496

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