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NEC MultiSync P242W PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LCD 556.8mm Apr 2013
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Tackle your graphics projects with confidence using the LED-backlit P242W, a 24 widescreen monitor that is ideal for web, high-end desktop and photography applications. This model utilizes an... More
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NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

On average NEC medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC monitors manufactured by NEC.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The MultiSync P242W has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Across all PC displays that were released more than two years ago the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the MultiSync P242W has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the MultiSync P242W has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync P242W. The average viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 170°.

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Two DVI-D Ports Quantitys

The NEC MultiSync P242W is a two DVI-D ports quantity PC display.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The MultiSync P242W is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity PC display.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync P242W the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC MultiSync P242W has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync P242W.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MultiSync P242W range from 0.14W to 80W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.2 Watts, the MultiSync P242W's power consumption (PowerSave) is one of the lowest amongst LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 25kWh to 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 32 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync P242W has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The MultiSync P242W is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC screen. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Pricey

After checking the price of 507 comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago they range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago, the MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price], the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago, the NEC MultiSync P242W is not 3D.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to look at the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The MultiSync P242W does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated including the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

At 6.8 kilograms, the MultiSync P242W is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The weights of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response times of LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W range from 1ms to 69ms. At 8 milliseconds, the MultiSync P242W has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync P242W

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this PC screen is A, and the MultiSync P242W has an average running cost of £49 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC displays of a similar type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

LCD Display

The MultiSync P242W has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], the Eizo FlexScan S2133[plb_1735097_price], or the Neovo RX-22[plb_1752863_price].

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the NEC SpectraView 232[plb_1448471_price] (LED and higher rated), the LG 27MB85[plb_2256104_price] (LED and higher rated), or the HP ZR2740[plb_2837948_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
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Energy Star Certified
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Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

17 March 2014

Mit dem MultiSync P242W präsentiert NEC nach über drei Jahren den Nachfolger des P241W. Größte Veränderung ist dass die CCFL-Leuchtstoffröhren einem White-LED Backlight gewichen sind. Auch... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 January 2014 by Anne from Massachusetts
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This monitor had a lovely display, and the colors looked excellent even without any calibration effort. However, as soon as it was plugged in I heard a high pitched whining noise. It was not so... Read more…

Clear
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Noise
Hard To Set Up
Poor Owner's Manual
Poor Spectrasensor Manual

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.63
Electricity cost when on standby £1.03
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.66
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC MultiSync P242Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.38T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p242wb, p242wbk, nec p242, p242wbks, 154039-22, nec p242w, p242wbksv, nec p242wb, nec p242ww, nec p242wwh, nec p166465, nec p242wbk, nec 993gza00, nec p166465p, nec p242wbks, nec 993hza00, nec 1920x1080, nec p242wbksv, nec 1020x1200, nec display solutions p242, nec display solutions p242w
Barcodes 00163121393489, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 08057360462742

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