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NEC MultiSync P242W PC Monitor

£549.00
24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED Flat Apr 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date £76.66 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has excellent PC display reviews
Has an ECO mode
Does not have a built-in USB hub
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Reviews

NEC Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

Based on 223 owner and expert reviews (including 29 verified purchases), NEC has excellent ratings for its PC displays. NEC also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This LCD screen has an energy efficiency rating of A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MultiSync P242W is £57, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC monitors of a similar age and type.


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync P242W has an ECO mode. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to this flatpanel monitor also have an ECO mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in USB hub. Most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this LCD screen also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync P242W in April 2013.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to this PC display.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the MultiSync V323 (£540), or the MultiSync EA274 (£528) both from NEC or the Asus PB279 (£579.99).

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Price

Not Cheap

We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a comparable type and age. We checked 513 PC monitors of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £49 to £9,999.


Display

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync P242W is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The MultiSync P242W has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor is 18° and the widest is 1,800°.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC screens of a similar age and type to this flatpanel monitor is 6.1ms. The MultiSync P242W has a fairly slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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Power

Features Power Management

The MultiSync P242W features power management, as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to this PC display.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The MultiSync P242W has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as this LCD screen also have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions p242w, necmitsubishi p242w, nec p242wbksv, nec 1920x1200, nec 1920x1080, nec 1020x1200, nec 993hzs00, nec 993hza00, nec 993gzs00, nec 993gza00, nec 350cdm2, code p242w, 154039-22
Barcodes 00000060003418, 00000060003419, 00163121393489, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 08057360462742

NEC MultiSync P242W Review Sources

To prepare this NEC MultiSync P242W 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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AOC E2250SD vs NEC MultiSync P242W

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Benq XL2411 vs NEC MultiSync P242W

Benq XL2411 vs NEC MultiSync P242W
Benq XL2411 NEC MultiSync P242W
£ 278.40 £549.00
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7x Faster Response Time
0.5W Lower Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Only One DVI-D Port
One Less VGA (D-Sub) Port

MultiSync EA274 vs MultiSync P242W

NEC MultiSync EA274 vs NEC MultiSync P242W
NEC MultiSync EA274 NEC MultiSync P242W
£ 528.00 £549.00
£21 Cheaper
User Reviews Are Significantly Better
Seven Months Newer
34% Faster Response Time
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Three Less USB 2.0 Ports
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