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NEC MultiSync P242W

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NEC MultiSync P242W

£568.57
£449.99 £119 cheaper than 55 days ago
NEC MultiSync P242W
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svethardware.cz Hit Award
An award winning and remarkably economical to run 24.1" flatpanel monitor, with great features but representing only average value for money
24.1" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms Apr 2013 A
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24inch IPS Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
£449.99
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£568.57
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CCL Computers
NEC MultiSync P242W 24.1 inch LED IPS Monitor - 1920 x 1200, 8ms Response, HDMI (Brand new, unopened) - on
£578.01
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24.1 inch LED IPS Monitor - 1920 x 1200, 8ms Response, HDMI (Brand new, unopened) - on
£578.59
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NEC MultiSync P242W - LED monitor - 24.1"
£579.58
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NEC Multisync P242W 24 1920x1200 DVI HDMI DisplayPort LED Monitor
£579.58
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NEC Multisync P242W 24 1920x1200 DVI HDMI DisplayPort LED Monitor
£587.11
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£584.02
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24inch Widescreen LED Monitor - Black (16:10, 1920x1200, 1000:1, 8ms, VGA/DVI-D/HDMI/DisplayPort)
£590.36
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£599.00
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24.1" Full HD IPS Black computer monitor - 60003419 (Brand new, unopened) - on
£602.89
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£618.00
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24" 1920 x 1200 8ms VGA/HDMI/DVI/DP IPS LED Screen 60003419 (Brand new, unopened)
£633.46
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24.1 inch LED IPS Monitor - 1920 x 1200, 8ms Response, HDMI (Brand new, unopened)
£636.81
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24.1" Full HD IPS Black PC Flat Monitor/Panel - 1920 X 1200 (Brand new, unopened) - on
£639.59
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NEC MultiSync P242W (24 inch) IPS Monitor 1000_1 350cd/m2 1920x1200 8ms DisplayP (Brand new, unopened) - on
£648.41
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NEC MultiSync P242W (24 inch) IPS Monitor 1000_1 350cd/m2 1920x1200 8ms DisplayP (Brand new, unopened) - on
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NEC MultiSync P242W Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the NEC MultiSync P242W number 820 in best selling monitors.
90
Reviews
11 Reviews + 1 Award
54
Value for Money
Average
80
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
4 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£29 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. This PC monitor has received an industry award from Svethardware.cz. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this NEC PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The MultiSync P242W has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of only £29 over 5 years are in the cheapest 7% of all 3,255 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
Customers report excellent product quality.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Has an ECO mode
Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution, 360 cd/m brightness)
Supports internal programmable 14-bit 3d lookup tables (luts) for calibration
3-port USB hub with displaysync pro controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Five programmable picture mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
AmbiBright ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness based on lighting conditions
Wide connectivity includes displayport, VGA, HDMI and DVI-D inputs

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There is a 62% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

NEC MultiSync P242W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this PC display was very good. This was from Svethardware.cz who gave it an "Hit Award".

Good Expert Reviews

This PC display received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Advisor.co.uk.

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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this PC screen is 83 out of 100 based on 10 user reviews. 3 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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NEC Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 687 expert and user reviews (including 115 verified purchases) for NEC LCD screens and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a NEC flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two customers considered that the product was good quality.

  • Image and build quality were superb, excepting a maddening whistle which could annoy any nearby user enough…
    Techworld.com February 2014
  • If you need decent build quality, great images…
    Techworld.com February 2014

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners who bought the NEC MultiSync P242W considered that it was well made.

  • Image and build quality were superb, excepting a maddening whistle which could annoy any nearby user enough…
    Techworld.com February 2014
  • If you need decent build quality, great images…
    Techworld.com February 2014
  • Monitor is very well built and sturdy, with lots of extra features…

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £449.99 it is in the most expensive 10% of PC monitors.

Price Has Gone Down by £119 (21%)

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Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

This PC display is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The MultiSync P242W is one of the cheapest to run flatpanel monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync P242W is only £29.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in April 2013.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync P242W's display diagonal of 24.1" is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is bigger than 36% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The NEC MultiSync P242W has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The MultiSync P242W's response time of 8ms is slower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 9% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The average response time of all LCD screens is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the MultiSync P242W of 178° is in the widest 19% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The NEC MultiSync P242W's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is wider than 95% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The MultiSync P242W's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is in the highest 19% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in USB hub, although keep in mind that 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync P242W has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

generic p242wbksv, nec p242wbksv, nec 1920x1200

Barcodes:

00000011068810, 00000011068811, 00163121393489, 00168141498824, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 05054484486480, 05054533486485, 05054629348789, 08057360462742

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