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NEC MultiSync PA242

£756.00
A critically acclaimed 1920 x 1200 PC monitor, but with poor features and a price that represents not very good value for money
24.1" 1920 X 1200 Pixels LED No Jun 2013
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NEC MultiSync PA242 Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the NEC MultiSync PA242 as follows for Summary.
85
4 Reviews
7
Poor
9
Missing Some Features
29
4 Years Old
32
£95 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

It has exceptional expert reviews but average user reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this PC screen to others. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
This NEC PC monitor has an efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £95 over 8 years are typical compared to the other 2,772 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
The MultiSync PA242 is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Fairly slow response time

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NEC MultiSync PA242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on two expert reviews from sites including prad.de and Chip.de this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 93 out of 100. If all the flatpanel monitors are ranked by average expert review score then this LCD screen is in the top 6%.

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NEC PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 284 owner and expert reviews (including 40 verified purchases), NEC has excellent reviews for its PC displays. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £756.00 it is more expensive than 94% of flatpanel monitors.

Price Has Gone Up by £30 (4%)

There was a cheaper price of £725.74 at OfficeNerd 66 days ago.

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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Features

Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync PA242 has an ECO mode, unlike 94% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 84% of PC displays do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The MultiSync PA242 features Picture-in-Picture support. 95% of PC monitors do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response time of the MultiSync PA242 of 8ms is fairly slow compared to most other PC screens. It is in the slowest 11% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The response times of flatpanel monitors range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of flatpanel monitors range from 16° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The MultiSync PA242's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is quite wide compared to most other PC displays. It is in the widest 21% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the NEC MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all PC monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

LCD screens have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The MultiSync PA242's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is in the widest 22% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since June 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this LCD screen is C, and the MultiSync PA242 has an average running cost of £95 over 8 years based on passable energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,772 PC displays.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers necmitsubishi pa242w, generic pa242wbksv, nec 1920x1200, nec 993jzs00, nec p175178p, nec 993kzs00, nec 993jza00, nec pa242wbk, nec 993kza00, nec 340cdm2
Barcodes 00000011158183, 00000060003490, 00000060003491, 00000060003543, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 05028695110397, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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