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NEC MultiSync PA242 PC Monitor

24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.8mm Jul 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
Featuring a cutting edge GB-R LED-backlight, the PA242W, a 24 AH-IPS LCD monitor, is the new standard for color accurate applications including photography and video editing. Offering an accurate... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and prad.de this medium monitor has an average expert rating of 93%. The expert review sites think this PC screen is one of the very best PC displays of a comparable type and age.

Excellent Brand

Medium monitors built by NEC have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that NEC also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Two Number of Upstream Portss

The MultiSync PA242 is a two number of upstream ports LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 have between one and three number of upstream portss.

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LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], the NEC MultiSync PA272[plb_1625916_price], and the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA242 the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The NEC MultiSync PA242 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync PA242. LCD screens of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA242 have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

PC displays of this age and type have height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the MultiSync PA242 has one of the higher height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 340 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA242. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the NEC MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% 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 NEC LCD screen. In addition, this PC display have supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 544, 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 960 and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The resolution of all PC screens of this type and age ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync PA242 is 6W. At only 0.2 Watts, the MultiSync PA242 has a very low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA242.

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9 Reasons Against

Expensive

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC displays that have been available for more than two years. The cheapeast LCD screen of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync PA242 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Acer B326[plb_2204926_price]; or the HP ENVY 27[plb_1918669_price] are also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the MultiSync PA242 is £90 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 993 PC screens of this age and spec.

Not 3D

Most comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 are not 3D. The NEC MultiSync PA242 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The MultiSync PA242 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA242 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a card reader integrated and we think the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] or the DELL UP3214Q[plb_2251540_price] are also worth considering.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of PC displays of this type and age is 22W, and the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 0.5W to 48W. The MultiSync PA242 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) (28 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA242.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.4 kilograms, the NEC MultiSync PA242 is one of the heavier similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms. At 8 milliseconds, the MultiSync PA242 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA242.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync PA242

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the MultiSync PA242.

Specification

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Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
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3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HDCP
Display SRGB
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Digital Horizontal Frequency
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Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
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Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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DVI-D Ports Quantity
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USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Management
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
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Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM
Other Features
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 December 2014

Der NEC MultiSync PA242W zeigt zwar nur Full-HD-Auflösung auf 24 Zoll, aber die Bildqualität des AH-IPS-Panels ist im Test exzellent. Ein dreh- und höhenverstellbarer Standfuß und eine...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 July 2014 by Altonphoto
Altonphoto would recommend the NEC PA242W (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this monitor with help from the staff at B and H. I was looking for a monitor to do my photo editing with that would give me better results than I was getting with my old monitor. From... Read more…

Adjustable Viewing Angles
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Reliable Performance
Small Footprint
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £143.57
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.57
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Energy Rating
0.71T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers generic pa242, generic pa242w, generic pa242wb, generic pa242wbk, generic pa242wbks, generic pa242wbksv
Barcodes 00000011158182, 00000011158183, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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