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NEC MultiSync PA242

74

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NEC MultiSync PA242

£756.00
NEC MultiSync PA242
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A critically acclaimed and very economical to run 24.1" PC monitor, with great features but representing only middle of the road value for money
24.1" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms Jun 2013 C
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NEC MultiSync PA242 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the NEC MultiSync PA242 as follows:
93
Reviews
82 Reviews
52
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
This NEC PC monitor has an efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £48 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
Customers report it is easy to use, good product quality and nice design.
The MultiSync PA242 has some great features:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Has a built-in USB hub
Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution, 340 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
5 programmable picture mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
MultiProfiler provides complete control over picture modes and enables quick print emulation
Wide connectivity includes 10-bit displayport and HDMI as well as VGA, and DVI-D inputs
DisplayPort cable compatibility notice

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NEC MultiSync PA242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including layersmagazine.com, digitalcameraworld.com, prad.de and Chip.de this PC display has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this LCD screen rated this PC display as staggeringly good on average. Over 85% of reviewers gave this PC display the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers said that it was easy to use and three owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to setup.

NEC PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

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

Users Report Great Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Four customers mentioned that it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners who purchased the product thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £756.00 it is in the most expensive 6% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this NEC LCD screen is C. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA242 is £48, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync PA242 in June 2013.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the MultiSync PA242 of 24.1" is pretty standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 64% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all PC monitors is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The MultiSync PA242's response time of 8ms is slower than 91% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The vertical viewing angle of the MultiSync PA242 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 81% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The MultiSync PA242's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a built-in USB hub, unlike 81% of PC monitors which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the MultiSync PA242 of 1,000 is fairly standard compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 18% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The MultiSync PA242 features Picture-in-Picture support, unlike 95% of LCD screens which do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

necmitsubishi electronics tchpa242wbksv, necmitsubishi electronics pa242wbksv, oem asc1056899asx03, generic pa242wbksv, oem pa242wbksv

Barcodes:

00000011158183, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 04923123143910, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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