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NEC MultiSync PA272

72

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NEC MultiSync PA272

£916.93
NEC MultiSync PA272
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A critically acclaimed and fully featured 27" PC monitor, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 6ms Oct 2013 C
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£921.60
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NEC MultiSync PA272W 27 AH-IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor
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£934.69
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NEC MultiSync PA272W-SV2 (27 inch) AH-IPS LED Backlit 1000_1 340cd/m2 2560x1440 (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,168.47
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NEC MultiSync PA272W 27" Wide Quad HD AH-IPS Black computer monitor - 60003489 (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,186.84
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NEC MultiSync PA272 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the NEC MultiSync PA272 as follows:
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£69 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 74%. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This NEC PC monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, and its running costs of £69 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
The MultiSync PA272 has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
99.3% coverage of adobergb color space
Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560x1600 native resolution, 350cd/m2 brightness)
14-bit 3d internal programmable lookup tables (luts) for calibration
Five completely customizeable picture modes
MultiProfiler software provides complete control over the five picture modes, including the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor for optimal color space matching
DisplaySync pro controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Wide connectivity includes both regular and mini displayport with 10-bit support, 10-bit HDMI, a DVI-D input as well as a USB hub

NEC MultiSync PA272 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Expert Reviews

This NEC flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from pcworld.pl. This means that LCD screen experts think this PC display is one of the very best PC monitors.

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NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 687 expert and user reviews (including 115 verified purchases), NEC has excellent reviews for its flatpanel monitors. 95% of those that bought a NEC flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £916.93 it is more expensive than 96% of PC monitors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC MultiSync PA272 and the United Kingdom price of £916.93 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $949.00 (£1,316.36).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This NEC flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA272 is £69, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 PC displays.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in October 2013.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync PA272's display diagonal of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is bigger than 76% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the MultiSync PA272 is 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the NEC MultiSync PA272 of 6ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is slower than 76% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync PA272's vertical viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 22% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 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 MultiSync PA272's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 1% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The MultiSync PA272's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is higher than 81% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync PA272 has a built-in USB hub, unlike 81% of PC screens which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The MultiSync PA272 is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor.

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Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync PA272 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 PA272 features Picture-in-Picture support. 95% of flatpanel monitors do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Wall Mountable

The MultiSync PA272 is wall mountable, which is unusual. 92% of flatpanel monitors are not wall mountable.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

60003489 pa272w, nec 2560x1440, nec pa272wsv2, nec 95t4zs00, nec 340cdm2

Barcodes:

00000060003489, 00737300005892, 00805736048124, 00805736048148, 00805736048162, 00805736048186, 04053162606777, 04055895329305, 05028695110229, 05053959395241, 05054484533429, 08057360481248, 08057360481484, 08057360481620, 08057360481866

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