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NEC MultiSync PA322

NEC MultiSync PA322 PC Monitor

tomshw.it Editor Recommended
31.5" LED 745mm Oct 2014
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
Professional Reference 10-bit IPS type with IGZO technology and W-LED Display unites high reliability, uncompromising image quality and highly accurate colour reproduction. The PA322UHD allows... More
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Tomshw.it concluded that this flatpanel monitor was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

NEC LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MultiSync PA322 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age only have between two and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Two Number of Upstream Portss

The NEC MultiSync PA322 is a two number of upstream ports flatpanel monitor.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC displays of a similar type and age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price], the DELL UZ2715H[plb_2323479_price], or the LG 22MT44[plb_2313452_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync PA322 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the 241P3LEB[pl_1529861_price], or the 221TE5LB/00[pl_1546652_price] both from Philips or the Samsung T22C300EW[plb_1556182_price] which has better reviews.

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Two DVI-D Ports Quantitys

Most PC monitors of this spec and age have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports quantitys, including the MultiSync PA322 which has two DVI-D ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

The MultiSync PA322 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the PC displays of a similar age and type to the MultiSync PA322. This LCD screen is a four HDMI ports quantity PC display compared to most of the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA322 which only have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The MultiSync PA322 is a two displayPorts quantity PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA322 have between one and two displayPorts quantitys.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,073.7 million, the NEC MultiSync PA322 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA322. The average display colour count of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 is 80M, and the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The MultiSync PA322 is a five USB 3.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA322 the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The NEC MultiSync PA322 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA322.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync PA322 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 80 centimeters, the NEC MultiSync PA322's display diagonal (metric) is one of the biggest amongst PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the MultiSync PA322 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC display. In addition, this PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 400, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 3840 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 350 supported graphics resolutions is the worst resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322 the height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,200mm. With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the NEC MultiSync PA322 has a quite high height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC screen has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The MultiSync PA322 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC monitors of a similar age and type to the MultiSync PA322. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "Mini DisplayPort" are also found on this PC monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The MultiSync PA322 is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Philips 272G5DYEB/93[plb_3175233_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the LG D2343[plb_2590758_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322, the NEC MultiSync PA322 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the DELL UZ2715H[plb_2323479_price], the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price], or the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The MultiSync PA322 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a card reader integrated and we think the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

This LCD screen is rated D for energy efficiency, and the average 8 year running cost of the MultiSync PA322 is £175 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 1,019 PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

At 95 Watts, the MultiSync PA322 has a quite high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA322. The average power consumption (max) of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 55W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At 12 milliseconds, the NEC MultiSync PA322 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA322.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA322, the annual energy consumption of the NEC MultiSync PA322 of 139 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. The annual energy consumptions of medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA322 range from 25kWh to 140kWh.

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Very High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

When compared to other PC screens of this age and type that we have assessed, the power consumption (economy mode) of the MultiSync PA322 of 48 Watts is one of the highest. LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync PA322 have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 0.5W and 48W.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync PA322

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
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
Rotating
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
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width (bottom)
Bezel Width (top)
Bezel Width (side)
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

1 Award

tomshw.it Editor Recommended

Expert Reviews

26 June 2015

Tomshw.it

I primi monitor Ultra HD erano basati su tecnologia IGZO, simile all'IPS ma con una struttura dei pixel potenzialmente più reattiva. Si trattava di prodotti - di Dell, Sharp e Asus - che... Read more…

Beautiful color accurate display
Easy to connect to source and, navigate menu
Four year warranty
Excellent color, gray-scale, and UHD performance
Wide viewing angles
Massive
Require two people to lift or move
Requires large dedicated desk space
Expensive
Bulky

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 October 2015 by Jmvdigital
Jmvdigital would recommend the NEC PA322UHD

In upgrading from a 30" NEC PA301W, the PA322UHD is an immediately noticeable difference in resolution. The 3840px width is incredible. I found the color on my old 301W to be very good, and the... Read more…

4k Uhd
Color Accuracy
Easy To Set Up

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £174.34
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Total running cost over 5 years £174.34
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Energy Rating
0.87T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec pa322, nec pa322u, nec p214588, nec pa322uh, nec pa322uhd, nec p214588p, nec 9v2rzs00, nec 9v2rza00, nec 3840x2160
Barcodes 00000060003685, 04053162787278, 05028695111585, 05028695112001, 05054629088258

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