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NEC P212BK PC Monitor

£715.76
£507.96 £207.80 cheaper than 5 days ago
21.3" 1600 X 1200 LED Flat Sep 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date £61.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
£107.19 price drop
A bit expensive
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This LCD screen received a score of 80 out of 100 from LCD screen expert review site PC Mag.

NEC PC Screens Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 223 expert and user reviews (including 29 verified purchases) for NEC LCD screens and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 94% of those that bought a NEC flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £207.80 (29%)

The price has dropped from £715.76 to £507.96 in the last 5 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 90% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 10% chance that the price will actually go down further.

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A Bit Expensive

One NEC P212 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use”.

Not Cheap

The price range of PC monitors of a similar age and spec is from £50 to £3,769. We think that this NEC PC screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and spec.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The P212 is typical compared to the other 621 medium monitors that have been available for more than a year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the P212 will cost £62 over 8 years to run.


Design

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. One person said in their reviews that the NEC P212 was strong and durable. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 7 stars and said in their NEC P212 review last year “A robust feature set”.

Easy to Use the Menus

One NEC P212 owner who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag last year “Many features and settings”. One customer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC P212 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people agreed that it had good features.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

NEC released the P212 in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P212 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Acer B346CK (£711.78) or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the NEC EA275UHD (£637.58), or the Acer XR341CK (£699.99).

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Power

Features Power Management

The NEC P212 features power management, as do most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.

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Display

Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC P212 is 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 79% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels. Across all PC displays of this age and type the best display resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 1440 x 900 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the NEC P212 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to this LCD screen. The average viewing angle, vertical of similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the NEC P212 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 80°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the NEC P212 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC screen the response times range from 1ms to 25ms.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04058154080238, 05028695112490, 05028695112506

NEC P212 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC P212 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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