NEC Reference 242
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NEC Reference 242 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£58 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 69?
NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest PC displays 2018.
This PC monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, and its running costs of £58 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.
It has some great features:
NEC Reference 242 In-Depth Analysis
NEC PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews
Based on 687 expert and owner reviews (including 115 verified purchases), NEC has excellent reviews for its PC displays. 95% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has average features, is over 6 months old and at £1,116.00 it is more expensive than 97% of PC monitors.
Running Costs Are OK
This PC display is rated C for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the Reference 242 is £58 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This LCD screen has been on the market since September 2013.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the NEC Reference 242 of 24" is pretty standard compared to most other PC displays. It is in the biggest 62% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution
The NEC Reference 242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common resolution. PC displays resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).
Slower Than Average Response Time
The response times of LCD screens range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The NEC Reference 242's response time of 8ms is in the slowest 12% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most other LCD screens, the Reference 242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Reference 242's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 23% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Reference 242 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 35% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub
The NEC Reference 242 does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth noting that 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.
Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC Reference 242 of 1,000 is pretty standard compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the highest 77% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.
Has an ECO Mode
The NEC Reference 242 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 93% of flatpanel monitors do not have an ECO mode.
Features Picture-in-Picture Support
The NEC Reference 242 features Picture-in-Picture support, unlike 95% of PC displays which do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.
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