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NEC Reference 242

£1,116.00
A 4 year old and not very good value for money 24" 1920 x 1200 pixels LCD screen
24" 1,920 Pixels No 8ms Sep 2013
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NEC Reference 242 Review

With average features, we have scored the NEC Reference 242 as follows for Summary.
7
Poor
53
Average Features
35
4 Years Old
32
£106 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

Benq PC monitors 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 monitors 2017.
This PC monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, and its running costs of £106 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 2,918 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Moderately large display resolution
Fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal
Quite slow response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

NEC Reference 242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We checked 284 user and expert reviews (including 41 verified purchases) for NEC flatpanel monitors and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old and at £1,116.00 it is more expensive than 97% of PC monitors.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Reference 242's display diagonal of 24" is relatively average compared to most other PC screens. It is in the biggest 60% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Moderately Large Display Resolution

The Reference 242's display resolution of 2,300,000 pixels is in the largest 21% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all PC monitors is 2,500,000 pixels, with the smallest being 76,000 pixels and the largest being 34,000,000 pixels.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 44ms, and the average response time is 5.6ms. The response time of the NEC Reference 242 of 8ms is in the slowest 14% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Reference 242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 52% of PC monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the Reference 242 of 178° is in the widest 23% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The average viewing angle, horizontal of all PC monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°.

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Moderately Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the PC screens the viewing angles, vertical range from 16° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The Reference 242's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is moderately wide compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 18% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Reference 242 does not have a built-in USB hub, although keep in mind that 84% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Reference 242's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly typical compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 79% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Reference 242 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 94% of LCD screens do not have an ECO mode.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The NEC Reference 242 features Picture-in-Picture support. 95% of PC screens do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the Reference 242 in September 2013.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, and the Reference 242 is typical compared to the other 2,918 PC monitors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the Reference 242 will cost £106 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec 60003543

Barcodes:

00000060003543, 00690592039023, 04053162585294, 05028695110397, 05053959394848, 05054484617020, 05054533617025

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