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NEC Reference 242 Review
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|4 Years Old|
|£106 Over 5 Years|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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°.
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.
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.
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.
Has an ECO Mode
The Reference 242 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 94% of LCD screens do not have an ECO mode.
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.
Released Over Four Years Ago
NEC released the Reference 242 in September 2013.
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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