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NEC Reference 242 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.8mm Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
Professional 24 inch Colour Display. The NEC SpectraView Reference 242 is a high-end professional performance LCD monitor using latest 10-bit AH-IPS with GB-R LED backlight for colour critical... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC flatpanel monitors and also specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung NC221[plb_1568543_price] which is cheaper; or the NEC MultiSync PA272[plb_1625916_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Reference 242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays of this type and age the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the Reference 242 the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The Reference 242 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Reference 242 the height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,200mm. With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Reference 242 has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Reference 242.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 340 candellas per square meter, the Reference 242 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Reference 242. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 290 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC screen has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Reference 242 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC screen. This NEC flatpanel monitor also have supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1200 x 1920, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all PC displays of this age and spec is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £49.00

In the last 23 days the Reference 242 has increased in price by £49.00.

Not Cheap

Medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC Reference 242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Reference 242 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the NEC MultiSync EA304[plb_2325127_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The Reference 242 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Reference 242 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Reference 242 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC screens that came out more than two years ago, the Reference 242 does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Reference 242 is a one HDMI ports quantity PC display.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. At 8 milliseconds, the Reference 242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Reference 242.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC Reference 242

Running Costs Are OK

This PC display has an efficiency rating of C, and the average running cost of the Reference 242 is £60 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 LCD screens of a comparable age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released over three years ago.

Specification

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AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
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
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
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Stand-By LED
Power LED
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On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
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Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM
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Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Technical Details
ECO Mode

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £94.86
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.86
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Energy Rating
0.47T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 60003543
Barcodes 00690592039023, 04053162585294, 05028695110397

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£ 88.00 £1,116.00
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