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NEC Reference 242 PC Monitor

£1,116.00
24" 1920 X 1200 LED Flat Sep 2013
C
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date £94.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has excellent reviews for its LCD screens
Has an ECO mode
Does not have a built-in USB hub
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Reviews

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

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


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The NEC Reference 242 has an ECO mode. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen also have an ECO mode.

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Display

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC Reference 242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. The best display resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to this PC screen is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the NEC Reference 242 has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the LCD screens of this type and age the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to this flatpanel monitor is 18°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The NEC Reference 242 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC display is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. The Reference 242 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Ergonomics

Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The Reference 242 features Picture-in-Picture support. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen also feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Reference 242 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Reference 242 does not have a built-in USB hub. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC displays that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Reference 242 which has one HDMI port.

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Price

Not Cheap

The price range of PC monitors of a similar type and age is from £46 to £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar type and age.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Reference 242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years do have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Neovo RX-32 (£985.55) or the Eizo FlexScan EV3237 (£1,101.00), or the Philips BDM3275.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this medium monitor is C, and the Reference 242 has an average running cost of £95 over 8 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this PC monitor was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 60003543
Barcodes 00000060003543, 00690592039023, 04053162585294, 05028695110397

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