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NEC SpectraView 242 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.8mm Sep 2013
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SpectraView 242 from NEC - is a professional LCD monitor with a modern 10-bit panel AH- IPS LED backlit GB-R to work with pretentious color applications. With excellent technical characteristics... More
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9 Reasons For

NEC LCD Screens Have Excellent Reviews

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

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price] which has better reviews; or the RX-32[pl_1904891_price], or the TX-32[pl_2012329_price] both from Neovo which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The SpectraView 242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. LCD screens of a similar type and age to the SpectraView 242 display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the NEC SpectraView 242 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the NEC SpectraView 242 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 242. The viewing angle, horizontals of PC displays that are a similar age to the SpectraView 242 range from -5° to 1,800°.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

The average height adjustment of medium monitors that are a similar age to the SpectraView 242 is 130mm. The SpectraView 242 has a quite high height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the SpectraView 242.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The SpectraView 242 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (340 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average display brightness of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the SpectraView 242 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 monitor has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the SpectraView 242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this LCD screen. In addition, this NEC PC monitor 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). Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the SpectraView 242 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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9 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £232.24

In the last 47 days the price of the SpectraView 242 has increased by £232.24.

Not Cheap

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of this spec and age. The cheapeast medium monitor that was launched more than two years ago that we found costs £43 and the most expensive costs £9,999.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker(s). The SpectraView 242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the TX-32[pl_2012329_price], or the RX-32[pl_1904891_price] both from Neovo or the Eizo FlexScan EV3237[plb_2503378_price].

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Not 3D

The SpectraView 242 is not 3D. Most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the SpectraView 242 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The SpectraView 242 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the SpectraView 242 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The SpectraView 242 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the SpectraView 242 also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The SpectraView 242 is a one HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 21W. At 28 Watts, the NEC SpectraView 242 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the SpectraView 242 have response times of between 1ms and 69ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the NEC SpectraView 242 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC SpectraView 242

Running Costs Are OK

This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and the SpectraView 242 is typical compared to the other 1,019 PC screens of this age and type that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the SpectraView 242 is £95.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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ECO Mode

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £94.86
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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).
13
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 p190885, nec p190886, nec p190886p, nec p190885p, nec 60003544
Barcodes 04053162606784, 05028695110359, 05028695110397, 05054533617612

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