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NEC SpectraView 272 PC Monitor

27" LED 640.4mm Nov 2013
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and erenumerique.fr the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 85 out of 100. If all the PC screens of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this flatpanel monitor is in the top 20%.

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 125 user and expert reviews for NEC flatpanel monitors and found that on average NEC has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that NEC has excellent ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], the NEC MultiSync PA272[plb_1625916_price], or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 80M. When compared to other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the SpectraView 272, the SpectraView 272's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The SpectraView 272 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of LCD screens of this spec and age is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the SpectraView 272 is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the SpectraView 272 has a very wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the SpectraView 272.

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Very Large Color Gamut

PC monitors of this type and age have color gamuts of between 62% and 120%. When compared to other PC displays that came out around the same time as the SpectraView 272, the NEC SpectraView 272's color gamut of 108.6 percent is one of the largest.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the SpectraView 272 has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the SpectraView 272. The average height adjustment of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 272 is 130mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

At 68.5 centimeters, the SpectraView 272 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the SpectraView 272. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 340 candellas per square meter, the NEC SpectraView 272 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the SpectraView 272. The average display brightness of LCD screens 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 LCD screen has a 1080p|480p|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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1200 X 1920 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The SpectraView 272 has a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1920. That's 11% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this PC display). In addition, this PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the SpectraView 272 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the SpectraView 272 is more than most flatpanel monitors of this type and age. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that are a similar age to the SpectraView 272. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the NEC SpectraView 272 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC screen supports a Horizontal placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the SpectraView 272.

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14 Reasons Against

£68.80 Price Increase

The SpectraView 272 has increased in price by £68.80 in the last month.

Pricey

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other LCD screens that have been around for more than two years. We checked 502 LCD screens that have been around for more than two years and they range in price from £43 to £9,999.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC SpectraView 272 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV3237[plb_2503378_price], or the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

This PC display has an energy efficiency rating of C. The SpectraView 272 is one of the least economic to run PC displays of a similar age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the SpectraView 272 will cost £129 over 8 years to run.

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Not 3D

The SpectraView 272 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the SpectraView 272 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The SpectraView 272 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a card reader integrated. The NEC SpectraView 272 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC 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 HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the SpectraView 272 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the SpectraView 272 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

The lowest power consumption (max) of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the SpectraView 272 is 15W and the highest is 250W. With a power consumption (max) of 73 Watts, the SpectraView 272 has one of the higher power consumption (max)s amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the SpectraView 272 is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms. The SpectraView 272 has one of the slower response times (7 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The SpectraView 272 has a quite high annual energy consumption (73 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the SpectraView 272 the annual energy consumptions range from 25kWh to 140kWh.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 272 is 21W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 37 Watts, the SpectraView 272 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The weight of the SpectraView 272 of 12.9 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst PC monitors that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 272. The lightest medium monitor that was launched around the same time as the SpectraView 272 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC SpectraView 272

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Display SRGB
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Built-In Microphone
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
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
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Management
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width (bottom)
Bezel Width (top)
Bezel Width (side)
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Placement Supported
Technical Details
ECO Mode

Expert Reviews

(2)
5 January 2015

On va être sympa et vous épargner la traditionnelle blague pourrie dans notre monde de geek, celle qui consiste à dire que les bonnes résolutions pour cette années seront le Full-HD ou la 4k?... Read more…

12 January 2015

Der NEC SpectraView 272 setzt im Test neue Bestwerte im Bereich Bildqualität und Ergonomie. Letzteres verdankt er unter anderem seinen höhenverstellbarem Standfuß und der durchdachten...

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Electricity cost when switched on £128.19
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.19
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Energy Rating
0.64T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p190887, nec p190888, nec 60003546, nec p190888p, nec 60003949, nec p190887p, nec 60003545, nec 60003545model, nec 60003546model, nec display solutions pa272, nec display solutions pa272w
Barcodes 00000060003545, 00000060003546, 00000060003949, 04053162585300, 04053162585317, 05028695110366, 05028695110373

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