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NEC SpectraView 272

£1,018.80
A critically acclaimed but 4 year old 27" 2560 x 1440 pixels PC monitor
27" 2,560 Pixels No 6ms Sep 2013
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NEC SpectraView 272 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have scored the NEC SpectraView 272 as follows for Summary.
78
2 Reviews
10
Poor
63
Good Features
38
3 Years Old
27
£136 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. Benq PC monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC displays with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2017.
This NEC PC monitor has an efficiency rating of C, and its running costs of £136 over 5 years are in the most expensive 15% of all 2,918 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
The SpectraView 272 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Moderately large display resolution
Moderately wide viewing angle, vertical
Moderately slow response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

NEC SpectraView 272 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including erenumerique.fr and Chip.de this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

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NEC Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 284 expert and owner reviews (including 41 verified purchases) for NEC PC displays and found that on average NEC has excellent reviews. 94% of those that bought a NEC PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,018.80 it is more expensive than 96% of PC monitors.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The NEC SpectraView 272's display diagonal of 27" is pretty average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 71% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

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Moderately Large Display Resolution

The display resolution of the NEC SpectraView 272 of 3,690,000 pixels is in the largest 11% of all PC screens when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of PC displays range from 76,000 pixels to 34,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 2,500,000 pixels.

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Moderately Slow Response Time

The NEC SpectraView 272's response time of 6ms is in the slowest 21% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature. LCD screens have response times of between 1ms and 44ms, and the average response time is 5.6ms.

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Moderately Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The SpectraView 272's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is moderately wide compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 22% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. The viewing angles, vertical of flatpanel monitors range from 16° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The average viewing angle, horizontal of all PC screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 17° and the widest being 180°. The SpectraView 272's viewing angle, horizontal of 178° is in the widest 21% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The SpectraView 272 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 52% of PC monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC SpectraView 272 of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 33% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The SpectraView 272 does not have a built-in USB hub. 84% of PC displays also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The SpectraView 272 features Picture-in-Picture support. 95% of LCD screens do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC SpectraView 272 has an ECO mode, unlike 94% of LCD screens which do not have an ECO mode.

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Wall Mountable

The NEC SpectraView 272 is wall mountable, which is unusual. 90% of LCD screens are not wall mountable.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 1 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the SpectraView 272 is more than most LCD screens. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included DVI, AC and DisplayPort are also found on this PC screen.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the SpectraView 272 in September 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The efficiency rating of this LCD screen is C, and the SpectraView 272 is one of the most expensive to run flatpanel monitors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the SpectraView 272 will cost £136 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec display solutions pa272w, necmitsubishi pa272w, nec 60003545model, nec 60003546model, nec 60003949

Barcodes:

00000060003545, 00000060003546, 00000060003949, 04053162585300, 04053162585317, 05028695110366, 05028695110373, 05028695112223, 05052183917212, 05053959394879, 05054484561422, 05054533561427

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