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Sony LMD1530W

65

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Sony LMD1530W

Sony LMD-1530W
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A 2 year old and average spec 15.4" PC display, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
15.4" 1280 X 768 Pixels No 89° Jun 2016
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Sony LMD-1530W Review

Released 2 years ago, we have ranked the Sony LMD-1530W number 354 in small monitors.
53
Value for Money
Average
57
Features
Average Features
84
Age
20 Months Old
62
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

Looking across the entire NEC PC monitor range, the average reviews for all NEC LCD screens are excellent.
At over a year old this LCD screen is slightly out of date, and newer LCD screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
It has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 3,292 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
This PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Has an audio output
15" wide screen LCD panel
WXGA picture resolution (1280x768)
Optimised for moving pictures
Professional features
HDMI input
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1280 x 768 pixels resolution

Sony LMD-1530W In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The LMD-1530W is one of the most expensive to run PC displays that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the LMD-1530W is £130.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since June 2016.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The LMD-1530W's display diagonal of only 15.4" is very small compared to most other PC displays. It is smaller than 98% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all PC displays is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95".

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Only 1280 X 768 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the LMD-1530W is 1280 x 768 pixels. That's 53% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the LMD-1530W of only 89° is very narrow compared to most other PC screens. It is in the narrowest 2% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. The average horizontal viewing angle of all LCD screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LMD-1530W has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC displays do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The LMD-1530W's vertical viewing angle of only 89° is narrower than 94% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. PC displays have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Sony LMD-1530W does not have a built-in USB hub. 81% of PC displays also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One Speaker

Most flatpanel monitors have between one and four speakers, including the Sony LMD-1530W which has one speaker.

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Has an Audio Output

The Sony LMD-1530W has an audio output, which is unusual. 87% of PC displays do not have an audio output.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The LMD-1530W has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC are also found on this PC screen.

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