NEC MultiSync PA242 vs Samsung U28D590D

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NEC MultiSync PA242
Samsung U28D590D

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a vertical viewing angle of 178°°, but the Samsung U28D590D is only a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Samsung U28D590D (170°°).
13% shorter Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a height of 363.2mmmm. That's 46.8mm shorter than the Samsung U28D590D (410mmmm).
19% narrower Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a width of 556.3mmmm. That's 104.6mm narrower than the Samsung U28D590D (660.9mmmm).
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
14% bigger screen size Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 28"" PC monitor. That's 3.9" bigger than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

14% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 70.8cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 9.7cm bigger than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (70.8cmcm).
9% brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 370 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² brighter than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (370 cd/m² cd/m²).
7x faster response time Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a response time of 1msms, but the NEC MultiSync PA242 is an 8msms response time PC monitor (7ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has two HDMI ports, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 only has one HDMI port.
A lot lighter Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a weight of 5.1kgg, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 7.4kgg weight PC monitor (2.3g heavier).
A lot shallower Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a depth of 64.7mmmm, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 is an 83.8mmmm deep PC monitor (19.1mm deeper).
Cheaper by $199
The Samsung U28D590D costs $199.05 less than the NEC MultiSync PA242.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 24.1"" PC monitor. That's 3.9" smaller than the Samsung U28D590D (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 61.1cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 9.7cm smaller than the Samsung U28D590D (70.8cmcm).
9% dimmer display brightness Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 340 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung U28D590D (370 cd/m² cd/m²).
Significantly slower response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a response time of 8msms, whereas the Samsung U28D590D is a 1msms response time PC monitor (7ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the NEC MultiSync PA242 is one, but the Samsung U28D590D only has two HDMI ports.
A lot heavier Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a weight of 7.4kgg, but the Samsung U28D590D is a 5.1kgg weight PC monitor (2.3g lighter).
Deeper Edit
NEC MultiSync PA242 is 83.8mmmm deep, but the Samsung U28D590D is a 64.7mmmm deep PC monitor (19.1mm shallower).
More expensive by $199
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is $199.05 more expensive than the Samsung U28D590D.
Older by eight months
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is eight months older than the Samsung U28D590D.
6 Reasons Against
12% narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a vertical viewing angle of 160°°, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (170°°).
One less DVI port Edit
The number of DVI ports on the Samsung U28D590D is , but the NEC MultiSync PA242 only has one DVI port.
46.8mm taller Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 410mmmm tall PC monitor. That's 46.8mm taller than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (410mmmm).
104.6mm wider Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 660.9mmmm wide PC monitor. That's 104.6mm wider than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (660.9mmmm).
Less retailers
The Samsung U28D590D is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the NEC MultiSync PA242 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.

Awards

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3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
allround-pc.com: Value For Money Winner
hardware.info: Great Value
pckoloji.com.tr: Performance Award
techtesters.eu: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
uk.hardware.info: Gold

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

42 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 39.23
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.40
Total running cost $ 40.63
Purchase price $ 799.95
Total cost of ownership $ 840.58
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
24.1" 28"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Backlight Type
 RGB-LED
BEST
 RGB-LED
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
31.5 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31.5 - 93.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.27 x 0.27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
1,070M
BEST
1,060M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178°
BEST
170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
61.1cm 70.8cm
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
340 cd/m² 370 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
8ms 1ms
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
BEST
 16:10
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 310
Maximum Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Upstream Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Performance

Windows Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
150mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
56W 32W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
1W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
54kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
56W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 12192 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 452mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 109mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 794mm
Bezel Width At Bottom
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width At Top
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width On Side
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
10.6kg
BEST
5.7kg
Height With Stand
378mm
BEST
486.3mm
Depth With Stand
227.6mm 169.4mm
BEST
Width With Stand
556.8mm
BEST
660.9mm
Weight
7.4kg 5.1kg
BEST
Height
363.2mm
BEST
410mm
Depth
83.8mm 64.7mm
BEST
Width
556.3mm
BEST
660.9mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 HDMI

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
28W Unknown - Click to provide data
Easy to Install
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicBright3, MagicAngle
Light Sensor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Feedback