NEC MultiSync P242W vs NEC SpectraView 232

NEC MultiSync P242W
NEC SpectraView 232

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
5% bigger screen size Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W is a 24"" PC monitor. That's 1" bigger than the NEC SpectraView 232 (23""). 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.

Bigger display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W is a 61.1cmcm display diagonal PC monitor. That's 2.68cm bigger than the NEC SpectraView 232 (58.42cmcm).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W is a 350 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 80 cd/m² brighter than the NEC SpectraView 232 (270 cd/m² cd/m²).
Two DVI-D ports Edit
The number of DVI-D ports on the NEC MultiSync P242W is two, but the NEC SpectraView 232 only has one DVI-D port.
One more VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the NEC SpectraView 232 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Lower power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W has a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 0.2WW, however the NEC SpectraView 232 is a 1WW power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor (0.8W higher).
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W is a 32kWhkWh annual energy consumption PC monitor. That's 2kWh lower than the NEC SpectraView 232 (34kWhkWh).
4 Reasons For
Three more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

Three USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the NEC SpectraView 232 is three, but the NEC MultiSync P242W only has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
27% higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 is a 150mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor. That's 40mm higher than the NEC MultiSync P242W (150mmmm).
Marginally lower maximum power consumption Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 has a maximum power consumption of 29WW, whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W is a 30WW maximum power consumption PC monitor (1W higher).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the NEC MultiSync P242W is two, but the NEC SpectraView 232 only has five USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

One less USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W has two USB Type-A downstream ports, however the NEC SpectraView 232 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports.
A lot lower maximum height adjustment Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W has a maximum height adjustment of 110mmmm, whereas the NEC SpectraView 232 is a 150mmmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (40mm higher).
Higher maximum power consumption Edit
The NEC MultiSync P242W is a 30WW maximum power consumption PC monitor. That's 1W higher than the NEC SpectraView 232 (29WW).
9 Reasons Against
1" smaller screen size Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 has a screen size of 23"", whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W is a 24"" PC monitor (1" bigger). 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.

A bit smaller display diagonal Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 has a display diagonal of 58.42cmcm, whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W is a 61.1cmcm display diagonal PC monitor (2.68cm bigger).
80 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 has a display brightness of 270 cd/m² cd/m², whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W is a 350 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (80 cd/m² brighter).
One less DVI-D port Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 is a one DVI-D port PC monitor, whereas the NEC MultiSync P242W only has two DVI-D ports.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the NEC SpectraView 232 is one, but the NEC MultiSync P242W only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
80% higher power consumption when in PowerSave mode Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 is a 1WW power consumption when in PowerSave mode PC monitor. That's 0.8W higher than the NEC MultiSync P242W (1WW).
Marginally higher annual energy consumption Edit
The NEC SpectraView 232 has an annual energy consumption of 34kWhkWh, however the NEC MultiSync P242W is a 32kWhkWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (2kWh lower).
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Seven months older
The NEC SpectraView 232 is older than the NEC MultiSync P242W by seven months.

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Energy Efficiency Class

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Display

Screen Size
24"
BEST
23"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Display Type
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
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 50 - 85
Horizontal Scan Range
31.5 - 93.8 31.5 - 83
Pixel Pitch
0.27 x 0.27 0.265 x 0.265
Display Colour Count
16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
61.1cm
BEST
58.42cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m²
BEST
270 cd/m²
Response Time
8ms 8ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
BEST
 16:10
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 5
BEST
HDMI Port
1 1
DVI-D Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
1 1
I/O Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 x mini D-sub
USB Type-A Downstream Port
2 3
BEST
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0
Upstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
0 - 90 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
110mm 150mm
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 30 -5 - 30
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 -45 - 45

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
0.2W
BEST
1W
Typical Power Consumption
29.5W 23W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
1W
Annual Energy Consumption
32kWh
BEST
34kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
30W 29W
BEST
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 5000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 12192 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 85 5 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80 30 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 5 - 35

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 TCO 5.0
Electromagnetic Compatibility
 CE
 FCC
 CE
 FCC
Safety Certification
 RoHS
 RoHS
Compliance Industry Standard
 TCO 5.0
 TCO 5.0
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Bezel Width At Bottom
18.2mm 16.2mm
BEST
Bezel Width At Top
18.2mm 16.2mm
BEST
Bezel Width On Side
18.2mm 16.2mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
10.2kg 10.2kg
Height With Stand
378mm 338mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
227.6mm 227.6mm
Width With Stand
556.8mm 543.6mm
BEST
Weight
6.8kg 10.2kg
BEST
Height
362.4mm 338mm
Depth
85mm 227.6mm
Width
556.8mm 543.6mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 USB
 VGA
 DVI
 DisplayPort

Other Features

Power Consumption in Economy Mode
17W Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1pc(s)

Technical Details

Light Sensor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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