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NEC EA305WMi

NEC EA305WMIBK PC Monitor

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30" 2560 X 1600 LED Jan 2016
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The NEC MultiSync EA305WMi features an extremely thin 30" AH-IPS LED backlight panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 which results in an ultra-modern and slim design. Ambient Light and Human... More
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11 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" from both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which said that this LCD screen was terrific.

NEC PC Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

NEC is one of the best PC monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and NEC also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

Two Upstream Ports

Most latest medium monitors have between one and three upstream ports, including the EA305WMi which has two upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The EA305WMi has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the EA305WMi also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other medium monitors that were released in the last year that we have assessed, the display colour count of the EA305WMi of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. The least display colour count of LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the EA305WMi is 16M and the most is 1,100M.

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Two DisplayPorts

The NEC EA305WMi is a two DisplayPort PC monitor.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Recently released medium monitors have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The EA305WMi has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the EA305WMi.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

At 76.2 centimeters, the EA305WMi has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other new similar spec PC displays. Across all the PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the EA305WMi the screen sizes range from 49cm to 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 67cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution

The EA305WMi has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this flatpanel monitor). This PC screen also have graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 2560 x 1440. The worst resolution of all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EA305WMi is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the EA305WMi is more than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for the last year. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this NEC PC screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most recently released flatpanel monitors have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports, including the EA305WMi which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EA305WMi is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the EA305WMi are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The EA305WMi does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other latest comparable spec PC screens also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The EA305WMi does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The EA305WMi has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst PC displays of this age. New medium monitors have response times of between 1ms and 20ms.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the EA305WMi the maximum power consumptions range from 17W to 230W. At 83 Watts, the NEC EA305WMi has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other latest comparable spec PC screens.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 88 kilowatt hours, the EA305WMi has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EA305WMi. PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the EA305WMi have annual energy consumptions of between 23kWh and 140kWh.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the EA305WMi is 4.7kg. The EA305WMi is very heavy (11 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the EA305WMi.

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Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of PC monitors that came out around the same time as the EA305WMi is 20W. When compared to other newly released medium monitors, the power consumption in economy mode of the EA305WMi of 48 Watts is one of the highest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC EA305WMi

Released Eleven Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released eleven months ago.

2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC EA305WMi has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Upstream Port
Multimedia
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

4 June 2016

If you're hanging onto an old 16:10 display that needs replacement and a large screen is on your wishlist, the NEC EA305WMi is quite possibly the last monitor you'll need to buy for a long time....

Tomshardware.com

Tomshardware.co.uk

16:10 is an uncommon aspect ratio these days but NEC has introduced an excellent new 30-inch screen ? the EA305WMi. It sports a wide gamut with a GB-r-LED backlight driving an AH-IPS panel. We're... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $78.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.70
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec ea305, nec ea305w, nec ea305wm, nec ea305wmi, nec ea305wmib, nec ea305wmibk
Barcodes 00000060003819, 00000060003820, 05028695112247, 05028695112254

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