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NEC MD242C2 PC Monitor

$1,699.00
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24" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.3mm May 2013
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The 24 NEC MultiSync MD242C2, a referral-grade widescreen diagnostic display, is designed for the demanding needs of healthcare professionals in medical imaging and PACS. This 2.3-megapixel model... More
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7 Reasons For

NEC Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

On average NEC medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all LCD screens produced by NEC.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that are a similar age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the 34UM65, or the 27MB85 ($843.33) both from LG or the AOC e2250Swdnk.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC MD242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the MD242 the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the NEC MD242 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The maximum height adjustments of PC monitors of this type and age range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC MD242 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC MD242 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the NEC MD242 is more than most PC screens of this type and age. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC,DisplayPort,DVI,USB are also found on this PC display.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the MD242, the NEC MD242 is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the AOC D2769, or the Asus VG236 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the MD242 do not have a built-in camera. The NEC MD242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the 272P4QPJKEB, or the 241P4QPY both from Philips which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the MD242, the NEC MD242 does not have an integrated card reader.

Other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($450.99) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MD242 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the NEC MD242 which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

The weights of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MD242 range from 3g to 39kg. At 6.8 kilograms, the NEC MD242 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MD242.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MD242 is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At 8 milliseconds, the NEC MD242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC MD242

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the MD242 over three years ago.

Average Width

With a width of 556.3 millimeters, the NEC MD242 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the MD242.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Samsung S24B420BW (556.2mm).

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Specification

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3D Compatible
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HD Type
HDCP
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Vertical Scan Range
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
VESA Mount Interface
Power
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Standby Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
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Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
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Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Electricity cost when switched on $36.69
Electricity cost when on standby $0.95
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Total running cost over 5 years $37.64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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