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...
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NEC Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews
NEC medium monitors have excellent reviews on average and across all PC displays NEC is one of the top rated manufacturers.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include the Eizo ColorEdge CG277 ($1,999.00), or the Philips BDM4065UC which has better reviews.
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 frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MD242 ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the NEC MD242 is more than most PC screens that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 NEC PC screen.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MD242 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The NEC MD242 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst PC monitors of this age.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The NEC MD242 has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of medium monitors that are a similar age to the MD242 is 290 cd/m².
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Four USB 2.0 Ports
The NEC MD242 is a four USB 2.0 port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MD242 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the NEC MD242 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the MD242.
Other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Philips BDM4065UC which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The NEC MD242 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the MD242 are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the NEC MultiSync PA302 ($1,477.49) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of this type and age 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.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the MD242 do not have an integrated card reader. The NEC MD242 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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At 6.8 kilograms, the NEC MD242 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MD242. The weights of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
Quite Slow Response Time
The NEC MD242 has a fairly slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. Across all the PC monitors that were released more than two years ago the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this medium monitor was released.
The NEC MD242 has a fairly average width (556.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the MD242.
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