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NEC MultiSync E243 PC Monitor

$206.99
$154.97 $52.02 cheaper than 36 days ago
23.8" 1920 X 1080 LED Feb 2014
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The 24 NEC MultiSync E243WMi is an LED-backlit desktop monitor ideal for corporate environments. Designed to enhance work performance, this widescreen model features AH-IPS panel technology with... More
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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC screen received an expert rating of 80% from macworld.co.uk.

Excellent Brand

NEC medium monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all PC screens NEC is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Robust

Some customers who reviewed the NEC MultiSync E243 agreed that it was well made. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Nicely built, fully adjustable stand, excellent overall colour accuracy, well rendered text, good screen uniformity, decent sRGB coverage”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Expert website Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “The display is neat and accurate, well-built” and scored it 4 stars.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC I2757F ($299.99), the Asus PB238 ($209.73), or the iiyama GB2773HS.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC screens of this type and age which do not have a built-in speaker, the NEC MultiSync E243 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC EA224WMi ($176.99), and the Philips 231P4Q ($270.99) is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Samsung T24D390.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the MultiSync E243 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the MultiSync E243 has a very wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync E243. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync E243 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 5 milliseconds, the MultiSync E243 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync E243. The response times of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 1ms to 40ms.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The MultiSync E243 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this age and spec. The cable included "DVI" is also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The MultiSync E243 has one of the lower power consumptions in economy mode (only 13 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync E243 have power consumptions in economy mode of between 0.5W and 48W.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync E243 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W. At only 26 Watts, the MultiSync E243 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The MultiSync E243 has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 30 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync E243. LCD screens of this spec and age have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 260kWh.

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Short

With a height of only 58.5 millimeters, the MultiSync E243 is one of the shortest PC displays that were released around the same time as the MultiSync E243 amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 30mm to 4,800mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who bought it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Menu system poorly implemented, more expensive than budget consumer designs” in their review of this PC monitor.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync E243, the MultiSync E243 is not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Benq XL2411 ($245.99), or the Asus VG248QE ($204.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that were released around the same time as the MultiSync E243 do not have a built-in camera. The MultiSync E243 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 231P4Q ($270.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync E243 do not have an integrated card reader. The MultiSync E243 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the DELL U2713H ($689.99) which also has a higher rating.

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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 similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the MultiSync E243 range from 13mm to 850mm. The MultiSync E243 has a quite low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync E243.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The MultiSync E243 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync E243. The average RMS rated audio power of similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 5.3W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the NEC MultiSync E243 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync E243. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the MultiSync E243 which has one HDMI port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync E243

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when NEC released the MultiSync E243.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Width

The MultiSync E243 has a relatively average width (557.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the MultiSync E243.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP Compaq LA2405 (556.8mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(1)
24 March 2014

The NEC MultiSync E243WMi could prove ideal as a high-quality monitor you can run all day without adding to your electric bills. The display is neat and accurate, well-built and functional. Share...

Nicely built, fully adjustable stand, excellent overall colour accuracy, well rendered text, good screen uniformity, decent sRGB coverage
Eco modes and low power use
Menu system poorly implemented, more expensive than budget consumer designs

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 2 June 2014 by Spike da Peke
Spike da Peke would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

This is a replacement monitor for an older Mac Pro. The image quality is superb. As usual the product was accurately described and very quickly shipped...

Reviewed 10 March 2015 by Sys admin
Sys admin would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

The service at B&H is superb. The monitor displays colors accurately. Will definitely buy from B&H again...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Hara fit
Hara fit would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

I work with Lightroom 5.7. color much better than my last monitor no bad reports...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Accurate
None
Touch Menu Is Lacking
Reviewed 21 December 2014 by TheTeige
TheTeige would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

Initial thoughts: It's a great upgrade from my old Acer LCD Monitor. Pros:The IPS panel gives rich, vibrant colors, and the height-adjustable stand makes it easy to adjust to the most ergonomic... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Justin F
Justin F would recommend the NEC MultiSync E243WMi (Verified Purchase)

I do photo editing and was very happy with the colors and brightness of this monitor.(the stand is great too) It was pretty accurate right out of the box, only a slight change after calibration.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $23.48
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Total running cost over 5 years $23.48
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.15 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec e243, nec e243w, E243WMI-WH, nec e243wm, nec 250cdm2, nec p202431, nec e243wmi, nec e243wmiw, generic e243, nec 60003681, nec p202431p, nec e243wmib, nec e243wmibk, nec e243wmiwh, generic e243w, generic e243wm, generic e243wmi, nec display e243, generic e243wmib, generic e243wmibk, nec display e243w, nec display e243wm, nec display e243wmi, nec display e243wmib, nec display e243wmibk, nec display 1920x1080, nec display solutions e243, nec display solutions e243w, nec display solutions e243wm, nec display solutions e243wmi
Barcodes 00000011333133, 00000060003681, 00000060003682, 00040517542037, 00805736051766, 04053162536050, 04053162585355, 05028695110588, 05028695110595, 05052184150410, 07103127931271, 08057360517664

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