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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi PC Monitor

29" 25000:1 LCD 705.8mm Apr 2013
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The 29 NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is an LED-backlit desktop monitor ideal for corporate, financial, healthcare and broadcast environments. Designed to enhance work performance, this widescreen model... More
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website Chip.de scored this PC display 84 out of 100.

NEC PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

On average NEC medium monitors have excellent reviews as do all PC displays produced by NEC.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the MultiSync EA294WMi which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi is 60° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two DVI-D Ports

The MultiSync EA294WMi is a two DVI-D port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA294WMi have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The MultiSync EA294WMi is a two VGA (D-Sub) port LCD screen.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The MultiSync EA294WMi is a four USB 2.0 port PC screen.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync EA294WMi range from 50cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. At 73.02 centimeters, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync EA294WMi.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA294WMi the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Short

The heights of PC screens of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync EA294WMi range from 30mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 370mm. With a height of only 321.8 millimeters, the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is one of the shorter comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi amongst medium monitors of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync EA294WMi, the MultiSync EA294WMi does not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Philips 298P4[plb_1608300_price], or the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi are not 3D compatible. The MultiSync EA294WMi is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Acer XB280HK[plb_2431334_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The MultiSync EA294WMi does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA294WMi do not have an integrated card reader. The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.3W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the MultiSync EA294WMi has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The response times of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The MultiSync EA294WMi has a fairly slow response time (6 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh. The MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (61 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The MultiSync EA294WMi has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode (28 Watts) amongst PC screens of this age. The power consumptions in economy mode of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA294WMi range from 0.5W to 48W.

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Heavy

The MultiSync EA294WMi is fairly heavy (6.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA294WMi is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync EA294WMi over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The NEC MultiSync EA294WMi has an LCD display type which is better than most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

Alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper LCD screens such as the HP LV2011[plb_1534956_price].

If you want an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to look at the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED), the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price] (LED), or the Philips 272G5DJEB[plb_3174672_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
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
Upstream Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
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
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Safety Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width At Bottom
Bezel Width At Top
Bezel Width On Side
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Technical Details
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 November 2014

Eine Pivot-Funktion und ein vielfältig verstellbarer Standfuß bescheren dem NEC MultiSync EA294WMi die beste Ergonomie-Wertung im Test. Das 21:9-Panel überzeugt mit WQHD-Auflösung (2.560 x...

Good greyscale performance
Wide viewing angles
Robust feature set
Good grayscale performance
Very wide display gives lots of desktop space, lots of brightness power, eco saving modes, no real light leak, sturdy construction, high resolution, lots of interfaces, stand rotates
Greens are slightly skewed
Expensive price tag
Slower USB 2.0 ports
Expensive
USB is 2.0

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 31 March 2014 by DGENVBIO

I create eLearning content and videos frequently. This monitor suits my needs well, was easy to hook-up to my MacBook Pro, and increased my screen real estate substantially. So far so good!

Adjustable
Easy To Set Up
Gran Angulo De Vision
Sharp Image
Vivid Colors
Es Muy Caro

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ea294w, ea294wm, ea294wmi, nec ea294, ea294wmib, nec ea294w, ea294wmibk, nec ea294wm, nec 300cdm2, nec ea294wmi, nec ea294wmib, nec ea294wmibk, nec display solutions ea294, nec display solutions ea294w, nec display solutions ea294wm, nec display solutions ea294wmi, nec display solutions ea294wmib, nec display solutions ea294wmibk
Barcodes 00163121156091, 00805736044508, 04053162535923, 04053162535930, 05028651095829, 05028695109575, 05028695109582, 08057360445080

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Philips 272P4 vs NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

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$ 586.99 $475.97
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One Less DVI-D Port
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