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NEC MultiSync EA304
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NEC MultiSync EA304 PC Monitor

30" 2560 X 1600 25000:1 LED Jun 2014
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The 30 NEC MultiSync EA304WMi is a 2560 x 1600 widescreen LCD for high-performance enterprise users that require a huge workspace, advanced technologies and a complete feature set. Designed to... More
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10 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

NEC has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.

Two Upstream Ports

Most similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA304 have between one and three upstream ports, including the NEC MultiSync EA304 which has two upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the NEC SpectraView 272[plb_2044894_price].

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

This PC display's display resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync EA304.

Across comparable types of PC display the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync EA304 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync EA304 do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV3237[plb_2503378_price], the Samsung S27B971[plb_1475646_price], or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA304 the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 110M. At 1,073.7 million, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA304.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 76.2 centimeters, the MultiSync EA304 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst LCD screens of this age. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC MultiSync EA304 is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC screen. In addition, this PC display have graphics resolutions of 832 x 624, 1920 x 1440, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all PC screens of this age and type the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the NEC MultiSync EA304 is more than most PC displays that came out more than two years ago. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync EA304. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync EA304, the MultiSync EA304 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 do not have a built-in camera. The NEC MultiSync EA304 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MultiSync EA304 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync EA304 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

At only 2 Watts, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync EA304. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

At 83 Watts, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync EA304. The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 53W.

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Heavy

With a weight of 8 kilograms, the MultiSync EA304 is one of the heavier PC screens of this age and spec amongst medium monitors of this age. The lightest LCD screen of this age and spec is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync EA304 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 92 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync EA304 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 48 Watts, the NEC MultiSync EA304 has a very high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago. The lowest power consumption in economy mode of PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync EA304 is 0.5W and the highest is 48W.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync EA304

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync EA304 over two years ago.

Specification

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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
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Backlight Type
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Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
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Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
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Native Aspect Ratio
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
USB Version
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
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
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Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
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Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Height With Stand
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Technical Details
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Serj Bem

Much better than the previous version - light, super colors, a lot of flexibility...

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Electricity cost when switched on $78.70
Electricity cost when on standby $3.32
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Total running cost over 5 years $82.02
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Energy Rating
0.52T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ea304w, ea304wm, ea304wmi
Barcodes 00085285100904, 00643434192332, 00805736052749, 04053162585270, 04053162585287, 05028695110946, 05028695110953, 08057360527496

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