The MultiSync P242W has a maximum contrast ratio of 1000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio. Across all PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync P242W the best contrast ratio is 100000000:1 and the worst is Mega Contrast.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the LF19TOWHBFM ($559.37), and the TC241W both from Samsung is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is too low for you then you might also want to consider the 32WL30 ($114.74) (500000:1), or the 29WR30 ($968.90) (500000:1) both from LG or the NEC MultiSync EA244 ($949.99) (25000:1) which also has a higher rating.