Close

Loading image...
NEC MultiSync P242W
6 Images

NEC MultiSync P242W PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 1000:1 LCD Apr 2013
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
Tackle your graphics projects with confidence using the LED-backlit P242W, a 24 widescreen monitor that is ideal for web, high-end desktop and photography applications. This model utilizes an... More
$37.02 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Prices might go up $16
within 2 weeks. 53% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Factory Outlet Store
NEC MultiSync P242W from Factory Outlet Store
$999.00
In stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

10 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

NEC has excellent average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync P242W is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

Chart Edit

Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync P242W has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync P242W have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

Chart Edit

Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The MultiSync P242W has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync P242W range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

Chart Edit

Two DVI-D Ports

The MultiSync P242W is a two DVI-D port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync P242W have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports.

Chart Edit

Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the MultiSync P242W which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

Chart Edit

Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync P242W has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync P242W.

Chart Edit

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 medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Quite Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

When compared to other PC monitors of this age and type, the NEC MultiSync P242W's power consumption when in PowerSave mode of only 0.2 Watts is one of the lowest. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync P242W range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6W.

Chart Edit

Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W is 260kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh. At only 32 kilowatt hours, the MultiSync P242W has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync P242W do not have a built-in speaker. The MultiSync P242W is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the NEC MultiSync V323[plb_2415101_price], the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price], or the LG 32WL30[plb_1527590_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync P242W, the MultiSync P242W is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP 2311[plb_1424387_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W, the MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the Philips C272P4QPKEW[plb_3027868_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MultiSync P242W does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the U3014[pl_1655695_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL or the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price] which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

Chart Edit

Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

With a maximum height adjustment of only 110 millimeters, the NEC MultiSync P242W has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W. The lowest maximum height adjustment of PC monitors of this age and spec is 13mm, the highest is 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.

Chart Edit

Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync P242W range from 3g to 39kg. The NEC MultiSync P242W is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W (6.8 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

Chart Edit

Fairly Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the NEC MultiSync P242W has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync P242W

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the MultiSync P242W over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The MultiSync P242W has a better display type than most LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the ZR2740w[pl_1468175_price], or the x2401[pl_1468196_price] both from HP or the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi[plb_1501071_price].

If the display type of this LCD screen is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the PB279[pl_2524515_price] (LED), or the PB287[pl_2323109_price] (LED) both from Asus or the HP 2211[plb_1397010_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Width

At 556.8 millimeters, the MultiSync P242W has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the HP 2311[plb_1424387_price] (557.9mm and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
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
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
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
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
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

17 March 2014

Mit dem MultiSync P242W präsentiert NEC nach über drei Jahren den Nachfolger des P241W. Größte Veränderung ist dass die CCFL-Leuchtstoffröhren einem White-LED Backlight gewichen sind. Auch... Read more…

3D LUT
( )
ASUS P 248Q BenQ B 2411PT, sRGB (

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 January 2014 by Anne from Massachusetts
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor had a lovely display, and the colors looked excellent even without any calibration effort. However, as soon as it was plugged in I heard a high pitched whining noise. It was not so... Read more…

Clear
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Noise
Hard To Set Up
Poor Owner's Manual
Poor Spectrasensor Manual

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $36.61
Electricity cost when on standby $0.94
@ $0.107660826 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ $0.00153678168 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price $per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years $37.55
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC MultiSync P242Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.24T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p242wb, p242wbk, nec p242, p242wbks, code p242, 154039-22, nec p242w, p242wbksv, nec p242wb, nec p242ww, code p242w, nec p242wwh, nec 350cdm2, nec p166465, nec p242wbk, nec 993gza00, nec p166465p, nec 993hzs00, nec p242wbks, nec 993hza00, nec 60003418, nec 993gzs00, nec p242wbksv, nec 1920x1200, nec 1020x1200, nec 1920x1080, switches p242, switches p242w
Barcodes 00000060003418, 00000060003419, 00163121393489, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 08057360462742

See How Other PC Monitors Compare to the NEC MultiSync P242W

MultiSync EA244 vs MultiSync P242W

NEC MultiSync EA244 vs NEC MultiSync P242W
NEC MultiSync EA244 NEC MultiSync P242W
$ 1,049.00 $999.00
Three Times Lower Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
More Display Colour Count
50% Cheaper to Run
User Reviews Are Vastly Better
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
49W Higher Maximum Power Consumption

DELL U2713H vs NEC MultiSync P242W

DELL U2713H vs NEC MultiSync P242W
DELL U2713H NEC MultiSync P242W
$ 682.40 $999.00
$93.78 Cheaper to Run
Vastly Lower Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
2000 Times the Contrast Ratio
Moderately Better Expert Reviews
60.58ms Slower Response Time
Only HD Ready HD Type

MultiSync PA272 vs MultiSync P242W

NEC MultiSync PA272 vs NEC MultiSync P242W
NEC MultiSync PA272 NEC MultiSync P242W
$ 766.97 $999.00
1,053.23M More Display Colour Count
31% Cheaper to Run
Newer by Six Months
2ms Faster Response Time
59% Higher Maximum Power Consumption
57% Higher Annual Energy Consumption
Feedback