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NEC MultiSync PA242 PC Monitor

24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED 556.3mm Jul 2013
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NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

NEC is one of the top rated PC display manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and NEC also has excellent ratings for its medium monitors.

Two Upstream Ports

The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a two upstream port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA242 have between one and three upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including the LG 34UM95[plb_2175141_price], or the Lenovo LT3053[plb_2662840_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The MultiSync PA242 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync PA242 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. The horizontal viewing angles of similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA242 range from 60° to 180°.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

At 1,070 million, the MultiSync PA242 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the MultiSync PA242. The display colour counts of PC monitors of this type and age range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The MultiSync PA242 is a five USB 2.0 port PC display.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than two years the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The MultiSync PA242 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA242 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The MultiSync PA242 has one of the brighter display brightness (340 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The MultiSync PA242 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor also have graphics resolutions of 640 x 544, 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 960 and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all PC monitors of this age and spec is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

When compared to other PC screens that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA242 that we have assessed, the power consumption when in PowerSave mode of the MultiSync PA242 of only 0.2 Watts is one of the lowest. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 is 0.14W and the highest is 80W.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The NEC MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 also do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the ENVY 27[pl_1918669_price], or the 2310[pl_1491133_price] both from HP or the Acer B326[plb_2204926_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The NEC MultiSync PA242 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA242 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA242 do not have a built-in camera. The MultiSync PA242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at 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 PA242 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync PA242 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the U3011[pl_1534149_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this age and type.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of 28 Watts, the MultiSync PA242 has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync PA242 have power consumptions in economy mode of between 0.5W and 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 21W.

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Heavy

The MultiSync PA242 is one of the heavier PC screens that were launched more than two years ago (7.4 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The lightest similar spec PC display that is a comparable age to the MultiSync PA242 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 1ms to 40ms. At 8 milliseconds, the MultiSync PA242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync PA242

Released Over Three Years Ago

This NEC PC display was released over three years ago.

Average Width

At 556.8 millimeters, the MultiSync PA242 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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
Upstream Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
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 Voltage
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

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $69.06
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.06
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Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pa242w, pa242wb, pa242wbk, nec pa242, pa242wbks, nec pa242w, pa242wbksv, nec 340cdm2, nec p175178, nec p202429, nec p221287, nec pa242ww, nec pa242wb, nec p221287p, nec pa242wwh, nec 993jza00, nec 993kzs00, nec pa242wbk, nec 993jzs00, nec p175178p, nec 993kza00, nec p202429p, nec 1920x1200, generic pa242, generic pa242w, generic pa242wb, generic pa242wbk, generic pa242wbks, generic pa242wbksv
Barcodes 00000011158183, 00000060003490, 00000060003491, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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