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NEC MultiSync PA272 PC Monitor

$949.00
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27" LED 640.4mm Oct 2013
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Reliable, Calibrated Color AccuracyThe high resolution 27 MultiSync PA272W in white with the SpectraViewII color calibration solution is the premier desktop display for color critical... More
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12 Reasons For

NEC Flatpanel Monitors Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC flatpanel monitors and also specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the MultiSync PA272 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Two Upstream Ports

Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 have between one and three upstream ports, including the MultiSync PA272 which has two upstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung UD22B ($1,259.99), and the NEC SpectraView 242 which is cheaper; or the Eizo FlexScan EV3237 ($1,708.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens of this spec and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a very wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 170°. At 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA272 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync PA272.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync PA272 that we have assessed the display colour count of, the MultiSync PA272's display colour count of 1,070 million is one of the most. The average display colour count of similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 is 110M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the MultiSync PA272 which has five USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 is 130mm. At 150 millimeters, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The MultiSync PA272 has one of the bigger screen sizes (68.58 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 range from 50cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 340 candellas per square meter, the MultiSync PA272 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the MultiSync PA272. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA272 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC MultiSync PA272 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC monitors of a similar age and type to the MultiSync PA272 the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA272 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Neovo RX-32, or the Samsung LS27B970DS; or the Samsung S27B971.

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Not 3D Compatible

The NEC MultiSync PA272 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272, the NEC MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The MultiSync PA272 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the DELL U3011 which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Only One HDMI Port

The MultiSync PA272 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the MultiSync PA272 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The fastest response time of PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

At 73 Watts, the MultiSync PA272 has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the MultiSync PA272. The average maximum power consumption of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the MultiSync PA272 is 53W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 73 kilowatt hours, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age. PC monitors that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 260kWh.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of 37 Watts, the MultiSync PA272 has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode amongst PC monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens of this type and age the power consumptions in economy mode range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 21W.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The MultiSync PA272 is fairly heavy (8.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA272.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC MultiSync PA272

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the MultiSync PA272.

Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.11
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Total running cost over 5 years $91.11
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Energy Rating
0.58T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pa272w, pa272ws, pa272wb, pa272wsv, pa272wbk, pa272wbks, pa272wbksv
Barcodes 00737300005892, 00805736048124, 00805736048148, 00805736048162, 00805736048186, 04053162606777, 04055895329305, 05028695110229, 05053959395241, 05054484533429, 08057360481248, 08057360481484, 08057360481620, 08057360481866

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Lower Annual Energy Consumption
Lower Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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$ 1,749.00 $777.97
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