We calculated the average ratings for all NEC PC screens and specifically for NEC medium monitors and found that in both cases NEC had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most medium monitors that came out 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.
Two Upstream Ports
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 have between one and three upstream ports, including the NEC MultiSync PA272 which has two upstream ports.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of this type and age.
There are a number of other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung UD22B ($2,124.95), or the NEC MDview 243 which is cheaper; or the NEC MultiSync EA304 ($1,680.39) which has a better Rating.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has one of the widest horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 50° and the widest is 180°. The vertical viewing angle of the NEC MultiSync PA272 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.
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Fairly Many Display Colour Count
The average display colour count of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 94M. At 1,070 million, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.
Five USB 2.0 Ports
The MultiSync PA272 is a five USB 2.0 port LCD screen.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
The maximum height adjustments of PC displays that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA272 range from 13mm to 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The NEC MultiSync PA272 has a quite high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync PA272 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. At 68.58 centimeters, the MultiSync PA272 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The NEC MultiSync PA272 has a fairly bright display brightness (340 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the MultiSync PA272. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the MultiSync PA272 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync PA272 is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The MultiSync PA272 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years which have a built-in speaker.
The MultiSync PA272 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U3011 which also has a higher rating.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the NEC MultiSync PA272 is more than most comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort, DVI and USB are also found on this PC display.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync PA272 range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 54W. With a maximum power consumption of 73 Watts, the NEC MultiSync PA272 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the MultiSync PA272.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The NEC MultiSync PA272 has a quite high annual energy consumption (73 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MultiSync PA272. LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the MultiSync PA272 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 100kWh.
Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The power consumptions in economy mode of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 48W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 37 Watts, the MultiSync PA272 has one of the higher power consumptions in economy mode amongst medium monitors of this age.
At 8.9 kilograms, the MultiSync PA272 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the MultiSync PA272. Similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync PA272 have weights of between 3g and 39kg.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
NEC released the MultiSync PA272 over two years ago.
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