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NEC P212 PC Monitor

21.3" 1600 X 1200 LED Sep 2015
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Professional IPS Performance Desktop Display delivers uncompromising image quality as well as minimising life-cycle environmental impact. Uniting outstanding colour reproduction, class-leading... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Flatpanel monitor expert review site PC Mag scored this PC screen 80%.

NEC Has Excellent LCD Screen Reviews

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

Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made.

Easy to Use

One NEC P212 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.

LED Display Type

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC screen such as the HP EliteDisplay E272q ($332.69), or the Samsung LS32E590CS or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the Acer XB270H ($456.99).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P212 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the LG 34UM67-P ($318.99) which is cheaper; or the Acer S277HK ($455.15), or the Philips BDM3270QP which has better reviews.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the P212 that we have assessed the display colour count of, the NEC P212's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. The average display colour count of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the P212 is 150M.

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Very Large Color Gamut

Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P212 have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%. When compared to other medium monitors that were released one year ago, the NEC P212's color gamut of 106.3 percent is one of the largest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the P212 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 440 candellas per square meter, the NEC P212 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of PC displays that were released around the same time as the P212 range from 20mm to 180mm. The NEC P212 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Narrow

The average width of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year is 590mm. The NEC P212 is very narrow (only 466.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P212.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The NEC P212 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the P212 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P212, the NEC P212 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The NEC P212 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of similar spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of only 54 centimeters, the NEC P212's display diagonal is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P212.

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Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC P212 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 62% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). In addition, this PC display have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400 and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 960. Across all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the P212 the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the P212 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the NEC P212 which has one HDMI port.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The NEC P212 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst PC screens of this age. The fastest response time of PC monitors of this type and age is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when NEC released the P212.

Specification

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Display Brightness
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Color Gamut
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Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
Multimedia
Design
Coloured Feet
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Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Current Rating
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Operational Conditions
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Expert Reviews

(2)
30 March 2016

The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use. It offers very accurate colors, superb grayscale performance, and a robust feature set...

11 May 2016

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Very accurate colors
Excellent gray-scale and viewing-angle performance
14-bit Look-Up Table (LUT)
Many features and settings
Good display
Expensive
No side-accessible USB ports
Generic Design
Short battery life
Weak call speakers

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $29.60
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $31.94
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0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p212, nec p212b, nec p212bk, nec p229278, nec 60003862, nec p229278p, nec 60003989, nec 1600x1200, asrockasusantecarcticb 1600x1200
Barcodes 00000060003862, 00000060003989, 00805736059403, 05028695112490, 05028695112506

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