Benq PG2401 vs NEC MultiSync PA242

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Benq PG2401
NEC MultiSync PA242

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3% brighter display brightness Edit
The Benq PG2401 is a 350 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 10 cd/m² brighter than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (340 cd/m²).
A little lighter Edit
The Benq PG2401 has a weight of 7kg, but the NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 7.4kg weight PC monitor (400g heavier).
Cheaper by $250
The Benq PG2401 costs $749.00, whereas the NEC MultiSync PA242 is $999.00.
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
A lot faster response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a response time of 8ms, whereas the Benq PG2401 is a 12ms response time PC monitor (4ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Two more USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, however the Benq PG2401 only has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.
$24.41 cheaper to run
Over five years the NEC MultiSync PA242 is $24.41 cheaper to run than the Benq PG2401. Read more

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot slower response time Edit
The Benq PG2401 has a response time of 12ms, whereas the NEC MultiSync PA242 is an 8ms response time PC monitor (4ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Two less USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys Edit
The Benq PG2401 has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 only has three USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Higher running costs over five years by $24.41
The running costs of the Benq PG2401 are $91.10 which is $24.41 more than the NEC MultiSync PA242 over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
3% dimmer display brightness Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 340 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 10 cd/m² dimmer than the Benq PG2401 (340 cd/m²).
A little heavier Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a weight of 7.4kg, but the Benq PG2401 is a 7kg weight PC monitor (400g lighter).
More expensive by $250
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is $250 more expensive than the Benq PG2401.
Not as many stockists
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Benq PG2401 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by two months
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is two months older than the Benq PG2401.

Awards

5 Awards
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
thg.ru: Smart Buy
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

42 months Ago 44 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 88.84
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 91.10
Purchase price $ 749.00
Total cost of ownership $ 840.10
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 66.69
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 66.69
Purchase price $ 999.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,065.69
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.61T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
24.1" 24.1"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 12000000:1
BEST
 12000000:1
Display
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1152 x 870
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 576
 640 x 544
 720 x 480
 720 x 400
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 960
 1152 x 870
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 576
 640 x 544
 720 x 480
 720 x 400
BEST
Backlight Type
 RGB-LED
 RGB-LED
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Display SRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display sRGB
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 91.1
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.5 - 93.8
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.27 x 0.27
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 61.1cm
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
350 cd/m²
BEST
340 cd/m²
Response Time
12ms 8ms
BEST
DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DDC/CI
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
Number of Upstream Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Performance

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 x64
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 x64
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Starter x64
 Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional x64
 Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 Windows 8 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Height Adjustment
150mm 150mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 20 -5 - 30
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45 -45 - 45
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Number of OSD Languages
17 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Management
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power management
Energy Efficiency Class
 C
 C
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
Power Consumption (typical)
74.6W 37W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 54kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 56W
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 2000
Non-Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 12192
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 85
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
12.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height
631mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
520mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
270mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width (bottom)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2mm
Bezel Width (top)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2mm
Bezel Width (side)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.6kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 378mm
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 227.6mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 556.8mm
Weight
7kg
BEST
7.4kg
Height
542.6mm 362.4mm
Depth
254mm 85mm
Width
555.4mm 556.8mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 DVI
 DisplayPort
BEST
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User Guide on CD-ROM

Other Features

Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28W
Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included

Technical Details

ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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