NEC MultiSync PA242 vs Samsung U28D590D

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NEC MultiSync PA242
Samsung U28D590D

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
NEC MultiSync PA242 is 178° vertical viewing angle, but the Samsung U28D590D is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
5% wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
NEC MultiSync PA242 is 178° horizontal viewing angle. That's 8° wider than the Samsung U28D590D (170°).
Height adjustment Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a height adjustment, whereas the Samsung U28D590D does not have a height adjustment.
8 Reasons For
14% bigger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 28" PC monitor. That's 3.9" bigger than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (28"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

14% bigger display diagonal (metric) Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a display diagonal (metric) of 70.8cm. That's 9.7cm bigger than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (70.8cm).
9% brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U28D590D is a 370 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² brighter than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (370 cd/m²).
7x faster response time Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a response time of 1ms, but the NEC MultiSync PA242 is an 8ms response time PC monitor (7ms 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
A lot lighter Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a weight of 5.1kg, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 7.4kg weight PC monitor (2.4kg heavier).
Cheaper by $199
The Samsung U28D590D costs $199.05 less than the NEC MultiSync PA242.
41% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung U28D590D is $27.22 cheaper to run than the NEC MultiSync PA242. Read more

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 24.1" PC monitor. That's 3.9" smaller than the Samsung U28D590D (28"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller display diagonal (metric) Edit
NEC MultiSync PA242 is only 61.1cm display diagonal. That's 9.7cm smaller than the Samsung U28D590D (70.8cm).
9% dimmer display brightness Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 340 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung U28D590D (370 cd/m²).
Significantly slower response time Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a response time of 8ms, whereas the Samsung U28D590D is a 1ms response time PC monitor (7ms 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the NEC MultiSync PA242 is one, but the Samsung U28D590D only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
A lot heavier Edit
The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a weight of 7.4kg, but the Samsung U28D590D is a 5.1kg weight PC monitor (2.4kg lighter).
More expensive by $199
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is $199.05 more expensive than the Samsung U28D590D.
Older by eight months
The NEC MultiSync PA242 is eight months older than the Samsung U28D590D.
Higher running costs over five years by $27.22
The running costs over five years of the NEC MultiSync PA242 are $66.69 which is $27.22 more than the Samsung U28D590D. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°, however the NEC MultiSync PA242 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Samsung U28D590D has a viewing angle, horizontal of 170°. That's 8° narrower than the NEC MultiSync PA242 (170°).
Does not have a height adjustment Edit
The Samsung U28D590D does not have a height adjustment, whereas the NEC MultiSync PA242 does.

Awards

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3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
allround-pc.com: Value For Money Winner
hardware.info: Great Value
pckoloji.com.tr: Performance Award
techtesters.eu: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
uk.hardware.info: Gold

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Date Released

44 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

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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Electricity cost - switched on $ 38.11
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.36
Total running cost $ 39.47
Purchase price $ 799.95
Total cost of ownership $ 839.42
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.26T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
24.1" 28"
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Display
 LED
 LED
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 3840 x 2160
 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
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Backlight Type
 RGB-LED
BEST
 RGB-LED
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display SRGB
 Display sRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency
31.5 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31.5 - 93.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
0.27 x 0.27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178°
BEST
160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178°
BEST
170°
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
61.1cm 70.8cm
BEST
Display Technology
 IPS
 IPS
Display Brightness
340 cd/m² 370 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
8ms 1ms
BEST
DDC/CI
 DDC/CI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
BEST
 16:10
Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 310
Maximum Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz

Ports & Interfaces

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

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Performance

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8.1 x64
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Management
 Power management
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
37W 32W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption
54kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
56W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3

Operational Conditions

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

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO
BEST
 RoHS
 MPR II
 TCO

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 452mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 109mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 794mm
Bezel Width (bottom)
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width (top)
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Bezel Width (side)
18.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
10.6kg 5.7kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
378mm
BEST
486.3mm
Depth (with Stand)
227.6mm 169.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
556.8mm
BEST
660.9mm
Weight
7.4kg 5.1kg
BEST
Height
362.4mm 410mm
Depth
85mm 64.7mm
Width
556.8mm 660.9mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Power Consumption (economy Mode)
28W Unknown - Click to provide data
Easy to Install
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Power Cord Included
 Power cord included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Samsung Magic Function
Unknown - Click to provide data MagicBright3, MagicAngle
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
 ECO mode
Light Sensor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Feedback