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NEC AS242WBK

$170.64
A cheap to run and good value for money 1920 x 1080 PC monitor
23.6" 1920 X 1080 Pixels LED No Jan 2016
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NEC AS242W-BK Review

With low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the NEC AS242W-BK number 386 across all PC monitors.
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66
Good Features
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$41 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
65
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

At over a year old this flatpanel monitor is slightly out of date, and newer flatpanel monitors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
It has running costs of only $41 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 2,770 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
This PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite fast response time
Does not have a built-in USB hub

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $133.99 at Newegg UK 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 55% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

NEC AS242W-BK In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $170.64 it is cheaper than 62% of PC screens.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the NEC AS242W-BK of £134.48 ($134.48) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $36.16.

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Features

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC AS242W-BK does not have a built-in USB hub, although this is within the context that 85% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the AS242W-BK of only 5ms is in the fastest 25% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC AS242W-BK has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the AS242W-BK is only $41, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 2,770 PC displays.

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