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NEC MD242C2

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NEC MD242C2

$1,699.00
NEC MD242
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A good spec and economical to run 24" PC screen, but representing only average value for money
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms May 2013
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NEC MD242C2 24" Medical Diagnostic Display with Front Sensor, 1920x1200 Resolution, 350cd/m2 Max Brightness, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, DVI-D/USB
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NEC MD242C2 Color Medical Display with Integrated Front Sensor
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Refurbished - NEC MD242C2 2MP Color Medical LCD Monitor
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Refurbished - Pair (x2) NEC MD242C2 2MP Color Medical LCD Monitors
$2,999.00
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NEC MD242 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the NEC MD242 as follows:
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC displays are available. View the latest PC displays 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of $62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,257 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Out-of-the-box calibration to the DICOM grayscale display function for luminance
Uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen
Integrated three-port USB 2.0 hub with displaysync pro easily shares your keyboard & mouse between two computer
Quick QA feature for easy DICOM conformance check
Includes gammacompmd QA software for worry-free calibration and conformance testing to the DICOM standard;
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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 $1,077.99 at Newegg UK 31 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 56% 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 MD242 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,699.00 it is in the most expensive 2% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the MD242 is $62 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 3,257 flatpanel monitors.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the NEC MD242 of 24" is fairly average compared to most other PC displays. It is bigger than 39% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the NEC MD242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all PC displays ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the NEC MD242 of 8ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is in the slowest 9% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. Across all the PC monitors the response times range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of PC screens also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the NEC MD242 of 178° is wider than 72% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC displays is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The horizontal viewing angle of the NEC MD242 of 178° is in the widest 31% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The NEC MD242's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is fairly average compared to most other LCD screens. It is higher than 31% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the NEC MD242 is more than most PC displays. This PC screen has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this PC display.

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