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A 1920 x 1200 PC monitor with average features
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels LED No May 2013
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NEC MD242 Review

With average features and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC MD242 number 965 across all PC monitors.
Average Features
$62 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of $62 over 8 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,770 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 more cables included
1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Quite slow response time

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NEC MD242 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,699.00 it is more expensive than 97% of PC screens.

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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 LCD screens. This LCD screen has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MD242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that 53% of PC displays also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The NEC MD242's response time of 8ms is in the slowest 10% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The NEC MD242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all LCD screens is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of PC displays range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The viewing angle, horizontal of the NEC MD242 of 178° is fairly wide compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the widest 15% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the MD242 is $62, which is typical compared to the other 2,770 PC displays.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec md242c2

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