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NEC MultiSync P242W
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NEC MultiSync P242W PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LCD 556.8mm Apr 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
Tackle your graphics projects with confidence using the LED-backlit P242W, a 24 widescreen monitor that is ideal for web, high-end desktop and photography applications. This model utilizes an... More
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10 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

NEC is one of the best LCD screen brands according to average user and expert reviews, and NEC also has excellent reviews for its medium monitors.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the MultiSync P242W is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the MultiSync P242W is 50° and the widest is 180°. At 178 degrees, the MultiSync P242W has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the MultiSync P242W.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync P242W the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. The MultiSync P242W has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Two DVI-D Ports

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the MultiSync P242W have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports, including the MultiSync P242W which has two DVI-D ports.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NEC MultiSync P242W is a two VGA (D-Sub) port PC screen. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The MultiSync P242W has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync P242W. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MultiSync P242W is 280 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At only 0.2 Watts, the NEC MultiSync P242W has a very low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the MultiSync P242W. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.14W and 80W.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 32 kilowatt hours, the NEC MultiSync P242W has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the MultiSync P242W. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the NEC MultiSync V323[plb_2415101_price], the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The NEC MultiSync P242W is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the MultiSync P242W are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays of this spec and age, the MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips C272P4QPKEW/75[plb_3027868_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The MultiSync P242W does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the MultiSync P242W also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U3014[pl_1655695_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the MultiSync P242W range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 110 millimeters, the MultiSync P242W has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 6.8 kilograms, the MultiSync P242W is one of the heavier medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 3g and 39kg.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the MultiSync P242W has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the MultiSync P242W. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC MultiSync P242W

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over three years ago.

LCD Display Type

The MultiSync P242W has a better display type than most PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price], the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi[plb_1501071_price], and the Philips 298P4[plb_1608300_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a PC monitor with a better display type then you might also want to look at the HP 2211[plb_1397010_price] (LED), the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] (LED), or the iiyama XB3070WQS[plb_2403501_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Average Width

At 556.8 millimeters, the MultiSync P242W has a pretty average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the MultiSync P242W.

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Specification

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HDCP
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USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
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Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
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Power Management
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Power Consumption (max)
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Operating Altitude
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
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Cables Included
Manual
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Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Technical Details
ECO Mode
Light Sensor

Expert Reviews

17 March 2014

Mit dem MultiSync P242W präsentiert NEC nach über drei Jahren den Nachfolger des P241W. Größte Veränderung ist dass die CCFL-Leuchtstoffröhren einem White-LED Backlight gewichen sind. Auch... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 January 2014 by Anne from Massachusetts
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This monitor had a lovely display, and the colors looked excellent even without any calibration effort. However, as soon as it was plugged in I heard a high pitched whining noise. It was not so... Read more…

Clear
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Great picture quality
Large Viewing Area
Noise
Hard To Set Up
Poor Owner's Manual
Poor Spectrasensor Manual

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $35.23
Electricity cost when on standby $0.91
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Total running cost over 5 years $36.14
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC MultiSync P242Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p242wb, p242wbk, nec p242, p242wbks, 154039-22, nec p242w, p242wbksv, nec p242wb, nec p242ww, nec p242wwh, nec p166465, nec p242wbk, nec 993gza00, nec p166465p, nec p242wbks, nec 993hza00, nec 1920x1080, nec p242wbksv, nec 1020x1200, nec display solutions p242, nec display solutions p242w
Barcodes 00163121393489, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 08057360462742

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