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NEC MultiSync P242W

74

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NEC MultiSync P242W

$499.99
NEC MultiSync P242W
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An spectacularly economical to run and award winning 24.1" PC monitor, with good features but representing only average value for money
24.1" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms Apr 2013 A
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NEC MultiSync P242W-BK 24" IPS LED Monitor FullHD 1920x1200 FullHD (Brand new, unopened)on -
$499.99
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24" LCD Display (black) P242W-BK-SV ➔✔➔✔➔✔➔ (Brand new, unopened)
$599.99
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NEC MultiSync P242W 24" 1920 x 1200 8ms VGA/HDMI/DVI/DP IPS LED Screen 60003419 (Brand new, unopened)
$858.23
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NEC MULTISYNC P242W-BK 24IN LED BACKLIT LCD AH-IPS 1920X1200 W/ AMB (Brand new, unopened)on -
$709.00
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NEC MultiSync P242W-BK - 24" AH-IPS LED-backlit LCD monitor w/ USB hub (Brand new, unopened)on -
$712.68
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NEC Display P242W-BK 24.1" LED LCD Monitor - 16:10 - 8 ms 24IN LED 1920X1200 1000:1 MULTISYNC P242W-BK DVI-D VGA HDMI Adjustable Display Angle - 1920 x 1200 - 16.7 Million Colors - 1,000:1 - DVI - HDMI - VGA - USB - RoHS
$793.52
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NEC MultiSync P242W-BK-SV - T - P242W-BK-SV
$844.17
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Refurbished - P242W-BK NEC MultiSync P242W-BK - 24" IPS LED Monitor - FullHD - 1920 x 1200 - 1 (Refurbished)on -
$325.00
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Used - NEC MultiSync P242W-BK - T - P242W-BK
$500.00
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Used - NEC MultiSync P242W-BK-SV - T - P242W-BK-SV
$500.00
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Used - NEC MultiSync P242W-BK 24" Widescreen LED Monitor w/ NEC Calibrator (Used)
$650.00
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NEC MultiSync P242W Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the NEC MultiSync P242W number 338 across all PC monitors.
92
Reviews
11 Reviews + 1 Award
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
96
Running Costs
$25 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This NEC PC monitor has running costs of only $25 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 3,292 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
The MultiSync P242W has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution, 360 cd/m brightness)
Supports internal programmable 14-bit 3d lookup tables (luts) for calibration
3-port USB hub with displaysync pro controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Five programmable picture mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
AmbiBright ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness based on lighting conditions
Wide connectivity includes displayport, VGA, HDMI and DVI-D inputs
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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NEC MultiSync P242W In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the NEC MultiSync P242W of £449.99 ($449.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $50.00.

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Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The MultiSync P242W has an average running cost of only $25 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 3,292 PC screens.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync P242W's display diagonal of 24.1" is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is bigger than 36% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The NEC MultiSync P242W has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The MultiSync P242W's response time of 8ms is slower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 9% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The average response time of all LCD screens is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that 53% of flatpanel monitors 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 MultiSync P242W of 178° is in the widest 19% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The NEC MultiSync P242W's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is wider than 95% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The MultiSync P242W's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is relatively standard compared to most other PC screens. It is in the highest 19% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in USB hub, although keep in mind that 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync P242W has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

generic p242wbksv, nec p242wbksv, nec 1920x1200

Barcodes:

00000011068810, 00000011068811, 00163121393489, 00168141498824, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 05054484486480, 05054533486485, 05054629348789, 08057360462742

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