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NEC MultiSync P242W PC Monitor

24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED Flat Apr 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date $44.24 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has excellent PC monitor reviews
Acceptable noise level
Does not have good technical guidance

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Reviews

NEC Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 223 expert and user reviews (including 29 verified purchases), NEC has excellent ratings for its PC screens. NEC also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a NEC LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Anne from Massachusetts wrote “It was not so loud that it drove me out of the room, so if you are not sensitive to high noises it probably would not bother you”.


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync P242W has an ECO mode, as do most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC screen.

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Design

Good Quality

One owner wrote in their reviews that the NEC MultiSync P242W was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great picture quality” .

Well Made

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their NEC MultiSync P242W review “Solidly built” but in spite of that they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. One customer who bought it considered that it was reliable. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Reliable Performance” in their NEC MultiSync P242W review although they only scored the product 1 stars.

Easy to Use

One owner who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to use. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy To Use” in their review of this PC monitor. One person thought this PC monitor was easy to setup.


Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought the NEC MultiSync P242W wrote that it had good picture quality.


Display

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The MultiSync P242W has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all medium monitors that came out around the same time as this LCD screen the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°. The NEC MultiSync P242W has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to this LCD screen the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the MultiSync P242W has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of this age and type is 6.1ms. The NEC MultiSync P242W has a quite slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Power

Features Power Management

The MultiSync P242W features power management. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to this PC screen also feature power management.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The NEC MultiSync P242W has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also have an Energy Star certified.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two customers who purchased the product thought it did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Poor Owner's Manual”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Poor Spectrasensor Manual” in their review.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in USB hub. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync P242W does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the DELL U3415W, the Asus CP240, or the NEC MultiSync V323 which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this NEC flatpanel monitor was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions p242w, necmitsubishi p242w, nec p242wbksv, nec 1920x1080, nec 1020x1200, nec 993hzs00, nec 993hza00, code p242w, 154039-22
Barcodes 00000060003419, 00163121393489, 00805736046267, 00805736046274, 04053162535947, 04053162585249, 05028695109841, 05028695109858, 05028695109926, 05028695109933, 08057360462742

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