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NEC MultiSync PA242

75

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NEC MultiSync PA242

$1,700.75
NEC MultiSync PA242
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A very economical to run and critically acclaimed 24.1" flatpanel monitor, with good features but representing only average value for money
24.1" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms Jun 2013 C
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Nec Multisync Pa242w-bk-sv - Led Monitor - 24" - 1920 X 1200 - Ah-ips - 340 Cd/M2 - 1000:1 - 8 Ms - Hdmi, Dvi-d, Vga, Displayport - with Spectraviewii Color Calibration Solution
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Used - NEC Multisync PA242w (Used)
$450.00
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$500.00
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NEC MultiSync PA242 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC MultiSync PA242 number 242 across all PC monitors.
94
Reviews
81 Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
87
Running Costs
$41 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
This NEC PC monitor has running costs of $41 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,292 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
The MultiSync PA242 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, 340 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
5 programmable picture mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
MultiProfiler provides complete control over picture modes and enables quick print emulation
Wide connectivity includes 10-bit displayport and HDMI as well as VGA, and DVI-D inputs
DisplayPort cable compatibility notice
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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NEC MultiSync PA242 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,700.75 it is in the most expensive 4% of LCD screens.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the NEC MultiSync PA242 of £756.00 ($756.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $944.75.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the MultiSync PA242 is $41, which is typical compared to the other 3,292 PC screens.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the MultiSync PA242 of 24.1" is pretty standard compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 64% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the MultiSync PA242 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all PC monitors is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The MultiSync PA242's response time of 8ms is slower than 91% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The vertical viewing angle of the MultiSync PA242 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 81% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The MultiSync PA242's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a built-in USB hub, unlike 81% of PC monitors which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the MultiSync PA242 of 1,000 is fairly standard compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 18% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of flatpanel monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The MultiSync PA242 features Picture-in-Picture support, unlike 95% of LCD screens which do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

necmitsubishi electronics tchpa242wbksv, necmitsubishi electronics pa242wbksv, necmitsubishi pa242w, generic pa242wbksv, nec 1920x1200, nec 993kzs00, nec 993jzs00, nec pa242wbk, nec 340cdm2

Barcodes:

00000011158183, 00000060003490, 00000060003491, 00000060003948, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 04923123143910, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 05028695110397, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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