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NEC MultiSync PA242
NEC MultiSync PA242
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NEC MultiSync PA242 PC Monitor

$799.00
24.1" 1920 X 1200 LED Flat Jun 2013
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Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date $74.41 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has excellent reviews for its PC monitors
Has an ECO mode
Has a built-in USB hub
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Reviews

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

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


Technical Details

Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync PA242 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync PA242 has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to this flatpanel monitor which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Display

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The MultiSync PA242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC screens that were launched 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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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the MultiSync PA242 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to this LCD screen. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this PC screen the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The MultiSync PA242 has a fairly slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago. 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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Ergonomics

Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The MultiSync PA242 features Picture-in-Picture support. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Power

Features Power Management

The NEC MultiSync PA242 features power management, as do most of the other LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync PA242 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to this PC monitor which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the PA328 ($939.99), or the PA279 ($749.00) both from Asus or the HP ENVY 27 ($999.00) is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when NEC released the MultiSync PA242.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers generic pa242wbksv
Barcodes 00000011158183, 00749397403857, 00805736046236, 00805736046243, 00863189896181, 04053162585256, 04053162585263, 05028695109902, 05028695109919, 05028695110229, 05028695110236, 08057360462360, 08057360462438

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