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NEC MultiSync PA302

68

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NEC MultiSync PA302

$2,253.56
NEC MultiSync PA302
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution PC monitor, with OK running costs and an enormous 30" display diagonal
30" 2560 X 1600 Pixels No 6ms Sep 2013
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NEC MultiSync PA302W 30" 2560 x 1600 6ms HDMI/DVI/DP IPS LED Monitor (60003488) (Brand new, unopened)
$2,253.56
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NEC MultiSync PA302W - LED monitor - 30" - 2560 x 1600 - IPS - 340 cd/m2 - 1000:1 - 6 ms - HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort - white
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NEC PA302W-SV 30IN WS LED 2560 x 1600 1000:1 MULTISYNC PA302W SPECTRAVIEW BUNDLE
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NEC MultiSync PA302 Review

With very good features but low running costs, we have scored the NEC MultiSync PA302 as follows:
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC displays are available. View the latest PC screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of $72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,257 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
99.3% coverage of adobergb color space
Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560x1600 native resolution, 340cd/m2 brightness)
14-bit 3d internal programmable lookup tables (luts) for calibration
Five completely customizeable picture modes
MultiProfiler software provides complete control over the five picture modes, including the loading of any ICC profile directly into the monitor for optimal color space matching
DisplaySync pro controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
Wide connectivity includes both regular and mini displayport with 10-bit support, 10-bit HDMI, a DVI-D input as well as a USB hub
DisplayPort cable compatibility notice
NaViSet administrator 2: free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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NEC MultiSync PA302 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $2,253.56 it is more expensive than 98% of PC monitors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the NEC MultiSync PA302 of £1,608.00 ($1,608.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $645.56.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The MultiSync PA302 has an average running cost of $72 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,257 PC displays.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the MultiSync PA302 of 30" is bigger than 90% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of PC screens is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Resolution

The MultiSync PA302 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The response time of the MultiSync PA302 of 6ms is in the slowest 18% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. The average response time of all PC displays is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms.

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Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the MultiSync PA302 of 178° is relatively average compared to most other PC monitors. It is wider than 46% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The MultiSync PA302's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 78% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC displays is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC MultiSync PA302 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that 53% of PC displays also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The MultiSync PA302 has a built-in USB hub. 81% of PC displays do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The NEC MultiSync PA302's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is pretty typical compared to most other PC monitors. It is higher than 81% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Has an ECO Mode

The MultiSync PA302 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 93% of PC displays do not have an ECO mode.

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Wall Mountable

The MultiSync PA302 is wall mountable, which is unusual. 92% of PC displays are not wall mountable.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The MultiSync PA302 features Picture-in-Picture support. 95% of PC screens do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

60003488 2560x1600, visipax prpa302wbk, generic pa302wbk, visipax pa302wbk, 60003488 pa302wb, nec amzpa302wbk, nec necpa302wbk, nec 2560x1600, nec 60003547, nec p184529p, nec 340cdm2

Barcodes:

00000011260626, 00000060003488, 00000060003547, 00000060003950, 00042111364978, 00779184060987, 00804893479185, 00805736048117, 00805736048131, 00805736048155, 00805736048179, 00863189896471, 04053162535954, 04053162585324, 04053162842427, 05028695110236, 05028695110380, 08057360481170, 08057360481316, 08057360481552, 08057360481798

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