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NEC P212BK

71

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NEC P212BK

$649.00
NEC P212
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A good spec and positively reviewed 21.3" PC monitor, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
21.3" 1600 X 1200 Pixels No 8ms Sep 2015
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NEC P212 21" 4_3 LED Backlit Professional IPS In-Plane Switching Monitor (White) (Brand new, unopened) - on
$649.00
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NEC Display MultiSync P212-BK 21" LED LCD Monitor - 4:3 - 8 ms
$849.83
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NEC P212-BK MultiSync 21" LED Monitor, Black
$899.00
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NEC P212-BK MultiSync 21" LED Monitor, Black (Brand new, unopened) - on
$921.62
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NEC P212-BK MultiSync 21" LED Monitor with SpectraViewII Bundle, Black
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$1,149.00
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NEC P212-SV MultiSync 21" LED Monitor with SpectraViewII Bundle, Silver/White
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$1,149.00
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NEC P212 MultiSync 21.3" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
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$899.00
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Monitor NEC P212 black, 21.3inch, IPS, 1600x1200, DVI/DP/HDMI
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NEC P212-BK-SV MultiSync 21.3" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
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NEC P212-SV MultiSync 21.3" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
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New NEC P212-BK Display MultiSync 21" LED LCD Monitor 4_3 8 ms 1600x 1200 1.07 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,008.68
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New NEC P212 Display MultiSync 21.3" LED LCD Monitor 4_3 8 ms 1600 x 1200 1.07 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,039.34
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NEC P212-BK 21.3in HD NEW (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,034.99
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NEC P212 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the NEC P212 as follows:
84
Reviews
1 Review
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better LCD screens are available. View the latest PC screens 2018.
It has running costs of $52 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,257 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
This NEC PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Superior screen performance (1500:1 contrast ratio, 1600 x 1200 native resolution, 440 cd/m brightness)
Includes internal programmable 14-bit 3d lookup tables (luts) for calibration 3-port USB 3.0 hub
Five programmable picture mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
Wide connectivity includes displayport, VGA, HDMI and DVI-D inputs
NaViSet administrator 2: free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations
SpectraViewII color calibration solution, which includes software and colorimeter, helps the display achieve accurate, consistent and repeatable color performance
Also available with a color calibration kit (p212-bk-sv)
Only 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution
Smaller than average display diagonal

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $608.99 at Newegg UK 27 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 43% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

NEC P212 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $649.00 it is more expensive than 86% of PC monitors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the NEC P212 of £435.79 ($435.79) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $213.21.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the P212 is $52 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 3,257 flatpanel monitors.

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Features

Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The NEC P212 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% smaller display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all PC displays ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the LCD screens the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The NEC P212's display diagonal of only 21.3" is smaller than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the smallest 17% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The NEC P212's response time of 8ms is in the slowest 11% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked 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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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P212 has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The NEC P212's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 96% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature. Across all the PC displays the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the NEC P212 of 178° is wider than 72% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. PC displays have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC P212 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of PC displays do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC P212 of 1,500 is higher than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is higher than 82% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the NEC P212 is more than most PC displays. This LCD screen has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "DVI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec compgh140hhfa1, nec 1600x1200, nec 60003862, nec p229278p, nec 60003989, nec p212bk

Barcodes:

00000060003862, 00000060003989, 00805736059373, 00805736059403, 04058154036679, 04058154080238, 05028695112490, 05028695112506, 05054629885888

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