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NEC MultiSync P212BK
P212BK

NEC MultiSync P212BK
84
Reviews
2 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
61
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
60
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and classic 21.3" PC monitor, with a good spec. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and an HDCP and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor has good features and it's well made.
21.3"
1600 X 1200
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$57
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC MultiSync P212BK and the United States price of $545.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £790.78 ($790.78).
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With very low running costs and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the NEC MultiSync P212BK number 177 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
84
Reviews
76
Features
61
Value for Money
72
Age
91
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 72?

multiple reviews mentioned that 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 flatpanel monitors are available.
It has running costs of only £70 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 1,800+ PC screens that we have calculated running costs for.
This NEC PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Wide connectivity includes displayport, VGA, HDMI and DVI-D inputs
Also available without the color calibration kit
Only 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

3.2 stars (2 reviews)
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What Are People Saying About the NEC MultiSync P212BK?

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Some People Thought it Was Solidly Made

Two people thought that the NEC P212BK was well made.

  • The NEC MultiSync P212 ($899) is a 21-inch professional-grade UXGA (1,600-by-1,200) monitor featuring a high-performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel engineered for continuous use, ...
    PC Mag 29 Mar 2016
  • ... institutions, digital-... The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use. It offers very accurate ...
    PC Mag 29 Mar 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Easy to Use
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    Some People Thought This PC Monitor Had Good Technical Features

    Two people thought that the NEC P212BK had good features.

  • ... It offers very accurate colors, superb grayscale performance, and a robust feature set...Very accurate colors. Excellent gray-scale and viewing-angle performance. ...
    PC Mag 29 Mar 2016
  • ... gray-scale and viewing-angle performance. 14-bit Look-Up Table (LUT). Many features and settings. Expensive. No side-accessible USB ports.
    PC Mag 29 Mar 2016
  • One Person Thought it Produced a Good Picture Quality
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a built-in speaker
    Very wide horizontal viewing angle
    Very wide vertical viewing angle
    Has a built-in USB hub
    Has an HDCP
    Has ac, displayport and 1 more cables included
    Medium typical contrast ratio
    Only 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Slow response time
    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 frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. Across all PC screens the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 (5K) pixels and the worst is 480 x 234 pixels. §.

    What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The display diagonal of the NEC P212 of only 21.3" is in the smallest 22% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Slow Response Time

    The average response time of all PC screens is 5.9ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the NEC P212 of 8ms is slower than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is in the slowest 18% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "response time" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker
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    The NEC P212 has a built-in speaker. 52% of PC screens do not have a built-in speaker.

    What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
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    The average horizontal viewing angle of all PC screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The NEC P212's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than 98% of all PC screens when ranked by this feature.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The NEC P212's vertical viewing angle of 178° is very wide compared to most other PC displays. It is wider than 97% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

    What does "vertical viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in USB Hub
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    The NEC P212 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 80% of PC monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

    What is a built-in USB hub? Less Edit
    Medium Typical Contrast Ratio

    The highest typical contrast ratio of the NEC P212 is medium. That's 50% more typical contrast ratio than a flatpanel monitor, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 2,500.

    A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 2,500.

    What does "typical contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Has an HDCP
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    The NEC P212 has an HDCP, unlike 54% of PC screens which do not have an HDCP.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an HDCP? Less Edit
    Has Ac, Displayport and 1 More Cables Included

    The NEC P212 has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens. The most commonly found cables included is vga, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included ac, dvi and displayport are also found on this LCD screen.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "cables included" mean? Less Edit
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    Age

    NEC MultiSync P212BK Release Date

    September 2015

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    When Are Most New NEC Flatpanel Monitors Released?

    We couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release dates for new NEC PC screens over the last 3 years.

    In May 2018, seven new NEC PC displays were released making it the biggest month that year for new NEC PC screen releases. In 2017 most new NEC PC screens were released in February, with two new NEC PC screens released that month. 14 new NEC flatpanel monitors were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new NEC PC display releases.

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    How Fast Do NEC PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

    Most PC screens drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however NEC flatpanel monitors tend to depreciate faster.

    New NEC flatpanel monitors drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

    That means a saving of $14 on a typical $377 new NEC PC monitor if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    NEC MultiSync P212BK Running Costs

    The P212 has an average running cost of only £70 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more economic to run PC monitors.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $55
    Electricity cost when on standby $2
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    NEC MultiSync P212BK Specification

    Key Features
    Display Diagonal
    Display Resolution
    Display
    3D
    Response Time
    Vertical Viewing Angle
    Horizontal Viewing Angle
    Typical Contrast Ratio
    Aspect Ratio
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Backlight Type
    HD Type
    Display SRGB
    Composite Sync
    Separate H/V Sync
    Digital Vertical Frequency
    Digital Horizontal Frequency
    Vertical Scan Range
    Horizontal Scan Range
    Pixel Pitch
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Display Technology
    Display Brightness
    DDC/CI
    Screen Shape
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Colours
    SRGB Coverage (Typical)
    Panel Type
    Display Brightness (Typical)
    Adobe RGB Coverage
    SRGB Coverage (Min)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Built-in USB Hub
    Ethernet LAN
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    HDCP
    HDMI Port
    DisplayPort
    DVI-D Port
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    DVI Port
    USB Type-A Downstream Port
    USB Hub Version
    Upstream Port
    Multimedia
    Built-in Speaker
    Built-in Camera
    TV Tuner Integrated
    Speaker
    RMS Rated Power
    Design
    Certification
    Feet Colour
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Thin Client
    Thin Client Installed
    Ergonomics
    Plug & Play
    Pivot Angle
    Height Adjustment
    Tilt Angle
    Tilt Adjustment
    Swivelling
    Rotating
    Swivel Angle Range
    VESA Mounting Interface
    Cable Lock Slot
    VESA Mounting
    Pivot
    Stand-by LED
    Power LED
    On/off Switch
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    Cable Lock Slot Type
    Power
    Typical Power Consumption
    Standby Power Consumption
    Power Management
    Power Consumption (PowerSave)
    Maximum Power Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    Packaging Data
    Cables Included
    User Guide On CD-ROM
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Altitude
    Non-Operating Altitude
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight (With Stand)
    Bezel Width (Bottom)
    Bezel Width (Top)
    Bezel Width (Side)
    Weight With Stand
    Height (With Stand)
    Depth (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    Power Consumption (Economy Mode)
    Display Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    marque generique 1600x1200, marque generique p212, nec p212bksv, nec p212sv, nec 21quot

    Barcodes

     00805736059366,  00805736059373,  00805736059403,  00805736059410,  04058154036679,  04058154080238,  05028695112490,  05028695112506

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