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NEC SpectraView 232 PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 LED 543.6mm Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
The NEC SpectraView 232 is a high-end professional performance LCD monitor with LED backlighting for colour critical applications with outstanding features and benefits for best picture quality... More
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7 Reasons For

NEC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Displays

Based on 125 owner and expert reviews, NEC has excellent reviews for its LCD screens. NEC also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

Two Upstream Ports

The SpectraView 232 is a two upstream port flatpanel monitor.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus PB279 ($517.85), or the AOC u3477 ($599.99) which has better reviews; or the HP 2211 which is cheaper.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The SpectraView 232 is a five USB 2.0 port PC display. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the SpectraView 232 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SpectraView 232 the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the SpectraView 232 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the SpectraView 232.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The NEC SpectraView 232 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips BDM4065UC/75, the NEC MultiSync EA274, or the Benq BL3201 ($791.49) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that are a similar age to the SpectraView 232, the NEC SpectraView 232 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung SMT-2232 ($702.65) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the SpectraView 232 do not have a built-in camera. The NEC SpectraView 232 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Philips C272P4QPKEW/75 which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the SpectraView 232, the SpectraView 232 does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the UP2414Q ($699.93), or the U3014 ($1,448.70) both from DELL or the Benq BL3201 ($791.49).

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The NEC SpectraView 232 has a quite slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the SpectraView 232 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Heavy

The weights of PC monitors of this type and age range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The weight of the SpectraView 232 of 10.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC SpectraView 232

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when NEC released the SpectraView 232.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Average Width

The SpectraView 232 has a fairly average width (543.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Samsung SMT-2232 ($702.65) (515mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Display Resolution
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
HD-Ready
Display SRGB
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
I/O Ports
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Built-In Microphone
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Feet Colour
Colour of Product
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Safety
Compliance Industry Standards
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
Connection to PC
HDMI
Number of Products Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $27.91
Electricity cost when on standby $4.61
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Total running cost over 5 years $32.52
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC SpectraView 232uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p152591, nec v823051, nec 60003161, nec p152591p, nec v823051c, nec 1920x1080
Barcodes 00000060003161, 04053162585225, 05028695109629

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