Discontinued
Model: pa242w-bk
Replaced By PA243W-BK
$949.00 USD
Featuring a cutting edge GB-R LED-backlight, the PA242W, a 24” AH-IPS LCD monitor, is the new standard for color accurate applications including photography and video editing. Offering an accurate 100% coverage of sRGB color gamut and 99.3% of Adobe RGB, the PA242W includes internal 14-bit 3D programmable lookup tables (LUTs) for accurate color rendition, 10-bit DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity for the highest color fidelity and built-in USB hub with DisplaySync Pro. In addition, Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes offer multiple ways to view information from one or two inputs.

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  • AH-IPS LCD panel with 100% coverage of sRGB and 99.3% coverage of Adobe RGB color space
  • Superior screen performance (1000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution, 340 cd/m² brightness)
  • Supports internal programmable 14-bit 3D lookup tables (LUTs) for calibration
  • 3-port USB hub with DisplaySync ProTM controls two computers with only one keyboard and mouse
  • 5 programmable Picture Mode profiles for quick access to multiple color spaces
  • Picture in Picture and Picture by Picturemodes increase productivity by displaying two sources simultaneously
  • MultiProfiler provides complete control over picture modes and enables quick print emulation
  • Wide connectivity includes 10-bit DisplayPort and HDMI as well as VGA, and DVI-D inputs
  • DisplayPort cable compatibility notice

Display

Panel Technology AH-IPS Viewable Image Size 24.1"
Aspect Ratio 16:10 Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
Pixel Pitch 0.27mm Pixels Per Inch 93@ native resolution
Backlight Type GB-R LED Brightness (typical) 340cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1000:1 Viewing Angle (typical) 178° Vert., 178° Hor. (89U/89D/89L/89R) @ CR>10
Response Time (typical) 8ms Displayable Colors 1.07 billion out of 4.3 trillion (10 bit DisplayPort or HDMI) / 16.7 million out of 1.05 billion (8-bit)
Lookup Table 14-bit (3D) Color Gamut
Adobe RGB Coverage/Size:
99.3% / 108.6%
NTSC Coverage/Size:
94.8% / 103.7%
sRGB Coverage/Size:
100.0% / 146.4%

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 31.5 - 93.8 KHz & 118.4 KHz / 31.5 - 91.1 KHz & 118.4 KHz Vertical 50 - 85 Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, USB hub (2 up/ 3 down) with DisplaySync Pro Input Terminals
Connectors:
DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, USB hub (2 up/ 3 down) with DisplaySync Pro

Power Consumption (typical)

On 56W Power Savings Mode 0.2W

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
With stand:
21.9 x 14.9-20.8 x 9 in. / 556.3 x 378.5-528.3 x 228.6mm
Without stand:
21.9 x 14.3 x 3.3 in. / 556.3 x 363.2 x 83.8mm
Weight
Net Weight (with stand):
23.4 lbs. / 10.6 kg
Net Weight (without stand):
16.3 lbs. / 7.4 kg
VESA Hole Configuration 100 x 100mm  

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 41-95°F / 5-35°C Operating Humidity 20-80%
Operating Altitude 6562 ft. / 2000m Storage Temperature 14-140°F / -10-60°C
Storage Humidity 10-85% Storage Altitude 40,000 ft. / 12,192m

Environmental Compliance

RoHS Yes  

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

4 years with 48 hour advanced exchange  

Additional Features

  • 5 customizeable picture modes
  • MultiProfiler
  • USB hub with DisplaySync Pro KVM function
  • 14-bit 3D LUT
  • Swivel
  • Tilt / Swivel /Pivot
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Quick release stand
  • Rapid Response
  • XtraView+
  • OSD user controls
  • NaViSet software
  • Cable management
  • Touch-integratable
  • VESA mount
  • HDCP
  • DDC/CI
  • No Touch Auto Adjust
  • 14-bit 3D LUT
  • Black Level adjustment
  • AmbiBright
  • CableComp
  • GammaComp MD QA software
  • SpectraView software-ready
 

Accessories

Optional
  • SpectraViewII Color Calibration Kit (SVII-PRO-KIT)
  • Color calibration sensor (MDSVSENSOR3)
  • SpectraView software (SVIISOFT)
  • Multimedia soundbar - black (SOUNDBARPRO)
  • Hood (HDPA212426)
 

MultiSync P/PA Series Picture in Picture
Displays a either second video source or the same video source in an adjustable sub-window over the main video source. The Picture in Picture window can display the video source in the same or an alternate color space.p>
MultiSync P/PA Series Picture by Picture
Displays a either second video source or the same video source in an window beside the main video source. The Picture by Picture window can display the video source in the same or an alternate color space.
Auto Image Rotation
Automatic rotation of the displayed image based on the orientation of the monitor head


Awards

NEC’s PA242W Wins PhotographyBlog.com’s Accessory of the Year of 2013!
NEC’s MultiSync PA242W was the named the best accessory essential to photography for 2013

Press

NEC DISPLAY OFFERS NEW 24-INCH COLOR ACCURATE MULTISYNC PA SERIES DISPLAY WITH GB-R LED BACKLIGHT
Graphics Professionals Benefit from Wider Color Gamut and More Color Control than Conventional White LED Backlight
NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES SPECTRAVIEW II™ AND MULTIPROFILER SOFTWARE FOR LINUX
Animators, Movie Studios, Graphic Designers and Desktop Power Users Benefit from Powerful Color Calibration, Profiling and Control Functions

Warranty Length: 4 years with 48 hour exchange

Limited Warranty


Select where this product will primarily be used to see available warranties:

We're sorry, but this product does not offer service plans for personal residences.

 
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
$100.00 USD
 
Onsite Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Onsite Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
$225.00 USD
 
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
$185.00 USD
 
Extended Warranty - 2 Day Freight Service
Extended Warranty - 2 Day Freight Service
$151.00 USD
 
Onsite Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Onsite Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
$300.00 USD

Cables/Adapters

 
Marble DCS1 USB-C Dock
Marble DCS1 USB-C Dock
  • 2-in-1 USB-C docking & charging station that expands USB-C to HDMI, USB-A 3.0, microSD & charge up to 4 devices simultaneously
  • Built-in 65w AC adapter. Supports input voltage range 100-240V, 1.4 A, 50/60 Hz. Compatible with 12-inch MacBook, 13 in New MacBook Pro Standard and TouchBar). NOT compatible with 15 inch New MacBook Pro charging, but can still be used as hub and dock
  • HDMI Type-A supports monitor resolution: 1080p/60Hz, 1920x1200/60Hz, 2560 x 1440/60Hz or 3840x2160(UHD )/30Hz
  • USB-C 3.0 & USB-A 3.0 Ports. Max. power output 12W. Supports 5W/2.4A, 5V/2.1A and 5V/1A charging. MicroSD reader: max data transfer speed: 400 Mb-500Mb/s.
$149.00 USD
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Hoods

Discontinued
Monitor Hood
Monitor Hood
$99.99 USD
Refurbished
Monitor Hood
Monitor Hood
 

SpectraView Kits

 
Professional Display Calibration Bundle
Professional Display Calibration Bundle
$299.00 USD
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Refurbished
Discontinued
Display Calibration Bundle
Display Calibration Bundle
 
 
Basic Color Calibration Bundle
Basic Color Calibration Bundle
$199.00 USD
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Desktop Monitor Speakers

Discontinued
USB Speaker Option, Black
USB Speaker Option, Black
$64.99 USD

Software

 
Display Calibration Software
Display Calibration Software
$99.99 USD
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Display Calibration Software (download)
Display Calibration Software (download)
$89.00 USD
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Sensors

 
SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor
SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor
$199.00 USD
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Refurbished
SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor
SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor
 

  • Power cord
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Mini DisplayPort cable
  • DVI-D cable
  • USB A to B cable

Have a problem with your NEC Monitor? Here you'll find common questions. If you do not find a sufficient answer, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-632-4662.

Yes, the MultiSync PA Series models ship with a cable that can plug into a Thunderbolt port on your Mac and into the DisplayPort port on the monitor. This is the best connection for this configuration.
The MultiSync PA series use a dedicated color processor (SpectraView Engine) that can perform full 3D color gamut transforms to a high color bit-depth internally in the display. This coupled with the individual unit factory measurement and internal stabilization means that very accurate color gamut transforms can be done with no loss in image quality. Compared to many standard color gamut displays, these models are actually capable of proving a more accurate sRGB because they are able to cover 100% of the sRGB color gamut. Many standard color gamut displays do not actually cover 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
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