77points

NEC PA231W

45points

Sony BVME170

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NEC PA231W vs Sony BVME170

NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Why is NEC PA231W better than Sony BVME170?

  • 99W lower power consumption on operation
    46W vs145W
  • Supports total tilt
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has a swivel stand
  • Supports VESA mount
  • 141mm thinner
    73.7mmvs214.7mm
  • Supports multicomputer control
  • Has an ambient light sensor

Why is Sony BVME170 better than NEC PA231W?

  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • 40.2mm shorter
    282.4mmvs322.6mm
  • 1 more HDMI ports
    1vs0
  • 1.7kg lighter
    8.5kgvs10200g
  • 107.6mm narrower
    436mmvs543.6mm
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Supports digital input

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General info

1.supports total tilt
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.

2.height

322.6mm

282.4mm

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3.9mm

3.Has a swivel stand
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.

4.Supports VESA mount
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.

5.thickness

73.7mm

214.7mm

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5.5mm

6.weight

10.2kg

8.5kg

Best

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4.5g

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Display

1.screen size

23"

16.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

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108"

2.every pixel has three subpixels
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

3.has an IPS screen
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

4.resolution

1920 x 1080px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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7680 x 4320px

5.maximum horizontal viewing angle

178º

89º

Horizontal viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.

Best

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

178º

6.has anti-glare coating
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.

For example

LG UltraGear 34GK950F 34"

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Colors

1.luminance

270cd/m²

100cd/m²

Luminance is the intensity of light that a device emits.

Best

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1000cd/m²

2.contrast ratio

1000:1

10:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.

Best

Acer XB0 XB240H 24"

100000000:1

3.has an ambient light sensor
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.

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Connectivity

1.has a HDMI output
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

0

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Acer HN274H

4

3.has a VGA connector
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

4.supports Ethernet
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

5.has FireWire
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

For example

Dell S2316H 23"

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Power

1.power consumption operation

46W

145W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Sharp LB-1085

1.1W

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Features

1.has a front camera
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

For example

LG 27MD5K 27"

2.has a child lock
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

For example

Asus VP228N 21.5"

3.supports multicomputer control
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

This feature allows to connect several computers to one monitor and control it with just single keyboard and mouse, by using the monitor's built-in peripheral switcher.

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Miscellaneous

1.supports digital input
NEC PA231W
Sony BVME170

Digital inputs carry a binary digital signal, instead of an analog signal. Digital input improves the quality of the projection.

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