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One Industry Award
This AOC PC display received a "Value for Money" award from Winmagpro.nl who wrote that this PC display was good value for money.
Good User Reviews
The average user rating of this LCD screen is 87 out of 100 based on 59 user reviews.
AOC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens
We calculated the average ratings for all AOC flatpanel monitors and also specifically for AOC small monitors and found that in both cases AOC had excellent ratings.
Good Product Quality
A number of people who bought it thought it was good quality. Mr. V. Yule wrote on Amazon “Performance and quality is great for office docs” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned three years ago “When we reviewed the AOC E1649Fwu$84.99 at Amazon portable USB monitor last year it earned high marks for its color and text quality and affordable price” in their review of the AOC E1659. Pcauthority.com.au said “Sharp image quality”.
Several customers considered that it was good looking. Joel C. K. Chu said in his review of the AOC E1659 on Amazon “I know there might be problem with Mac (I am using it with my 2013 Macbook Air) DisplayLink post a Maverick pretty quickly”. Joel C. K. Chu also said “Its pretty decent piece of kit”. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Expert Reviews two years ago “Struggles to produce good-looking images”.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Winmagpro.nl highlighted in their review that this PC screen was good value for money.
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Easy to Use
A few people said that this PC monitor was easy to use. Two years ago Gwynj said on Amazon “Very easy to use in that you plug it in” in their review. Keith Schofield mentioned “It is supplied with a handy carry case” but in spite of that he only gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Tbreak.ae scored it 78 out of 100 and wrote “It's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere”.
Some AOC E1659 owners mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Pcmag.com mentioned in their AOC E1659 review on PC Mag “The AOC E1659Fwu is an affordable 15.6-inch portable USB 3.0 monitor that lets you take your multi-screen setup on the road”.
One AOC E1659 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. One AOC E1659 owner thought the AOC E1659 was compact. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Licht en compact”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. This month Johnnie wrote on Amazon “This monitor has a built in stand, which is good.” in his review of this PC monitor.
Good Picture Quality
One AOC E1659 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that were released around the same time as it.
The average height of similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years is 310mm, and the heights range from 5mm to 530mm. With a height of only 234 millimeters, the AOC E1659 is fairly short compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the E1659.
PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the E1659 have widths of between 100mm and 750mm, and the average width is 420mm. The AOC E1659 is one of the narrower LCD screens that were released around the same time as the E1659 (only 375 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP U160[plb_1532406_price] (377mm), or the DELL E1713S[plb_1569069_price] (375.5mm).
When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the E1659, the weight of the AOC E1659 of only 1.1 kilograms is one of the lightest. The lightest small monitor that was launched around the same time as the E1659 is 3.3g weight, the heaviest is 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.
The average depth of small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the E1659 is 97mm. The AOC E1659 is one of the shallowest small monitors that were released more than two years ago (only 23 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
The AOC E1659 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the E1659 also do not have a built-in speaker.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The AOC E1659 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The AOC E1659 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the E1659 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The AOC E1659 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the E1659 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The AOC E1659 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. The worst display resolution of all small monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Quite Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the E1659 is 260mm, and the viewable heights range from 110mm to 440mm. With a viewable height of only 193.5 millimeters, the AOC E1659 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst small monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
Across all the small monitors that came out around the same time as the E1659 the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees, the AOC E1659 has a very narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the E1659.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC displays of a similar type and age to the E1659 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the AOC E1659 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age.
Very Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the AOC E1659 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst LCD screens of this age. Across all the small monitors that are a comparable age to the E1659 the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².
Only Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the AOC E1659 is more than most similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Quite Slow Response Time
The fastest response time of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the E1659 is 2ms, the slowest is 44ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the AOC E1659 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the E1659.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display was released over three years ago.
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1024 x 768 (XGA), 1366 х 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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