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AOC E1659FWU PC Monitor

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15.6" 1366 X 768 LED 375mm Sep 2013
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[UNBOXING] AOC E1659FWU 15.6 USB 3.0 Portable Monitor
Testbericht: AOC E1659Fwu
Reviews AOC e1659Fwu 16-Inch Class, USB 3.0-Powered, Portable LCD / ...
AOC E1659FWU 16 USB Monitor Review

16 Reasons For

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”.

Nice Design

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.

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”.

Good Connectivity

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”.

Good Size

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”.

Robust

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.

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Short

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.

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Narrow

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).

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Light

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.

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Shallow

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.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, pcauthority.com.au and macworld.idg.se the average expert rating of this PC screen is 69%.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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1 Other reason to consider the AOC E1659

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(20)

Imagine having to stage a presentation without a projector. Do you make your clients sit with you, arm in arm, and look over your screen together? AOC's USB monitor is an ad-hoc solution for this... Read more…

Portable
Plug and play once drivers are installed
Easily positioned in portrait or landscape views
Includes carrying sleeve
USB 3.0
Washed out colors
Would not use for photo editing
Reflective screen
Skewed color accuracy
Inkijkhoek
1 June 2014

This cheap and cheerful USB display is highly portable but struggles to produce good-looking images...

15 May 2014

We're all used to connecting monitors to our computers via connections such as VGA, DVI, and HDMI. But USB? Monitors with a USB connection are rare and often provided lackluster performance ? but... Read more…

Tbreak.ae

11 February 2014

The AOC E1659FWU may not completely blow you away, but it's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere and connect up in mere seconds. If you need to expand...

2 January 2014

AOC and GeChic recently introduced a pair of portable, USB-powered displays. GeChic's On-Lap 1502I boasts a 1920x1080 resolution and 10-point multi-touch. AOC's E1659FWU delivers simplicity and a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 June 2015 by ACook
ACook would recommend the AOC E1659FWU

Easy to install, easy to set up. Very functional and carrying case makes it easy to transport and store. Great second monitor for mobile workers!

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Chad
Chad would recommend the AOC E1659FWU

The only sugestion I have is to buy a sepereate 4 port usb 3.0 hub because when i plugged the monitor directly into my laptop it would blink off and on constantly due to lack of power. So i bought... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I had it for a very short time -- the screen resolution was not high enough (1366 x 768) for my purpose, and so gave it away, and purchased AOC MB168B+, which offers higher resolution. This... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Duncan Hannay-Robertson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly it had a soft cover so only a matter of time before it got damaged and needed replacing. The screen was great while it worked.

(Verified Purchase)

Arrived well packed. Really pleased with it- does exactly what its designed to do. Folds flat and is light to carry in its protective sleeve. Really pleased...

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Electricity cost when switched on $9.95
Electricity cost when on standby $4.73
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.094 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers e1659f, e1659fw, e1659fwu, aoc e1659, e1659fwux, aoc e1659f, aoc e1659fw, aoc 1366x768, aoc e1659fwu, aoc 1920x1080, aoc e1659fwux, aoc e1659fwuxp, aoc e1659fwuxpr, aoc e1659fwuxpro, aoc e1659fwuxprol, aoc e1659fwuxprole, aoc e1659fwuxproled, aoc monitor156inportable1920, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001u, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001us, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usb, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbs, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbsp, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbspe, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbspea, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbspeak, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbspeake, aoc monitor1698ms1366x768200nit5001usbspeaker
Barcodes 00041114168231, 00330481212907, 00685417062485, 00685417701483, 04038986133760, 06854170624856

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