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Winmagpro.nl wrote that this AOC flatpanel monitor was good value for money and gave it their "Value for Money" award.
Good Product Quality
Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Mr. V. Yule and wrote on Amazon “Performance and quality is great for office docs”. Pedro Guedes said “A good price to quality” in his AOC E1659 review. Pcmag.com rated the AOC E1659 70 out of 100 and said “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”.
AOC has good average ratings for its small monitors as well as across its entire PC display range.
A few AOC E1659 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good looking. Joel C. K. Chu wrote in his AOC E1659 review “I know there might be problem with Mac (I am using it with my 2013 Macbook Air) DisplayLink post a Maverick pretty quickly” but even so only rated it 3 stars. Joel C. K. Chu also mentioned “Its pretty decent piece of kit”. expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Struggles to produce good-looking images” in their review of the AOC E1659.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Winmagpro.nl highlighted in their review that this LCD screen provided a good bang for your buck.
Easy to Use
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Gwynj wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use in that you plug it in”. Keith Schofield wrote “It is supplied with a handy carry case” in his AOC E1659 review. expert website Tbreak.ae gave the AOC E1659 a rating of 4 stars and said “It's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere” in their review of this PC monitors.
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Several people who purchased the product thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Pcmag.com mentioned “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”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk and wrote two years ago “This cheap and cheerful USB display is highly portable”.
Good Owner Reviews
The average owner rating of this LCD screen is 87 out of 100 based on 59 owner reviews.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert review site Tbreak.ae and said in their review of this PC monitors two years ago “It's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere”.
One customer who reviewed it thought it was compact. Pcauthority.com.au wrote in August last year “Licht en compact” although only scored this PC monitors 60 out of 100.
One AOC E1659 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. In August Johnnie said in his review of the AOC E1659 on Amazon “This monitor has a built in stand, which is good.” but even so rated this PC monitors 3 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One AOC E1659 owner thought the product had good picture quality. Pcauthority.com.au said last year “Sharp image quality” in their review of the AOC E1659.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Packard Bell Viseo 193DX which is cheaper; or the Edge10 C192 which has a better Rating.
With a height of only 234 millimeters, the AOC E1659 is one of the shorter PC monitors that came out more than two years ago amongst PC displays of this age. The average height of small monitors that were released around the same time as the E1659 is 330mm, and the heights range from 19mm to 3,100mm.
The AOC E1659 is one of the narrower small monitors that are a comparable age to the E1659 (only 375 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The widths of small monitors that are a similar age to the E1659 range from 120mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the DELL P170S (372.1mm) which is also cheaper.
Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the E1659 the depths range from 8mm to 530mm, and the average depth is 100mm. When compared to other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the E1659, the AOC E1659's depth of only 23 millimeters is one of the shallowest.
The AOC E1659 is very light (only 1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. Across all the PC screens of a similar age and type to the E1659 the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg.
Like most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the E1659, the AOC E1659 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Acer B193; or the Samsung LT19C300, or the NEC E171M-BK ($132.99) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The AOC E1659 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other small monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK207 which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The AOC E1659 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17 which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of this spec and age do not have an integrated card reader. The AOC E1659 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider including the Samsung LS20C300 which is also cheaper.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the AOC E1659 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. The best display resolution of all small monitors that were launched around the same time as the E1659 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper PC monitors such as the Edge10 ES220D Slim, or the Wortmann AG Terra 1910W.
If the display resolution of this PC screen is not many enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer B193 (1440 x 900), the HP Compaq LA1905wg (1440 x 900), or the Philips 190BL1C (1440 x 900) which is also cheaper.
Quite Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the E1659 is 260mm. At only 193.5 millimeters, the AOC E1659 has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the E1659.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees, the AOC E1659 has one of the narrowest vertical viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age. Small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of this age and type range from 40° to 180°. The AOC E1659 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 90 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the E1659.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The AOC E1659 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the E1659. The dimmest display brightness of small monitors that were released more than two years ago is 180 cd/m² and the brightest is 450 cd/m².
Quite Small Viewable Width
At only 344.2 millimeters, the AOC E1659 has a quite small viewable width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659. The viewable widths of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 190mm to 480mm, and the average viewable width is 390mm.
Only 500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the AOC E1659 is 500:1. That's 50% less typical contrast ratio than the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. The best typical contrast ratio of all LCD screens that have been around for more than two years is 1000:1 and the worst is 300:1.
Only Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the AOC E1659 is more than most LCD screens of this spec and age. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included USB are also found on this PC display.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The response times of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the E1659 range from 3ms to 44ms. At 8 milliseconds, the AOC E1659 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This LCD screen 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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