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5 Best Award Winning Monitors in the US - January 2021

Matthew
Updated 05 January 2021
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5 best award winning monitors 2021

What Award Winning Monitor to Buy in January 2021?

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DELL E170S HP Compaq LE2202 Asus VE198T Acer KA S220 NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK
DELL E170S HP Compaq LE2202 Asus VE198T Acer KA S220 NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK
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17"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
160°
HORIZONTAL
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
19"
WXGA+
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
95
Reviews
34 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
86
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
154 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
3 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
91
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
The cheapest small monitor around, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this flatpanel monitor has a good screen and it has a good picture quality. A fully featured and very economical to run 21.5" PC monitor, with a good price. It has an HDCP and a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels and features Plug & Play. A classic and very economical to run 19" flatpanel monitor, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, an HDCP and a 10000000:1 typical contrast ratio and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that has a good screen, it has a brilliant picture quality but has bad sound quality. An astoundingly economical to run and classic 21.5" LCD screen, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has an HDCP, a 100000000:1 typical contrast ratio and a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that this LCD screen has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size. It's a fully featured and award winning 27" LCD screen, with very low running costs and a reasonable price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.
4 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
$42 Cheaper
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better
4 Reasons For
Larger Display Resolution
Ultra High (3000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
HDCP
Four Months Newer
7 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
Ultra High (10000000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
Better Kagoo Score
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
Better Brand
8 Reasons For
Larger Display Resolution
Ultra High (100000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Higher Typical Contrast Ratio
HDCP
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Cheaper to Run by $39 Over Five Years
Superior Energy Efficiency Rating
12 Reasons For
Bigger Display Diagonal
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Marginally Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
Built-in USB Hub
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
More Shops Are Selling It
Three More Awards
Marginally Better User Reviews
10 Reasons Against
10" Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
18° Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Only Low (800:1) Typical Contrast Ratio
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Fewer Sellers
Four Months Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 16%
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
5.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
Slightly Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Only Low (1000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
16% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
30% Smaller Display Diagonal
Half As Large Display Resolution
11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
More Expensive by $50
Less Retailers
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $9
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse
9 Reasons Against
5.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
A Bit Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
$42 More Expensive
Nine Months Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Lower Contrast Ratio
Lower Typical Contrast Ratio
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $364
Older by Nine Months
$39 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Lower Energy Efficiency Rating
Overall Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
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DELL E170S

$54.95
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DELL E170S

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DELL E170S
17"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
160°
HORIZONTAL
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The DELL E170S has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $54.95 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DELL E170S or read our article on whether you should buy a DELL PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Vga cables included

The cheapest small monitor around, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this flatpanel monitor has a good screen and it has a good picture quality.

95
Reviews
34 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that DELL E170S has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 34 reviews.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL E170S

Better Kagoo Score

The DELL E170S has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the HP Compaq LE2202 scored 79 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 79.

$42 Cheaper

The DELL E170S is $42.04 cheaper than the Acer KA S220, $50.04 cheaper than the Asus VE198T and $364.04 cheaper than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK.

User Reviews Are Marginally Better

Based on 34 reviews, the average user review score of the DELL E170S is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Acer KA S220 is 80% (based on 3 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus VE198T is 89% (based on 153 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better

Based on 34 reviews, the average overall review score of the DELL E170S is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Acer KA S220 is 80% (based on 3 reviews), the average rating of the Asus VE198T is 89% (based on 154 reviews) and the average rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 79% (based on 11 reviews).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL E170S

10" Smaller Display Diagonal

The DELL E170S has a display diagonal of 17", whereas the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202 are both 21.5" PC monitors (4.5" bigger), the Asus VE198T is a 19" PC monitor (2" bigger) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (10" bigger). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller Display Resolution

The DELL E170S has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels pixels, which is half as large display resolution as the Acer KA S220, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The DELL E170S is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202. That's 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

18° Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The DELL E170S has a horizontal viewing angle of 160°, whereas the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202 are all 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (10° wider) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Only Low (800:1) Typical Contrast Ratio

The DELL E170S has a low (800:1) typical contrast ratio, and so are the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, which is 3 times lower typical contrast ratio of the Acer KA S220 and the Asus VE198T (ultra high). More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The DELL E170S does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202), however the Asus VE198T and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK do. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the DELL E170S, but 2 stores sell the Acer KA S220 and 2 sellers sell the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Four Months Older

The DELL E170S is older than the HP Compaq LE2202 by four months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 16%

The running costs of the DELL E170S are $63 which is $9 more than the Acer KA S220 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

DELL PC monitors have an average rating of only 94.5%, but Asus has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the E170S in the US is $54.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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HP Compaq LE2202

$0.00

HP Compaq LE2202

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HP Compaq LE2202
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The HP Compaq LE2202 has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $0.00 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the HP Compaq LE2202 or read our article on whether you should buy a HP PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
HDCP
Has dvi and vga

A fully featured and very economical to run 21.5" PC monitor, with a good price. It has an HDCP and a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels and features Plug & Play.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the HP Compaq LE2202

Larger Display Resolution

The HP Compaq LE2202 has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so are the Acer KA S220 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, which is twice as large display resolution as the Asus VE198T (1440 x 900 (WXGA+) pixels) and twice as large display resolution as the DELL E170S (1280 x 1024 pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Ultra High (3000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The HP Compaq LE2202 has an ultra high (3000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Acer KA S220 and the Asus VE198T), but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the DELL E170S have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

HDCP

The HP Compaq LE2202 has an HDCP (as do the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), whereas the DELL E170S does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Four Months Newer

The HP Compaq LE2202 is nine months newer than the Acer KA S220, 13 months newer than the Asus VE198T, four months newer than the DELL E170S and nine months newer than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the HP Compaq LE2202

5.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The HP Compaq LE2202 has a display diagonal of 21.5" (as does the Acer KA S220), whereas the Asus VE198T is a 19" PC monitor (2.5" smaller), the DELL E170S is a 17" PC monitor (4.5" smaller) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (5.5" bigger). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP Compaq LE2202 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the DELL E170S. That's 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Slightly Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The HP Compaq LE2202 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Acer KA S220 and the Asus VE198T), whereas the DELL E170S is a 160° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (10° narrower) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Only Low (1000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio

The HP Compaq LE2202 has a low (1000:1) typical contrast ratio, and so are the DELL E170S and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, which is 3 times lower typical contrast ratio of the Acer KA S220 and the Asus VE198T (ultra high). More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The HP Compaq LE2202 does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the Acer KA S220 and the DELL E170S), however the Asus VE198T and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK do. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Worse Kagoo Score

The HP Compaq LE2202 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, whereas the Acer KA S220 scored 83, the Asus VE198T scored 83 and the DELL E170S scored 83.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the HP Compaq LE2202, but 2 stores sell the Acer KA S220 and 2 retailers sell the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
16% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the HP Compaq LE2202 are $63 which is $9 more than the Acer KA S220, $0 more than the Asus VE198T and $0 more than the DELL E170S over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

HP PC monitors have an average rating of only 94.3%, but Acer has an average rating of 94.4%, Asus has an average rating of 95% and DELL has an average rating of 94.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Compaq LE2202 in the US is $0.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Asus VE198T

$104.99
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Asus VE198T

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Asus VE198T
19"
WXGA+
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
$63
OVER 5 YEARS
A+

The Asus VE198T has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $104.99 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Asus VE198T or read our article on whether you should buy a Asus PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Ultra high typical contrast ratio (10000000:1)
Built-in speaker
HDCP
Stand included
Has ac, dvi and 1 more cables included (vga)

A classic and very economical to run 19" flatpanel monitor, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, an HDCP and a 10000000:1 typical contrast ratio and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that has a good screen, it has a brilliant picture quality but has bad sound quality.

95
Reviews
154 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Asus VE198T has very good user reviews with 84% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others.

Asus VE198T Unboxing
Asus VE198T Unboxing

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus VE198T

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Asus VE198T has an ultra high (10000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, and so are the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202, whereas the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the DELL E170S have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Ultra High (10000000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio

The Asus VE198T has an ultra high (10000000:1) typical contrast ratio (as is the Acer KA S220), whereas the DELL E170S, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK have a low typical contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

HDCP

The Asus VE198T has an HDCP, and so do the Acer KA S220, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, however the DELL E170S does not. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Asus VE198T has a built-in speaker, and so does the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, however the Acer KA S220, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 do not. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Better Kagoo Score

The Asus VE198T has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the HP Compaq LE2202 scored 79 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 79.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Better

The Asus VE198T has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A+", however the Acer KA S220 has a rating of "A+" and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a rating of "A".

Better Brand

Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Acer only has an average rating of 94.4%, DELL only has an average rating of 94.5%, HP only has an average rating of 94.3% and NEC only has an average rating of 90.6%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus VE198T

30% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Asus VE198T is a 19" PC monitor. That's 2.5" smaller than the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202 (21.5"), 2" bigger than the DELL E170S (17") and 8" smaller than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (27"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Half As Large Display Resolution

The Asus VE198T has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) pixels pixels, however the Acer KA S220, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels and the DELL E170S has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Asus VE198T has a vertical viewing angle of 160° (as do the Acer KA S220, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202), however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus VE198T is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202. That's 10° wider than the DELL E170S (160°) and 8° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

More Expensive by $50

The Asus VE198T is $8 more expensive than the Acer KA S220 and $50 more expensive than the DELL E170S.

Less Retailers

The Asus VE198T is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Acer KA S220 is stocked by 2 stores and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by Over One Year

The Asus VE198T is four months older than the Acer KA S220, nine months older than the DELL E170S, 13 months older than the HP Compaq LE2202 and four months older than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $9

The Asus VE198T costs $63 to run which is $9 more than the Acer KA S220 over five years. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The Asus VE198T's average user score is 89%, however the DELL E170S's is 90% (based on 34 reviews) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's is 90% (based on 4 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The Asus VE198T's average overall score is 89%, however the DELL E170S's is 90% (based on 34 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the VE198T in the US is $104.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Acer KA S220

$96.99
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Acer KA S220

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Acer KA S220
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
$54
OVER 5 YEARS
A+

The Acer KA S220 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $96.99 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer KA S220 or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Ultra high typical contrast ratio (100000000:1)
HDCP
Has ac, dvi and 1 more cables included (vga)

An astoundingly economical to run and classic 21.5" LCD screen, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has an HDCP, a 100000000:1 typical contrast ratio and a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels and features Plug & Play.

92
Reviews
3 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Acer KA S220 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer KA S220

Larger Display Resolution

The Acer KA S220 has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so are the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, which is twice as large display resolution as the Asus VE198T (1440 x 900 (WXGA+) pixels) and twice as large display resolution as the DELL E170S (1280 x 1024 pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Ultra High (100000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Acer KA S220 has an ultra high (100000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202), but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the DELL E170S have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Higher Typical Contrast Ratio

The Acer KA S220 has an ultra high (100000000:1) typical contrast ratio, and so is the Asus VE198T, which is 3 times the typical contrast ratio of the DELL E170S, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (low). More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

HDCP

The Acer KA S220 has an HDCP (as do the Asus VE198T, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), whereas the DELL E170S does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Better Kagoo Score

The Acer KA S220 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the HP Compaq LE2202 scored 79 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 79.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Cheaper to Run by $39 Over Five Years

The Acer KA S220 is $9 cheaper to run than the Asus VE198T, $9 cheaper to run than the DELL E170S, $9 cheaper to run than the HP Compaq LE2202 and $39 cheaper to run than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK over five years. More ...

Superior Energy Efficiency Rating

The energy efficiency rating of the Acer KA S220 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Asus VE198T is "A+" and the rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is "A".

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer KA S220

5.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Acer KA S220 has a display diagonal of 21.5" (as does the HP Compaq LE2202), whereas the Asus VE198T is a 19" PC monitor (2.5" smaller), the DELL E170S is a 17" PC monitor (4.5" smaller) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (5.5" bigger). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer KA S220 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202. That's 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

A Bit Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer KA S220 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202), whereas the DELL E170S is a 160° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (10° narrower) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The Acer KA S220 does not have a built-in USB hub, whereas the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S, the HP Compaq LE2202 and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK have this feature. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Acer KA S220 does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202), however the Asus VE198T and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK do. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

$42 More Expensive

The Acer KA S220 is more expensive than the DELL E170S by $42.

Nine Months Older

The Acer KA S220 is older than the DELL E170S by five months and older than the HP Compaq LE2202 by nine months. The Acer KA S220 is the same age as the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Acer KA S220 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus VE198T is 89% (based on 153 reviews), the DELL E170S is 90% (based on 34 reviews) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 90% (based on 4 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer PC monitors have an average rating of only 94.4%, but Asus has an average rating of 95% and DELL has an average rating of 94.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the KA S220 in the US is $96.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$93
OVER 5 YEARS
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The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a Kagoo Score of 79. However with a price tag of $418.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK or read our article on whether you should buy a NEC PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub

Our review analysis indicates that this LCD screen has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size. It's a fully featured and award winning 27" LCD screen, with very low running costs and a reasonable price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.

91
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 11 reviews.

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pcelite.pl Ergonomic Award

12 Reasons For for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

Bigger Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor. That's 5.5" bigger than the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202 (21.5"), 8" bigger than the Asus VE198T (19") and 10" bigger than the DELL E170S (17"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels (as are the Acer KA S220 and the HP Compaq LE2202), however the Asus VE198T only has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) pixels and the DELL E170S only has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Marginally Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a vertical viewing angle of 178°, however the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 are all only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° narrower). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202 (170°) and 18° wider than the DELL E170S (160°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDMI, but the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 do not. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

Built-in USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in USB hub, whereas the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 do not have this feature. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Headphone Out

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a headphone out, whereas the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 do not. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDCP, and so do the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202, however the DELL E170S does not. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in speaker, and so does the Asus VE198T, however the Acer KA S220, the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202 do not. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.

Three More Awards

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received 3 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Acer KA S220 has received no awards, the Asus VE198T has received no awards, the DELL E170S has received no awards and the HP Compaq LE2202 has received no awards.

Marginally Better User Reviews

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average user review score of 90% based on 4 reviews, however the Acer KA S220 has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews) and the Asus VE198T has an average rating of 89% (based on 153 reviews).

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

Lower Contrast Ratio

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a very high (25000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, whereas the Acer KA S220, the Asus VE198T and the HP Compaq LE2202 have an ultra high dynamic contrast ratio. We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the DELL E170S have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Lower Typical Contrast Ratio

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a low (1000:1) typical contrast ratio (as are the DELL E170S and the HP Compaq LE2202), whereas the Acer KA S220 and the Asus VE198T have an ultra high typical contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Worse Kagoo Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Acer KA S220 scored 83, the Asus VE198T scored 83 and the DELL E170S scored 83.

More Expensive by $364

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is $322 more expensive than the Acer KA S220, $314 more expensive than the Asus VE198T and $364 more expensive than the DELL E170S.

Older by Nine Months

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is five months older than the DELL E170S and nine months older than the HP Compaq LE2202. The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is the same age as the Acer KA S220.

$39 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK are $93 which is $39 more than the Acer KA S220, $30 more than the Asus VE198T, $30 more than the DELL E170S and $30 more than the HP Compaq LE2202 over five years. Show assumptions.

Lower Energy Efficiency Rating

The energy efficiency rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is "A", however the rating of the Acer KA S220 is "A+" and the rating of the Asus VE198T is "A+".

Overall Review Rating is Much Worse

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's average overall score is only 79%, however the Acer KA S220's is 80% (based on 3 reviews), the Asus VE198T's is 89% (based on 154 reviews) and the DELL E170S's is 90% (based on 34 reviews).

Worse Brand

NEC PC monitors have an average rating of only 90.6%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 94.4%, Asus has an average rating of 95%, DELL has an average rating of 94.5% and HP has an average rating of 94.3%.

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 639.3mm wide, 377.8mm tall, 66.5mm deep and weighs 4.3kg.

NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA273WMIBK in the US is $418.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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