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A cheap to run and good value for money 1280 x 1024 LCD screen
17" 1280 X 1024 Pixels LCD No Mar 2014
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NEC E171M-BK Review

With very low running costs and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the NEC E171M-BK number 325 across all PC monitors.
Very Good
Average Features
$25 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 52?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC displays are available. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of only $25 over 8 years, which are in the cheapest 2% of all 2,762 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an ECO mode
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1280 x 1024 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal

NEC E171M-BK In-Depth Analysis


Has an ECO Mode

The E171M-BK has an ECO mode. Most of the other PC screens also have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC E171M-BK has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other LCD screens.

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Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

The E171M-BK has a larger display resolution than most PC screens. This PC screen has a 1280 x 1024 pixels display resolution, whereas most PC screens have a 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution. The worst display resolution of all PC screens is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the NEC E171M-BK has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC screens is 17° and the widest is 180°.

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Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The E171M-BK is in the cheapest 2% of all 2,762 PC monitors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the E171M-BK will cost only $25 over 8 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec e171mbk, 1280x1024
Barcodes 00000060003582, 00805736052244, 05054629431856