NEC MultiSync E171
NEC MultiSync E171
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NEC MultiSync E171

A cheap to run 1280 x 1024 flatpanel monitor with average features
17" 1280 X 1024 Pixels LED No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display 3D Release Date

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NEC MultiSync E171 Review

With very low running costs but average features, we have scored the NEC MultiSync E171 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$29 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

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 $29 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 4% of all 2,770 PC monitors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Has an ECO mode
Does not have a built-in USB hub
Only 1280 x 1024 pixels display resolution

NEC MultiSync E171 In-Depth Analysis


Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync E171 does not have a built-in USB hub, although keep in mind that 85% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has an ECO Mode

The NEC MultiSync E171 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 94% of LCD screens do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MultiSync E171 has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the MultiSync E171 is 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's 37% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC screens the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the MultiSync E171 of only 170° is fairly narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 19% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has a Headphone Out

The MultiSync E171 has a headphone out, which is unusual. 90% of LCD screens do not have a headphone out.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The MultiSync E171 has an average running cost of only $29 over 8 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 4% of all 2,770 PC screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 1280x1024, nec p194045p, nec bl4xza00, nec p194044p, nec bl4xzs00, nec 250cdm2, nec e171mbk, home e171m
Barcodes 00000060003581, 00000060003582, 04053162575172, 04053162585331, 05028695110762, 05028695110779, 05054484596523, 05054533596511, 05054629431849, 05054629431856