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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 08 January 2021
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should you buy a NEC PC Monitor?

NEC is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its projectors.

We've collated all the key information on NEC PC monitors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 110,000 user and expert reviews and over 3,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,500 PC monitors to impartially compare each PC monitor brand.

NEC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $140 for the EA224WM which has a display diagonal of 22" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $12,499 for the MD302C6 which has a display diagonal of 30" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3280 x 2048. The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is $1,410.

NEC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning PC monitors.

Is NEC the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are NEC PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

NEC is ranked the No. 9 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 9th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,891 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
8,685 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
8,700 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,901 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
9,567 reviews
#6
HP
United States
93%
93%
5,071 reviews
#7
South Korea
92%
92%
7,503 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,314 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,102 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,358 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,858 reviews
#13
MSI
81%
81%
517 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
574 reviews
#15
79%
79%
41 reviews
#16
ELO
74%
74%
4 reviews
#17
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#18
Gigabyte
74%
74%
52 reviews
#19
Alienware
United States
73%
73%
561 reviews
#20
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Japan
71%
71%
1 review
#23
71%
71%
393 reviews
#24
YIYNOVA
69%
69%
5 reviews
#25
Viotek
68%
68%
10 reviews
#26
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#27
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#28
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Aopen
61%
61%
4 reviews
#30
Elo TouchSystems
61%
61%
2 reviews
#31
61%
61%
0 reviews
#32
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
ZOWIE
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
CTL
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
AVUE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
Feelworld
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how NEC PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
NEC PC Monitors

There's a wide selection of NEC PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with over 60 NEC PC monitors currently on the market in the US. NEC also have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a NEC PC monitor being 76%.

The average review score for a NEC PC monitor is 76%.

NEC have a number of great features including Cable Management which sets them apart from the competition.

However NEC PC monitors tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of NEC PC monitor is $43 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$244
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,599
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$1,410
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,199
Price Distribution of NEC PC Monitors

What Do the NEC PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every NEC PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for NEC and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

NEC logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
32
4 stars
29
3 stars
9
2 stars
0
1 star
0
NEC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
247
4 stars
41
3 stars
12
2 stars
11
1 star
15
NEC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 87% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for NEC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of NEC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product has useful technical features, and they have won 30+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to NEC PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL NEC
prad.de logo
71%
41 reviews
65%
12 reviews
73%
25 reviews
69%
17 reviews
85%
17 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
25 reviews
90%
21 reviews
90%
29 reviews
92%
11 reviews
88%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
15 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 reviews
79%
11 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
26 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
17 reviews
79%
15 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
16 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
74%
7 reviews
100%
1 review
kitguru.net logo
86%
22 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
16 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
8 reviews
76%
16 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
7 reviews
82%
31 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
21 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
19 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
91%
15 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
86%
7 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
76%
14 reviews
79%
41 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
85%
5 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
20 reviews
tweakers.net logo
89%
9 reviews
80%
12 reviews
94%
7 reviews
91%
9 reviews
86%
16 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
85%
17 reviews
88%
3 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
9 reviews
81%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
12 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
13 reviews
78%
8 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
90%
5 reviews
89%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
89%
8 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
8 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
492 reviews
62%
430 reviews
69%
385 reviews
63%
271 reviews
65%
252 reviews
50%
28 reviews
Average
81%
782 reviews
79%
706 reviews
82%
639 reviews
80%
494 reviews
81%
462 reviews
84%
64 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have NEC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 35 industry awards for NEC PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards received by NEC to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

NEC has won 35 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL NEC
hardware.info logo
19
15
17
12
8
kitguru.net logo
22
18
6
16
2
uk.hardware.info logo
13
17
13
8
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
4
prad.de logo
17
6
10
4
4
2
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
5
6
6
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
6
ua.gecid.com logo
16
4
1
5
5
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
10
6
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
xfastest.com logo
13
4
6
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
2
4
3dnews.ru logo
12
7
1
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
5
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
Other Expert Sites
356
242
179
121
144
17
Total
581
395
312
215
220
35

How Reliable Are NEC PC Monitors?

We checked over 110,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of NEC PC monitors. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of NEC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think NEC PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that NEC PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for NEC PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

If you need a monitor that is reliable
tomshardware.co.uk
dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals' expectations
techworld.com
The NEC MultiSync P242W is well equipped to be a robust
techadvisor.co.uk
The NEC MultiSync P212 ($899) is a 21-inch professional-grade UXGA (1,600-by-1,200) monitor featuring a high-performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel engineered for continuous use
PC Mag
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
built in speaker most useful
Amazon
I am not using the built in USB hub
Newegg.com
Monitor is very well built
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

fortunately no damage
Bhphotovideo.com
So apologies to NEC for damaging your very nice well-made screen
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On NEC PC Monitors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of NEC PC monitors that set them apart from the competition. These include Cable Management.

NEC Cable Management

NEC PC monitors that feature Cable Management include the NEC MultiSync EX341R ($830).

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK

$139.99
Widgetree
NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
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NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
22"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
B

A great mid range choice, priced at $139.99 is the NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

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

The highest review score small monitor around. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC display has a good screen, it has a sharp image and it's a good size.

97
Reviews
25 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK has brilliant expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 25 reviews.

01net.com 5 Star
NEC EA224WMI-BK 21.5-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Quick Review
NEC EA224WMI-BK 21.5-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Quick Review
User Review: NEC EA224WMI-BK 21.5-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
User Review: NEC EA224WMI-BK 21.5-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
User Review: NEC EA224WMi 22" LED Widescreen Monitor w/ IPS Panel
User Review: NEC EA224WMi 22" LED Widescreen Monitor w/ IPS Panel
User Review: NEC Display MultiSync EA224WMi 21.5 Widescreen LED Monitor 16:9 14ms 1920x1080 250...
User Review: NEC Display MultiSync EA224WMi 21.5 Widescreen LED Monitor 16:9 14ms 1920x1080 250...

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA224WMIBK in the US is $139.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EX341R

$829.95
Adorama
NEC MultiSync EX341R
Buy Now
NEC MultiSync EX341R
34"
3440 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
$223
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync EX341R takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $829.95.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (34")
3440 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Very wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)

A display diagonal and award winning 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with moderate running costs and a good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that it has good contrast, it's strong and durable, and reliable.

90
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
68
Running Costs
$220 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that NEC MultiSync EX341R has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%, based on 13 reviews.

benchmark.pl Great Product
prad.de Ok
NEC EX341R multisync 34" curved monitor unboxing + testi
NEC EX341R multisync 34" curved monitor unboxing + testi
NEC MultiSync EX341R - unboxing
NEC MultiSync EX341R - unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EX341R in the US is $829.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK

$155.00
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NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK
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NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK
22"
1680 X 1050
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

At only $155 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Headphone out
HDCP

Our review analysis indicates that this PC display has good features but it's expensive. It's a critically acclaimed and fully featured 22" PC display, with a fair price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.

96
Reviews
8 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this flatpanel monitor to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WMBK in the US is $155.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?
Is NEC the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the NEC PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have NEC PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are NEC PC Monitors?
Features to Look Out For On NEC PC Monitors
NEC Cable Management
What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

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