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 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,900 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 $85 for the E326 which has a display diagonal of 32" 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 $1,449.
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.
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.
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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 $44 (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
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price $1,449
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 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 90% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for NEC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.
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.
How Many Industry Awards Have NEC PC Monitors Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 31 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.
We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of NEC PC monitors. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of NEC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
80% 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:
The NEC MultiSync P242W is well equipped to be a robust
dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals' expectations
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
If you need a monitor that is reliable
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
bit on the heavy side (its very well built
while definitely sturdy enough
The included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management
the sound coming out seemed worse than that from my trusty cheap external speakers so I just stuck with them
fortunately no damage
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.
A fully featured and affordable 22" PC screen. 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 screen has good features but it's expensive.
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WM in the US is $155.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.
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 72, 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°)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor has good contrast, it's strong and durable, and reliable. It's a display diagonal and good spec 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with reasonable running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.
Value for Money
$210 Over 5 Years
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.