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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 15 May 2020
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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 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 $4,061 for the MD211C3 which has a display diagonal of 21.3" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536. The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is $664.

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. 10 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 10th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
15,984 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
8,280 reviews
#3
HP
United States
95%
95%
4,627 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,665 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,207 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
93%
93%
8,462 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,734 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
10,034 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
89%
89%
7,588 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
444 reviews
#11
China
85%
85%
973 reviews
#12
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,566 reviews
#13
Japan
82%
82%
565 reviews
#14
82%
82%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
81%
81%
2,379 reviews
#16
MSI
78%
78%
437 reviews
#17
ELO
74%
74%
4 reviews
#18
74%
74%
191 reviews
#19
74%
74%
327 reviews
#20
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
72%
72%
432 reviews
#23
Japan
71%
71%
1 review
#24
GeChic
71%
71%
54 reviews
#25
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#26
AG Neovo
64%
64%
1 review
#27
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Gigabyte
63%
63%
31 reviews
#29
Viotek
63%
63%
5 reviews
#30
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Japan
62%
62%
1 review
#33
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
ViewZ
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
DoubleSight
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#39
AVUE
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Hanwha
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
57%
57%
0 reviews
#42
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#43
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Mimo Monitors
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Feelworld
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
Ikegami
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Aopen
52%
52%
2 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

NEC have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a NEC PC monitor being 76%. 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 more efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

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

There's a smaller selection of NEC PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 42 NEC PC monitors currently on the market in the US. NEC PC monitors also tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$346
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,799
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$664
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,999
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
31
4 stars
26
3 stars
6
2 stars
0
1 star
0
NEC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
246
4 stars
40
3 stars
11
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 90% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for NEC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 86% 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.

Average Review Score Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL NEC
prad.de logo
74%
39 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
16 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
26 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
21 reviews
79%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
78%
17 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
79%
20 reviews
78%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
16 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
31 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
90%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
tweakers.net logo
89%
9 reviews
82%
11 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
88%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
80%
36 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 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%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
493 reviews
61%
421 reviews
69%
381 reviews
63%
253 reviews
65%
245 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
789 reviews
79%
688 reviews
81%
629 reviews
79%
455 reviews
81%
444 reviews
83%
58 reviews

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.

NEC has won 31 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL NEC
hardware.info logo
18
15
18
10
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
5
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
8
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
4
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
2
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
5
6
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
5
ua.gecid.com logo
14
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
1
3
01net.com logo
6
4
1
4
3
1
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
Other Expert Sites
353
239
179
116
140
14
Total
578
387
309
201
217
31

How Reliable Are NEC PC Monitors?

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:

RELIABLE

The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use
PC Mag
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
If you need a monitor that is reliable
tomshardware.com
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 included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management
Amazon
reliable shipping
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

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

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WM

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

A great mid range choice, priced at $155 is the NEC MultiSync EA223WM, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

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

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

95
Reviews
8 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that NEC MultiSync EA223WM has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.

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.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync PA271Q

$769.00
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NEC MultiSync PA271Q
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NEC MultiSync PA271Q
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$110
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync PA271Q takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $769.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Built-in USB hub
Built-in speaker
Built-in camera

A fully featured and positively reviewed 27" PC monitor, with low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor hasa good screen and it's very good-looking.

95
Reviews
10 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
75
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that NEC MultiSync PA271Q has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%.

NEC MultiSync PA271Q Review
NEC MultiSync PA271Q Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync PA271Q in the US is $769.00 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 E221N

$189.00
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NEC MultiSync E221N
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NEC MultiSync E221N
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$55
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only $189 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the NEC MultiSync E221N makes a great budget choice.

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

An award winning and very economical to run 21.5" flatpanel monitor, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

89
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that NEC MultiSync E221N has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%.

benchmark.pl Good Product

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync E221N in the US is $189.00 and in total we found 3 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?
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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