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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Updated 02 September 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's 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 4,400 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 $71 for the AS172 which has a display diagonal of 17" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and go up to $5,180 for the UN551S which has a display diagonal of 55" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is $832.

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%
16,246 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,235 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
8,262 reviews
#4
LG
South Korea
93%
93%
8,339 reviews
#5
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,646 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,585 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,443 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,032 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
89%
89%
7,600 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
86%
86%
444 reviews
#11
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,536 reviews
#12
MSI
83%
83%
333 reviews
#13
China
82%
82%
877 reviews
#14
82%
82%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
81%
81%
560 reviews
#16
Japan
76%
76%
2,367 reviews
#17
75%
75%
340 reviews
#18
GeChic
74%
74%
53 reviews
#19
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#20
73%
73%
170 reviews
#21
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#22
ELO
72%
72%
4 reviews
#23
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
427 reviews
#24
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#25
LILLIPUT
69%
69%
1 review
#26
Viotek
69%
69%
1 review
#27
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Taiwan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
AG Neovo
61%
61%
1 review
#30
Elo TouchSystems
60%
60%
2 reviews
#31
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
ViewZ
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Viewera
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Dahua Technology
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Aopen
55%
55%
2 reviews
#40
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
CTL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
ZOWIE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Mimo Monitors
52%
52%
0 reviews
#45
Feelworld
52%
52%
0 reviews
#46
Ikegami
52%
52%
0 reviews
#47
ADTECHNO
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Crossover
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Wacom
52%
52%
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

NEC 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%.

There's a smaller selection of NEC PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 52 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.

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
$278
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,949
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$832
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,849
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 PC monitor 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.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
69%
11 reviews
84%
16 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
27 reviews
90%
21 reviews
90%
25 reviews
91%
9 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
85%
12 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
19 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
19 reviews
79%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
79%
21 reviews
78%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
14 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
73%
15 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
91%
7 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
81%
17 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
31 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%
12 reviews
78%
11 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
82%
9 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
87%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
496 reviews
61%
419 reviews
69%
378 reviews
63%
248 reviews
65%
245 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
796 reviews
79%
689 reviews
81%
630 reviews
79%
447 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 given to 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
14
17
9
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
13
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
14
8
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
9
8
11
2
8
4
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
prad.de logo
17
5
10
1
4
2
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
5
6
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
5
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
5
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
6
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
12
9
5
xfastest.com logo
14
3
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
1
3
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
Other Expert Sites
361
234
176
110
143
14
Total
575
385
308
194
220
31

How Reliable Are NEC PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of NEC PC monitors. 50+ of these reviews that 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
A very well made professional screen
Amazon
reliable shipping
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

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

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK

$99.96
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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 $99.96 is the NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Headphone out
HDCP
Has ac, displayport and 1 more cables included

A fully featured and critically acclaimed 22" flatpanel monitor, with a good price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Purchasers report that this flatpanel monitor 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

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WMBK in the US is $99.96 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

$699.99
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NEC MultiSync EX341R
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NEC MultiSync EX341R
34"
3440 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$143
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 77, but is a bit more expensive at $699.99.

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

A display diagonal and award winning 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution LCD screen, with low running costs and a very good spec. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that this LCD screen has good contrast, it's strong and durable, and reliable.

92
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
71
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report 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
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The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EX341R in the US is $699.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync E233WMIBK

$248.58
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NEC MultiSync E233WMIBK
23"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
170°
VERTICAL
176°
HORIZONTAL
A+

At only $248.58 and with a Kagoo Score of 71 the NEC MultiSync E233WMIBK makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Built-in speaker
Headphone out
HDCP
Stand included

A good spec but only ok value for money 23" flatpanel monitor. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync E233WMIBK in the US is $248.58 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Find the best NEC PC monitor for you by checking our complete list of over 1,287 PC monitors
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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