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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 09 September 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 200,000 user and expert reviews and over 3,700 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 $75 for the AS242W which has a display diagonal of 24" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $4,300 for the E805 which has a display diagonal of 80" 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 $842.

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
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
18,569 reviews
#2
Taiwan
95%
95%
25,196 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
29,153 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
7,119 reviews
#5
United States
93%
93%
19,179 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
9,293 reviews
#7
Taiwan
91%
91%
19,315 reviews
#8
South Korea
91%
91%
18,818 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
11,995 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
670 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
2,061 reviews
#12
MSI
85%
85%
1,623 reviews
#13
Netherlands
83%
83%
3,981 reviews
#14
Japan
82%
82%
1,389 reviews
#15
78%
78%
74 reviews
#16
Alienware
United States
78%
78%
896 reviews
#17
ELO
73%
73%
4 reviews
#18
GeChic
72%
72%
181 reviews
#19
V7
72%
72%
34 reviews
#20
Gigabyte
72%
72%
326 reviews
#21
Sceptre
71%
71%
436 reviews
#22
Japan
69%
69%
1 review
#23
Japan
68%
68%
3,229 reviews
#24
Viotek
68%
68%
12 reviews
#25
66%
66%
667 reviews
#26
LILLIPUT
66%
66%
2 reviews
#27
AG Neovo
65%
65%
1 review
#28
Viewera
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Aopen
60%
60%
9 reviews
#33
Tatung
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
ZOWIE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
AVUE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
5 reviews
#39
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
CTL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
ADTECHNO
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%. NEC also have a number of great features including Cable Management which sets them apart from the competition.

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 47 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
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $13,699
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$842
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,649
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
32
3 stars
10
2 stars
0
1 star
0
NEC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
395
4 stars
71
3 stars
24
2 stars
21
1 star
23
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 86% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for NEC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 84% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of NEC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product had nice 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 AOC Asus Benq Philips DELL NEC
prad.de logo
60%
17 reviews
69%
45 reviews
71%
23 reviews
66%
20 reviews
85%
17 reviews
72%
7 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
89%
30 reviews
90%
28 reviews
92%
30 reviews
91%
13 reviews
88%
24 reviews
92%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
77%
23 reviews
84%
28 reviews
86%
10 reviews
79%
17 reviews
78%
16 reviews
100%
1 review
PC Mag logo
73%
18 reviews
79%
17 reviews
76%
20 reviews
72%
5 reviews
78%
20 reviews
78%
12 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
22 reviews
79%
19 reviews
80%
17 reviews
78%
23 reviews
81%
7 reviews
70%
2 reviews
kitguru.net logo
83%
31 reviews
84%
28 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
20 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
28 reviews
77%
14 reviews
84%
11 reviews
76%
17 reviews
74%
10 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
83%
31 reviews
84%
1 review
79%
17 reviews
81%
24 reviews
80%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
20 reviews
81%
17 reviews
82%
11 reviews
75%
17 reviews
86%
8 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
85%
39 reviews
86%
7 reviews
89%
2 reviews
86%
23 reviews
85%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
88%
18 reviews
90%
10 reviews
93%
6 reviews
90%
10 reviews
86%
17 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
8 reviews
82%
19 reviews
79%
4 reviews
66%
7 reviews
81%
18 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
79%
16 reviews
91%
15 reviews
93%
8 reviews
80%
11 reviews
91%
7 reviews
100%
1 review
playwares.com logo
81%
8 reviews
79%
13 reviews
81%
26 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
82%
18 reviews
74%
9 reviews
71%
11 reviews
80%
5 reviews
79%
14 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
79%
39 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
81%
17 reviews
80%
8 reviews
80%
8 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
87%
3 reviews
pctidningen.se logo
85%
17 reviews
83%
15 reviews
93%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
84%
3 reviews
komputer.dk logo
86%
18 reviews
83%
15 reviews
93%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
88%
10 reviews
91%
14 reviews
84%
2 reviews
89%
9 reviews
90%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
64%
744 reviews
61%
625 reviews
69%
393 reviews
64%
364 reviews
66%
283 reviews
54%
32 reviews
Average
80%
1,133 reviews
81%
960 reviews
83%
613 reviews
79%
612 reviews
82%
509 reviews
85%
68 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have NEC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 32 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 32 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards AOC Asus Benq Philips DELL NEC
hardware.info logo
22
20
18
17
13
kitguru.net logo
29
28
5
19
2
greentechreviews.ru logo
25
21
18
prad.de logo
11
19
13
7
4
3
uk.hardware.info logo
19
11
10
9
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
18
8
7
5
1
ua.gecid.com logo
10
18
2
12
5
altomdata.dk logo
11
12
9
8
6
tomshardware.co.uk logo
9
10
11
2
6
4
tomshardware.com logo
8
9
14
2
5
3
HEXUS.net logo
13
9
5
8
3
megaobzor.com/ logo
16
1
17
2
chip.com.my logo
7
12
11
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
13
7
7
5
1
1
xfastest.com logo
6
16
7
Digital Versus logo
3
9
6
2
6
1
SweClockers.com logo
10
7
4
2
4
profesionalreview.com logo
1
17
4
1
3dnews.ru logo
15
7
1
xtremehardware.com logo
9
4
4
5
Other Expert Sites
388
430
169
150
163
19
Total
619
693
307
301
236
32

How Reliable Are NEC PC Monitors?

We checked over 200,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of NEC PC monitors. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of NEC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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.com
The NEC MultiSync P242W is well equipped to be a robust
techadvisor.co.uk
The NEC MultiSync P212 is a pricey 21 inch professional-grade monitor engineered for continuous use
PC Mag
dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals' expectations
techworld.com
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
Solid build quality
tomshardware.co.uk
Monitor is very well built
Bhphotovideo.com
The included Height Adjustable stand has built in cable management
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

the sound coming out seemed worse than that from my trusty cheap external speakers so I just stuck with them
Amazon
fortunately no damage
Bhphotovideo.com

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 EX341RBK ($1,260).

What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA271FBK

$338.25
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27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
A

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync EA271FBK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $338.25.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub

An award winning and fully featured 27" PC screen, with a good price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and supports NVIDIA G-Sync. Customers report that has a good screen and it has good controls.

90
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA271FBK has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%.

benchmark.pl Super Product
prad.de Very Good
NEC MultiSync EA271F-BK Review
NEC MultiSync EA271F-BK Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA271FBK in the US is $338.25 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK

$222.87
Adorama
NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
Buy Now
NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
1080P
RESOLUTION
22"
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
B

At only $222.87 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and award winning 22" LCD screen, with a good price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and supports NVIDIA G-Sync. Multiple reviews mentioned that this LCD screen has a good screen, it has a sharp image and it's a good size.

97
Reviews
58 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK has marvellous expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 58 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

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA224WMIBK in the US is $222.87 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 High End NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

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