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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Updated 24 October 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 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 4,400 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 $74 for the E203W which has a display diagonal of 20" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1600 x 900 and go up to $5,698 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 $791.

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%
16,271 reviews
#2
Taiwan
93%
93%
10,186 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
8,486 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,650 reviews
#5
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,288 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,533 reviews
#7
South Korea
89%
89%
7,249 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,030 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,579 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
85%
85%
444 reviews
#11
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,540 reviews
#12
China
82%
82%
878 reviews
#13
MSI
82%
82%
340 reviews
#14
81%
81%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
79%
79%
2,380 reviews
#16
Japan
79%
79%
561 reviews
#17
74%
74%
349 reviews
#18
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#19
GeChic
73%
73%
53 reviews
#20
Sceptre
72%
72%
331 reviews
#21
72%
72%
170 reviews
#22
ELO
71%
71%
4 reviews
#23
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#24
Alienware
United States
70%
70%
427 reviews
#25
Viotek
69%
69%
1 review
#26
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#27
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Pelco
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Viewera
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
ViewZ
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#38
AVUE
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Dahua Technology
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Aopen
54%
54%
2 reviews
#43
Bematech
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Peerless
51%
51%
0 reviews
#48
Ikegami
51%
51%
0 reviews
#49
ADTECHNO
51%
51%
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 49 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
$276
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,099
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$791
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $173,299
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 DELL Philips NEC
prad.de logo
74%
40 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
84%
17 reviews
69%
11 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
27 reviews
90%
21 reviews
90%
27 reviews
88%
18 reviews
91%
9 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
79%
22 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
79%
15 reviews
81%
16 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
18 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
79%
6 reviews
77%
19 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
79%
21 reviews
78%
16 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
14 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
81%
14 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
86%
8 reviews
73%
15 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
32 reviews
86%
2 reviews
78%
8 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
11 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
16 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
31 reviews
86%
17 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
82%
11 reviews
95%
8 reviews
86%
16 reviews
91%
7 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
14 reviews
80%
37 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
77%
4 reviews
88%
3 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
12 reviews
79%
10 reviews
80%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
13 reviews
81%
10 reviews
80%
4 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
88%
8 reviews
89%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
84%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
500 reviews
61%
419 reviews
69%
378 reviews
65%
249 reviews
63%
248 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
800 reviews
79%
689 reviews
81%
629 reviews
81%
452 reviews
79%
446 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 DELL Philips NEC
hardware.info logo
18
14
18
7
9
kitguru.net logo
24
18
5
2
13
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
5
8
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
8
2
4
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
6
2
3
prad.de logo
17
5
10
4
1
2
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
3
4
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
6
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
5
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
5
6
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
3
5
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
1
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
12
9
5
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
5
2
1
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
xfastest.com logo
14
3
5
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
3
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
01net.com logo
5
4
1
3
4
1
Other Expert Sites
362
233
176
144
110
14
Total
576
384
307
220
194
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 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
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
I recommend using SpectraView II once a month to ensure reliability
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

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK

$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 EA223WMBK, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

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

Multiple reviews mentioned that this LCD screen has good features but it's expensive. It's a critically acclaimed and fully featured 22" LCD screen, with a fair price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.

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

Multiple reviews mentioned that NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WMBK in the US is $155.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EX341RBK

$599.99
Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
NEC MultiSync EX341RBK
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NEC MultiSync EX341RBK
34"
3440 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
$217
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync EX341RBK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $599.99.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (34")
3440 x 1440 pixels resolution
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Built-in USB hub
Built-in speaker

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

90
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
69
Running Costs
$220 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EX341RBK 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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NEC MultiSync EX341R - Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EX341RBK in the US is $599.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync E221NBK

$189.00
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NEC MultiSync E221NBK
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$58
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only $189 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the NEC MultiSync E221NBK 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°)
Headphone out
HDCP

A very economical to run and award winning 21.5" PC screen, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

90
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that NEC MultiSync E221NBK has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%.

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Find the best NEC PC monitor for you by checking our complete list of over 1,249 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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