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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Updated 09 January 2020 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 $95 for the V321 which has a display diagonal of 32" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 (WXGA) 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 $838.

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%
16,314 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
8,510 reviews
#3
Taiwan
93%
93%
10,195 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,650 reviews
#5
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,527 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,338 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,242 reviews
#8
Taiwan
88%
88%
10,028 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,539 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
85%
85%
444 reviews
#11
China
84%
84%
878 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,553 reviews
#13
81%
81%
41 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
561 reviews
#15
MSI
81%
81%
342 reviews
#16
Japan
80%
80%
2,367 reviews
#17
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#18
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#19
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#20
73%
73%
177 reviews
#21
ELO
72%
72%
4 reviews
#22
72%
72%
341 reviews
#23
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
428 reviews
#24
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#25
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#26
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#27
Viotek
65%
65%
1 review
#28
Gigabyte
65%
65%
31 reviews
#29
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Apple
61%
61%
185 reviews
#31
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Taiwan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
ViewZ
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#38
56%
56%
0 reviews
#39
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Aopen
55%
55%
2 reviews
#41
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Bematech
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
AVUE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Hanwha
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Pelco
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Feelworld
52%
52%
0 reviews
#50
Peerless
52%
52%
0 reviews
#51
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%. 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 48 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
$286
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$838
$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 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
89%
26 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 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%
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
83%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
18 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
74%
14 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
90%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
15 reviews
80%
2 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%
14 reviews
80%
37 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%
13 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
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
496 reviews
61%
420 reviews
69%
378 reviews
63%
252 reviews
65%
250 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
799 reviews
79%
687 reviews
81%
631 reviews
79%
453 reviews
81%
452 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
14
17
10
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
8
5
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
6
4
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
2
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
6
5
6
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
5
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
7
3
1
3
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
Other Expert Sites
359
233
176
111
146
14
Total
577
384
307
200
220
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
well built
Bhphotovideo.com
very good build quality
Amazon

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 EA223WMBK

$139.99
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NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK
22"
1680 X 1050
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $139.99 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" PC screen, with a cheap price. 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.

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

Owners report that NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WMBK in the US is $139.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA271UBK

$529.00
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NEC MultiSync EA271UBK
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NEC MultiSync EA271UBK
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
27"
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync EA271UBK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $529.

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

An award winning and fully featured 27" PC display, with a fair price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.

90
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
70
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA271UBK has terrific user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 78%.

benchmark.pl Great Product
prad.de Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA271UBK in the US is $529.00 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

$182.18
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NEC MultiSync E221NBK
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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 $182.18 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 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°)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Headphone out

An award winning and very economical to run 21.5" LCD screen, with an affordable price and a very good spec. 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
73
Value for Money
Good
92
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync E221NBK has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%.

benchmark.pl Good Product

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync E221NBK in the US is $182.18 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Find the best NEC PC monitor for you by checking our complete list of over 1,233 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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