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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 13 September 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 $12,499 for the MD302C6 which has a display diagonal of 30" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3280 x 2048. The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is $1,449.

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. 9 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 9th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
8,349 reviews
#2
Taiwan
95%
95%
10,287 reviews
#3
HP
United States
95%
95%
3,880 reviews
#4
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,570 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,851 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
8,480 reviews
#7
South Korea
92%
92%
7,630 reviews
#8
Taiwan
91%
91%
10,060 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
444 reviews
#10
AOC
Taiwan
89%
89%
8,007 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
1,025 reviews
#12
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,579 reviews
#13
Japan
83%
83%
2,375 reviews
#14
MSI
82%
82%
439 reviews
#15
Japan
81%
81%
567 reviews
#16
80%
80%
41 reviews
#17
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#18
75%
75%
209 reviews
#19
Sceptre
75%
75%
331 reviews
#20
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#21
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#22
73%
73%
306 reviews
#23
Japan
73%
73%
1 review
#24
Alienware
United States
72%
72%
434 reviews
#25
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#26
Gigabyte
67%
67%
33 reviews
#27
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#28
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
63%
63%
0 reviews
#30
Viotek
63%
63%
5 reviews
#31
Japan
62%
62%
1 review
#32
AG Neovo
61%
61%
1 review
#33
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Taiwan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#37
CTL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#39
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Hanwha
56%
56%
0 reviews
#41
Mimo Monitors
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Aopen
56%
56%
2 reviews
#43
Wacom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#44
Bematech
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Tatung
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Peerless
53%
53%
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

There's a wide selection of NEC PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with over 60 NEC PC monitors currently on the market in the US. NEC also 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%.

NEC have a number of great features including Cable Management which sets them apart from the competition.

However NEC PC monitors 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 $44 (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 $12,549
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$1,449
$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
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 85% 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
72%
42 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
66%
14 reviews
84%
17 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
24 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
17 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
21 reviews
79%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
27 reviews
79%
19 reviews
85%
12 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
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
22 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
6 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%
32 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
20 reviews
80%
16 reviews
81%
18 reviews
80%
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
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%
37 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
9 reviews
81%
11 reviews
78%
11 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
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
5 reviews
89%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
10 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
494 reviews
61%
422 reviews
69%
383 reviews
63%
255 reviews
65%
249 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
793 reviews
79%
691 reviews
81%
636 reviews
79%
461 reviews
81%
451 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
20
15
17
11
7
kitguru.net logo
22
18
5
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
14
17
14
8
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
4
prad.de logo
17
5
10
4
4
2
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
6
5
6
ua.gecid.com logo
17
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
xfastest.com logo
13
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
1
3
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
1
Other Expert Sites
359
237
181
116
144
14
Total
590
386
312
204
221
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 P242W is well equipped to be a robust
techworld.com
dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals' expectations
techadvisor.co.uk
The NEC MultiSync P212 ($899) is a 21-inch professional-grade UXGA (1,600-by-1,200) monitor featuring a high-performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel engineered for continuous use
PC Mag
If you need a monitor that is reliable
tomshardware.co.uk
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
bit on the heavy side (its very well built
amazon.co.uk
while definitely sturdy enough
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 EX341R ($830).

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WM

$155.00
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NEC MultiSync EA223WM
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NEC MultiSync EA223WM
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 vertical viewing angle (178°)
Headphone out
HDCP

A fully featured and affordable 22" PC screen. 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.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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 EX341R

$829.95
Adorama
NEC MultiSync EX341R
Buy Now
NEC MultiSync EX341R
34"
3440 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
$208
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 72, but is a bit more expensive at $829.95.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (34")
3440 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)

Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor has good contrast, it's strong and durable, and reliable. It's a display diagonal and good spec 3440 x 1440 pixels resolution PC monitor, with reasonable running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
68
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EX341R in the US is $829.95 but in total we found only 1 price 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 Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

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