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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 06 March 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 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,700 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 $120 for the AccuSync AS222 which has a display diagonal of 22" 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 $1,505.

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
Taiwan
95%
95%
9,555 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
8,729 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
16,956 reviews
#4
United States
94%
94%
8,521 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,903 reviews
#6
HP
United States
93%
93%
5,050 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,651 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,488 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,103 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,408 reviews
#12
MSI
82%
82%
519 reviews
#13
Netherlands
82%
82%
1,860 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
576 reviews
#15
80%
80%
42 reviews
#16
Gigabyte
76%
76%
81 reviews
#17
ELO
75%
75%
4 reviews
#18
Alienware
United States
74%
74%
564 reviews
#19
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#20
GeChic
72%
72%
54 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Japan
69%
69%
1 review
#23
Viotek
68%
68%
10 reviews
#24
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#25
67%
67%
453 reviews
#26
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#27
Japan
64%
64%
2,720 reviews
#28
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
AG Neovo
62%
62%
1 review
#30
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#38
Aopen
55%
55%
4 reviews
#39
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Tatung
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
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

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 61 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 $4,599
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$1,505
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $6,099
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
29
3 stars
9
2 stars
0
1 star
0
NEC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
247
4 stars
41
3 stars
12
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 87% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for NEC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of NEC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product had well designed 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 Asus Benq AOC Philips LG NEC
prad.de logo
74%
37 reviews
73%
25 reviews
64%
10 reviews
71%
14 reviews
79%
36 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
91%
20 reviews
91%
23 reviews
89%
14 reviews
90%
7 reviews
90%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
17 reviews
73%
24 reviews
72%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
78%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
15 reviews
78%
25 reviews
77%
13 reviews
77%
19 reviews
85%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
24 reviews
87%
11 reviews
79%
17 reviews
81%
17 reviews
73%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
82%
30 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
8 reviews
82%
14 reviews
kitguru.net logo
85%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
17 reviews
81%
16 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
77%
15 reviews
80%
15 reviews
77%
15 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
14 reviews
91%
9 reviews
76%
11 reviews
80%
12 reviews
76%
11 reviews
100%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
80%
15 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
14 reviews
76%
16 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
14 reviews
85%
4 reviews
76%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
82%
21 reviews
88%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
91%
16 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
16 reviews
82%
17 reviews
80%
17 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
84%
4 reviews
85%
25 reviews
86%
18 reviews
91%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
89%
13 reviews
89%
3 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
79%
8 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
80%
4 reviews
70%
4 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
89%
7 reviews
87%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
84%
8 reviews
87%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
84%
8 reviews
81%
4 reviews
79%
8 reviews
83%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
69%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
465 reviews
68%
352 reviews
61%
351 reviews
62%
247 reviews
64%
205 reviews
52%
18 reviews
Average
81%
728 reviews
81%
587 reviews
78%
584 reviews
79%
466 reviews
81%
393 reviews
84%
51 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have NEC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 29 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 29 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus Benq AOC Philips LG NEC
hardware.info logo
17
16
11
10
11
kitguru.net logo
21
5
15
15
uk.hardware.info logo
10
13
12
7
8
prad.de logo
14
10
5
1
10
2
tomshardware.com logo
9
14
7
1
3
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
11
8
1
2
4
chip.com.my logo
11
10
7
4
2
ua.gecid.com logo
17
1
2
5
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
6
10
4
2
xfastest.com logo
12
3
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
7
3
8
6
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
8
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
8
5
6
3
1
1
HEXUS.net logo
7
5
5
5
1
benchmark.pl logo
2
5
7
6
3
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
PC Mag logo
6
5
4
3
4
gamezoom.net logo
1
9
10
Digital Versus logo
8
6
2
2
1
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
4
5
5
Other Expert Sites
348
171
191
113
92
11
Total
544
292
323
199
161
29

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 82% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of NEC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

82% 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

dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals' expectations
techadvisor.co.uk
Solid build quality
tomshardware.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
The NEC MultiSync P242W is well equipped to be a robust
techworld.com
If you need a monitor that is reliable
tomshardware.com
bit on the heavy side (its very well built
amazon.co.uk
while definitely sturdy enough
Bhphotovideo.com
A very well made professional screen
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

the sound coming out seemed worse than that from my trusty cheap external speakers so I just stuck with them
amazon.co.uk
So apologies to NEC for damaging your very nice well-made screen
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 EA224WMIBK

$201.02
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NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
1080P
RESOLUTION
22"
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
B

A great mid range choice, priced at $201.02 is the NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Very wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Built-in speaker
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Built-in USB hub

A fully featured and award winning 22" PC monitor, with an affordable price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and supports NVIDIA G-Sync. Customers report that this PC monitor has a good screen, it has a sharp image and it's a good size.

97
Reviews
58 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK has superb 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 $201.02 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA271UBK

$329.00
Adorama
NEC MultiSync EA271UBK
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NEC MultiSync EA271UBK
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 EA271UBK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $329.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Headphone out

An award winning and fully featured 27" LCD screen, with a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and supports NVIDIA G-Sync. Our review analysis indicates that this LCD screen has a good screen and it has good controls.

89
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA271UBK has very good 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 EA271UBK in the US is $329.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK

$155.00
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NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK
Buy Now
NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK
1680 X 1050
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
22"
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

At only $155 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK makes a great budget choice.

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

A critically acclaimed and fully featured 22" flatpanel monitor, with an affordable price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and supports NVIDIA G-Sync. Purchasers report that it has good features but it's expensive.

96
Reviews
8 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WMBK in the US is $155.00 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 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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