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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 21 February 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 4,400 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 $120 for the AS172 which has a display diagonal of 17" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and go up to $4,061 for the MD211C3 which has a display diagonal of 21.3" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536. The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is $693.

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%
16,261 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,214 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
8,466 reviews
#4
HP
United States
93%
93%
4,525 reviews
#5
Taiwan
93%
93%
2,650 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,332 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,277 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,059 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,517 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
86%
86%
444 reviews
#11
China
84%
84%
878 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,561 reviews
#13
MSI
81%
81%
347 reviews
#14
80%
80%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
80%
80%
2,375 reviews
#16
Japan
80%
80%
561 reviews
#17
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#18
73%
73%
361 reviews
#19
73%
73%
157 reviews
#20
ELO
73%
73%
4 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
429 reviews
#23
Viotek
70%
70%
1 review
#24
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#25
GeChic
69%
69%
54 reviews
#26
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#27
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Gigabyte
65%
65%
31 reviews
#29
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Apple
61%
61%
185 reviews
#32
Japan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
Taiwan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#37
CTL
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
56%
56%
0 reviews
#39
Hanwha
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
56%
56%
0 reviews
#41
ViewZ
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Mimo Monitors
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Aopen
56%
56%
2 reviews
#44
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Pelco
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Logik
United Kingdom
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Peerless
52%
52%
0 reviews
#50
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 46 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
$293
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$693
$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 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
74%
40 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
17 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
25 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
92%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 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
87%
11 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%
17 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
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
tweakers.net logo
88%
8 reviews
80%
12 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%
36 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
11 reviews
78%
11 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
11 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
87%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
500 reviews
61%
420 reviews
69%
379 reviews
63%
252 reviews
66%
250 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
798 reviews
79%
687 reviews
81%
632 reviews
79%
454 reviews
81%
453 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
15
17
10
8
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
7
4
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
2
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
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
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
xfastest.com logo
13
4
5
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
7
3
1
3
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
1
Other Expert Sites
351
239
180
116
140
14
Total
577
386
310
201
217
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

If you need a monitor that is reliable
tomshardware.co.uk
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
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
Stand is sturdy
Bhphotovideo.com
I am not using the built in USB hub
Newegg.com
built in speaker most useful
Amazon
bit on the heavy side (its very well built
amazon.co.uk

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

$114.99
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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 $114.99 is the NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

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

A critically acclaimed and fully featured 22" flatpanel monitor, with a low price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that it has good features but it's expensive.

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

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA223WMBK has very good expert reviews and outstanding 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 $114.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync PA271Q

$815.00
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NEC MultiSync PA271Q
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$109
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end NEC PC monitor then the NEC MultiSync PA271Q takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $815.

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

A breathtakingly highly rated and fully featured 27" flatpanel monitor, with low running costs. Multiple reviews mentioned that this flatpanel monitor hasa good screen and it's very good-looking.

95
Reviews
10 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
75
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that NEC MultiSync PA271Q has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync PA271Q in the US is $815.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK

$199.00
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NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK
22"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
B

At only $199 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 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

An award winning and fully featured 22" PC monitor, with an affordable price. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor hasa good screen, it has a sharp image and it's a good size.

97
Reviews
25 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA224WMIBK has superb expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 25 reviews.

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Find the best NEC PC monitor for you by checking our complete list of over 1,203 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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