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AOC E1659 PC Monitor

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15.6" 1366 X 768 LED 375mm Sep 2013
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If necessary, multiple USB monitors can be simultaneously connected to a single laptop to function as a multi-monitor PC or Mac, thanks to the built-in DisplayLInk USB graphics. SImply installing... More
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[UNBOXING] AOC E1659FWU 15.6 USB 3.0 Portable Monitor
Testbericht: AOC E1659Fwu
Reviews AOC e1659Fwu 16-Inch Class, USB 3.0-Powered, Portable LCD / ...
AOC E1659FWU 16 USB Monitor Review

18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This AOC LCD screen received a "Value for Money" award from Winmagpro.nl who decided that this PC screen was good value for money.

Good User Reviews

This AOC PC display has an average user rating of 87 out of 100 based on 59 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Six AOC E1659 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Three years ago Joel C. K. Chu mentioned on Amazon “Not bad for the price” in his review of this PC monitor but in spite of that he only scored the AOC E1659 60 out of 100. Keith Schofield mentioned on Amazon “Other larger USB3 monitors are available for less money with higher resolutions, so shop around before plumping for this product if resolution is important to you”. Pedro Guedes said on Amazon “A good price to quality”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “This cheap and cheerful USB display is highly portable” but they only scored it 3 stars.

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Very Low Running Costs

The E1659 has an average 5 year running cost of only £19 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run PC displays of this spec and age.

AOC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Screens

Small monitors manufactured by AOC have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just small monitors) and found that AOC also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought it thought it was good quality. Mr. V. Yule wrote on Amazon “Performance and quality is great for office docs” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned three years ago “When we reviewed the AOC E1649Fwu$84.99 at Amazon portable USB monitor last year it earned high marks for its color and text quality and affordable price” in their review of the AOC E1659. Pcauthority.com.au said “Sharp image quality”.

Nice Design

Several customers considered that it was good looking. Joel C. K. Chu said in his review of the AOC E1659 on Amazon “I know there might be problem with Mac (I am using it with my 2013 Macbook Air) DisplayLink post a Maverick pretty quickly”. Joel C. K. Chu also said “Its pretty decent piece of kit”. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Expert Reviews two years ago “Struggles to produce good-looking images”.

Good Value for Money

Winmagpro.nl highlighted in their review that this PC display was great for its price.

Easy to Use

A few people said that this PC monitor was easy to use. Two years ago Gwynj said on Amazon “Very easy to use in that you plug it in” in their review. Keith Schofield mentioned “It is supplied with a handy carry case” but in spite of that he only gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Tbreak.ae scored it 78 out of 100 and wrote “It's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere”.

Good Connectivity

Some AOC E1659 owners mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Pcmag.com mentioned in their AOC E1659 review on PC Mag “The AOC E1659Fwu is an affordable 15.6-inch portable USB 3.0 monitor that lets you take your multi-screen setup on the road”.

Good Size

One AOC E1659 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. One AOC E1659 owner thought the AOC E1659 was compact. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Licht en compact”.

Robust

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. This month Johnnie wrote on Amazon “This monitor has a built in stand, which is good.” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Picture Quality

One AOC E1659 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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Short

The AOC E1659 is one of the shorter small monitors that came out more than two years ago (only 234 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The shortest flatpanel monitor that was launched more than two years ago is 5mm tall, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 310mm.

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Narrow

At only 375 millimeters, the AOC E1659 is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. The widths of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 100mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the HP U160[plb_1532406_price] (377mm), the Asus VB178T[plb_1410090_price] (377mm), or the DELL E1713S[plb_1569069_price] (375.5mm).

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Light

Across all the PC screens of a similar type and age to the E1659 the weights range from 2.9g to 19kg. The AOC E1659 is fairly light (only 1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Shallow

Across all the comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the E1659 the depths range from 2.7mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 96mm. With a depth of only 23 millimeters, the AOC E1659 is very shallow compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the E1659.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, pcauthority.com.au and macworld.idg.se the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 69 out of 100.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years, the AOC E1659 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The AOC E1659 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the E1659, the AOC E1659 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most small monitors that came out around the same time as the E1659 do not have an integrated card reader. The AOC E1659 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The AOC E1659 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The average viewable height of PC displays of this age and type is 260mm. The AOC E1659 has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 193.5 millimeters) amongst PC displays of this age.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the E1659 is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°. At only 50 degrees, the AOC E1659 has a very narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the E1659.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

At only 344.2 millimeters, the AOC E1659 has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the E1659. The viewable widths of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the E1659 range from 190mm to 520mm.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The AOC E1659 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that are a comparable age to the E1659 is 150°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

When compared to other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the E1659, the display brightness of the AOC E1659 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. The display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².

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Only Has One Cable Included

The AOC E1659 has a greater number of cables included than most small monitors that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this AOC PC screen. The cables included USB are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the AOC E1659 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years. The fastest response time of similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the E1659 is 2ms, the slowest is 44ms, and the average response time is 6.3ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the AOC E1659

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when AOC released the E1659.

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Expert Reviews

(20)

Imagine having to stage a presentation without a projector. Do you make your clients sit with you, arm in arm, and look over your screen together? AOC's USB monitor is an ad-hoc solution for this... Read more…

Portable
Plug and play once drivers are installed
Easily positioned in portrait or landscape views
Includes carrying sleeve
USB 3.0
Washed out colors
Would not use for photo editing
Reflective screen
Skewed color accuracy
Inkijkhoek
1 June 2014

This cheap and cheerful USB display is highly portable but struggles to produce good-looking images...

15 May 2014

We're all used to connecting monitors to our computers via connections such as VGA, DVI, and HDMI. But USB? Monitors with a USB connection are rare and often provided lackluster performance ? but... Read more…

Tbreak.ae

11 February 2014

The AOC E1659FWU may not completely blow you away, but it's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere and connect up in mere seconds. If you need to expand...

2 January 2014

AOC and GeChic recently introduced a pair of portable, USB-powered displays. GeChic's On-Lap 1502I boasts a 1920x1080 resolution and 10-point multi-touch. AOC's E1659FWU delivers simplicity and a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 June 2015 by ACook
ACook would recommend the AOC E1659FWU

Easy to install, easy to set up. Very functional and carrying case makes it easy to transport and store. Great second monitor for mobile workers!

Easy To Set Up
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Chad
Chad would recommend the AOC E1659FWU

The only sugestion I have is to buy a sepereate 4 port usb 3.0 hub because when i plugged the monitor directly into my laptop it would blink off and on constantly due to lack of power. So i bought... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I had it for a very short time -- the screen resolution was not high enough (1366 x 768) for my purpose, and so gave it away, and purchased AOC MB168B+, which offers higher resolution. This... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Duncan Hannay-Robertson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly it had a soft cover so only a matter of time before it got damaged and needed replacing. The screen was great while it worked.

(Verified Purchase)

Arrived well packed. Really pleased with it- does exactly what its designed to do. Folds flat and is light to carry in its protective sleeve. Really pleased...

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Electricity cost when switched on £12.82
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £18.91
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.094 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers e1659f, e1659fw, e1659fwu, aoc e1659, e1659fwux, aoc e1659f, aoc e1659fw, aoc e1659fwu, aoc 1366x768, aoc e1659fwux, aoc e1659fwul, aoc 1920x1080, aoc e1659fwuxp, aoc e1659fwule, aoc e1659fwuxpr, aoc e1659fwuled, aoc e1659fwuxpro, aoc e1659fwuxprol, aoc e1659fwuxprole, aoc e1659fwuxproled, aoc monitor156in1366, aoc international e1659, aoc international e1659f, aoc international e1659fw, aoc international e1659fwu, aoc international e1659fwux, aoc monitor156inportable1920
Barcodes 00041114168231, 00330481212907, 00685417062485, 00685417701483, 04038986133760, 06854170624856

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