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AOC E1659FWU 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
AOC Portable LCD Monitor? AOC e1659Fwu USB 3.0-Powered Portable LED Monitor REVIEW?*
Testbericht: AOC E1659Fwu
AOC E1659FWU 16 USB Monitor Review

15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this PC display was great for its price. Winmagpro.nl gave this AOC PC display a "Best Value" award.

Good User Reviews

E1659 owners on average rated this PC monitor 87 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some AOC E1659 reviewers agreed that the product was good value for money. Joel C. K. Chu wrote in his AOC E1659 review on Amazon “Not bad for the price”. Four years ago Keith Schofield mentioned in his review 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 in his review of the AOC E1659 “A good price to quality” .

One AOC E1659 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “This cheap and cheerful USB display is highly portable” in their review of the AOC E1659.

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Very Low Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the E1659 is only £19, which is in the cheapest 5% of all 264 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

Good Brand

Based on 4,219 expert and owner reviews, AOC has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. AOC also has good ratings specifically within its small monitors range compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

Five AOC E1659 reviewers said that this PC monitor was good quality. Mr. V. Yule wrote “Performance and quality is great for office docs” in their review. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said four 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 AOC E1659 review. Pcauthority.com.au wrote “Sharp image quality” in their review.

Nice Design

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Joel C. K. Chu said in his review of this PC monitor 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” although he only scored it 3 stars. Joel C. K. Chu also mentioned “Its pretty decent piece of kit”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Struggles to produce good-looking images” in their AOC E1659 review.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Winmagpro.nl highlighted in their review that this PC screen was great for its price.

Easy to Use

A number of AOC E1659 reviewers said in their reviews that the AOC E1659 was easy to use. Gwynj wrote “Very easy to use in that you plug it in” in their AOC E1659 review. Keith Schofield mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It is supplied with a handy carry case” but even so he only scored this PC monitor 60 out of 100. Expert review site Tbreak.ae mentioned in their review of the AOC E1659 “It's a lightweight and easy to use display that you can take around almost anywhere” .

Good Connectivity

Some AOC E1659 owners who bought the AOC E1659 concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their AOC E1659 review four years ago “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” and scored this PC monitor 70 out of 100.

Good Size

One AOC E1659 owner concluded that the AOC E1659 was compact. Pcauthority.com.au said “Licht en compact” in their review of the AOC E1659 but they only scored it 3 stars. One AOC E1659 reviewer concluded that this PC monitor was lightweight.

Robust

One AOC E1659 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Johnnie wrote on Amazon “This monitor has a built in stand, which is good.”.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the Hanns.G HL205[plb_2007545_price] or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price], and the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] are also worth considering.

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Light

Across all the small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659 the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg. With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the AOC E1659 is quite light compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.

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12 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 PC screen is 69%.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the E1659 do not have a built-in speaker(s). The AOC E1659 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to consider including the Hanns.G HL205[plb_2007545_price], or the AOC E950[plb_1947791_price].

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Not 3D

Most PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E1659 are not 3D. The AOC E1659 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The AOC E1659 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the E1659, the AOC E1659 does not have a card reader integrated.

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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. Across all comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659 the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Viewable Size, Vertical

At only 193.5 millimeters, the AOC E1659 has a fairly small viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E1659. The average viewable size, vertical of LCD screens of this type and age is 260mm, and the viewable size, verticals range from 110mm to 440mm.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 50 degrees, the AOC E1659 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the small monitors that were released around the same time as the E1659 the viewing angle, verticals range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 140°.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the E1659 is 150°. The AOC E1659 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 90 degrees) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of PC displays that were launched around the same time as the E1659 range from 180 cd/m² to 400 cd/m². The AOC E1659 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the AOC E1659 is more than most similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cables included is VGA, but this cables included is not found on this AOC PC monitor. The cables includeds USB are also found on this PC screen.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the AOC E1659 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the E1659. The response times of PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the E1659 range from 2ms to 44ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the AOC E1659

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.

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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
Easy To Use
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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 £20.51
Electricity cost when on standby £5.13
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Total running cost over 5 years £25.64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.13 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00041114168231, 00330481212907, 00685417062485, 04038986133760, 06854170624856

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