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A cheap to run and good value for money 1280 x 1024 PC monitor
17" 1280 X 1024 Pixels LCD No Mar 2014
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NEC E171M-BK Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the NEC E171M-BK number 505 across all PC monitors.
Very Good
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£31 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 53?

NEC flatpanel monitors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC screens are available. View the latest PC displays 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of only £31 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 2% of all 2,768 PC screens that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1280 x 1024 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal

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NEC E171M-BK In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Excellent PC Display Reviews

Based on 292 expert and owner reviews (including 41 verified purchases), NEC has excellent reviews for its PC screens. 95% of those that bought a NEC PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

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Has an ECO Mode

The E171M-BK has an ECO mode. 94% of PC screens do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC E171M-BK has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

The E171M-BK has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's 37% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all LCD screens the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The E171M-BK's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is in the narrowest 25% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens is 17°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the NEC E171M-BK of only 5ms is quite fast compared to most other PC displays. It is in the fastest 23% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature. The fastest response time of LCD screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the E171M-BK in March 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The E171M-BK is one of the most economic to run LCD screens that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the E171M-BK is only £31.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec e171mbk
Barcodes 00000060003582, 00805736052244

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