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Should You Buy a NEC PC Monitor?

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Updated 10 February 2020
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NEC is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its projectors.

If you are wondering how NEC PC monitors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,400 PC monitors by objectively and impartially analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,900 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

NEC are recognised for their good selection of premium and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at £119 for the MultiSync E224 which has a display diagonal of 21.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £9,807 for the V801-TM which has a display diagonal of 80" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new NEC PC monitor is £1,192.

NEC are recognised for their good 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. 14 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 14th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,216 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,476 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
2,392 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
10,019 reviews
#5
AOC
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,526 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
91%
91%
8,309 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,223 reviews
#8
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,650 reviews
#9
United States
90%
90%
8,492 reviews
#10
HP
United States
90%
90%
4,452 reviews
#11
Netherlands
89%
89%
1,554 reviews
#12
China
87%
87%
878 reviews
#13
85%
85%
340 reviews
#14
NEC
Japan
83%
83%
444 reviews
#15
MSI
82%
82%
342 reviews
#16
Japan
81%
81%
561 reviews
#17
80%
80%
178 reviews
#18
Alienware
United States
76%
76%
429 reviews
#19
Japan
74%
74%
1 review
#20
Taiwan
71%
71%
0 reviews
#21
AG Neovo
71%
71%
1 review
#22
ELO
70%
70%
4 reviews
#23
Gigabyte
69%
69%
31 reviews
#24
V7
69%
69%
9 reviews
#25
GeChic
67%
67%
54 reviews
#26
ZOWIE
64%
64%
0 reviews
#27
Japan
61%
61%
1 review
#28
Elo TouchSystems
61%
61%
2 reviews
#29
Viotek
60%
60%
1 review
#30
Hanwha
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Electriq
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Denver
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
JVC
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Wacom
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
ViewZ
55%
55%
0 reviews
#38
ADTECHNO
54%
54%
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 39 NEC PC monitors currently on the market in the UK. 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
£329
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £9,849
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
£1,192
£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 86% 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
73%
38 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
16 reviews
77%
6 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
26 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
25 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%
21 reviews
79%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
85%
12 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%
18 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
32 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
90%
10 reviews
82%
11 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%
14 reviews
80%
37 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
13 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
87%
3 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
89%
8 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
495 reviews
61%
419 reviews
69%
376 reviews
63%
252 reviews
65%
250 reviews
52%
25 reviews
Average
82%
795 reviews
79%
685 reviews
81%
627 reviews
79%
454 reviews
81%
451 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
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
12
8
5
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
4
tomshardware.com logo
8
8
14
2
6
3
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
2
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
6
5
6
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
5
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
7
3
1
3
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
1
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
2
1
Other Expert Sites
349
238
178
116
144
14
Total
575
385
306
201
221
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

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
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
very sturdy on the stand with little to no play in motion when moving the monitor
mymac.com
well put together
Amazon
The monitor is easy to adjust height wise on its sturdy base
Bhphotovideo.com
I am not using the built in USB hub
Newegg.com
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 EA223WM

£170.00
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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 £170 is the NEC MultiSync EA223WM, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

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

A critically acclaimed but slightly out of date 22" PC monitor, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good features but it's expensive.

97
Reviews
8 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
77
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
1 Year Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that NEC MultiSync EA223WM has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MultiSync EA223WM in the UK is £170.00 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync PA271Q

£1,541.60
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27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
£143
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 82, but is a bit more expensive at £1,541.60.

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

A positively reviewed and top of the range 27" LCD screen, with low running costs. Multiple reviews mentioned that has a good screen and it's very good-looking.

95
Reviews
10 Reviews
91
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
62
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates 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 UK is £1,541.60 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Ultimate NEC PC Monitor?

NEC V801TM

£9,806.98
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80"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
176°
HORIZONTAL
A+

For those with an unlimited budget then the NEC V801TM is the best NEC PC monitor out there. At £9,806.98 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Huge display diagonal (80")
Very high typical contrast ratio (5000:1)
Built-in speaker

A fully featured but 3 year old 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels resolution PC monitor.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
61
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

NEC MultiSync E221N

£141.07
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21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
£72
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only £141.07 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the NEC MultiSync E221N makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Built-in speaker
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
Headphone out
HDCP

A very economical to run and award winning 21.5" PC monitor, with a good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

88
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync E221N has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%. NEC MultiSync E221N has received an industry award from Benchmark.pl.

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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best High End NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Ultimate NEC PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice NEC PC Monitor?

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