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I got this monitor as a present for my 14th birthday and it has lasted me very well over the course of the last 4 years. It has been perfect for my needs and requirements and I have been very pleased with it and hopefully it has a few more years left in it!
The main reason my parents got me a flat screen was because my desk is very small and a normal sized monitor would have been far too large. If you have similar problem spaces and are looking for a small flat screen monitor then the NEC MultiSync LCD1550V would be ideal for you!
Obviously, this all depends on what you are looking for from your monitor, but for a simple flat screen monitor for your PC, this is definitely adequate. I use my computer for doing work, browsing the internet and the odd (but not very serious) gaming. If you are like me, then you should consider this monitor because it does everything that I want it too. It is not overly flash, stylish and looks good on my desktop.
The picture quality is good. The screen is well defined and colour definition is generally very good. I have never had any problems with the quality of the picture, but there again I do not use my PC for serious gaming and don't have a particularly good graphics card. If you do use your computer more seriously for gaming, then perhaps a more up-range monitor would suit your needs better. Nevertheless the quality of picture is good for a mid-range monitor. 7/10
Design and looks
I think that the monitor is very stylish. It has a cool, sophisticated look about it and it fits well onto my computer desk giving me lots of space to write. The black colour makes it look very slim-line and is a bit different from the everyday dull cream or white colours that many monitors are.
Features and adjustment
The monitor has a nice inbuilt control function at the bottom of the display. It blends in well to the machine and is not really noticeable, which is nice. It is very simple to use and allows you to adjust the monitor to suit your individual needs. These include all of the normal settings on a monitor that you would wish to adjust. It is very easy to use and understand. 8/10
Ease of Installation
The NEC MultiSync LCD 1550V was very easy to install and set-up. It took a matter of minutes and doesn't involve anything difficult. The instructions were handy but I rarely had to refer to them because it was that simple to install. You shouldn't have any problems with the installation 8/10
Value for Money
I think that the monitor cost about £200 four years ago but has subsequently come down a lot in price. It is a decent mid-range monitor and what you get is really what you pay for. The picture quality is decent, and it has fairly good stylish looks and is easy to use. If you are just looking for a mid-range monitor then I would definitely recommend this to you. 7/10
Overall, the NEC MultiSync LCD 1550V is a very good middle of the range monitor. It does everything that I want it to and has been very reliable! I have not had any problems with it and have never needed and technical or manufacturer support! If you are looking for a simple flat screen monitor then this is definitely a strong candidate for you. I would rate this monitor as a good 8/10.
I hope this reviews help and happy monitor searching :o)
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