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AOC U2879VF

AOC U2879VF PC Monitor

$299.99
$285.00 $14.99 cheaper than 12 days ago
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28" 80000000:1 LED Oct 2015
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A pixel response time of 1 ms means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of... More
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11 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com, both of which decided that this PC screen was exceptional.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 9 user reviews this medium monitor has an outstanding overall user rating.

AOC PC Displays Have Excellent Reviews

On average AOC medium monitors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all PC monitors produced by AOC.

Top Seller

The U2879VF is a popular choice amongst people who bought LCD screens in the last 3 months.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. In October this year Mantagtj said “Good monitor shame about the outputs direction, lovely colours, flicker free”. Mantagtj also wrote “GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4”.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC displays that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq XL2420 ($499.00), and the Eizo FlexScan EV2450W is also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Across all the PC displays of a similar age and spec to the U2879VF the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M. The U2879VF has one of the most display colour counts (1,073.7 million) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the AOC U2879VF is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Quite Big Viewable Width

Across all the PC screens of a similar spec and age to the U2879VF the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. The U2879VF has one of the bigger viewable widths (620.9 millimeters) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

At 341.28 millimeters, the AOC U2879VF has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the U2879VF. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the U2879VF have viewable heights of between 230mm and 700mm.

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Very Fast Response Time

The U2879VF has a quite fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the U2879VF the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who purchased the AOC U2879VF reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Mantagtj mentioned on Amazon “In a years time I have had this problem where the hdmi plug pulls downward on the back”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The U2879VF does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U2879VF do have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Wortmann AG 3031216, the Eizo FlexScan EV2450 ($379.99), or the Samsung LS27E591CS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The U2879VF is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Philips 241P6, the Lenovo T2424z ($307.99), or the DELL UZ2315H ($214.99).

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U2879VF, the U2879VF is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the iiyama B2783QSU-B1, or the Benq XL2420 ($499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The U2879VF does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that were released more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The AOC U2879VF has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2879VF. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2879VF have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the AOC U2879VF has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the U2879VF is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Only One HDMI Port

The U2879VF is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U2879VF have between one and three HDMI ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the AOC U2879VF

Released Over a Year Ago

This AOC flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

18 May 2016

The U2879VF doesn't dominate in any particular area but seems to do everything reasonably well. It has superb color that doesn't require calibration, which is a big plus in our book. FreeSync is a...

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A 28-inch TN screen is the cheapest way to put Ultra HD on the desktop. Today, we're looking at a new example from AOC: the U2879VF. It includes FreeSync for gaming enthusiasts and a factory... Read more…

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Wade F.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm powering this monitor with a 6700k @ 4.6GHz and a Fury X. Coming from an ASUS PB278Q, the added resolution and Freesync more than makes up for the loss of an IPS display. I highly recommend... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to take advantage of the max resolution @ 60Hz you must have a display port 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 graphics card, otherwise it will default to 30Hz...

(Verified Purchase)

GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4 and PC tho GTX970 wont power everything on full and 4k that is for the newer cards really its time to update, hoping when the ps4k comes out... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor okay for 4k gaming if you can handle it on your pc i have 980 ti and i still struggle would be better if it was bigger as 4k realy noticeable the bigger the screen hard to notice... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

A fantastic monitor for viewing 4K content and for 4K gaming also looking crisp on lower res.

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Electricity cost when switched on $81.12
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.49
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers u2879v, u2879vf
Barcodes 00685417708888, 04038986185714

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$ 219.00 $285.00
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
560g Lighter
Sixty-Four Times Less Display Colour Count
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HP Z24nq AOC U2879VF
$ 527.99 $285.00
One More DisplayPort
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
47% Lighter
$22.13 Cheaper to Run
$243 More Expensive
1,056.93M Less Display Colour Count
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