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Should You Buy an AOC PC Monitor?

Updated 31 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an AOC PC Monitor?

AOC is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying an AOC PC monitor then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of PC monitor brands is compiled by analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,900 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,400 PC monitors.

AOC are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $56 for the 24B1 which has a display diagonal of 23.8" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $9,999 for the Q2577PWQ which has a display diagonal of 25" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The average price of a new AOC PC monitor is $374.

AOC are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors.

Is AOC the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are AOC 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.

AOC is ranked the No. 9 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that AOC is the 9th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,314 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
8,510 reviews
#3
Taiwan
93%
93%
10,195 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,650 reviews
#5
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,527 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,338 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,242 reviews
#8
Taiwan
88%
88%
10,028 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,539 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
85%
85%
444 reviews
#11
China
84%
84%
878 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,553 reviews
#13
81%
81%
41 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
561 reviews
#15
MSI
81%
81%
342 reviews
#16
Japan
80%
80%
2,367 reviews
#17
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#18
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#19
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#20
73%
73%
177 reviews
#21
ELO
72%
72%
4 reviews
#22
72%
72%
341 reviews
#23
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
428 reviews
#24
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#25
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#26
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#27
Viotek
65%
65%
1 review
#28
Gigabyte
65%
65%
31 reviews
#29
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Apple
61%
61%
185 reviews
#31
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Taiwan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
ViewZ
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#38
56%
56%
0 reviews
#39
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Aopen
55%
55%
2 reviews
#41
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Bematech
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
AVUE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Hanwha
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Pelco
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Feelworld
52%
52%
0 reviews
#50
Peerless
52%
52%
0 reviews
#51
ADTECHNO
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how AOC 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
AOC PC Monitors

AOC have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a AOC PC monitor being 78%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of AOC PC monitor is $19 (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 AOC PC monitor is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of AOC PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 69 AOC PC monitors currently on the market in the US. AOC 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
$286
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$374
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,849
Price Distribution of AOC PC Monitors

What Do the AOC PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every AOC PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for AOC and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

AOC logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
342
4 stars
347
3 stars
47
2 stars
11
1 star
1
AOC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,828
4 stars
1,339
3 stars
365
2 stars
189
1 star
299
AOC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its PC monitors than most other PC monitor brands.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for AOC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 86% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of AOC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was good in terms of size and easy to connect to other devices. Their PC monitors have also won 380+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to AOC 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
prad.de logo
74%
39 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
16 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
89%
26 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
85%
12 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
19 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 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%
33 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
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
15 reviews
80%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
14 reviews
80%
37 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
85%
17 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
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
pcmonitors.info logo
86%
6 reviews
85%
14 reviews
87%
4 reviews
86%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
500 reviews
61%
414 reviews
69%
374 reviews
63%
257 reviews
65%
249 reviews
Average
81%
799 reviews
78%
687 reviews
82%
631 reviews
79%
453 reviews
81%
452 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have AOC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 384 industry awards for AOC PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards given to AOC to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

AOC has won 384 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL
hardware.info logo
18
14
17
10
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
8
5
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
6
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
6
5
6
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
SweClockers.com logo
5
7
3
1
3
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
2
1
Other Expert Sites
350
236
175
115
148
Total
577
384
307
200
220

How Reliable Are AOC PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AOC PC monitors. 370+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of AOC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think AOC PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that AOC PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for AOC PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

especially when delivered in such a gorgeously engineered package
techadvisor.co.uk
With a fantastic build quality
Expert Reviews
The AOC Agon AG251FZ was built to provide lightning fast refresh
monitornerds.com
well built
macworld.co.uk
its solid construction
ign.com
they are known for making sturdy
relaxedtech.com
sturdy VESA mo
Digitaltrends.com
the design is sturdy
uk.hardware.info
I'd love to see it packaged in a more rugged housing
technabob.com
Build quality is good
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

this screen's lacklustre image quality isn’t quite up to scratch
Expert Reviews
While the build quality is merely average
macworld.co.uk
build quality is a little less luxurious to the touch than it is to the eyes
techadvisor.co.uk
poor build quality
Amazon
the monitor was broken when it arrived
amazon.co.uk
Some people say the build quality is "Less than satisfactory
Bestbuy.com
The crummy Displayport cable it came with broke after a couple days
Newegg.com

What is the Best Mid-Range AOC PC Monitor?

AOC Q3279VWFD8

$250.99
Newegg US
AOC Q3279VWFD8
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AOC Q3279VWFD8
31.5"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$51
OVER 5 YEARS
B

A great mid range choice, priced at $250.99 is the AOC Q3279VWFD8, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Big display diagonal (31.5")
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Headphone out
HDCP

A multi award winning and phenomenally economical to run 31.5" PC screen, with a very good spec and a fair price. Owners report that has a good screen, it has brilliant contrast and a good picture quality.

95
Reviews
52 Reviews + 11 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$51 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that AOC Q3279VWFD8 has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 52 reviews.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
uk.hardware.info Great Value
pcauthority.com.au Recommended
itpro.co.uk Value for Money
HEXUS.net Good Value
kitguru.net Must Have
altomdata.dk Recommended
gadgetgear.nl Gold
hardware.info Great Value
megaobzor.com/ Recommended
pcmasters.de Value for Money
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What is the Best High End AOC PC Monitor?

AOC Gaming CQ32G1

$376.46
World Shop Co
AOC Gaming CQ32G1
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AOC Gaming CQ32G1
31.5"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$87
OVER 5 YEARS
A

If you're looking for a high end AOC PC monitor then the AOC Gaming CQ32G1 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $376.46.

Features We Love:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Big display diagonal (31.5")
Faster than average response time (1ms)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Headphone out

Our review analysis indicates that this PC monitor has a good refresh rate. It's an award winning and fully featured 31.5" PC monitor, with very low running costs. It has a headphone out, a response time of 1ms and a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and features Plug & Play.

95
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$87 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that AOC Gaming CQ32G1 has marvellous expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
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What is the Best Budget Choice AOC PC Monitor?

AOC Essential-line E2460SH

$267.68
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AOC Essential-line E2460SH
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AOC Essential-line E2460SH
24"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
A

At only $267.68 and with a Kagoo Score of 75 the AOC Essential-line E2460SH makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (1ms)
Built-in speaker
Headphone out
HDCP

An award winning and fully featured 24" PC display. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDMI and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that has a good screen, it has an outstanding picture quality but has bad sound quality.

92
Reviews
317 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that AOC Essential-line E2460SH has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 317 reviews.

hardware.info Bronze Award
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Should You Buy an AOC PC Monitor?
Is AOC the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the AOC PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have AOC PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are AOC PC Monitors?
What is the Best Mid-Range AOC PC Monitor?
What is the Best High End AOC PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice AOC PC Monitor?

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