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Should You Buy an AOC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 17 February 2021
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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 2,700 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,500 PC monitors.

AOC are recognised for their wide selection of award winning and popular PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $64 for the E970 which has a display diagonal of 18.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 (WXGA) and go up to $592 for the C32G2ZE which has a display diagonal of 31.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new AOC PC monitor is $221.

AOC are recognised for their wide selection of award winning and popular 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. 11 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that AOC is the 11th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
9,555 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
8,729 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
16,956 reviews
#4
United States
94%
94%
8,521 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,903 reviews
#6
HP
United States
93%
93%
5,050 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,651 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,488 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,103 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,408 reviews
#12
MSI
82%
82%
519 reviews
#13
Netherlands
82%
82%
1,860 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
576 reviews
#15
80%
80%
42 reviews
#16
Gigabyte
76%
76%
81 reviews
#17
ELO
75%
75%
4 reviews
#18
Alienware
United States
74%
74%
564 reviews
#19
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#20
GeChic
72%
72%
54 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Japan
69%
69%
1 review
#23
Viotek
68%
68%
10 reviews
#24
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#25
67%
67%
453 reviews
#26
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#27
Japan
64%
64%
2,720 reviews
#28
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
AG Neovo
62%
62%
1 review
#30
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#38
Aopen
55%
55%
4 reviews
#39
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Tatung
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
53%
53%
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%.

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 41 AOC PC monitors currently on the market in the US. AOC PC monitors also tend to be cheaper than most other PC monitor brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

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 less efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,599
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$221
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $6,099
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
356
4 stars
354
3 stars
48
2 stars
12
1 star
1
AOC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,315
4 stars
1,484
3 stars
432
2 stars
225
1 star
369
AOC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for AOC PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of AOC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was good in terms of connectivity, a good size and easy to use. Their PC monitors have also won 390+ awards.

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 Benq AOC Philips LG
prad.de logo
74%
37 reviews
73%
25 reviews
64%
10 reviews
71%
14 reviews
79%
36 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
91%
20 reviews
91%
23 reviews
89%
14 reviews
90%
7 reviews
90%
18 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
24 reviews
87%
11 reviews
79%
17 reviews
81%
17 reviews
73%
12 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
15 reviews
78%
25 reviews
77%
13 reviews
77%
19 reviews
85%
8 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
17 reviews
73%
24 reviews
72%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
82%
30 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
8 reviews
82%
14 reviews
kitguru.net logo
85%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
17 reviews
81%
16 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
77%
15 reviews
80%
15 reviews
77%
15 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
14 reviews
91%
9 reviews
76%
11 reviews
80%
12 reviews
76%
11 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
80%
15 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
14 reviews
76%
16 reviews
75%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
91%
16 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
16 reviews
82%
17 reviews
80%
17 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
84%
4 reviews
85%
25 reviews
86%
18 reviews
91%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
14 reviews
85%
4 reviews
76%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
82%
21 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
89%
13 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
80%
4 reviews
70%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
79%
8 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
89%
7 reviews
87%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
84%
8 reviews
87%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
83%
6 reviews
77%
7 reviews
77%
9 reviews
83%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
84%
8 reviews
81%
4 reviews
79%
8 reviews
83%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
59%
467 reviews
68%
347 reviews
61%
347 reviews
62%
252 reviews
64%
207 reviews
Average
82%
728 reviews
81%
587 reviews
78%
584 reviews
80%
466 reviews
81%
393 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have AOC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 323 industry awards for AOC PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards received by AOC to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

AOC has won 323 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus Benq AOC Philips LG
hardware.info logo
17
16
11
10
11
kitguru.net logo
21
5
15
15
uk.hardware.info logo
10
13
12
7
8
prad.de logo
14
10
5
1
10
chip.com.my logo
11
10
7
4
2
tomshardware.com logo
9
14
7
1
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
11
8
1
2
ua.gecid.com logo
17
1
2
5
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
6
10
4
2
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
8
3
altomdata.dk logo
7
3
8
6
1
xfastest.com logo
12
3
6
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
8
5
6
3
1
HEXUS.net logo
7
5
5
5
1
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
gamezoom.net logo
1
9
10
benchmark.pl logo
2
5
7
6
Digital Versus logo
8
6
2
2
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
4
5
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
4
3
Other Expert Sites
348
171
191
113
92
Total
544
292
323
199
161

How Reliable Are AOC PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AOC PC monitors. over 480 of these reviews mention reliability of which 78% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of AOC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

78% 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

well built
macworld.co.uk
Well built with lots of interfaces
techadvisor.co.uk
With a fantastic build quality
Expert Reviews
The AOC Agon AG251FZ was built to provide lightning fast refresh
monitornerds.com
sturdy VESA mo
Digitaltrends.com
they are known for making sturdy
relaxedtech.com
stand both have sturdy metal interiors with external plastic coats sporting a red
Bit-Tech.net
the design is sturdy
uk.hardware.info
I'd love to see it packaged in a more rugged housing
technabob.com
has speakers built in
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

build quality is a little less luxurious to the touch than it is to the eyes
techadvisor.co.uk
this screen's lacklustre image quality isn’t quite up to scratch
Expert Reviews
While the build quality is merely average
macworld.co.uk
First off the stand has broken
Walmart.com
the build quality was very cheap
Amazon
one was broken
Bestbuy.com
clearly packaged by idiots as the driver disk is destroyed
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End AOC PC Monitor?

AOC C27G2X

$249.99
Adorama
AOC C27G2X
Buy Now
AOC C27G2X
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
0.5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end AOC PC monitor then the AOC C27G2X takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at $249.99.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (0.5ms)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Built-in speaker

A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 27" LCD screen, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and a headphone out, supports NVIDIA G-Sync and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that this LCD screen has a good screen, it has an excellent picture quality and it's really good-looking.

96
Reviews
329 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that AOC C27G2X has fantastic user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others.

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