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Should You Buy an AOC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 09 July 2020
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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 4,500 PC monitors.

AOC are recognised for their wide selection of award winning and popular PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $55 for the E2270SW 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 $829 for the U3277 which has a display diagonal of 31.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new AOC PC monitor is $232.

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. 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
United States
95%
95%
8,267 reviews
#2
HP
United States
95%
95%
4,019 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
16,033 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,850 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,290 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
8,472 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,653 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
10,011 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
90%
90%
7,562 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
444 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
973 reviews
#12
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,573 reviews
#13
Japan
83%
83%
566 reviews
#14
Japan
83%
83%
2,371 reviews
#15
82%
82%
41 reviews
#16
MSI
79%
79%
438 reviews
#17
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#18
75%
75%
336 reviews
#19
V7
74%
74%
9 reviews
#20
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#21
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
72%
72%
432 reviews
#23
72%
72%
182 reviews
#24
Japan
72%
72%
1 review
#25
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#26
AG Neovo
65%
65%
1 review
#27
Gigabyte
64%
64%
31 reviews
#28
Viotek
64%
64%
5 reviews
#29
Viewera
63%
63%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#31
Japan
62%
62%
1 review
#32
CTL
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
ViewZ
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
DoubleSight
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#39
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Mimo Monitors
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
Tatung
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
AVUE
54%
54%
0 reviews
#43
Hanwha
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
ZOWIE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ikegami
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Feelworld
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 53 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
$330
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$232
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,849
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
347
4 stars
343
3 stars
48
2 stars
12
1 star
1
AOC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,984
4 stars
1,384
3 stars
405
2 stars
210
1 star
350
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 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of AOC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was a good size and easy to use. Their PC monitors have also won 380+ 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 AOC Benq Philips DELL
prad.de logo
73%
39 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
66%
14 reviews
84%
16 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
89%
25 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
21 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
18 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
8 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
20 reviews
80%
16 reviews
81%
18 reviews
80%
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
tweakers.net logo
89%
9 reviews
80%
12 reviews
94%
7 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
80%
36 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
77%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
78%
10 reviews
77%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
69%
9 reviews
72%
5 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
499 reviews
61%
424 reviews
69%
376 reviews
63%
253 reviews
65%
244 reviews
Average
81%
796 reviews
78%
692 reviews
81%
629 reviews
79%
460 reviews
80%
444 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have AOC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 387 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 387 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL
hardware.info logo
18
15
17
10
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
14
8
5
prad.de logo
18
5
10
4
4
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
5
5
6
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
ua.gecid.com logo
13
4
1
6
5
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
1
3
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
Other Expert Sites
356
236
176
116
143
Total
581
387
310
203
217

How Reliable Are AOC PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AOC PC monitors. over 380 of these reviews mention reliability of which 81% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of AOC PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

81% 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

they are known for making sturdy
relaxedtech.com
With a fantastic build quality
Expert Reviews
stand both have sturdy metal interiors with external plastic coats sporting a red
Bit-Tech.net
reliable performance
monitornerds.com
Well built with lots of interfaces
macworld.co.uk
especially when delivered in such a gorgeously engineered package
techadvisor.co.uk
sturdy VESA mo
Digitaltrends.com
I'd love to see it packaged in a more rugged housing
technabob.com
its solid construction
ign.com
the design is sturdy
uk.hardware.info
Sturdy stand
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

While the build quality is merely average
macworld.co.uk
this screen's lacklustre image quality isn’t quite up to scratch
Expert Reviews
build quality is a little less luxurious to the touch than it is to the eyes
techadvisor.co.uk
One star for looking nice whilst broken
Amazon
the monitor does work just fine no scratches no dead pixels
amazon.co.uk
a practical necessity as the monitor by itself seems more fragile than a similar-size screen that is part of a laptop
Bhphotovideo.com
If AOC didn't had the problem with releasing thousands of broken monitors I would've gave it 5 stars
Newegg.com
The only reason I had to buy a new one was because I accidentally broke it (being clumsy
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range AOC PC Monitor?

AOC Pro-line I2490VXQ

$230.90
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AOC Pro-line I2490VXQ
1080P
RESOLUTION
23.8"
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at $230.90 is the AOC Pro-line I2490VXQ, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (4ms)
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Headphone out

An award winning and fully featured 23.8" PC display, with a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a built-in USB hub and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good picture quality, good colour saturation and it's well designed.

96
Reviews
14 Reviews + 3 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that AOC Pro-line I2490VXQ has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%, based on 14 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the Pro-line I2490VXQ in the US is $230.90 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End AOC PC Monitor?

AOC Q3279VWFD8

$312.00
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AOC Q3279VWFD8
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AOC Q3279VWFD8
31.5"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$54
OVER 5 YEARS
B

If you're looking for a high end AOC PC monitor then the AOC Q3279VWFD8 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $312.

Features We Love:
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Big display diagonal (31.5")
Headphone out
HDMI
Audio output

Our review analysis indicates that this flatpanel monitor hasa good screen, it has good colour saturation and it's a very good size. It's a sensationally economical to run and award winning 31.5" flatpanel monitor, with a good price and a very good spec. It has a headphone out, an HDMI and a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and features Plug & Play.

95
Reviews
47 Reviews + 2 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
95
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that AOC Q3279VWFD8 has terrific expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others.

HEXUS.net Recommended
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Q3279VWFD8 in the US is $312.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice AOC PC Monitor?

AOC 27E1H

$179.99
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AOC 27E1H
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AOC 27E1H
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$61
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $179.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the AOC 27E1H makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Headphone out
HDMI

Our review analysis indicates that this flatpanel monitor hasa good screen, it's a good size and easy to setup. It's a very economical to run and top-rated 27" flatpanel monitor, with a very good spec and an affordable price.

92
Reviews
39 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that AOC 27E1H has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 39 reviews.

AOC 27E1H 27" IPS LCD Monitor Review
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The cheapest price that we could find for the 27E1H in the US is $179.99 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

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In This Guide
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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