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Should You Buy an AOC PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 05 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 110,000 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 $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 $635 for the u3477 which has a display diagonal of 34" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3440 x 1440. The average price of a new AOC PC monitor is $231.

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%
2,903 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
8,683 reviews
#3
Taiwan
95%
95%
9,564 reviews
#4
Taiwan
95%
95%
17,108 reviews
#5
United States
95%
95%
8,738 reviews
#6
HP
United States
94%
94%
5,057 reviews
#7
South Korea
92%
92%
7,630 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,424 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,103 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,413 reviews
#12
Netherlands
82%
82%
1,860 reviews
#13
Japan
82%
82%
576 reviews
#14
MSI
81%
81%
519 reviews
#15
79%
79%
42 reviews
#16
Gigabyte
76%
76%
80 reviews
#17
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#18
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#19
Alienware
United States
73%
73%
564 reviews
#20
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#21
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#22
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#23
Viotek
69%
69%
10 reviews
#24
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#25
67%
67%
453 reviews
#26
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#27
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Elo TouchSystems
61%
61%
2 reviews
#29
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Aopen
59%
59%
4 reviews
#32
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
AVUE
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
ViewZ
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
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 40 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 $5,549
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,199
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
4,318
4 stars
1,485
3 stars
432
2 stars
226
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 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of AOC PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was good in terms of size, good in terms of connectivity and had a battery that lasted a long time. 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 AOC Benq Philips DELL
prad.de logo
71%
42 reviews
65%
12 reviews
73%
25 reviews
69%
17 reviews
84%
18 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
25 reviews
90%
21 reviews
91%
28 reviews
92%
11 reviews
88%
19 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
26 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
17 reviews
78%
16 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
15 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
16 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
74%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
85%
22 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
16 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
76%
16 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
7 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
21 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
19 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
85%
5 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
20 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
9 reviews
86%
16 reviews
Digital Versus logo
91%
15 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
79%
40 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
85%
17 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
9 reviews
81%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
12 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
13 reviews
78%
8 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
pcmonitors.info logo
86%
6 reviews
85%
15 reviews
87%
4 reviews
86%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
497 reviews
62%
423 reviews
69%
388 reviews
63%
276 reviews
65%
252 reviews
Average
81%
786 reviews
79%
708 reviews
82%
642 reviews
80%
494 reviews
81%
463 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have AOC PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 393 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 393 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL
hardware.info logo
19
15
17
12
7
kitguru.net logo
22
18
6
16
2
uk.hardware.info logo
13
16
13
8
5
prad.de logo
17
6
10
4
4
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
7
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
6
6
ua.gecid.com logo
16
4
1
5
5
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
10
6
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
xfastest.com logo
13
4
6
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
2
4
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
5
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
Other Expert Sites
360
241
179
121
142
Total
587
393
313
215
216

How Reliable Are AOC PC Monitors?

We checked over 110,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AOC PC monitors. over 500 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 with lots of interfaces
techadvisor.co.uk
stand both have sturdy metal interiors with external plastic coats sporting a red
Bit-Tech.net
With a fantastic build quality
Expert Reviews
reliable performance
monitornerds.com
they are known for making sturdy
relaxedtech.com
well built
macworld.co.uk
the design is sturdy
uk.hardware.info
I'd love to see it packaged in a more rugged housing
technabob.com
its solid construction
ign.com

NOT RELIABLE

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
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
the build quality is the worst ive ever seen
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End AOC PC Monitor?

AOC C27G2Z

$444.30
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AOC C27G2Z
Buy Now
AOC C27G2Z
1080P
RESOLUTION
27"
0.5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$76
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end AOC PC monitor then the AOC C27G2Z takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $444.30.

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 positively reviewed 27" PC monitor, with a very good spec. 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 a very good picture quality and it's really good-looking.

95
Reviews
113 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
85
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that AOC C27G2Z has great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the C27G2Z in the US is $444.30 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice AOC PC Monitor?

AOC 27E1H

$179.99
Newegg US
AOC 27E1H
Buy Now
AOC 27E1H
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$65
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $179.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 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

A positively reviewed and very economical to run 27" flatpanel monitor, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this flatpanel monitor has a good screen, it's a good size and easy to setup.

93
Reviews
39 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

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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 High End AOC PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice AOC PC Monitor?

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