AOC I2775PQU Review – Once upon a time, PC monitors came with inch-thick matt black plastic bezels around the screen, giving even the flattest of displays a clumsy appearance that- hang on, this one’s still like that. What happened, AOC? Did you have a skip full of black plastic to use up ?Once upon a time, PC monitors came with inch-thick matt black plastic bezels around the screen, giving even the flattest of displays a clumsy appearance that- hang on, this one’s still like that.
What happened, AOC? Did you have a skip full of black plastic to use up ?
Or did you think users might be so disconcerted by the 1277SPQU’s slightly wobbly stand that they’d want something to grip on to?
To be fair, the stand offers both tilt and height adjustment and even rotates 90 degrees into portrait mode, for those who like long pages better than side-by-side window’s. And it does use IPS monitor technology for (potentially) better color reproduction. On the back, set into a protruding panel to which the stand is unceremoniously screwed, is a full set of inputs for the usual display connections – HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and the prehistoric analogue VGA D-Sub socket – although MHL isn’t supported for mobile devices. There’s also a USB hub that gives you two USB 3.0 ports on the left-hand edge and two USB 2.0 behind, connected by a USB 3.0 cable to your PC.
An unattractive monitor with an inconvenient design and poor picture quality
Inconveniently, the pow’er switch is round the back under the bottom edge of that big bump, where you’ll never be able to reach it from the front. Once you get hold of it and turn the screen on, things start to look ev en less cutting-edge. I he 1920xl080-pixel resolution matches many other 27in screens, but it isn’t
27in IPS LCD • 1920×1080-pixel resolution – HDMI port • DVI port • DisplayPort • VGA port • 2x USB 3.0 • 2x USB 2.0 • 2W speakers • 640x533x243mm (HxWxD) • Three-year warranty
terribly sharp at this size, and we w’ere disappointed by the color accuracy, covering just 78 per cent of the sRGB range. Photos and videos looked pale and drab, and not only did the backlight not go very bright, it didn’t even cover the full height of the panel.
We wouldn’t expect miracles for under £250, especially at a time when some of our favorite monitors have gone up in price due to the fall in sterling. And although the stand isn’t as solid as it could be, the no-nonsense build quality could appeal to business buyers, w’ho may not care too much about the niceties of color reproduction. We’d suggest, however, that you could do better than this without spending any more. Even AOC itself makes a 27in screen w ith vastly better color accuracy’ that sells for a few’ pounds less.
AOC I2775PQU Review: VERDICT
The USB ports are handy, but nothing else about this monitor stands out as exceptional and you can find better picture quality for less money
This similarty chunky model uses the older TN technology, but has excellent colour accuracy and a sharper 2560×1440 resolution