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AOC PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Small monitors manufactured by AOC have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just small monitors) and found that AOC also has good ratings across its entire range.
Owner Reviews Are Good
Based on 18 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 80 out of 100.
Two AOC E970 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Paul Pelosi wrote on Amazon “Value for money” but despite that rated the product 60 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Two AOC E970 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the AOC E970 had good picture quality. Paul Pelosi said in August last year “Picture quality is good”. Paul Pelosi also said “Slightly off to one side and the picture quality degrades quickly”.
Good Product Quality
Several customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was good quality. Anna Graham wrote on Amazon “That was the only thing about the monitor that was of half decent quality”. Paul Pelosi said in his review of the AOC E970 “Picture quality is good” however despite that only scored the product 3 stars. Paul Pelosi also said “Slightly off to one side and the picture quality degrades quickly”.
One AOC E970 owner considered that it was strong and durable. Anna Graham mentioned on Amazon “The stand was sturdy”.
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One customer who reviewed the AOC E970 said that it was thin. Paul Pelosi mentioned on Amazon “The viewing angle is rather narrow” in his review however despite that scored this PC monitors 3 stars.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the AOC E2070[plb_1563350_price] which is cheaper.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus VS197[plb_1445370_price] (50000000:1 and higher rated); or the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] (40000000:1 and cheaper), or the Hannspree HE195ANB[plb_2936128_price] (40000000:1 and cheaper).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the AOC E970 is more than most small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this AOC PC display.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of only 0.3 Watts, the AOC E970 has a quite low power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. Small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the E970 have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 5W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W.
With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the AOC E970 is fairly light compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years. Small monitors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 3.3g and 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker. The AOC E970 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other small monitors that came out more than two years ago, the AOC E970 does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the HP 688736-001[plb_1522541_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The AOC E970 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that were released around the same time as the E970 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the E970 do not have an integrated card reader. The AOC E970 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the AOC E970 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. PC monitors of this age and spec display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a more display resolution then you might also want to look at the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] (1440 x 900), the Acer V196[plb_1498796_price] (1440 x 900), or the Samsung LS19C45[plb_1458021_price] (1440 x 900) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the E970 that we have checked, the AOC E970's vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees is one of the narrowest. The vertical viewing angles of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the E970 range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Quite Small Viewable Height
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the E970 the viewable heights range from 110mm to 440mm. The AOC E970 has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 230 millimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC monitors that are a similar age to the E970 have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the AOC E970 has a very narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The AOC E970 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst small monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the E970 is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².
Only 700:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The AOC E970 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 700:1. That's 30% less typical contrast ratio than a 1000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all small monitors that have been available for more than two years the typical contrast ratio ranges from 300:1 (worst) to 1000:1 (best).
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Running Costs Are OK
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the E970 is £28, which is typical compared to the other 266 LCD screens of a similar spec and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this small monitor was released.
At 437.4 millimeters, the AOC E970 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the E970.
If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Acer 196HQL[plb_1496629_price] (442mm).
Monitor is value for money I think. Picture quality is good but the viewing angle is rather narrow. Slightly off to one side and the picture quality degrades quickly. It must be set at eye level... Read more…
The item arrived and looked ok but was very light and, for want of a better word, quite flimsy - didnt feel real, sort of felt like a toy (if that makes sense). The screen was smashed when it... Read more…
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