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AOC Q2963PM PC Monitor

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29" 50000000:1 LED Jan 2013
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
A new dimension of entertainment is here: the myMulti-Play (q2963Pm). The giant 73.7 cm (29 ) display delivers true cinema feeling at home, thanks to its 21:9 format and UWHD resolution of 2560 x... More
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AOC Q2963PM 29 Widescreen IPS LED Monitor Review
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AOC: Q2963PM UltraWide Monitor review

20 Reasons For

Twenty Industry Awards

This AOC PC screen has received twenty awards from flatpanel monitor experts.

This LCD screen received a "Silver" from Gamezoom.net, Gadgetgear.nl, Hw-journal.de and Hardzone.es all of whom said that this PC display was great.

The editors of four more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this medium monitor. Pcfoster.pl, Purepc.pl and Conowego.pl all gave this flatpanel monitor a "Recommended" award and Almodi.org gave it a "Recommended Buy" award.

This PC screen was given a "Platinum" award by both Hwlegend.com and Techstation.it, both of which said that this LCD screen was excellent.

This medium monitor was given a "Gold" award by both Xtremehardware.com and Pcgameware.co.uk, both of which wrote that this LCD screen was excellent.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this medium monitor is 80% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, Chip.de and macworld.co.uk.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this PC screen rated this LCD screen 82% on average.

Easy to Use

Three customers considered that it had a good experience. J. Clark rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Viewing angles make for a fantastic experience”. Mr. A. J. Simmons mentioned two years ago “Makes for a truly engaging and immersive experience” in their AOC Q2963PM review. Also two years ago Simovski Stanislav wrote “It also just provides a more pleasant experience” and scored the product very highly.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the AOC Q2963PM was easy to use. Mjracer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Very easy to use once you figure it out” and rated the product as excellent. Simovski Stanislav scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “Handy for the office use.- Higher-than-normal colour gamut” in their review of the AOC Q2963PM.

One person who bought the product considered that it was easy to setup. Expert review site Pcgameware.co.uk gave it an excellent rating and wrote two years ago “Was incredibly easy to set up”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago J. Clark wrote on Amazon “The movie watching experience cannot be rivalled in this range and at this price it's about as good as it gets for gaming immersion” in their review of the AOC Q2963PM. Also two years ago John Sealey said on Amazon “Good value and looks good” in his review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Mark Twain scored the AOC Q2963PM 4 stars and he mentioned “For the money I am happy”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Anthro wrote “Edge of screen is a little cheap and weak.”. Jen said on Amazon “Verdict 1 star too generousBadly madetemperamental3 failed units in a row within 1 1/2 monthssome parts shoddy cheap plasticPlease spare yourself the headache”. Two years ago Simon Scarlett mentioned on Amazon “I was a bit apprehensive at first due to the cost (so cheap” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One person who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was cheap. Hexus.net wrote on expert review site HEXUS.net three years ago “Gamers understand that modern graphics cards are able to play the latest games at resolutions way above the standard 1,920x1,080 (1080p) available on a wide range of inexpensive monitors” in their review of this PC monitor.

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AOC Has Excellent PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 4,380 expert and owner reviews for AOC PC screens and found that on average AOC has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that AOC has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Nice Design

Some AOC Q2963PM owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Mr. A. J. Simmons mentioned on Amazon “Although Blu-rays are limited to 1920 x 1080 they upscale beautifully without any obvious loss of detail or sharpness” and scored it 5 stars. Mr. A. J. Simmons also mentioned “So in summary; everything is vibrant and beautifully varied”. Macworld.co.uk scored it 4 stars and mentioned “A stylish cabinet and good brightness consistency all over” in their review.

One AOC Q2963PM owner who reviewed it thought it was neat. Adam M. mentioned in his review of the AOC Q2963PM “Having 2 web browsers side by side without the left-to-right scroll bar is also pretty neat” and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Size

Two people who bought this PC monitor thought it was a good width. Adam M. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “9, so if you're a movie lover like myself then you will appreciate the extra width”. Also two years ago Mr. A. J. Simmons said on Amazon “Whilst you don't get the same vertical real-estate that's useful for desktop use as you would on a 2560 x 1440 model, you do get some useful extra width over 1920 x 1080” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it 5 stars.

One AOC Q2963PM reviewer who bought the AOC Q2963PM concluded that it was thin. Mjracer wrote in their AOC Q2963PM review “It's pretty much the same as any other slim lcd/led TV of this size”.

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Robust

Several AOC Q2963PM reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Power_parents said on Amazon “A good screen, well built and worth the” in their review. Simovski Stanislav said “Very good build”.

A number of AOC Q2963PM reviewers who reviewed the AOC Q2963PM reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Jen mentioned on Amazon two years ago “No scratches or dead pixels so did not complain about it”. Mark Twain mentioned on Amazon “You have to be extremely careful when wiping the screen or you can easily damage the backlight etc”.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was strong and durable. Two years ago Simovski Stanislav wrote “It looks very sturdy” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Several AOC Q2963PM owners agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Pauld said in their AOC Q2963PM review on Amazon “Very high quality, fantastic build, beautiful to look at”. Sd wrote in their AOC Q2963PM review “It's also a great quality monitor - excellent picture for the money” . Simovski Stanislav wrote in their review of the AOC Q2963PM on Amazon “Very high quality monitor”.

Good Picture Quality

Several AOC Q2963PM reviewers said in their reviews that the AOC Q2963PM had good colour saturation. Aidan O'byrne gave the AOC Q2963PM a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “The IPS panel is leaps and bounds above the TN panel display that lives to the left of it and the colours are noticeably brighter”.

One AOC Q2963PM owner who reviewed the AOC Q2963PM concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Good Value for Money

Ua.gecid.com highlighted in their review that this PC display was great for its price.

Good Connectivity

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago J. Clark rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The range of inputs is impressive, with HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort” in their review of the AOC Q2963PM.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that are a similar age to it.

Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung S27D590[plb_2243830_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Q2963PM has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Q2963PM do not have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Q2963PM has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the Q2963PM. The vertical viewing angles of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Q2963PM range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Q2963PM have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the AOC Q2963PM which has two DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

The viewable widths of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the Q2963PM range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. At 694.6 millimeters, the Q2963PM has a quite big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Q2963PM.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The AOC Q2963PM has a fairly big display diagonal (73.7 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the Q2963PM. The average display diagonal of comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the Q2963PM is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Q2963PM is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC monitors that are a similar age to the Q2963PM the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Q2963PM is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the Q2963PM are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Q2963PM does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Q2963PM also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Q2963PM does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the Q2963PM also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Loudspeaker

Most flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Q2963PM have one loudspeaker, including the AOC Q2963PM which has one loudspeaker.

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Quite Low Video Dot Rate

At only 146 megahertz, the Q2963PM has a fairly low video dot rate compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the Q2963PM. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the video dot rates range from 85MHz to 280MHz.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the Q2963PM range from 3g to 39kg. The Q2963PM is fairly heavy (6.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Q2963PM.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the AOC Q2963PM has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. PC screens of this age and type have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 45W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the AOC Q2963PM

Average Running Costs

The Q2963PM is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the Q2963PM will cost £52 over 5 years to run.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when AOC released the Q2963PM.

Specification

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20 Awards

kitguru.net Must Have gadgetgear.nl Silver purepc.pl Recommended hardzone.es Silver ua.gecid.com Value For Money eteknix.com Innovation almodi.org Recommended Buy ixbt.com Original Design hw-journal.de Silver gamezoom.net Silver Award techstation.it Platinum Performance megaobzor.com/ HIT pcgameware.co.uk Gold tomshardware.com Smart Buy hdblog.it Good Price conowego.pl Recommended xtremehardware.com Gold hwlegend.com Platinum pcmagazine.ru 5 Star pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(54)
21 March 2014

The AOC Q2963PM - MYMULTI-PLAY is a monitor that incorporates a 29? 21:9 superwide format display (IPS LED-backlit with a 2560 x 1080 res). Which in English is a ratio that can eliminate the black... Read more…

12 February 2014

2013 will be known as the year when PC monitors finally started moving beyond Full HD resolution. Last year we tested a large number of WQHD monitors with 2560x1440 pixels, and today we will... Read more…

13 January 2014

The AOC Q2963PM 21:9 SuperWide Monitor arrived well packaged and was incredibly easy to set up. I found the 21:9 29? panel a little strange at first (almost like viewing through a letter-box), but...

Pcgameware.co.uk

10 December 2013

Eteknix.com

Over the last few years, we have been [in general] demanding higher and higher resolutions from our monitors, and before we even think about using a multi-screen setup ? the most common resolution... Read more…

25 November 2013

Kitguru.net

With the growing rise in popularity of new high resolution Ultra Wide monitors we take a look at the AOC Q2963PM. This panel has support for both Dual Link DVI and DisplayPort connectors and can... Read more…

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User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 1 October 2013 by Thompson
Thompson would recommend the AOC Q2963PM (Verified Purchase)

I back-ordered one of these and waited patiently for almost 3 months. Worth the wait. Middle-aged eyes don't appreciate cramped visual content with tiny type sizes. Too often, I've found myself... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2013 by ShawnDenCO

Love the added room on this wide screen. Wall mountable and easy setup. Movies look great with no black borders on top or bottom. Picture is clear and bright...

Adjustable
Easy To Set Up
Lightweight
Sharp Image
Vivid Colors
No Left-right Swivel
Tip-prone Stand
(Verified Purchase)

I Must Say that this Is A Fantastic Monitor It took bit of time to get used to it But ( Id Never Go Back To normal Again )
If your a Gamer Its Brilliant Some Times can be Pain cause Some... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2015 by John David Bowen-Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent.

This review is by my son who owns the monitor.
I have been using the monitor daily for a year or so and I love it. There is plenty of space for productivity and movies and ultrawide formatted... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £48.07
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £51.11
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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