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AOC U2868PQU PC Monitor

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28" 80000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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AOC U2868PQU 28 Ultra-HD 4K 3840x2160 60Hz Unboxing & Overview
AOC U2868PQU Review: Gamer's BEWARE
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AOC U2868PQU - ergonomia

22 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded of all the flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

The writers at Noticias3d.com and Pcfoster.pl both recommend this medium monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This AOC PC screen was given a "Gold" award by both Pcgameware.co.uk and Nikktech.com, both of which wrote that this PC display was outstanding.

In addition, this AOC LCD screen received a "Platinum Performance" award from Techstation.it and the expert at Xtremehardware.com gave it a "Silver" award and thought it was very good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. Kitguru.net gave this PC screen a "Must Have" award and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 78 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 111 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 74 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Some AOC U2868 reviewers considered that it had good picture quality. In October this year Amazon Customer said “The resolution is amazing and providing your graphics card can run the screen at 60ghz it will” in their review and rated this PC monitor as very good. Frederick Leer wrote on Amazon “Great if you have good vision”. Michael Mosson wrote in his review of this PC monitor “60FPS you will need a very good graphics card - although this is the case for all 4K monitors” .

A number of AOC U2868 owners who purchased the AOC U2868 concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Brendan wrote on Amazon “Good pixel density, viewing angle” and rated it 5 stars. Roentgen2000 mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality - The horizontal viewing angle is excellent” in their review of this PC monitor.

One AOC U2868 owner said that it had a good refresh rate. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review on expert website Expert Reviews “Is a 28-inch TN panel with a much smoother Ultra HD refresh rate of 60Hz” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the AOC U2868 wrote that it had image ghosting. In October last year Reza gave the AOC U2868 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their AOC U2868 review “If you buy this and experience ghosting make sure overdrive is turned off in the menu options”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Steven Brown said on Amazon “The colours are also brilliant and vivid”.

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Easy to Use

A number of AOC U2868 owners who reviewed the AOC U2868 mentioned that it had a good experience. Dispereo mentioned in their review of the AOC U2868 “Clearly after this experience we're going to avoid AOC in future” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Itellthee said “Have anything from a 290 up, you can get a fantastic experience here”. Michael Mosson said “Watching 4K content an amazing experience, you will not believe how sharp everything becomes, even tiny text on a page is not pixelated no matter how closely you look”.

A number of people who reviewed the AOC U2868 thought it was easy to use the menus. Brendan said on Amazon “Colour settings at good defaults, as well”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the AOC U2868 was easy to use. Roentgen2000 mentioned in their review of the AOC U2868 on Amazon “You would be advised to use a decent pair of speakers if you are intending to use the monitor for gaming”. Snoopyn1 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Crackles randomly the only way to get rid of it is to use an external speaker” but despite that they rated it 20 out of 100.

Some AOC U2868 owners agreed that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Neither wrote in their review of the AOC U2868 “This monitor was easy to set up” and scored the product 5 stars. Steven Brown wrote in his review of the AOC U2868 on Amazon “No problems setting up the monitor - simply clipping in a stand” and gave it a very good review score.

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Robust

A few AOC U2868 owners who reviewed it thought it was well made. J. T. Harvey wrote on Amazon this year “Randomly goes black and a popping sound can be heard from the built in speaker before coming back on - Video editing is a pain due to the lag” although they gave this PC monitor a rating of 20 out of 100. In October last year Jonny scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Once together, very solid and holds the panel as well as you need”. Nuclearfishltd mentioned “The screen itself feels pretty solid as you're getting it out of the box” in their AOC U2868 review.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

A few AOC U2868 owners reckoned that the AOC U2868 was good looking. Brendan scored it very highly and he said in October last year “Great resolution and pixel density, pretty good viewing angles” in his review of the AOC U2868. Callum M. wrote in the same month “This Monitor is beautiful with its 4k screen” in their review of the AOC U2868. Connor Norvall wrote on Amazon “The monitor is beautifully sleek and professional looking” in their review of the AOC U2868.

Several AOC U2868 owners who reviewed it wrote that it was smooth. Last year Steven Brown said on Amazon “It just looks really smooth”. Win said in their AOC U2868 review “The 4K resolution runs at 60Hz so it is very smooth and easy on the eyes”.

One AOC U2868 reviewer said that the product was well designed. One AOC U2868 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the AOC U2868 had a thick frame. Last year Ig6 wrote “Thin bezel and Frame looks great” nonetheless they scored this PC monitor 40 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Brian Kay mentioned in his AOC U2868 review “The monitor look great, nice plain black design”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventeen AOC U2868 reviewers thought the AOC U2868 was good quality. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Great image quality, in comparison with a FullHD one is astonishing”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The quality is very good anyway.2) The OSD menu is a not intuitive.”. Mrs B mentioned “Great quality and great price, recommended”.

Reasonably Priced

A few AOC U2868 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Carnoustie said “Great monitor for the price” in their AOC U2868 review. Connor Norvall scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their AOC U2868 review on Amazon last year “I dont know why people complain about the windows 7 scaling, get used to it! Youre obviously not using it for the right reasons! Awesome value for money”. Jonny wrote on Amazon “Other than that, for the money, great piece of kit” and scored it 5 stars.

Eight people said in their reviews that the AOC U2868 was a bargain for the price. Brian Kay mentioned on Amazon “These are cheap monitors”. Brian Kay also mentioned “I guess my point it, yes, these monitors are cheap (I think they're the cheapest on amazon at the minute”. Mr I Morton said “A number of other reviews have said the same thing so its probably down to cheap components and will effect most of these”.

Several customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was cheap. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Mount-It! Monitor stand ($33) This inexpensive and sturdy VE”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor “The best budget Ultra HD monitor we've seen, with excellent image quality”.

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AOC Has Excellent Reviews for Its LCD Screens

AOC medium monitors have excellent ratings on average and across all LCD screens AOC is one of the best brands.

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Good Connectivity

A number of AOC U2868 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Brian Kay said on Amazon “A basic monitor with enough connectivity and a good picture” in his review of the AOC U2868. Jonny wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Great connectivity”. Lazygamer.net mentioned in their review of the AOC U2868 “Plenty of connectivity options”.

Two customers who purchased the AOC U2868 thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Roentgen2000 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The fact that it comes with speakers and a built in USB hub”. Roentgen2000 also said “There are 2 x USB 3 and 2 X USB 2”.

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Good Sound Quality

Two AOC U2868 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it had good sound quality. T R wrote on Amazon “Great quality in the image No dead pixels average sound quality VESA mount 100x100 mm if you want/need I don't use it for gaming”. Vincent mentioned “Built in speakers are kinda cheap in sound quality” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a very good rating.

Good Size

A number of people considered that it was a good height. $ said on Amazon “The stand is amazing! You can easily position your screen in the desired position (height, tilt, rotation” in their AOC U2868 review. Jonny mentioned in their review of the AOC U2868 “9 operation, tilt, height raise and lower”. Nuclearfishltd said “The included stand adds full height, pivot and tilt adjustment to suit almost any setting” in their review.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was thin. Roentgen2000 scored the product very highly and said two years ago “This is to be expected from such a slim device”. One customer who bought the product thought it was a good size. Mr. T said in October last year “Purchased the Dell U2515H, which despite being smaller, is still a good size in my opinion” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus two years ago “It has a great set of hardware features with a fully adjustable stand”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC screens of a similar type and age to it.

Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], or the Samsung S27C750P[plb_3841994_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The AOC U2868 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2868 do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS[plb_1716855_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price], and the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of LCD screens of this spec and age is 100M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M. At 1,073.7 million, the AOC U2868 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the U2868.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The AOC U2868 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U2868.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 70.9 centimeters, the AOC U2868 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The AOC U2868 has a fairly big viewable height (341 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U2868. The average viewable height of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U2868 is 310mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 280 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the AOC U2868 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Flatpanel monitors of this type and age have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the AOC U2868 has one of the fastest response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the AOC U2868 was not noisy. Ben Needham wrote on Amazon in October last year “Also I had the same problem with loud crackling noises from the screen” in his AOC U2868 review.

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The AOC U2868 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U2868 is £84, which makes it one of the most expensive to run LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Not 3D Compatible

The AOC U2868 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the U2868 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2868, the AOC U2868 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U2868 do not have an integrated card reader. The AOC U2868 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Expensive

PC monitors of a similar age and type range in price from £51 to £5,421. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and type.

Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the U2868 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the AOC U2868 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U2868 have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. The AOC U2868 has a fairly high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U2868.

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1 Other reason to consider the AOC U2868

Released Over Two Years Ago

AOC released the U2868 over two years ago.

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8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(38)
1 October 2015

Ultra HD monitors are increasing exponentially more ubiquitous ? but they're still frightfully expensive things. The reason for that is that most of them are still very much on the higher end of... Read more…

Costconscious price for 4K enthusiasts on a budget
Plenty of connectivity options
Sharp UHD image quality
Fast pixel response
Generous port selection
Image quality is inferior to the best 4K monitors
Noticeable input lag between the PC and the screen
Backlight could be brighter
Dull design
Narrow viewing angles
24 July 2015

Most of the UHD monitors now available are still in the premium category, featuring high-quality IPS panels and prices at £500 and above. But if you're looking to snare an ultra high-resolution... Read more…

In the end, the AOC U2868PQU isn't the bargain it looks on paper. The DT Accessory Pack Up your game and the get the most out of your gear with the following extras, hand-picked by our editors:...

The AOC U2868Pqu is a well designed, good value 4K monitor that provides a stunning image, if you have the power to drive it! The AOC U2868PQU came in a large, sturdy and well branded box. The...

Pcgameware.co.uk

9 February 2015

We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Hookooehoo
Hookooehoo would recommend the AOC U2868PQU (Verified Purchase)

I have had this monitor for about a month now. It was super easy to setup, all the different type of cables one could desire are included. This is my first 4K monitor, so all I can compare it... Read more…

Reviewed 28 March 2015 by Jellis142
Jellis142 would recommend the AOC U2868PQU (Verified Purchase)

First off, yes, this monitor suffers from input lag you can feel! But...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by JDH201
JDH201 would recommend the AOC U2868PQU (Verified Purchase)

Beautiful display. Much better controls than the Asus I have on my desk at work. You have to see the picture on these monitors to appreciate them...

Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Artman
Artman would recommend the AOC U2868PQU (Verified Purchase)

This monitor produces great 4K images. The monitor comes with most cables to get you up and running. If you are running a recent Macbook Pro and desire to have the best 4K image running at 60 Hz (... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Burns

I want to start this review with some pros:...

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.92
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.96
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers aoc 80m1, aoc u2868, aoc u2868p, aoc u2868pq, aoc 300cdm2, aoc u2868pqu, aoc 3840x2160, aoc international u2868, aoc international u2868p, aoc international u2868pq, aoc international u2868pqu, asrockasusantecarcticb u2868, asrockasusantecarcticb u2868p, asrockasusantecarcticb u2868pq, asrockasusantecarcticb u2868pqu
Barcodes 00685417083787, 00750519092521, 04038986184380, 05054533624962, 06854170837874

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