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The U2879VF is one the fastest selling PC screen currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.
AOC Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
We calculated the average reviews for all AOC PC displays and specifically for AOC medium monitors and found that in both cases AOC had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. This month Mantagtj said on Amazon “Good monitor shame about the outputs direction, lovely colours, flicker free” in their review of the AOC U2879VF. Mantagtj also mentioned “GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4”.
One customer who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Gordonj mentioned this month “Very good value for money” in their review.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
U2879VF owners on average rated this PC monitor as fantastic.
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80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the U2879VF is 80000000:1. That's 20% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1. The contrast ratio of all recently released medium monitors ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think the Viewsonic VX2776-smhd (£189.79), and the Asus VZ249H (£150.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is too low for you then you might also want to look at the R271 (£169.99) (100000000:1), the RT270bmid (£199.98) (100000000:1), or the XZ271 (£290.45) (100000000:1) all from Acer which also has a higher Rating.
Very Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of recently released PC displays is 16M and the most is 1,100M. The U2879VF has a quite many display colour count (1,073.7 million) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U2879VF.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the U2879VF is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This PC display's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U2879VF.
Across similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of PC displays that came out in the last 12 months range from 290mm to 820mm. At 620.9 millimeters, the AOC U2879VF has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other newly released PC screens.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of new medium monitors is 770mm. The U2879VF has a fairly big viewable height (341.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest PC monitors.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the U2879VF has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the U2879VF. The fastest response time of latest medium monitors is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms.
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One AOC U2879VF owner wrote in their reviews that the AOC U2879VF was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Mantagtj and mentioned “In a years time I have had this problem where the hdmi plug pulls downward on the back” in their AOC U2879VF review.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2879VF have a built-in speaker, however the U2879VF does not have a built-in speaker.
Most flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year do not have a built-in camera. The AOC U2879VF is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The AOC U2879VF does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most recently released medium monitors are not 3D compatible. The U2879VF is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Acer GN276HL (£274.00) which also has a higher Rating.
Running Costs Are High
This flatpanel monitor is rated C for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U2879VF is £108, which makes it one of the more expensive to run new comparable spec LCD screens.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the AOC U2879VF has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the U2879VF. The average vertical viewing angle of recently released similar spec LCD screens is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the U2879VF has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out in the last 12 months. The average horizontal viewing angle of newly released comparable spec PC monitors is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 89° to 180°.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when this PC screen was released.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many new LCD screens.
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