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AOC U2879VF

AOC U2879VF PC Monitor

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28" 80000000:1 LED Oct 2015
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A pixel response time of 1 ms means speed without the smear for an enhanced gaming experience. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of... More
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12 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both said that this medium monitor was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This flatpanel monitor has an exceptional average owner rating based on 9 owner reviews.

AOC Has Excellent Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Based on 4,380 owner and expert reviews, AOC has excellent reviews for its PC displays. AOC also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

Popular Choice

Across all PC monitors, the U2879VF is one the best selling products currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. In October this year Mantagtj said “Good monitor shame about the outputs direction, lovely colours, flicker free”. Mantagtj also wrote “GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4”.

Reasonably Priced

One person who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Gordonj mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Very good value for money” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.

Other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price], or the iiyama B2780HSU-W1[plb_3029755_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The U2879VF has a very many display colour count (1,073.7 million) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U2879VF. The average display colour count of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the U2879VF is 150M, and the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M.

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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). Across all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U2879VF the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The viewable widths of PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the U2879VF range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. At 620.9 millimeters, the AOC U2879VF has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The U2879VF has a fairly big viewable height (341.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U2879VF. The average viewable height of PC displays that came out around the same time as the U2879VF is 320mm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the U2879VF is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the AOC U2879VF's response time is one of the fastest amongst PC screens of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who purchased the AOC U2879VF reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Mantagtj mentioned on Amazon “In a years time I have had this problem where the hdmi plug pulls downward on the back”.

Price Has Recently Increased by £8.47

The U2879VF has increased in price by £8.47 in the last 60 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U2879VF have a built-in speaker, however the U2879VF does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider including the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price], the Wortmann AG 3031216[plb_3160449_price], or the Fujitsu B24T-7[plb_2711453_price] which also has a higher rating.

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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 U2879VF, the U2879VF does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price], or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The U2879VF is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U2879VF are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The U2879VF does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

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High Running Costs

This PC screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and the U2879VF is in the most expensive 9% of all 505 PC displays of this age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the U2879VF is £108.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U2879VF have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°. The U2879VF has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2879VF.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the AOC U2879VF has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the U2879VF. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the U2879VF is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

18 May 2016

The U2879VF doesn't dominate in any particular area but seems to do everything reasonably well. It has superb color that doesn't require calibration, which is a big plus in our book. FreeSync is a...

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A 28-inch TN screen is the cheapest way to put Ultra HD on the desktop. Today, we're looking at a new example from AOC: the U2879VF. It includes FreeSync for gaming enthusiasts and a factory... Read more…

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Wade F.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm powering this monitor with a 6700k @ 4.6GHz and a Fury X. Coming from an ASUS PB278Q, the added resolution and Freesync more than makes up for the loss of an IPS display. I highly recommend... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to take advantage of the max resolution @ 60Hz you must have a display port 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 graphics card, otherwise it will default to 30Hz...

(Verified Purchase)

GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4 and PC tho GTX970 wont power everything on full and 4k that is for the newer cards really its time to update, hoping when the ps4k comes out... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor okay for 4k gaming if you can handle it on your pc i have 980 ti and i still struggle would be better if it was bigger as 4k realy noticeable the bigger the screen hard to notice... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

A fantastic monitor for viewing 4K content and for 4K gaming also looking crisp on lower res.

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.20
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers aoc v20, aoc v20d, aoc v20dv, 3840x2160, aoc u2879, aoc bg038, info u2879, acme u2879, aoc u2879v, code u2879, aoc bg038a, aoc v20dvi, aoc bg038ao, aoc n163802, pumps u2879, aoc v20dviv, info u2879v, acme u2879v, aoc u2879vf, aoc 300cdm2, code u2879v, aoc v20dvivg, info u2879vf, acme u2879vf, aoc aocu2879, code u2879vf, aoc n163802w, pumps u2879v, aoc aocu2879v, aoc 3840x2160
Barcodes 00685417708888, 04038986185714, 05057103011469

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