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15 Reasons For
Five Industry Awards
PC monitor experts love this medium monitor and have given it five awards.
Three expert review sites thought that this PC display was good. This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from HEXUS.net and it received a "Best Buy" award from In4.pl. Furthermore, the expert at Pcgameware.co.uk said that this medium monitor was terrific and gave it a "Gold" award.
The writer at Pcmasters.de concluded that this flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck and gave it their "Value for Money" award.
The editor of one more expert review site decided that this PC screen was good. This LCD screen received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.
Based on 35 owner reviews this flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 82%.
AOC Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
We calculated the average reviews for all AOC LCD screens and also specifically for AOC medium monitors and found that in both cases AOC had good reviews.
Good Picture Quality
Four people reckoned that this PC monitor had good picture quality. This year Expert Reviews wrote “Good overall picture quality” in their review of the AOC Q2778. Expert Reviews also wrote “Respectable picture quality”.
One customer who bought it wrote that it had good colour saturation. This year Devon Lady mentioned on Amazon “Great colours, etc” in his review of this PC monitor.
Easy to Use
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. E=mc2 rated the product as very good and wrote this month “In fact, in order to sit a comfortable distance away” in their review. One person considered that the product was easy to setup. Tim Boddington said in his AOC Q2778 review on Amazon this month “Quick to set up”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use.
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Good Value for Money
Expert review site Pcmasters.de highlighted in their review that this LCD screen was good value for money.
Some people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Devon Lady wrote on Amazon this month “Reasonable for the price”. One AOC Q2778 owner who bought it thought it was cheap.
Good Product Quality
Several AOC Q2778 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. In December Alxvy said in their AOC Q2778 review “Great picture quality, DVI-DL worked flawlessly on the PC”. A few weeks ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the AOC Q2778 on expert review site Expert Reviews “If you're only interested in image quality and don't want any additional features, you can get a decent screen at a good price”. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “The AOC Q2778VQE is the perfect example, offering impressive quality on a budget by dint of including no fancy extras whatsoever”.
One AOC Q2778 reviewer thought the product was good looking. Expert review site Digitalversus.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor last year “The accurate colours make it a pretty handy tool for productivity”.
One customer said in their reviews that the AOC Q2778 was well made. In December last year Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The Q2778VQE has a relatively modest build and finish” and scored it 80 out of 100.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
Medium monitors that were released more than a year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m². The AOC Q2778 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the Q2778.
2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The AOC Q2778 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q2778 is 640 x 350 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Has Four Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the AOC Q2778 is more than most LCD screens of this spec and age. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the Q2778. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Quite Fast Response Time
At only 1 millisecond, the AOC Q2778 has a very fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the response times range from 1ms to 25ms.
10 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One AOC Q2778 owner thought the product was not good structurally. Expert Reviews wrote “Construction too plasticky”. One AOC Q2778 owner reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “The fairly chunky bezel doesn't i” in their AOC Q2778 review.
Price Increase of £24.98
The Q2778 has increased in price by £24.98 in the last 24 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The AOC Q2778 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Q2778 do have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Q2778, the AOC Q2778 does not have a built-in camera.
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The AOC Q2778 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this type and age are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the Q2778, the AOC Q2778 does not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The AOC Q2778 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the Q2778. Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Q2778 have viewing angle, verticals of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
At only 170 degrees, the AOC Q2778 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the Q2778. PC screens that came out around the same time as the Q2778 have viewing angle, horizontals of between 18° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Quite High Power Consumption (off)
LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the Q2778 have power consumption (off)s of between 0.005W and 350W. With a power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts, the AOC Q2778 has one of the higher power consumption (off)s amongst medium monitors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the AOC Q2778
Running Costs Are OK
The Q2778 is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Q2778 is £50.
Released Over Two Years Ago
AOC released the Q2778 over two years ago.
The AOC Q2778 has a better display type than most similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This LCD screen has an LCD display, whereas most PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LED display.
If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq XL2430[plb_2417361_price] (LED and higher rated) or the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price] (LED and cheaper).
If you're only interested in image quality and don't want any additional features, you can get a decent screen at a good price. The AOC Q2778VQE is the perfect example, offering impressive quality... Read more…
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BobB would recommend the AOC Q2778VQE (Verified Purchase)
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