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AOC U2868PQU PC Monitor

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28" 80000000:1 LED Mar 2014
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23 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This PC screen is one of the most awarded of all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

The writers at Noticias3d.com and Pcfoster.pl both recommend this AOC LCD screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This flatpanel monitor was given a "Gold" award by both Pcgameware.co.uk and Nikktech.com, both of which concluded that this AOC LCD screen was excellent.

The editors of two other expert review sites both liked this LCD screen. The reviewer at Techstation.it gave this flatpanel monitor a "Platinum Performance" award and thought it was outstanding and it received a "Silver" award from Xtremehardware.com who thought it was great.

This AOC PC monitor received a "Must Have" award from Kitguru.net and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Average Owner Reviews

This PC screen has an average owner rating of 74% based on 111 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who bought this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this month “The resolution is amazing and providing your graphics card can run the screen at 60ghz it will”. Frederick Leer said “Great if you have good vision” in his review of the AOC U2868. Michael Mosson mentioned “60FPS you will need a very good graphics card - although this is the case for all 4K monitors” in his review of this PC monitor.

A number of customers who bought it reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Last year Brendan said on Amazon “Good pixel density, viewing angle”. Roentgen2000 mentioned “Picture quality - The horizontal viewing angle is excellent” in their review.

One person who purchased this PC monitor thought it had image ghosting. Reza said “If you buy this and experience ghosting make sure overdrive is turned off in the menu options” . One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Steven Brown gave it a very good review score and he mentioned “The colours are also brilliant and vivid”.

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good refresh rate. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Is a 28-inch TN panel with a much smoother Ultra HD refresh rate of 60Hz” in their AOC U2868 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Robust

A few customers who bought the AOC U2868 agreed that it was well made. J. T. Harvey wrote in their AOC U2868 review “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” but despite that they only rated this PC monitor 20 out of 100. Jonny said on Amazon last year “Once together, very solid and holds the panel as well as you need” in their review of the AOC U2868. Nuclearfishltd wrote in their AOC U2868 review “The screen itself feels pretty solid as you're getting it out of the box”.

Some customers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

A few AOC U2868 owners who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Brendan gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Great resolution and pixel density, pretty good viewing angles”. Callum M. wrote on Amazon in December last year “This Monitor is beautiful with its 4k screen”. Connor Norvall mentioned “The monitor is beautifully sleek and professional looking” in their review of this PC monitor.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was smooth. Steven Brown mentioned in his review last year “It just looks really smooth”. Win said “The 4K resolution runs at 60Hz so it is very smooth and easy on the eyes” in their review of this PC monitor.

One AOC U2868 owner who bought the product wrote that it was a good design. In December this year Brian Kay said in his AOC U2868 review “The monitor look great, nice plain black design” however he gave the AOC U2868 a score of 60 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a thick frame. Ig6 wrote in their AOC U2868 review on Amazon “Thin bezel and Frame looks great”. One person who purchased it considered that it was well designed.

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Good Product Quality

Some AOC U2868 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great image quality, in comparison with a FullHD one is astonishing”. Mrs B said in her AOC U2868 review on Amazon “Great quality and great price, recommended”. Neither mentioned on Amazon “I'm a programmer, so I didn't need gaming-grade speed and quality, just high resolution” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

Some AOC U2868 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Dispereo wrote on Amazon “Clearly after this experience we're going to avoid AOC in future”. Itellthee mentioned in their AOC U2868 review “Have anything from a 290 up, you can get a fantastic experience here”. Michael Mosson mentioned “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” in his review of the AOC U2868.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review “The quality is very good anyway.2) The OSD menu is a not intuitive.”. Brendan wrote on Amazon “Colour settings at good defaults, as well”.

Some AOC U2868 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Neither wrote in their review of the AOC U2868 “This monitor was easy to set up” and rated it 5 stars. Steven Brown gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “No problems setting up the monitor - simply clipping in a stand” in his AOC U2868 review.

A few AOC U2868 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the AOC U2868 was easy to use. Roentgen2000 mentioned “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 the AOC U2868 in December last year “Crackles randomly the only way to get rid of it is to use an external speaker” yet they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Carnoustie mentioned in their AOC U2868 review on Amazon “Great monitor for the price” and rated this PC monitor as excellent. Connor Norvall said “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” and rated the product as very good. Jonny mentioned in their review on Amazon “Other than that, for the money, great piece of kit” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Several people thought the product was a bargain for the price. Brian Kay wrote on Amazon in December “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 this month “A number of other reviews have said the same thing so its probably down to cheap components and will effect most of these” in his review of the AOC U2868 but despite that he only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Some people considered that the AOC U2868 was cheap. In December last year expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the AOC U2868 “Mount-It! Monitor stand ($33) This inexpensive and sturdy VE” but even so they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “The best budget Ultra HD monitor we've seen, with excellent image quality”.

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AOC PC Displays Have Good Reviews

On average AOC medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens produced by AOC.

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Good Connectivity

A number of AOC U2868 owners who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Brian Kay wrote “A basic monitor with enough connectivity and a good picture”. Jonny mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Great connectivity”. Lazygamer.net mentioned in December last year “Plenty of connectivity options” in their AOC U2868 review.

A number of AOC U2868 owners who purchased the AOC U2868 reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Roentgen2000 mentioned on Amazon “The fact that it comes with speakers and a built in USB hub”. Roentgen2000 also mentioned “There are 2 x USB 3 and 2 X USB 2”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few AOC U2868 owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good sound quality. T R gave it a score of 5 stars and said “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 said on Amazon “Built in speakers are kinda cheap in sound quality” in his review of the AOC U2868.

Good Size

A number of AOC U2868 owners concluded that the product was a good height. $ wrote on Amazon in December “The stand is amazing! You can easily position your screen in the desired position (height, tilt, rotation” in their AOC U2868 review and gave the product an excellent rating. In December last year Jonny mentioned on Amazon “9 operation, tilt, height raise and lower” in their AOC U2868 review. Nuclearfishltd mentioned “The included stand adds full height, pivot and tilt adjustment to suit almost any setting” although they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

One AOC U2868 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good size. Mr. T wrote on Amazon “Purchased the Dell U2515H, which despite being smaller, is still a good size in my opinion” but they only scored the AOC U2868 40 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Roentgen2000 said on Amazon two years ago “This is to be expected from such a slim device” in their AOC U2868 review.

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Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “It has a great set of hardware features with a fully adjustable stand”.

£98.96 Price Drop

The price of the U2868 has dropped by £98.96 in the last 33 days.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The AOC U2868 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the U2868 which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price], the Asus PB278Q [plb_1443239_price], or the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the U2868 that we have assessed, the AOC U2868's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most. Across all the PC screens of this age and type the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the AOC U2868 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This PC display's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution amongst all LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the U2868.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of PC display is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The AOC U2868 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (70.9 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the AOC U2868 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the U2868 the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The viewable size, verticals of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U2868 range from 100mm to 630mm. At 341 millimeters, the AOC U2868 has a quite big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the AOC U2868 has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the U2868. The response times of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U2868 range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One AOC U2868 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Ben Needham gave the product a rating of 1 stars and he said in his review of the AOC U2868 on Amazon “Also I had the same problem with loud crackling noises from the screen”.

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 monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U2868 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very High Running Costs

The U2868 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Not 3D

The AOC U2868 is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays of this type and age, the AOC U2868 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a card reader integrated. The AOC U2868 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Expensive

We checked 507 flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £46 to £2,475. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the PC screens of this age and type the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the AOC U2868 has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the U2868 range from -5° to 1,800°. The AOC U2868 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The AOC U2868 is a one HDMI ports quantity PC screen. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

At 0.5 Watts, the AOC U2868 has a quite high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the U2868. The power consumption (off)s of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the U2868 range from 0.005W to 21W.

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1 Other reason to consider the AOC U2868

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium monitor was released.

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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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £129.47
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £132.03
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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