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AOC U2868PQU PC Monitor

£286.37
28" 80000000:1 LED Mar 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £132.03 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good looking
Good sound quality
191 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this flatpanel monitor and have given it eight awards.

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this AOC PC screen. Noticias3d.com and Pcfoster.pl both gave this PC screen a "Recommended" award.

This LCD screen was given a "Gold" award by both review sites Pcgameware.co.uk and Nikktech.com, both of which decided that this medium monitor was terrific.

Another two expert review sites both thought that this PC display was good. This PC screen received a Techstation.it "Platinum Performance" award and it received an Xtremehardware.com "Silver" award.

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and pcworld.pl the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this PC monitor is 71% based on 196 owner reviews. 72% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

AOC Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 5,606 owner and expert reviews (including 610 verified purchases), AOC has good reviews for its PC screens. AOC also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 96% of those that bought a AOC LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

AOC released the U2868 in March 2014.


Design

Good Looking

Ten owners mentioned that it was good looking. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I have two of these and they are beautiful screens”. Two years ago Patrick H. wrote on expert review site Newegg.com “It comes with every cable you could want and they are of pretty good quality”. He also mentioned “It's nice looking and well put together with a stand that is both sturdy” in his review.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Win said three years ago “The 4K resolution runs at 60Hz so it is very smooth and easy on the eyes” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Steven Brown wrote in his review of this PC monitor “It just looks really smooth”. Three years ago Afagolf said “Impressive image quality, smooth fonts, brilliant colors” in their review of the AOC U2868 and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was well designed. Brian Kay mentioned “The monitor look great, nice plain black design” .

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Robust

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned two years ago “The AOC U2868PQU is a full-featured, 28-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that delivers solid performance at a reasonable price” . Tim Neil said on expert website Amazon in the same month “This is very cheaply built” in his AOC U2868 review. He also mentioned “Cheap monitor, even cheaper build” in his review.

Three people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was strong and durable. Tarak73 wrote “It is tough for me to identify the True 4k color Quality”.

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Easy to Setup

Four people concluded that it was easy to use. Roentgen2000 mentioned on expert website Amazon “You would be advised to use a decent pair of speakers if you are intending to use the monitor for gaming”. Yogi gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Looks good and control buttons are placed right” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Website Tigerdirect.com said “Easy To Set Up” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Steven Brown wrote on expert website Amazon “No problems setting up the monitor - simply clipping in a stand”.

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said in their AOC U2868 review on expert website Amazon “The quality is very good anyway.2) The OSD menu is a not intuitive.” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Brendan scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon two years ago “Colour settings at good defaults, as well”.

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Good Build Quality

Twenty-one people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago website Nikktech.com mentioned “Overall Image Quality” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “Good Build Quality” in their review. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said “Excellent display quality”.


Smart TV

Plenty of Connectivity Options

Three owners who reviewed the AOC U2868 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Website Apcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Plenty of connectivity options”. Brian Kay mentioned on expert review site Amazon “A basic monitor with enough connectivity and a good picture” but even so he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Two years ago Jonny said “Great connectivity”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The AOC U2868 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as this PC display.

Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Benq GW2765HT (£279.29), the AOC q2963Pm (£299.99), or the Asus PB298Q (£308.41).

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the U2868 is £133 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 1,092 PC monitors of a similar age and type.


Ergonomics

Wall Mountable

The AOC U2868 is wall mountable. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this LCD screen also are wall mountable.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The AOC U2868 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The AOC U2868 has an HDCP. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years also have an HDCP.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

PC monitors of a similar spec and age to this flatpanel monitor have viewing angles, horizontal of between 18° and 1,800°. At only 170 degrees, the AOC U2868 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor, the response time of the AOC U2868 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

The AOC U2868 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Price

Price (For Some

Thirty-seven owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good value for money. Website Nikktech.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “Price (For Some”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Expert Reviews also three years ago “The best budget Ultra HD monitor we've seen, with excellent image quality”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Mount-It! Monitor stand ($33) This inexpensive and sturdy VE” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four customers reckoned that it was expensive. Expert review site Lazygamer.net wrote “They're still frightfully expensive things” in their review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Canopus72 mentioned “They are so rare and so stupidly expensive (the cheapest one is by Hazro at overclockers for £600”. They also said “I cannot understand why they are so expensive” in their review.

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Good Sound Quality

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good sound quality. T R mentioned on expert website Amazon two years ago “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” in their review of this PC monitor. Vincent wrote “Built in speakers are kinda cheap in sound quality” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Picture Quality

Thirteen customers who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. Vincent said “Fantastic value for money and excellent picture quality” in his review of this PC monitor. Three years ago Roentgen2000 mentioned on expert website Amazon “It is important to note that to run 4K optimally at 60 fps you are going to need a decent graphics card and displayport 1.2” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Somebody That Like Chips said “After having to spend an additional £350 on a just adequate graphics card (fair enough) to push the pixels (R9 390” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Roentgen2000 wrote on expert website Amazon “Picture quality - The horizontal viewing angle is excellent” in their AOC U2868 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Brendan gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “Good pixel density, viewing angle”.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00685417083787, 00750519092521, 04038986184380, 05054533624962, 06854170837874

AOC U2868 Review Sources

To prepare this AOC U2868 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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