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28" 80000000:1 LED Oct 2015
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13 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both thought that this PC screen was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 9 user reviews this PC display has an exceptional overall user rating.

Popular Choice

The U2879VF is a popular choice of PC screen according to sales data from Amazon.

AOC LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

AOC medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC monitors AOC is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Mantagtj said “Good monitor shame about the outputs direction, lovely colours, flicker free”. Mantagtj also said “GREAT MONITOR - Full Colours - vivid - great on PS4”.

Reasonably Priced

One AOC U2879VF reviewer mentioned that it was good value for money. Gordonj said in their review “Very good value for money”.

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer B246[plb_1605013_price], the LG 29UM58-P[plb_3289019_price], or the HP Z24nq[plb_3047296_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the U2879VF is 160M, and the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. At 1,073.7 million, the U2879VF has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the AOC U2879VF is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U2879VF is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

Medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U2879VF have viewable size, horizontals of between 290mm and 800mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of 620.9 millimeters, the U2879VF has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Big Pixel Density

The pixel densitys of LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the U2879VF range from 0.36ppi to 220ppi, and the average pixel density is 110ppi. At 157 pixels per inch, the U2879VF has a quite big pixel density compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the U2879VF.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The U2879VF has a fairly big viewable size, vertical (341.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The smallest viewable size, vertical of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the U2879VF is 230mm and the biggest is 800mm.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the U2879VF is 1ms and the slowest is 25ms. At only 1 millisecond, the U2879VF has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the U2879VF.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. In December Mantagtj said on Amazon “In a years time I have had this problem where the hdmi plug pulls downward on the back” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The AOC U2879VF does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as the U2879VF do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the Hannspree HU282PPS[plb_3012440_price], the Philips 258B6QJEB[plb_2910808_price], or the LG 29UB67[plb_2884641_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the U2879VF do not have a built-in camera. The U2879VF is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Philips 241P6VPJKEB[plb_3021583_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The U2879VF is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The AOC U2879VF does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Running Costs Are High

This PC display has an energy efficiency classification of C. The U2879VF is in the most expensive 8% of all 500 medium monitors that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the U2879VF is £170.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and spec.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U2879VF the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The AOC U2879VF has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the U2879VF has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago. The average viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors that are a similar age to the U2879VF is 170°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from 18° to 180°.

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2 Other reasons to consider the AOC U2879VF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when AOC released the U2879VF.

Price Has Increased by £4.84

The price of the U2879VF has increased by £4.84 in the last 48 days.

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

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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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Total running cost over 5 years £169.21
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Energy Rating
0.84T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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