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...
On average, based on 9 user reviews this PC display has an exceptional overall user rating.
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”.
One AOC U2879VF reviewer mentioned that it was good value for money. Gordonj said in their review “Very good value for money”.
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This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 80
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 140
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Colour of Product
-3.5 - 23.5
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE
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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.
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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…
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…
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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