AOC: a 28 inch 4K UHD monitor for $400

Announced in Europe, the new monitor from AOC signals a tendency for 4K UHD resolutions on 28 inch models priced to attract a variety of users.


The AOC U2879VF sports a new 4K UHD display offering, according to the company, “accurate color reproduction” which is perfect for design and video editing projects, but it is also a gaming monitor with ultra-fast response time of 1 ms, Adaptive-Sync support (FreeSync compatible) and low input lag.

Let’s say it: many users will have only a monitor, and will have to use it for work and play, and units like this one from AOC try to offer exactly that. Besides, the 28-inch monitor offers expansive screen real estate, which can be used to easily split the screen into multiple viewing panes to boost your multitasking capabilities.

The AOC U2879VF comes in an ultra-slim design that combines a slick glossy bezel with an elegant silver stand, making it a stylish addition to the workspace. The integrated 28″ (71.1 cm) TN panel is able to display more than 1 billion colours (Real 8-bit+FRC), resulting in vivid and detailed images. Together with its 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), the monitor’s good image quality is thus likely to find great appeal with those users interested in video and photo editing, but also is an attractive companion in day-to-day office work. Combined with Adaptive-Sync support (FreeSync compatible), 1 ms response time and low input lag, the display is equally appealing for gamers, who will benefit from crisp, highly detailed 4K visuals and the ultimate gaming experience.


When it comes to connections, the monitor offers various inputs, making it possible to connect it to a variety of devices. Alongside DisplayPort 1.2a+, DVI and VGA inputs, the AOC U2879VF features an ultra-fast HDMI 2.0 connector that increases the bandwidth significantly to up to 18 Gb/s, making it possible to play 60fps 4K UHD video without any problems. This port also boasts MHL functionality which allows users to display content from a smartphone or tablet device while charging its battery at the same time.

The AOC U2879VF also offers integrated Picture by Picture (PBP) function, making it possible to view content from two input sources at the same time. Thanks to the monitor’s 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, both of the two virtual screens are displayed with a high pixel density (138 PPI). To improve user’s comfort while using the monitor, the AOC U2879VF includes Flicker-Free technology that reduces the flickering phenomenon commonly emitted by monitors. As a consequence, the display is less straining on the eye, making it more comfortable to work on the display for long periods of time.

The AOC U2879VF will be available Europe in March 2016 for an MSRP of £279.99, which translates to some $400. No info available, yet, about when it will be distributed in other markets.

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