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AOC U3277PQU: 32-inch 4K (UHD) Monitor

By September 20, 2015 No Comments


One of AOC’s newer monitors, the AOC U3277PQU has very recently been released in the UK and other regions in Europe, but have yet to be released in the United States. It is very similar to the AOC Q3277PQU, which only supports a WQHD (1440p) resolution.

This monitor has a 3840×2160 pixel resolution, also referred to as UHD or simply just 4K. The 4K resolution is becoming increasingly popular and with the usage of DisplayPort 1.3, you can actually get 4K content at 120Hz and not just 60Hz, which you are limited to today with DisplayPort 1.2, which is found on this monitor. With the 4K resolution, all  photos, videos, games and text appear considerably more sharper and detailed. You can even have Full HD (FHD or 1080p) video content and upscale it on the UHD display to make it look much better. After all, 4K resolution offers four times as many pixels as a 1080p resolution.
The panel is an AHVA panel, which is an IPS-type panel and gives you great color quality and viewing angles.

The monitor covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and supports up to 1.07 billion colors using 8-bit color depth with FRC technology. Wide color gamuts are not supported and the brightness in this display is a standard 350 cd/m2. Other than these specs, the monitor offers 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, a light matte screen coating and a 5ms gray-to-gray response time.

AOC U3277PQU review

As you can see in the picture above, the stand is mounted by a 100mm VESA and you can freely remove it to have 100 x 100mm VESA holes, which you can use with another stand or mount on a wall.

In terms of design and appearance, this monitor is obviously minimalistic with its slender bezels, quadratic reflective stand and the overall grey-white color combination. The stand is fully adjustable with options for tilt (5 degrees forwards and 22 degrees backwards), height (up to 165mm or 6.5 inches), rotation (160 degrees left and right) and pivot (90 degree clockwise rotation into portrait mode).

For those of you with multiple input sources connected at once, this monitor also offerrs PiP (Picture in Picture) and PbP (Picture by Picture). The connection options on this computer screen are rich. It offers HDMI 2.0 (MHL), DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, four USB 3.0 ports (one of which supports rapid charging), 3.5mm audio input and 3.5mm audio output. It also has two in-built 3W speakers for decent sound output. To support the full resolution and refresh rate of this monitor (3840×2160 @ 60Hz), you have to use either DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0.

The price of this monitor is currently is currently around £750, but we expect this to drop shortly due to cheaper competing models, such as the BenQ BL3201PT (BenQ BL3201PH in the US). If the price drops, we’ll probably review this monitor. You can see an overview of the basic specs below and check if you can buy it yet from the appropriate Amazon storefront based on your location.

Screen Size32"
Resolution3840 x 2160
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time5ms
Adaptive SyncNo
Speakers2x 3W speakers
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