The AOC Company will soon be releasing the AOC P2779VC monitor and some of its features are already capturing the attention of the potential future users. The monitor offers an exclusive Qi wireless charging base, a PLS panel and the 1080p resolution on a 27″ screen for a decent price.
- 27 Inches Screen
- 1920×1080 Resolution
- PLS Panel
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- 5ms Response Time
- Ports: 2xHDMI, 1xVGA
- Other Ports: Headphones Jack
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast: 20,000,000:1
- Pixel Pitch: 0.3114mm
- Display Colors: 16.7 Million (True 8-bit)
The PLS panels are manufactured by the Samsung company and should deliver an almost equivalent quality to the IPS panels for less money. In fact, these panels should produce better viewing angles and brightness levels than IPS panels do. The specified viewing angles of the AOC P2779VC are 178 degrees which are the same value as with most of the IPS panel monitors.
The 1080p resolution on a 27″ screen might disinterest some people who fear that the picture quality would be too pixelated. However, this is not true as you will still be able to enjoy crisp and clear image quality. While the usual 1440p resolution for a 27″ monitor would produce a more detailed picture, it would significantly increase the price of it as well. Besides, most of the standard gaming consoles and HD movies actually max out at 1080p. Therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy in full quality watching experience without black borders, for an affordable price.
The AOC P2779VC display will also provide you with already optimized presets for various specific activities on the screen including Text, Internet, Game, Movie, Sports and a Standard mode. The OSD menu will have a diverse and useful adjusting abilities including brightness, contrast, dynamic contrast, three different gamma settings and four overdrive modes with different response time speeds.
With a response time of 5ms and a 60Hz rate, you will be ensured that you don’t encounter any blurring or ghosting while casually gaming or surfing around on the internet. However, more competitive players will notice the image blurring in fast-paced video games. As most gaming consoles max at 60Hz, the AOC P2779VC is shaping up to be a quite nice and affordable 27-inch monitor for casual gaming.
What mostly distinguishes the AOC P2779VC from the other monitors is its unique Qi Wireless charging base. Simply put your compatible mobile device on the base of the monitor, enable the wireless connectivity and your phone will be charging whilst being within your reach at all times. However, make sure not to have any magnetic items nearby as they may damage your data. Additionally, keep your desk and monitor clean from dust and metallic objects.
The AOC P2779VC comes with three exclusive and practical software applications. The first one, iMenu allows you to adjust all your settings in a desktop application rather than by using the OSD buttons. Secondly, the e-Saver software provides you with the ability to set custom Smart Shutdown timers; simply enter the amount of time you want the monitor to hold before shutting down when your PC turns off or enters a standby or the screen saver mode. Lastly, the Screen+ application allows you to split your screen into 17 different panel layout variations. Simply drag a window to the split panel and it will remain there; your multi-tasking jobs will consume much less of your time and patience.
The cabinet of the AOC P2779VC screen has a matte black color while the casing has a glossy surface. The slim bezel of the monitor along its golden base gives it a classy and elegant look, making it appear much more expensive than it actually is. The narrow frame makes the picture pop out which will make movies and video games more immersive. The bottom bezel is a bit wider as it has OSD buttons below the screen; the corresponding icons are displayed over the buttons, making the navigation through the menu easy and simple.
The LED power light shines in a white color when the monitor is on and becomes orange once it’s in the power saving mode. The LED light may also blink as a way of signalizing certain activities. For instance, once you connect your mobile device for wireless charging, the light will blink three times and then go off. When it turns on again, it means that your phone is fully charged. If it begins blinking two times every five seconds, it means that there’s an error in connection.
The AOC P2779VC display can be tilted by 23 degrees but other than that its position cannot be height adjusted, swiveled or pivoted. Moreover, the monitor is not VESA mount compatible, so if you wish to place it on the wall you will have to buy a fitting adapter, or be a little extra creative and crafty by making your own!
The connectivity of the AOC P2779VC lacks a DisplayPort, but since this monitor isn’t going to be used mainly for gaming, the two HDMI1.3, and VGA ports are plenty. One of the HDMI ports is also MHL compatible which allows you to transfer high-quality video content from your device to the monitor. There are no additional USB ports available but there is a headphones jack located next to all the other ports.
As we currently have no precise information regarding the color production accuracy it is yet unknown whether the professional designers will be able to get their work efficiently done. Aspiring and beginner-level photographers and designers can take steps towards the further development of their career pursuit thanks to the affordable yet valuable PLS panel. All in all, the AOC P2779VC is promising to become a high-quality 27″ budget monitor ideal for casual gaming, everyday use and designing aspirants.
In comparison to the other monitors of this price range, the AOC P2779VC offers more diverse features. It can be considered as a quality monitor for both casual entertainment and designing while the other monitors are strictly intended either for gaming or designing.
If your gaming console or the graphics card are somewhat outdated, the AOC P2779VC will be a nice addition to your budget-friendly setup as it will deliver an immersive viewing experience with minimal requirements, and all that on a great and affordable 27 inches screen which brings the overall score to the number down below.