For whatever reason sometimes you want to step away from the high tech upgrades that innovate our technology. Maybe you can’t afford it or maybe you don’t need it, for these situations you want to find something that you can afford that still performs admirably. AoC sought out to solve that issue in the field on monitors with this creation. We move away from the curved screens and the 4K UHD for simpler things that just get the job done. We still have HD with a good resolution along with most of the connectivity that top tier models have.
The price is also manageable as this monitor will only run your around $300 a bit. This is the type of monitor you look for if you want something standard that still hits the bases. We might not ever have a grand slam here but do we at least have a home run?
Design and Features
When it comes to design AoC did not get too crazy with the build. We have a simple case that is fully adjustable allowing so height increase, swiveling, and pivoting for a large amount of functionality in a basic black base. As for the monitor its advertised as 24 inches and with a minimal bezel frame it comes out to around 22.5 inches. A loss of an inch in a half is right at the median for frames versus screens size. Rocking a 1920 x 1080 resolution this screen is right at the average resolution as well.
Granting full HD capabilities without going into the super high levels that many programs are not made to run yet. Checking another box it gets the job done especially with a IPS display creating a large range of colors. IPS is not the only place that this monitor matches the best, it is also pretty quick at picking up images. The 4 ms response is very impressive to find in such an affordable monitor.
However the 60hz refresh rate once again bring it back down to the average. 60 frames per second is still plenty fast but it would be cool to exceed that for some smoother action. back to the colors we have a 1,100 to 1 base contrast ratio and a 200 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio allowing for a terrific range of color. This coupled with a brightness ability of 250 cd/m2 this monitor is pretty good at dealing with darkness as well as color for a really nice picture for the price.
You can access the setting from a location on the bottom of the bezel and it opens up other options for your picture. Modes include standard, text, internet, game, movie, and sports so you have some presets to work with for whatever activity you need, though standard works well enough. Theres nothing too amazing that you will not see anywhere else, but for what your paying for you get pretty much every penny. Nothing about the picture quality is below average so AoC is sitting well making sure everything is average to great.
Most of the engineering seems to have been put into making sure that the visual quality of this screen was impressive for its price range, though even still AoC added a nice list of goodies. First off we have a speaker system built in though its by no means great.
Most people will prefer using headphones or purchasing external speakers but hey at least its there just in case. Continuing the trend of following up average with great the connectivity is really nice on this monitor. We have the ability to connect up to three USB devices with one 2.0 and two 3.0 USB ports. On top of that we also have all the monitor to monitor connections you might expect. With a standard display port along with a DVI and a HDMI whatever extra screens you possess there is most likely a spot for it.
The monitor itself is also fully adjustable allowing you to change its height and angle like usual along with the ability to pivot, your viewing angle is your prerogative. Here again we do not see anything special but that does not stop them from providing you with everything you need.
Aoc 23.8in IPS Conclusion
At right around $300 a bit you should expect to get a monitor that resembles something like this. We have great color range, and brightness range that can compare with some of the top tier monitors. We even have a response time that matches up with them as well. Then we drop back down to earth for the refresh rate, resolution, and frame size. Even still you have to appreciate that they were not afraid to push for the limit in the spots where they could.
One spot they especially pushed the limit was in connectivity as this monitor has more connections than you would find in most full laptops at a similar price. Nobody is going to stop and stare upon seeing this monitor for its design though it is highly adaptive.
This is a great buy for anyone who wants an affordable HD monitor with a great color display and nice speed for the price. A taste of the best along with what you expect from the rest that in most stadiums will pass third and do well at home with you.