AOC 22inch Panel G2260VWQ6 

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A sub £100 flat panel is not unusual, a near £100 flat panel from a company like AOC is. This offering has cut a few of the ‘bells and whistles’ but nothing has been cut that matters and with everyone now worrying about ‘Blue Light’ this gives reassurance.

AOC G2260VWQ6 22 Inch LED Monitor
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The screen of the G2260VWQ6 measures 50.5x30.5x1.7cm the last figure is at the edge. The viewable screen is 48x27cm which gives the diagonal imperial measurement of just over 21½ inches.

 The stand is circular at 18cm and with the connecting arm raises the unit by 7.5cm from your desk. There is no side to side movement but the unit is light so turning is not a problem, there is some forward tilt and a good amount of back tilt.

For a 22 inch panel it is small - as you can work out from the dimensions – but it is also light so easy to move around if required. One possible minus point is that the display may not be raised enough from the desk for some.

At the back on the left side under the overhang are the connections, headphone out and audio in the latter if you connect via D-Sub (VGA), next is the VGA socket then an HDMI and finally Display Port. Beyond the arm is the mains power input via a kettle style lead.

At the front on the right side of the under edge are the five panel control buttons but I found the only one you are likely to need is the far right one for on/off which has an LED beside it.

The reason I say you are unlikely to need the buttons is that the Auto image is both accurate and I found gave correct brightness and contrast without adjustment. However in my ‘fiddle’ mode I found there was more of both if required.

One design feature is a small orange band under the bottom screen edge that does distract the eye but does highlight the icons for the control buttons an improvement on most that have black highlighted on black that are almost brail like to tell which button does what.

For anyone who has been away from computers for a year or so then ‘Blue Light’ and the harm it can do to your eyes is the big thing and not surprisingly this unit is big on ‘Anti Blue Light’. This technology reduces eye strain and fatigue.

It is marketed as a gaming monitor as it has 1ms refresh time and ‘anti tear and stutter’ technology which means it does not break up objects on screen.

The one surprise to me is that this unit only supports 1920x1080 I would have expected a little more especially when you have Display Port built in.

If you have an AMD chip and Display Port then this unit supports Freesync Technology. More information on this can be found on the AMD web site

I forced myself to watch a video or three and I found that there was a good range of blacks so instead of a solid block of darkness there were shades to see where the nasties were hiding/waiting.

The AOC G2260VWQ6 is available from the first link below for £104.56 with free delivery.

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