AOC Panel I2781FH
This LED flat panel display from AOC measures 62x36x1cm and sits on a stand 32x17cm that raises the screen 8cm from whatever you sit it on.
The viewable screen is 61x35cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 27inches.
Unlike most recent panels the stand is fixed so you take it out of the box connect the leads for power and signal and you are ready to go.
There is virtually no surround on the top and sides and it is only 1.5cm at the bottom. It is not a shiny black and the screen is also not very reflective.
The controls at the back are in a single line well clear of the stand connection so leads are easy to insert or remove. From left to right DC input, 3.5mm input for VGA sound and headphones, D-Sub (VGA) and then two HDMI ports. The resolution of the screen is 1920x1080.
On the front there is a line of six controls – left of centre - under the bottom edge and unlike a lot of other units the marking for what the controls do is clearly shown in white on the surround under the screen. Just to the right of these towards the centre is a pin hole white LED when power is on.
This panel is very slim – less desk space needed – and with the metallic base rather than plastic it looks stylish. The well placed small rubber feet stop it rubbing on your desk.
There is a power saver mode and of course the panel is flicker free to reduce eye strain during both work and gaming sessions. While the 4ms response time is not the quickest this is also not the most expensive panel.
The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the dynamic contrast ration 50m:1, in layman’s terms there is plenty of it to spare.
Surprisingly the AOC website does not claim any viewing angle figures but I managed to view it from close to 180 degrees from either side. There is a good amount of back tilt but no forward tilt to speak of.
The power usage is 31watts, 0.5watts in standby and .3watts when off.
I attached this unit by both HDMI and D-Sub and it accepted both without need to touch the on screen controls. As with almost all recent panels the ‘Auto’ setting is probably better than anything else you can achieve unless you are going to use it in very strange lighting conditions.
I like this unit it was easy to move when required and the cables did not manage to get tangled with the stand as they often tend to.
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