So you want a 4K display, but only have a 1080p budget? With the latest announcement from AOC, you might just be in luck. Their latest display--the memorably named U2870VQE--measures 28" in size, sports a UHD resolution of 3840x2160, and rings in at $499 MSRP. The only thing we're left to wonder is what's left on the table after the cost cutting.
The AOC U2870VQE 28-inch 4K monitor is definitely one of the least expensive 4K monitors we've seen. For the price, the fact that it's a TN panel isn't surprising. Most 4K panels on the market use IPS panels, and using a TN panel has been the way to bring an inexpensive model to the market. That means that while the U2870VQE is billed as being able to display 1.07 billion colors like a 10-bit display, this is due to the use of 8-bit + FRC to bring that number up from the normal 16.7 million colors you'd expect from a TN panel.
This display does feature the full gamut of connectivity options, with VGA, DisplayPort, Mini-DP and MHL-enabled HDMI connections all available. The U2870VQE also boasts 1ms (gray-to-gray) response time, and a 70,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. These are all features that would make this a decent gaming monitor, as many TN panels tend to be.
The AOC U2870VQE 28-inch 4K monitor is available now. See the press release below for more info.
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AOC's U2870VQE: A New 4K Ultra HD Monitor That Won't Break the Bank
Fremont, California - July 8, 2015 - AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces their U2870VQE, an affordable 28-inch 4K monitor with 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Resolution. The 28” large screen size offers more space and four times the resolution of a Full HD display and delivers clear crisp images to the value-minded shopper. The display features a professional non-glare TN panel with fast refresh and response times, along with 1 billion colors for rich details and ample connectivity options. The U2870VQE monitor is available today on sale at Microcenter for $349 ($499 MSRP).
Ultra High Definition (UHD) allows users to see more on the screen at one time and gives more real estate to the user. It also shows more detail for sharper and clearer images. Users working on the photos, designs, or even a wide spreadsheet will appreciate the crisp picture from a UHD display, which is usually reserved for monitors with much higher price points.
The U2870VQE features ample connectivity options with VGA, DP, Mini-DP and HDMI (MHL). With MHL-enabled HDMI connection, users can connect their smart device to their monitor to simultaneously charge and stream mobile multimedia on to the 28" 4K display. The monitor boasts 1ms (gray-to-gray) response time, 70,000,000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio and a 10-bit panel (8-bit + FRC) with 1.07 billion colors. The Frame-Rate-Control (FRC) technology is used to enhance the color depth of the 8-bit panel and boost the normal 16.7 million colors found in most displays to 1.07 billion colors. More colors mean that the panel can present more depth and richer color, for more vivid images.
For designers, the high definition, high pixel density provides great details for precision work such as architecture design. With the UHD resolution and large screen, CAD designers can see more on screen and spend less time scrolling in and out to accomplish more. If you are a gamer looking to dominate, the 4K resolution and 1ms fast response time will deliver. Combining impressive technical specifications with modern aesthetics, the display has an extra narrow bezel and hairline texture in the front with matte in the back for a sleek and attractive look. The 4K display has tilt flexibility and is also VESA 100mm wall-mount compatible.
AOC is the world's largest manufacturer of LCD/LED monitors and HDTVs. With more than 60 years of design and manufacturing experience, AOC has earned a reputation for selling user-friendly, technologically advanced monitors, TVs and multi-functional displays. Every aspect of AOC's global business focuses on the development of products that fit seamlessly into consumers' digital lifestyle. For more information, please visit us.aoc.com. Connect with AOC on Facebook at Facebook.com/AOCAmericas and on Twitter at Twitter.com/aocusa.