AOC Dramatically Lowers UltraHD Cost

A 28″ monitor from AOC, with UltraHD resolution, is being marketed as ‘affordable’ – and with a $350 price tag, it seems to live up to the claim.

Of course, to reach that low price point, AOC has cut back on some features. The U2807VQE uses a TN panel (possibly the 28″ Innolux unit that was so much in evidence at CES 2014), with a 1ms (grey-to-grey) response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 170°/160° viewing angles. Brightness is 300 cd/m².

The monitor can show 10-bit colour through temporal dithering, aka frame rate control. This means that, while the panel is an 8-bit unit, it will accept and display 10-bit signals.

DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, MHL-HDMI and VGA inputs are featured. The monitor is on sale now.