This morning AOC announced the latest addition to its ever-expanding lineup of monitors: a 27-inch curved 1080p display with one of the most unique designs that we’ve ever seen…on the back. That’s right, this gold-laden display packs more intrigue where users can’t see it. Here’s to hoping your putting this $200 monitor in a cubical and not up against a wall.

You’ll be giving up some features by opting for this more budget-focused monitor. While it does support HDMI input, there isn’t much else when it comes to I/O. But that’s a trade-off some are willing to make…

AOC’s latest features a curved panel with one of the slimmest bezels that we’ve seen, coming in at just 7.5mm. That makes it perfect for pairing multiple units together for an immersive curved viewing experience. Of course, anyone looking at this new display from AOC is going to have to be a fan of the primarily gold casing.

The 27-inch panel pushes out a 1920×1080 resolution and refreshes at 60Hz, which is a good baseline for specs on a monitor of this size. Ideally we would’ve liked to have seen this number closer to 1440p but that would’ve likely resulted in an increased price tag. Finding that balance can be a tricky one for manufacturers in the budget monitor game.

When it comes to inputs, there is something left to be desired here. AOC is only including a single HDMI 1.4 port, along with VGA. There’s no sign of USB-A, let alone USB-C on this display. Those looking for a new monitor that sports that type of connectivity will want to reach for Dell’s popular UltraSharp lineup that retails for roughly the same price.

AOC’s banking on that unique textured gold design to deliver sales on this monitor. Like we mentioned off the top, however, it’s a curious inclusion to only see the textured casing on the back. That’s the standout “feature” here and most won’t even be able to enjoy it.

If you work in an office with frequent passer-bys, longing for some extra attention, this may be the right monitor for you. Otherwise, we can’t really put the Toys seal approval on this purchase. Your money is likely better spent elsewhere, like the Dell alternatives we mentioned above, at nearly the same price point.

The newest monitor from AOC is available for purchase today from Amazon with a $200 price tag. It’s currently listed with a one-two month wait-time, but we expect to see that improve shortly.

AOC C2789FH8 Provides an Explosion of Beauty and Colors

Fremont, Calif. – August 29, 2017 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the AOC 27” C2789FH8 monitor, with curved full HD VA panel for a beautiful and immersive experience.

While the C2789FH8 offers great image quality at its full HD resolution, the monitor itself also features a gorgeous ultra slim design. The display’s premium design has thin gold legs and an almost borderless frame. The 27” curved VA panel offers a detailed 1920×1080 resolution and fast 60Hz refresh rate. The panel has wide-viewing angles, allowing user to enjoy consistent color uniformity and accuracy at all angles. The C2789FH8 has 50M:1 contrast ratio with 4ms response time and a curvature of 1800R. The display is now available at Amazon and Newegg for $249.99 (MSRP).

The C2789FH8 features AOC’s Super Color technology allowing for a wider color gamut, meaning the color spectrum has been enhanced to allow true-to-life colors. The monitor is also Flicker Free, using a direct current (DC) backlight system, rather than pulse width modulation (PWM), to provide a more comfortable viewing experience and wellbeing for users’ eyes.

Additionally, the display uses AMD FreeSync technology for a seamless synchronization of GPU and monitor refresh rates, without sacrificing performance. This technology delivers a gaming experience with zero tearing, stuttering and no input lag while keeping the framerates at maximum level.

The VA panel has viewing angles of 178 degrees and a response time of 4ms. The C2789FH8 also features several different inputs, including one VGA and one HDMI for connectivity for all users’ high-quality digital video and audio devices.

Product Specifications:

Panel Size: 27 inches

Panel Type: VA

Max Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 60Hz

Color Depth: 16.7M

Response time: 4ms

Brightness: 250 nits

Contrast Ratio: 50,000,000:1

Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 178 degrees (CR>10), Vertical: 178 Degrees (CR>10)

Special Features: SuperColor Technology, AMD FreeSync, Flicker-free

Signal Input: VGA (Analog), HDMI 1.4

To request more information on AOC displays, contact PR representative Christian Cooper at (305) 374-4404 x164 or christiancooper@maxborgesagency.com.

About EPI Nothing affects your computing experience more than the monitor you see the world through. Envision Peripherals is the company bringing you Philips monitors and AOC monitors in North America. We are a subsidiary of TPV, the largest monitor manufacturer in the world, with over 60 years of manufacturing experience. The Philips monitor line offers customers in business, education, government, and in the home an unparalleled combination of smart innovation, vivid imagery and timeless style – all backed by an industry-leading four year advance replacement warranty. AOC’s exciting Agon gaming monitors are the choice of many of the world’s best gamers, and we are an official sponsor of Team Liquid. AOC also provides a rich lineup of quality monitors sold for everyday use by businesses, schools and home users.

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