AOC U2879VF review: UHD for very little

Low price makes up for shortcomings

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Introduction

If you are looking for a new monitor, of course you have to consider buying an ultra hd-model. Unfortunately these are quite expensive, with the exception of 28-inch models- of which we have tested quite a few by now. Most recently the AOC U2879VF, that we compare with the 10 previously tested competitors.


Generally speaking a monitor will last you more than a few years, so it is meaningful to keep future developments in mind. An ultra-hd model is obviously one of the options you have to consider. However, there are a few downsides to this choice. Aside from the need of a fast graphics card (especially for games) you also need more money. The cost of these monitors is simply a lot more than full hd-models. The price difference with wqhd-monitors is smaller, but still about 25%. Furthermore you need to keep in mind that not all graphics cards can operate at this resolution: you need one that has DisplayPort 1.2 or hdmi 2.0 to transport 3840x2160 pixels at 60Hz. Especially laptops will not always have this feature, but also older desktops may lack this. Last but not least having up-to-date software is recommended if you want to use image scaling.

AOC U2879VF

If your budget is sufficient and your hard- and software are up-to-date, an ultra hd monitor is definitely worth the consideration: more workspace and more detail, those advantages are very clear. Furthermore the money required is not that bad today. For less than 560 dollars you can buy yourself an ultra hd monitor. The cheapest model that we have tested up until now, the AOC U2879VF, a 28-inch model with TN-panel, can be found for as little as 390 dollars in our Price Comparison.

This is a price for which you can buy a 27” wqhd-monitor with TN-panel, or a 25” wqhd-model with IPS-technique. Reason enough to take a closer look at the U2879VF, that is the successor of the U2868Pqu. We compare it with 10 previously tested models of the same resolution.

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AOC U2879VF

28 inch, 3840x2160, 157 ppi, TN, AMD FreeSync, 60 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 1 ms, 300 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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