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    AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    And it has announced a portable 15.6-inch USB-C ultra-slim 1080p IPS monitor for $189.
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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Still waiting for touch screen on these portable monitors Not sure how useful it would be, or if just a bit of a gimmick, but it's a gimmick that would finally get me to buy one for use alongside my work laptop!

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Two pretty interesting products IMO.

    That portable monitor seems to tick all the boxes previous ones left empty.

    The freesync monitor seems like a nice spec for the price. Not sure 75Hz maximum is enough to tempt me, but I can see it being popular for sure.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Why must they advertise NTSC gamut? I'm sure it's because it is the one that produces the highest figure for this particular monitor but anyone who can interpret that figure knows that they're being conned. Give us something we actually use and be honest. People who care about colour accuracy won't be purchasing this kind of monitor.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    32" is a bit too big if you ask me, it's a shame they didn't do a 27" model.

    It is a (M)VA panel which is good but sadly rare these days, the PC monitor market has been flooded with IPS panels or clones of IPS (PLS/AHVA) so quality control with IPS is a constant problem with DSE (dirty screen effect) IPS glow, poor black levels, poor gray/black uniformity.

    VA tends to avoid some of those problems but at the cost of a more narrow viewing angle, almost all the high end LCD TV's these days are VA based (other than LG) but very few are being made at all in PC market other than a handful at sub 24" range and at 32" range.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Why must they advertise NTSC gamut? I'm sure it's because it is the one that produces the highest figure for this particular monitor but anyone who can interpret that figure knows that they're being conned. Give us something we actually use and be honest. People who care about colour accuracy won't be purchasing this kind of monitor.
    Yup, any sort of wide gamut (i.e non-sRGB) is a big no-no if you don't want oversaturated colours due to large numbers of programs and content sources not supporting it.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    32" is a bit too big if you ask me, it's a shame they didn't do a 27" model.
    For many people with less than perfect eyesight, or who want big screen but without the hardware costs of driving 2160p, 32" and 1440p can be a good compromise.

    My eyesight is not as good as it was, even with new glasses, so 1440p at 32" hits the sweet spot (AOC Q3277PQU).

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    This'd go nicely with my 24" 1080p screen, I'm tempted

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Two pretty interesting products IMO.

    That portable monitor seems to tick all the boxes previous ones left empty.

    The freesync monitor seems like a nice spec for the price. Not sure 75Hz maximum is enough to tempt me, but I can see it being popular for sure.
    If this monitor had been available last year I might have probably bought it over my UP2516D(although my example is superb luckily enough).

    I mean 8+2 bit panel too!


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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    my fury would love this....

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Make another 31.5 with higher max refresh, at a reasonable price (up to £120 more?), and I'll be in pain. VA, Freesync, QHD, and reasonable pricing is a powerful combo.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Make another 31.5 with higher max refresh, at a reasonable price (up to £120 more?), and I'll be in pain. VA, Freesync, QHD, and reasonable pricing is a powerful combo.
    I think the main issue is the high refresh rate non-TN panels are harder to do properly,but this is good progress in the right direction.

    Its still a lot for the money - my UP2561D was £250ish last year on offer when RRP was closer to £400,and that was 8+2 bit,qHD 25" display with no FreeSync. I can't believe that a 31.5" qHD 8+2 bit display has dropped to £250 and remember that is with a weaker pound then when I got my monitor too. Hopefully the colour accuracy is solid!


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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Here is a review:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/deals/...elieve-3338798

    It looks pretty decent!!


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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    I wonder how well the extended sync support in the new AMD driver would help with the lowish 75Hz top end of a monitor like this.

    I think 27" is the sweet spot for a 1440p monitor, but nice to see options.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I think the main issue is the high refresh rate non-TN panels are harder to do properly,but this is good progress in the right direction.

    Its still a lot for the money - my UP2561D was £250ish last year on offer when RRP was closer to £400,and that was 8+2 bit,qHD 25" display with no FreeSync. I can't believe that a 31.5" qHD 8+2 bit display has dropped to £250 and remember that is with a weaker pound then when I got my monitor too. Hopefully the colour accuracy is solid!
    IPS vs VA though.

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    Re: AOC launches 31.5-inch 1440p FreeSync monitor at £249

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    If this monitor had been available last year I might have probably bought it over my UP2516D(although my example is superb luckily enough).

    I mean 8+2 bit panel too!
    I nearly bought one of those myself but read scare stories about the number of duds with uneven backlight and colour cast that I ran for the hills and bought two U2414h instead. My graphics card is happier with 1080p anyway.

    And £250 for that was a bargain - they're going for a lot more than that now! Nearer £500 IIRC

    edit ignore the above - I'm talking about the UP2716D, I think it was input lag put me off the 2516.

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