The AOC 27V2Q is a monitor with a very simple premise: it’s really thin. The LCD panel is just 7.9mm at its top edge and expands to only 18mm at its bottom edge. Combined with impressively narrow bezels round the screen, this makes for a very svelte looking device.
It also boasts a feature list that should appeal to a broad selection of buyers. The 27-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it uses an IPS type LCD for good viewing angles and colour accuracy, and you get some modest gaming credentials too.
A maximum refresh rate of 75Hz is a nice little bump over 60Hz screens while a 5ms response time is a bit better than some IPS displays. There’s Freesync support too.
All this for about £165 seems like a potential bargain, so let’s dig a little deeper to see if it delivers where it counts.
- Screen size: 27-inch, 16:9 aspect
- Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
- Refresh rate: 75Hz
- Panel type: IPS, 6-bit+FRC
- Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 native
- Brightness: 250cd/m2
- Response time: 5ms grey-to-grey
- Adaptive sync: Fresync
- Display inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI
- USB hub: No
- Audio: No speakers, 3.5mm headphone port
- Tilt: Yes
- Raise: No
- Swivel: No
- Pivot: No
- VESA: No
- Warranty: 3 years
Retail Price: £166 (inc. VAT)