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AOC U3277PQU 32-inch 4K display review

If you’re not after the very finest colour accuracy or advanced monitor gaming features such as 144Hz or adaptive-sync technology, the AOC U3277PQU is a great choice.

Its biggest selling point is its super high resolution 32-inch screen, which is great for gaming and gives a large desktop area to work on.

The stand tilts, rotates and pivots and the OSD is a little basic, without any remote control or joystick controller, but it’s quick to find settings and options through the menus.

Although our results showed a disappointing inability to hit the claimed 350 cd/m2 brightness level, subjectively, the picture quality is as bright as you could want from a general-purpose display.

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We’re not even sure why AOC bothered with a VGA input, besides backwards compatibility with (now ancient) portable devices. A second HDMI input would have been welcome. But it’s great to see the newer HDMI 2.0 standard included on a 4K display, as it should be, providing 60Hz 4K video over HDMI.

AOC could work on a better input system. Asus is light years ahead of the competition with its joystick controls, and Philips has something similar on some of its displays.

As of now, the price is spot-on for a 32-inch display. It roughly matches a very close competitor, BenQ’s 32-inch BL3201PT both in feature list and price.

Overall, we’d consider the two to be neck and neck. While any 32-inch display will carry a price tag that’s hardly pocket change, the £600 price here is justified by the superb list of features.

Buy from CCL direct for £592.91 inc vat HERE.

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Pros:

  • Solid all-round 4K display with 10-bit IPS panel and 32-inch screen.
  • Good colour reproduction.
  • Good value, relative to alternative 4K displays.

Cons:

  • More HDMI or DisplayPort inputs would be useful.
  • Not quite as bright as some alternative displays.

Kitguru Says: A 32-inch 10-bit IPS screen and very good picture quality goes a long way towards justifying the price of the AOC U3277PQU.

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Rating: 8.5.

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