If you are building a new system for 2015 then the latest breed of ‘UltraWide’ monitors might already be on your radar. With this in mind today we look at the AOC U3477PQU UltraWide WQHD which features a 3440×1440 resolution. This is an IPS panel with a 5ms GTG refresh and D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI and Displayport connectivity. Should this be making your shortlist?
There is no doubt that the AOC U3477PQU is a formidable looking monitor. The 21:9 UltraWide aspect ratio will certainly take some getting used to although those currently using a 2560×1440 panel will find the initial adjustment less of a problem. The AOC U3477PQU uses a 60hz AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) panel. It has 10 bit colour reproduction – 8 bit native plus 2 bit FRC dithering. In theory it should offer good coverage of the sRGB colour space without being a ‘wide gamut’ model.
The WLED backlight is rated at 320 cd/m2 with a 5ms grey to grey response time. There is adjustable pixel overdrive in the panel for those who like to fine tune the response.
- Inputs: D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI
- 3440 x 1440 maximum resolution
- Special Features: -5/24 Tilt,130 mm Height Adjustment,Audio out,Display Port Input,Eco Mode,e-Saver,i-Menu,Kensington Security Lock,MHL,screen+,USB 2x 2.0, 2x 3.0,VESA 100 mm
- 300 cd/m²
- 5 ms GTG