Great deal on the AOC U2870VQE 28" 4K LED Monitor

Subject: Displays | July 8, 2015 - 04:22 PM |
Tagged: U2870VQE, AOC, 4k, 28

If you live somewhere you can visit or order from a Microcenter and consider a great value enough reason to use a TN based display then check out this deal on an AOC U2870VQE 28" 4K LED display.  Currently only $349+taxes you can get a 4k display for your computer or to stream to from your mobile device.  Again, at this price you cannot expect either adaptive refresh rate technology but for roughly the same price to pick up an IPS based FreeSync or G_SYNC monitor of comparable size you can grab three of these displays.  Connectivity includes VGA, DP, Mini-DP and HDMI (MHL), the latter of which is compatible with mobile devices.

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The display is sold as a 10-bit panel, in fact it is an 8bit panel which uses Frame-Rate-Control to up the number of colours to 1.07 billion but frankly unless you are using this for professional purposes you are not going to notice any difference; except the price of course.  You can see the full news release below the fold, or just click on that link to order one for as you might expect, the supplies at this price are limited.  Otherwise you can keep saving your pennies for a 4k IPS display with true 10bit colour and one of the two adaptive refresh rate technologies.

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Fremont, California – July 8, 2015 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces their U2870VQE, an affordable 28-inch 4K monitor with 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Resolution. The 28” large screen size offers more space and four times the resolution of a Full HD display and delivers clear crisp images to the value-minded shopper. The display features a professional non-glare TN panel with fast refresh and response times, along with 1 billion colors for rich details and ample connectivity options. The U2870VQE monitor is available today on sale at Microcenter for $349 ($499 MSRP).

Ultra High Definition (UHD) allows users to see more on the screen at one time and gives more real estate to the user. It also shows more detail for sharper and clearer images. Users working on the photos, designs, or even a wide spreadsheet will appreciate the crisp picture from a UHD display, which is usually reserved for monitors with much higher price points.

The U2870VQE features ample connectivity options with VGA, DP, Mini-DP and HDMI (MHL). With MHL-enabled HDMI connection, users can connect their smart device to their monitor to simultaneously charge and stream mobile multimedia on to the 28" 4K display. The monitor boasts 1ms (gray-to-gray) response time, 70,000,000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio and a 10-bit panel (8-bit + FRC) with 1.07 billion colors. The Frame-Rate-Control (FRC) technology is used to enhance the color depth of the 8-bit panel and boost the normal 16.7 million colors found in most displays to 1.07 billion colors. More colors mean that the panel can present more depth and richer color, for more vivid images.

For designers, the high definition, high pixel density provides great details for precision work such as architecture design. With the UHD resolution and large screen, CAD designers can see more on screen and spend less time scrolling in and out to accomplish more. If you are a gamer looking to dominate, the 4K resolution and 1ms fast response time will deliver. Combining impressive technical specifications with modern aesthetics, the display has an extra narrow bezel and hairline texture in the front with matte in the back for a sleek and attractive look. The 4K display has tilt flexibility and is also VESA 100mm wall-mount compatible.

Source: AOC

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July 8, 2015 | 11:33 PM - Posted by Devil 2 U

What are your thoughts on how this compares to the Monoprice 28" 4K monitor which sells for $400?

July 9, 2015 | 08:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"4K is too expensive. Not ready."

July 9, 2015 | 09:37 AM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

The acer x34 - 3440x1440, 100hz IPS with gsync.

THATS worth to spend on. Buying this 400$ 4k is just a waste of 400$. (unless you dont care about gaming or your eyes).

But my concern is gaming and im not in the position to flush 400$ down the toilet. Just sayin.

July 9, 2015 | 11:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's $350. For gaming, it's no different than using any other 60Hz display. If you don't game, then the benefits to desktop size are obvious.

July 9, 2015 | 03:03 PM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

Ye, no different...

except 4x harder to drive.
or if you compare to any 60hz IPS, then it looks like trash

July 9, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Any idea when the seiki 4k monitor with display port 1.3 coming out? Or any other dp 1.3 monitors at this point.

July 13, 2015 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Thomas Ellis (not verified)

You have a Typo "professional purposes you are not going to notive any difference" Should be notice thank you and I am surprised no one told you sooner, I guess its the booger in the nose, or zipper down thing everybody is too embarrassed to tell you. thanks Tom

July 13, 2015 | 01:40 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

My fly is now zipped

July 14, 2015 | 11:22 AM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

Well it is good to see that 4K prices are still dropping. Not sure I would buy this one but I would look at it if they had a demo model setup at one of my local Microcenters.

I bought an Acer B286HK 4K display for ~$350 last Black Friday but that had a better stand and a USB 3.0 hub. Its TN too but actually fairly nice even compared to my 2560x1440 IPS displays and LG 55" UB8500 HDMI 2.0 60Hz 4K Smart UHD TV.

Not necessarily a gaming monitor though,....

For people like us that do play games I think we sometimes do ourselves and others a disservice when we expect everything technology related to somehow be optimized for gaming. Believe it or not, not everyone sits around playing games all day. Therefore its OK for one or two monitors like this to be designed for general use.

In todays market, this is a reasonably quasi low priced entry level 4K monitor for a certain segment of the market. That doesn't make it garbage it just clearly doesn't make it the best that money can buy but the price should have been a clue to that fact.

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