I can't believe its not bezel! AOC's Frameless Q2781PQ display

Subject: Displays | February 1, 2017 - 02:25 PM |
Tagged: AOC, Q2781PQ, ips display, 1440p

Ignoring the creative marketing terms used in the PR, which describe the Q2781PQ as a Quad HD 4-sided “frameless” AH-IPS panel, the new monitor does have its good points.  It is a 27" 1440p Advanced High Performance IPS with a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 5ms response time.  While there certainly is a bezel, it appears to be quite slim and the stand will not block off a large portion of your desk.  The MSRP of $499 is not unreasonable for this product although if you want to go all out you can get the Swarovski crystal encrusted Q2781PS for an extra $100.  Gamers may be less enamoured of this panel as it lacks adaptive sync technology but for watching or creating media it is certainly worth a peek. 

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Fremont, Calif. – January 31, 2017 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the 27-inch Quad HD Ultra Slim Frameless IPS Monitor (Q2781PQ). AOC’s Q2781PQ sports an ultra slim design and asymmetric stand, along with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a new 4-sided “frameless” AH-IPS panel. It features a modern AH-IPS panel that allows for wide viewing angles of 178°, ensuring brilliant colors and Clear Vision, the image performance engine that can upscale Standard Definition (SD) sources to High Definition (HD) for sharper, more vivid viewing. The display also features Full sRGB color for the best color uniformity from any perspective. With excellent picture quality and features such as Flicker-FREE technology, the monitor meets the needs of style conscious home users and professionals alike. The AOC Q2781PQ is available now at Amazon.com for an MSRP of $499. AOC is also launching the Q2781PS, which sports the same features as the Q2781PQ, along with a Rose Gold base and edge and a luxury back panel adorned with crystals from Swarovski. It will be available on Amazon.com in the coming months for $599.

The Q2781PQ comes with an upgraded design and improved image quality that is certain to impress design-conscious users of all types. Alongside its ultra slim appearance and stylish asymmetric stand, the display comes in a new 4-sided “frameless” design with minimal black borders around the screen. The stand is also compact and saves space on the desk. Inside its elegant design, the display boasts the latest technology providing you with a first-class viewing experience. It features a modern AH-IPS panel that allows for wide viewing angles of 178°, ensuring brilliant colors with Full sRGB consistency and best color uniformity from any perspective. The AOC Q2781PQ comes with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and over 3.6 million pixels. Users interested in image or video editing will benefit from crisp and vivid visuals that impress with detail.

Modern features such as Flicker-FREE technology and multiple video inputs turn the AOC Q2781PQ into a functional and pleasant companion at home or in the office. Users who frequently spend long hours in front of a display will benefit from AOC Flicker-FREE technology, which regulates the monitor’s brightness through a DC (direct current) backlight system and thus reduces the unpleasant flickering that so frequently causes eye discomfort and fatigue. A range of up-to-date inputs allow users to connect the monitor up with their gaming consoles, Blu-ray players or portable devices such as laptops. These include a DisplayPort, two HDMI inputs and D-Sub.

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Source: AOC

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February 1, 2017 | 02:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It might not have a bezel but it still has a black frame no matter his small it is.

February 1, 2017 | 04:51 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

sigh ...

February 2, 2017 | 07:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Jeremy, were you aware you wrote THESE WORDS?
"While there certainly is a bezel..."

February 1, 2017 | 09:35 PM - Posted by Kung-Fu (not verified)

so, his is small?

February 1, 2017 | 05:31 PM - Posted by odizzido (not verified)

Why even report the dynamic contrast ratio? It's a BS marketing point that has no real world meaning. You guys are just advertising for the company and doing a disservice to your audience.

February 1, 2017 | 09:57 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You are absolutely right, the entire post should have been ...

Some new montor came out.

Here's a picture.


February 2, 2017 | 12:50 AM - Posted by Lawrence Millar-Madigan (not verified)

? Self-parody?

February 2, 2017 | 01:16 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You are correct, we would have also accepted sarcasm as a response.

February 2, 2017 | 02:24 AM - Posted by odizzido (not verified)

Or you could find out the actual contrast ratio before posting. Or you could just leave it out. The sentence would have looked like this instead "It is a 27" 1440p Advanced High Performance IPS with a 5ms response time"

Or, and this is what you went with, argue with your readers. Personally I think it's the best option so nice job.

February 2, 2017 | 01:12 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

The line between constructive criticism and a desparaging comment is not that fine, you could even say more than a stones throw.  The responses to each also show little resemblence.

You could have pointed out why you think dynamic contrast ratios aren't worth repeating when giving a short list of basic specs, giving me the ability to respond that the biggest problem with quoting them, plasma screens, are no longer on the market and that many display makers list it, allowing people to make a quick comparison before spending time researching the product.  It would also educate some readers on why this is a concern to some consumers.

You could then proceed to point out that the response time could also be simply a marketing term as they do not specifically state which response time it is, gray to gray or black to white and why that is a problem. 

They did not respond to my email about that and I decided to put it up as is.


February 1, 2017 | 08:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Let me know when theres a monitor with a better backlight than WLED.

And really? Crystal decoration on a monitor is the last thing i care about.

We need Rec.2020 OLED and quantum dot LEDs now.

February 2, 2017 | 05:42 AM - Posted by Justin150 (not verified)

Only 60Hz for 1440p?

Try 120 hz then would be interested although if they do it in ultra wide with a USB 3 or 3.1 hub then I am buyer

February 2, 2017 | 07:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Maybe because the PRICE would be HIGHER for a similar product at a higher refresh rate?

What's the point of criticizing every product that doesn't meet YOUR exact needs?

You might also look at a 144Hz model and say "if the price were lower I'd be interested.."

February 2, 2017 | 07:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

...and they have ULTRAWIDE, ISP monitors at 144Hz already. You would be a buyer? Well, then go buy one.

November 20, 2017 | 05:46 AM - Posted by Anom (not verified)

Does anyone know if the stand can be flipped for a dual-monitor setup?

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