As far as monitors go, the market has been relatively quiet over the past few months, compared to the HDTV industry. Still, AOC's latest release shows that there hasn't been any large lapse in activity.
Since we have mentioned the HDTV market, we should probably say that the lack of balance between them, product- and marketing-wise, isn't actually the fault of any lapse in monitor development.
The real reason for how “quiet” monitor makers seem to be, in comparison, is the fuss caused by 4K and 8K TVs, especially 84-inch ones. But we digress.
AOC has formally launched the widescreen d2757Ph monitor, whose diagonal length is of 27 inches.
The price of the display is 279 Euro, which can mean anything from $279 (US prices usually correspond to the same number of Euro in Europe) to $358 (current exchange rates).
The 27-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) uses an IPS panel (for wide viewing angles), as well as the Film-type Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology.
This combination enabled support for 3D. Viewers will just need to put on some polarized glasses. One pair of 3D glasses and 3D on-clip glasses are included in the product bundle.
Spec-wise, the native resolution of the AOC d2757Ph monitor is 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), the contrast ratio is 1,000:1 (20,000,000:1 DCR) and the response time is of 5ms.
As for connectivity, a D-Sub and two HDMI inputs should be enough to make sure all desktop PCs, HTPCs, media players and even notebooks are supported.
European retailers should list AOC's monitor soon, if they haven't already. Buyers will be granted a three-year warranty.
We dare say that d2757Ph could be a very good product for people seeking to put together multi-display PC setups. The bezel is very thin after all, and the 3D support goes well with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology.