For those that need a reminder, AOC is actually one of the largest computer and TV display companies in the world and, although associated with a “cheap and affordable” tag, it manufactures high-quality panels for other monitor makers.
The issue with these “thin bezel” monitors
is that the bezel is actually just as big as it was before, but the final transparent panel that covers the screen is now also covering the better part of the plastic bezel with only a few millimeters of it being visible around it.
The thing is that the black bezel actually is clearly visible under the transparent screen cover and it’s just as visible as always.
LG was caught using deceptive marketing pictures to make the image appear truly borderless when in reality the situation was just like here, in AOC pictures, where the black bezel is visible and it is clearly bigger than 2 millimeters.
In LG’s marketing shots, the photos were photoshopped in such a way that the image appeared just as big as the monitor itself and there was no black bezel around them.
When the monitor was taken out of the box, the image on the screen was considerably smaller than the display itself despite the fact that the transparent cover was applied over the bezel.
AOC is more honest in this respect, but it also conveniently touts a huge 20 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio while forgetting to mention the average real contrast ratio.
The brightness is an average 250 cd/sqm and the typical response time is a good 5 milliseconds.
The AOC I2757FH 27” borderless monitor sports a FullHD resolution and it is currently priced at $347 (269 EUR) which is not what we’d call affordable.