AOC 27" IPS LED monitor now £199.99 @ CCL Online
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AOC 27" IPS LED monitor now £199.99 @ CCL Online

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Found 2nd Mar 2013
I posted this a week ago when it was 210 now even cheaper. 3% quidco.

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sweet!! heat!!

this is only up to 1920 x 1080 maximum.. for a second I thought it might be the 1440 one..

I don't know the full technical details but that looks like a nice price for a 27" monitor. I bought my AOC LCD TV about five years ago and have had no problem with it to this day so I'd have no problem buying more AOC products.

Yet another only 1080p 27" screen. Cold.

dennis123123

Yet another only 1080p 27" screen. Cold.



So are you saying you can get higher resolution 27" for this price?

dexix

So are you saying you can get higher resolution 27" for this price?



No, I think that he is saying that a 27" monitor with such a low resolution is a waste of space, and I agree with him. As a desktop monitor of this size, you need a much higher res. Maybe it's okay as a TV.

GDB2222

No, I think that he is saying that a 27" monitor with such a low … No, I think that he is saying that a 27" monitor with such a low resolution is a waste of space, and I agree with him. As a desktop monitor of this size, you need a much higher res. Maybe it's okay as a TV.



Yes that's exactly what I meant - on a 24" 1080p PC monitor I can see the individual pixels quite clearly. Any size above that (but at the same res) is awful.

dexix

So are you saying you can get higher resolution 27" for this price?



For £40 more you can ;D

I use a samsung panel 27" at 1920 x 1080 and its fine, can't see the issue at all, games look great!
Edited by: "rizel23" 2nd Mar 2013

I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea on eBay. Shipping only took about 5 days too

I also don't see the point of these 27" 1920 x 1080 displays. For desktop PC usage you are better of with a cheaper 23"/ 24" display at the same resolution, and if you want it for a games console or for watching movies then a 32" 1080P TV at around the same price makes more sense.

The 2560 x 1440 27" monitors are vastly superior to these! I got one from eBay delivered from Korea similar to the above poster

Still clinging to my matte IPS screen !

Is AOC a decent brand for a monitor? Looking for a 21"-22" HD screen & I note AOC do the cheapest. Thanks

waiting for the 23" version of this monitor

AOC are not great and CCL are a nightmare to deal with from experience.

coolboy101

I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea … I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea on eBay. Shipping only took about 5 days too



Yeah but they are not that price on Ebay now...sadly.

coolboy101

I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea … I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea on eBay. Shipping only took about 5 days too


The cheapest I can see on ebay are around £230 and that doesn't included any import duty.

I'd rather have an LG one from Amazon myself.... just a few quid more at £203.88 to your door.

LG 27 inch IPS Flat Panel Display

agree with those who say this is to low of a res for a desktop monitor. I have a 26" 1920x1200 and I wish the res was bigger now. As a TV it is fine but as a monitor you will be disappointed.

mikerr

Still clinging to my matte IPS screen !


I hear you, bro.

coolboy101

I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea … I bought a Yamakasi 27" 2560x1440 monitor for £180 delivered from Korea on eBay. Shipping only took about 5 days too



£230 at a minimum now.

dennis123123

Yes that's exactly what I meant - on a 24" 1080p PC monitor I can see the … Yes that's exactly what I meant - on a 24" 1080p PC monitor I can see the individual pixels quite clearly. Any size above that (but at the same res) is awful.


You are generalising and assuming, did you actually tried it?. I have a 25" 1080p monitor, and I would not go back to 24", the 25" is just more comfortable for my eyes.
If you look at the reviews HERE, people are very happy with them.

For general or gaming use 24" is the highest you can get away with 1080p on, in my opinion.

Unless you happen to be viewing it from a distance, that is. In that case if the resolution is too high the text will be unreadable.

Agreed on this being too low a resolution for the size, my old 22" 1680x1050 monitor had more pixels per inch than this and it looked awful at normal computer viewing distances, my 27" 2560x1440 on the other hand is fantastic.

HOT from me. As far as resolution is concerned it will always be a question of just how far you sit from the monitor, if I hold my OH iPhone 5 right up to my face I can see the pixels, likewise sitting 4 metres from my LG 60" TV the picture looks seriously crisp. It all goes a little fuzzy if I take my glasses off tho.

As far as AOC is concerned they are great Monitors and been around for a very long time, I have owned several over the years and the only one wich developed a couple of stuck pixels was replaced on site for me within 3 days and out side of its normal warranty, and as far as ccl are concerned I can't say I have ever had a problem with CS.

FinderOfDeals

I'd rather have an LG one from Amazon myself.... just a few quid more at … I'd rather have an LG one from Amazon myself.... just a few quid more at £203.88 to your door.LG 27 inch IPS Flat Panel Display



But its the same resolution ! Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Yeah I know... And I agree for close up use, the larger the screen, the larger the rez has to be. I was meaning like for like. For a small HTPC set up, these sizes and rez are still very good for the price.
Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Mar 2013

I run my 32" tv as a monitor, and it's really, really nice. Considering this is the same price as I paid, and it drops the TV and connectivity features and drops five inches with no discount, I wouldn't recommend it.

dexix

So are you saying you can get higher resolution 27" for this price?



I got myself a Yamakasi catleap from eBay for about £25 more.

Mine arrived today. It is lovely,the small bezel makes the screen seem immense without taking up too much space. No lag or ghosting on gaming, was playing far cry 3 at max 1080p settings 60fps and no issues.

dxx

I run my 32" tv as a monitor, and it's really, really nice. Considering … I run my 32" tv as a monitor, and it's really, really nice. Considering this is the same price as I paid, and it drops the TV and connectivity features and drops five inches with no discount, I wouldn't recommend it.



Is your TV an IPS panel?

I use my PC in my 37 inch tv and this monitor, the tv is for movies really, but you can't put a TV on a desk at 30 inches plus without it being really awkward so a TV is a horrible idea if you need to use a PC at a desk. Fine for HTPC purposes.
Edited by: "Uzion" 2nd Mar 2013

I really don't need a 27" monitor now, but I'd personally buy this one - amazon.co.uk/Ace…1-1
It even has 2ms response time compared to AOC's 5ms!

philandhol

AOC are not great and CCL are a nightmare to deal with from experience.


AOC are owned by TPV Technology, the largest manufacture of monitors in the world and IMO have some of the nicest designs (for affordable prices) around. Plus they have 3-year warranty...
This is one of the cheapest 27" IPS screens, but has a pretty sexy design IMO.

I agree 1080p is too low a resolution for quite a few (I lasted a month before I upgraded to my Hazro WD) but for those who game on consoles and use a PC or laptop for occasional desktop use this is fine.

I have two friends who use HD Ready 32" and 40" TV's as monitors so you'd be surprised what some can put up with!

Of course the 27" Korean monitors are an option, but don't forget they have no scalers (to save on costs) so I believe you can't output consoles to them?

Nickita

I really don't need a 27" monitor now, but I'd personally buy this one - … I really don't need a 27" monitor now, but I'd personally buy this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-S271HLAbid-inch-Monitor-100000000/dp/B007A0HNUI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362232223&sr=1-1It even has 2ms response time compared to AOC's 5ms!


I'd really take rated response times with a pinch of salt. Some measure the grey-to-grey times without stating it, which is about twice as fast as black-white-black times. Besides anything above around 12ms is unnoticeable to the human eye any ways. You'd only notice ghosting if you were still playing games like Pong. I rate input lag as a far bigger benefactor when it comes to monitors (if you play games online).

If you had the two screens next to other and saw how much better IPS looks over TN I think you'd change your mind pretty quickly




Edited by: "mamboboy" 2nd Mar 2013

I use a 28" 1920x1200 at work and it's fine, so can't see this being an issue. I do need an upgrade to my 22" home screen, and am tempted by this.

1080p is fine at 27" assuming you don't sit 12" away from the screen. Also for a lot of people games (and films) will look better running 1080p on a native panel rather than with scaling up to 1440p.

Obviously that's not an issue if you have a 7950/670+ and can run games at 1440p no problems, but most people don't. For £200 a 27" IPS panel is a great deal for most people.

Nickita

I really don't need a 27" monitor now, but I'd personally buy this one - … I really don't need a 27" monitor now, but I'd personally buy this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-S271HLAbid-inch-Monitor-100000000/dp/B007A0HNUI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362232223&sr=1-1It even has 2ms response time compared to AOC's 5ms!



It also uses a *****y TN panel with awful viewing angles and colour reproduction. Most people won't be able to tell the difference between a 2ms screen and a 5ms one.
Edited by: "raikiri" 2nd Mar 2013

icehawk

The cheapest I can see on ebay are around £230 and that doesn't included … The cheapest I can see on ebay are around £230 and that doesn't included any import duty.



Yeah I bought mine last August for £180, strange that the price has gone up though, would have thought they would go down?

I have a Dell 27" IPS @1080p and I strongly disagree with the posts above about seeing pixels and poor image quality! I have been playing Far Cry 3 and just last night had a look at Hitman absolution and they just look stunning. I am not sure how you can sit so close, perhaps you also drive your cars hunched over the steering wheel

If you have £200 to spare and currently have anything smaller than 24" then these panels will put a smile on your face!

charlie33

I have a Dell 27" IPS @1080p and I strongly disagree with the posts above … I have a Dell 27" IPS @1080p and I strongly disagree with the posts above about seeing pixels and poor image quality! I have been playing Far Cry 3 and just last night had a look at Hitman absolution and they just look stunning. I am not sure how you can sit so close, perhaps you also drive your cars hunched over the steering wheel :)If you have £200 to spare and currently have anything smaller than 24" then these panels will put a smile on your face!


Gaming and media were fine on my 1080p 27", but it's just desktop use that gets annoying. Everything is just so large, text looks jagged and ugly, etc. Even font smoothing things like GDI++ couldn't really make it any better.

To get a rough idea for those with smaller monitors, set your resolution down a couple of notches and see how it looks.

Isn't it wonderful what Apple has started with this whole retina stuff? 'Retina' screens on pocket devices and tablets have spoilt a lot of people.

Totally agreed with above poster about 1080p at 27 inch being incredibly ugly for desktop use. If not, you just haven't seen a retina display. Or you need to go to Specsavers.

Personally can't wait for a retina 27 incher. 5120x2880 at a retina resolution of 2560x1440 would be sweet as a nut. And expensive, yes.
Edited by: "wimdows" 2nd Mar 2013

GDB2222

No, I think that he is saying that a 27" monitor with such a low … No, I think that he is saying that a 27" monitor with such a low resolution is a waste of space, and I agree with him. As a desktop monitor of this size, you need a much higher res. Maybe it's okay as a TV.



Depends what you use your PC for. If its for CAD, ETL design (or other software development), then you're better off with higher res. If it's for web browsing, MS Office, films or gaming, this is fine.
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