The AOC Q2577PWQ is a fine monitor. It was not long ago that AOC were famed for their cheap PC monitors that never really excelled – all that has changed now, and it is playing with the ‘big boys’.
The company itself describes it as “Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (which is four times the resolution of an HD display) and ample screen real-estate with 25 inches.”
Connectivity on the IPS monitor is taken care of with D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, MHL, and Displayport, so that covers just about everything, and it’s Flicker Free. And in the box are cables for power, VGA, DVI, Displayport and an audio. It goes up and down, tilts and turns portrait.
So what’s wrong with it? Well, nothing. From Far Cry Primal to Age of Empires looks amazing. There will be some who will grab their high tech equipment and test all those finicky outputs on the AOC Q2577PWQ, but the truth is, if your eyes like what they see that’s enough.
The brightness is 350 cd/m2, contrast ratio 1000:1 and dynamic contrast ratio 50M:1. Response time is 5ms and I remember the time when the experts said anything under 25ms would be ok, and now look at the industry standards.
Games, photos, documents all appear at they should. Perhaps a mega-geek can find fault, but I couldn’t. I was too busy sending my sabre toothed tiger off in to the lush swaying, particle-filled jungle environment to notice anything at fault. I had swapped this out for my lower res 27 inch screen and I preferred this one.
A three year warranty on the AOC Q2577PWQ will help should anything go wrong in the mid-term and I didn’t bother with the built in speakers. Who does. Sure they are fine, but won’t match my sound system.
This screen has won some awards and it is easy to see why. One niggle is switching on and off tilts the screen too much for me. It all works, but you have to straight it again afterwards. Hardly a hardship. And the menus are brilliantly simple to use so you can tinker with a few of the settings.
At the time of writing, eBuyer is doing the AOC Q2577PWQ for just under £230. Looking around, some people have moaned about the image quality – not here, this one was just fine.