AOC 22V2Q, 24V2Q and 27V2Q elegant Full HD IPS models
AOC have recently been dabbling in impressive feature-rich gaming monitors, most notably with their AGON line-up. But for users wanting something a bit more basic, they’ve also became rather adept over the years at producing stylish-looking models with good all-round performance and an agreeable price tag. The V2 is one such line-up, encompassing the 21.5” 22V2Q, 23.8” 24V2Q and 27” 27V2Q. The monitors have a very minimalistic design, with a 3-side frameless design. This means that dual-stage bezels are used, with a thin panel border around the image (not visible in the press photo below) and a very slim hard outer component to the bezel. The bottom bezel is thicker but still reasonably svelte, covered with glossy black plastic. The OSD (On Screen Display) controls are also located here, facing downwards towards the right. The stand base adopts glossy black plastic, with a sculpted neck of “sturdy” (AOC’s words) metal. The side-profile is exceptionally slender for these models, with the screens a mere 7.7mm (22V and 24V) or 7.9mm (27V) at thinnest point.
The monitors have 21.5” (22V), 23.8” (24V) and 27” (27V) IPS-type (In-Plane Switching or similar) panels with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 75Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync is also supported and hence so is AMD FreeSync on compatible systems and GPUs, with a variable refresh rate range currently unknown but assumed to be 48 – 75Hz. Other aspects of note include a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, 8-bit colour support (likely 6-bit + FRC dithering) and a 5ms specified grey to grey response time. A flicker-free WLED backlight (DC dimming, not PWM) is employed, with a 250 cd/m² maximum brightness, 99% sRGB coverage and 85% Adobe RGB coverage specified. This means that the monitor offers a bit of extension beyond sRGB without encroaching traditional wide gamut territory, giving it a boost in vibrancy without obvious oversaturation. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included to enhance viewing comfort. The rear of the monitor continues the minimalistic theme, with a matte grey finish and devoid of any VESA holes. The screen itself is too thin for such things, of course. The included stand is a permanent feature of the monitor and offers tilt as the only ergonomic flexibility. The ports are also integrated into the top of the stand-neck region, facing backwards. They include; a 3.5mm headphone jack, DP 1.2a, HDMI 1.4 and a DC power input (external power brick).
Further information on the 22V, 24V and 27V can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitors are slated for a July 2018 release in the UK with MSRPs of £119, £129 and £179, respectively. Availability in other regions such as the US is currently unknown. We’ll look to review the mid-size model if there’s sufficient demand and we can slot it into our hectic reviewing schedule.