AOC X24P1 with 1920 x 1200 IPS panel
When it comes to ~24” monitors, the vast majority now come with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. A small but increasing number also go for a 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution. The AOC X24P1 makes use of the 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, a combination which some users prefer but which is now relatively rare. The monitor goes for the now common dual-stage bezel design with a slim panel border and a very slim hard outer bezel component. When the monitor is switched off, the panel border blends into the rest of the screen – and whilst it’s visible when the screen is on, it remains rather slender. The bottom bezel is thicker with matte black plastic and pressable forward-facing rectangular OSD (On Screen Display) control buttons. There’s a small circular power LED to the right of these buttons. The stand base uses brushed-textured matte black plastic whilst the stand neck is matte black plastic. You can also see a central cable-tidy loop integrated into the neck.
The monitor uses a 23.8” IPS-type panel with 1920 x 1200 resolution (16:10 aspect ratio). This is slightly smaller than the usual 24.1” size used for this resolution, but certainly not a huge difference. The monitor features a 60Hz refresh rate, 1000:1 typical static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and offers 8-bit colour (dithering use unknown). A matte anti-glare screen surface is employed for effective glare handling, although it isn’t known how ‘light’ smooth this is. The backlight is a flicker-free (DC dimming rather than PWM) WLED offering ~sRGB colour gamut coverage and a typical 250 cd/m² luminance output. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings also feature, allowing users to reduce blue light output from the monitor for more relaxing viewing. A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual should not be taken too seriously. The included stand is fully adjustable and includes; tilt (92.5° forwards/2.5 backwards°, height (150mm or 5.90 inches), swivel (175° left/175° right) and pivot (90° rotation into portrait). It is mounted centrally using a quick-release mechanism (button beneath attachment point) and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports on the monitor include; DP, HDMI, VGA, 4 USB 3.1 ports (plus upstream) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. AC power (internal power converter) is used and simple 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.
Further information on the monitor can be found on the official product page. The monitor is scheduled for June 2018 availability in the UK and Europe with an MSRP of £249. We’ll consider a review of this model if there’s sufficient demand.