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AOC U3277PWQU 4K Monitor Review

4K monitors are becoming cheaper day by day as lots of models are launched into the market. Most of these devices are working with 60Hz input range so these collections can better meet your requirements. AOC is one of the top-rated models in this 4K list that has 32Inch screen size with reasonable price tag. AOC U3277PWQU is well known for its impressive 4K display and its aesthetics make it more suitable for your office as well as home. The article below will provide you a detailed review of all incredible features of AOC U3277PWQU, keep reading.

AOC U3277PWQU 4K Monitor Specifications

Parameters Specs
Screen Size 32"
Resolution 3840*2160
Screen Technology AAS (Azimuthal Anchoring Switch) LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 4ms
Color Support 1.07 billion (10-bit)
Contrast ratio 3000:1 (Dynamic: 80,000,000:1)
Maximum brightness 350 cd/m²
Sync /
Built-in Speaker 3w *2
Viewing Angle 178º
Eye Save Mode Yes
Stand Tilt : -5°~+24°
Height adjustment: 180mm
Swivel: 165
Pivot: 90°
Connectivity VGA, HDMI 2.0, DVI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 *2, USB 2.0 * 2, 3.5mm audio input and 3.5mm headphone jack
Backlight WLED

Pros:

  • It offers incredible visual experience even with factory based settings.
  • Comes with USB 3.0 hub that is integrated to this device.
  • Great aesthetics.
  • Suitable price range.

Cons:

  • This monitor appears bulkier as compared to its competitive rivals.
  • Bezels are too reflective and thicker.

AOC U3277PWQU 4K Monitor Hardware Design

1. Design Style

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This monitor comes with a sturdy stand that offers wide range of adjustment options with tilt, swivel, height and pivot. Tilt can be adjusted as 24 degrees in backward direction whereas only 5 degree is allowed in forward direction. Height adjustment range goes up to 180mm and swivel allows movement up to 165 degree in left as well as right direction. Pivot settings can be done to 90 degree clockwise rotation. It is observed that joint and neck of the stand are not much solid as expected from an adjustable monitor. The overall monitor depth is rated around 290 mm and it has well aligned screen along front edge of stand base.

It is much easier to use panel and stand at the same time; you simply need to lie down the panel downward over any flat surface, than fix the stand with four screws. It is good to prefer slot and click option as it helps to avoid the jamming issue with screws. The overall size of this monitor is found quite heavier as compared to other models of same range. The bezels are larger in appearance but they can better handle the larger weight of this display panel. In case if you are working in higher brightness ranges then this LCD display may appear extremely glossy in nature. You will find the lower bezel covered with attractive brushed metal face that makes overall aesthetic of this monitor more attractive.

2. Ports and Connectivity

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All the ports of this eye catching monitor are adjusted to face downward direction but they appear quite useful if you are planning to use wall mounting for your monitor. There is a AC power input option on the left side of the stand neck whereas beside this you will find a Zero Watt power switch that assists in quick shut down of monitor when not in use. On right side of the display, there are other useful ports that allow connections with external peripherals. This monitor is designed with Dual Link DVI, DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0 including MHL, VGA, and 3.5 mm audio input with 3.5 mm easy to connect headphone jack. You will be happy to know that AOC U3277PWQU also contains integrated 3W speakers that ensures decent audio signal boost.

The monitor also includes two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports on right side of the screen. If you want to use simple USB 3.0 features then you need to access Blue coloured port whereas for fast charging needs you have to access USB 3.0 port with yellow color. All the ports having black colour can be identified as USB 2.0 ports.

This monitor provides incredible details at 3840x2160 resolution level with 60Hz rating and it can be accessed via HDMI 2.0 as well as via DP 1.2 port.

AOC U3277PWQU 4K Monitor Features and Performance:

1. OSD and Settings

The On Screen Display can help users to adjust most of the useful settings for their routine needs but it does not allow access to presets in traditional way. As this device possesses lots of advanced technologies so you will find wide range of settings option on its display panel. There are lots of ‘Eco Mode’ settings that can provide better adjustments for brightness on different preset levels. You will also be able to find Uniformity compensation settings on this OSD system.

As, this OSD display contains wide range of features but it’s easy to use four menu buttons allow easy access to all settings. It is also possible to make adjustments for Pic-by-Pic and Pic-In-Pic settings so that users can access multiple sources of inputs at a time. All these settings can be done with simple to navigate and adjust menu options where settings appear quite user friendly.

Note that in case if you simply turn off this monitor using Power Button option then technically it moves to standby mode but light turns off.

2. Color and Image Quality

AOC U3277PWQU is designed to deliver impressive results with its 100% and 95% settings for sRGB and NTSC gamut. The 10 bit color range offers incredible adjustment for billions of colours and the brightness level goes up to 350cd/m2. Contrast ratio for this 4K monitor is recorded around 3000:1 whereas overall response time is observed to be somewhere around 4ms. It will not show any disturbance related to ghosting effect, flickering and edge bleeding.

The color information appears accurate and realistic on this monitor but as this device is designed basically to serve business needs so it allows incredible performance for spreadsheets and word document display needs. Most of the users love its matte finish type panel that has the power to reflect light with impressive contrast adjustment. You need not mess with calibration settings because it comes with perfect accuracy from the factory itself.

You will also be able to access Dynamic Contrast Ratio adjustment options on this monitor but when you turn on this specific setting then all other settings such as color and brightness etc get automatically locked. However, users can adjust the limit for maximum brightness level that can make a perfect combination with this mode. The color gamut is well adjusted with sRGB technology and Adobe RGB options. It helps to improve the coverage as well as distributes all colors perfectly on complete screen and along edges. The color space gets little restricted in case of emulation mode where sRGB can provide only 85 percent coverage.

3. Responsiveness

The input lag for AOC U3277PWQU was tested using SMTT 2.0 tool with a highly sensitive camera. Various readings were recorded in comparison to few potential models with almost same features. The overall input lag was calculated around 33.65ms that shows noticeable signal delay. So users need to think for a while before connecting this monitor to their action games. When tested for games as well as movies, this monitor was observed to work with a noticeable degree of blur that becomes much higher with faster transition needs. The little decay on pixel responsiveness is acceptable with VA models.

Conclusion

The AOC U3277PWQU with its 31.5” screen size and 4K UHD content delivery becomes one of the most common choices for office needs. It works at significantly high pixel density but text and icons appear readable even without scaling. There are lots of incredible settings and features that can be accessed to improve display performance for wide range of applications. Results were tested for various settings and inputs where smooth performance was observed for most of the cases but it was little disappointing for responsiveness. Although, after all these mixed feelings, it can be recommended for office usage because it has the ability to handle documents and spreadsheets with a better viewing experience.

Nov 23,2017 13:48 pm
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