AOC's Professional U2790PQU Monitor: 4K, 10-Bit, IPS, Sub $350


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AOC is a brand primarily known for its gaming, mainstream, stylish, and entry-level displays. Meanwhile, the company also has its 90-series monitors aimed at demanding professionals, offering color accuracy and other features appreciated by the target audience. Last week the company introduced its most advanced addition to the 90-series lineup: the U2790PQU display that combines a 10-bit 4K panel and a relatively low price.

The AOC U2790PQU monitor is based on a 10-bit 27-inch IPS panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh rate, and 178/178º viewing angles. For some reason, AOC does not disclose anything about the color gamuts the display supports, but indicates that the LCD supports the company’s Wide Color Gamut technology, which might mean that we are dealing with a monitor that supports wider than 100% sRGB color gamut, but this is only a suggestion.

Two important features of the AOC U2790PQU display are their very thin bezels along with an adjustable stand. The former will enable owners to organize multi-monitor setups easier.

When it comes to connectivity, the AOC U2790PQU has one DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, and one HDMI 1.4 input. In addition, the monitor has integrated speakers, a headphone out, and a dual-port USB 3.0 hub.

Brief Specifications of the AOC's U2790PQU​
27" IPS​
3840 × 2160​
Refresh Rate
60 Hz​
Response Time
5 ms gray-to-gray​
Normal: 350 cd/m²​
Viewing Angles
178°/178° horizontal/vertical​
Color Saturation
Display Colors
1.07 billion​
? bits​
Pixel Pitch
0.1554 mm²​
Pixel Density
163 PPI​
Anti-Glare Coating
1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × HDMI 1.4​
dual-port USB 3.0 hub​
2 × 2 W speakers
3.5-mm mini jack​
Mechanical Design
Chassis Colors: black, metallic.
Tilt: yes
Height Adjustment: yes
Swivel: yes​
Power Consumption Idle
0.5 W​
35 W​

AOC will start selling the monitor in July for £299 in the UK. Pricing in the US is unknown, yet it is likely that its MSRP will be around $315.

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Source: AOC

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