AOC i2369Vm review

AOC i2369Vm review

If you're looking for a low-cost, high-quality monitor then you really need look no further than AOC's superb i2369Vm. See all display reviews.

At only £130 it's one of the least expensive displays in our group test, yet offers a level of style, build quality, features and performance which belie its entry-level price. See what's the best display?

This 23in display has a slim, frameless design finished with metallic details and a brushed aluminium style texture – of course, at this price it's actually made from plastic; but the overall look is highly convincing and could most certainly be described as ‘premium' rather than ‘budget'.

To the rear we find the largest selection of inputs of any display in the group test: VGA and DisplayPort connectors are complemented by a pair of HDMI inputs, one of which also supports MHL for connection to an Android device.

There's also an analogue PC audio input and a headphone jack should you prefer this option over the built-in speakers.

Below the standard VESA75 mounting point, an IEC power cable plugs directly into the back of the display, so there's no external power supply box to lose. If you pushed us to find a fault with this display, it would be that the headphone socket is at the back of the screen, rather than at the side.

Control and set-up of the monitor is achieved via a row of physical push-buttons which access a very large on-screen menu which stretches along the bottom of the screen. It's both clear and easy to use.

Performance-wise, the AOC i2369Vm is excellent. Its IPS panel ensures great colour reproduction and wide viewing angles, but this display out-performs all others by some considerable margin by achieving the highest measured contrast ratio of any of the IPS displays.

More importantly, this was the only display in the group test to come factory pre-calibrated, requiring almost no correction during the calibration process. You can just plug in this monitor and start work, knowing that you're getting the very best picture straight out of the box. The i2369Vm is backed by a full three-year warranty.

AOC i2369Vm review

AOC i2369Vm: Specs

  • Size: 23in
  • Visible screen diagonal (cm): 58.4
  • Panel technology: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Screen finish: matt
  • Resolution (pixel): 1920 x 1080
  • Pixel density (ppi): 96
  • Measure checkerboard contrast ratio: 630
  • Measured maximum brightness (cd/m2): 220
  • sRGB gamut (%): 96
  • Adobe RGB gamut (%): 75
  • Colour accuracy avg (delta-E): 0.92
  • Stand: Tilt -3/21 degrees
  • Video Inputs: VGA, HDMI, HDMI/MHL, DisplayPort
  • Connector orientation: horizontal
  • USB: N
  • Speakers, amp: mono, headphone jack
  • Audio inputs: HDMI/DisplayPort/analogue
  • Other features: internal PSU
  • Overall size (whd): 531 x 398 x 204
  • Power consumption max/120 cd/m^2 (watt): 23 / 16
  • Bezel type: Frameless
  • Cable management: N
  • Button type: push-buttons
  • Rated response time: 6 ms GtG
  • Rated viewing angles H/V: 178 / 178
  • VESA mount: VESA 75
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Size: 23in
  • Visible screen diagonal (cm): 58.4
  • Panel technology: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Screen finish: matt
  • Resolution (pixel): 1920 x 1080
  • Pixel density (ppi): 96
  • Measure checkerboard contrast ratio: 630
  • Measured maximum brightness (cd/m2): 220
  • sRGB gamut (%): 96
  • Adobe RGB gamut (%): 75
  • Colour accuracy avg (delta-E): 0.92
  • Stand: Tilt -3/21 degrees
  • Video Inputs: VGA, HDMI, HDMI/MHL, DisplayPort
  • Connector orientation: horizontal
  • USB: N
  • Speakers, amp: mono, headphone jack
  • Audio inputs: HDMI/DisplayPort/analogue
  • Other features: internal PSU
  • Overall size (whd): 531 x 398 x 204
  • Power consumption max/120 cd/m^2 (watt): 23 / 16
  • Bezel type: Frameless
  • Cable management: N
  • Button type: push-buttons
  • Rated response time: 6 ms GtG
  • Rated viewing angles H/V: 178 / 178
  • VESA mount: VESA 75
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Warranty: 3 years

OUR VERDICT

The AOC i2369Vm is an excellent entry-level 23in monitor. It's well built, offers a sleek frameless design and delivers superb picture quality straight out of the box which can't be matched by any other display in this group test. It also offers the widest range of inputs and comes with a decent warranty

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