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AOC U28P2A assessment: Nice worth, however is the 4K decision mandatory?

This isn’t the primary cut-price 4K monitor to cross our paths. The place normally we see choices are available at 27 inches, this 28in AOC monitor offers you an additional inch of house and a extra refined expertise, together with 4 USB-A ports and 130mm of top adjustment. It additionally encompasses a pair of weedy 3W audio system.

The U28P2A makes use of an IPS panel. An sRGB mode locks brightness to 180cd/m², and in return, AOC guarantees a Delta E of below two – it calibrates the shows earlier than they depart the manufacturing facility. The sheet with our unit said a mean of 0.56, however our checks returned 2.87.

Not that I’d use this display in sRGB mode. As a substitute, I’d swap to its friendlier Heat preset, which boosts its gamut protection to 82% of the DCI-P3 house (from 71% in sRGB mode). This additionally allows you to push the display to 320cd/m², and it could possibly go even increased – to 380cd/m² – for those who swap to its customized mode.

Switching between these settings will contain a visit to AOC’s onscreen show menu, which clumsily depends on buttons mounted on the underside bezel to navigate. You’re going to get used to them, however not earlier than by accident switching the monitor off just a few instances; the on/off swap is positioned subsequent to the rightmost button.

Elsewhere, AOC’s design impresses. That versatile stand permits the display to pivot, which makes it straightforward to entry the USB hub and the monitor’s three video inputs: two HDMI 2, one DisplayPort 1.2. It’s additionally a strong affair that gained’t be simply knocked over.

The large query to ask earlier than shopping for this monitor is how a lot 4K issues to you. Personally, I’m unconvinced of its utility at this dimension; it makes lots of sense when you head over 30in, however at 28in (or the extra widespread 27in) and regular viewing distances there’s little apparent distinction between a 1440p and a 4K panel.

In case your coronary heart is about on a 4K monitor at a desk-friendly dimension, nonetheless, you possibly can do a lot worse than the AOC U28P2A. As all the time, AOC has produced a strong performer that represents excellent worth for cash.

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