Certainly no stranger to producing affordable but very likeable monitors, AOC are adding a few more models to their ‘Value’ range. The i2276Vw, i2276Vwm, i2476Vw and i2476Vwm feature 21.5″ and 23.6” ADS (IPS-type) panels from China’s largest panel manufacturer BOE. It’s very interesting but perhaps not overly surprising seeing these Chinese panels infiltrate the budget monitor market. From the front the monitors have a fairly modest design with moderately sized bezels with brushed metal textured plastic and a simple tilt-only silver-coloured stand. The control buttons of the monitor are located centrally and are pressable rather than touch-sensitive, which some users will appreciate.
The aforementioned IPS/PLS panels feature the usual 1920 x 1080 resolution and are WLED backlit with a typical maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2. You can expect approximate coverage of the sRGB colour space and the use of 6-bit + FRC (Frame Rate Control dithering) as is usual for an affordable monitor of this type. As is consistently the case with AOC’s monitors the screen surface is matte anti-glare, this time with a relatively ‘light’ (non-grainy) surface compared to older IPS panels. The Vw models have a specified 6ms grey to grey response time whereas the Vwm models have a specified 5ms. This difference is likely of little consequence and it will all depend on how the grey to grey acceleration (pixel overdrive) is actually implemented – something that detailed testing will reveal.
The Vw models of both size feature VGA and DVI ports whereas the Vwm models (‘m’ for multimedia) feature VGA, an HDMI port (with MHL) and a 3.5mm audio output. All models are designed to be sleek as you can see below but still feature 100 x 100mm VESA mounting for users who require greater ergonomic flexibility.
Energy Efficiency Class : A / Size in centimeters: 59,9 / inch size: 23,6