AOC’s new 4K Ultra HD monitor is one of the most affordable on sale right now

by on July 13, 2015

Stephan Jukic – July 13, 2015

4K UHD displays used to be insanely expensive for any normal user, and then their prices started creeping downwards as both 4K display popularity and competition took hold. Now, those prices are really hitting some low levels even while quality moves upward.

The AOC U2870VQE is a great example of this and right now represents one of the most affordable models on sale for gamers and other users.

With full 4K qualification thanks to its 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, the U2870VQE is being put on sale for just $349, a price that puts it into the range of what many higher end HD monitors still cost.

And the specs on this display device aren’t anything to laugh at either. The U2870VQE offers its 4K resolution with a full dose of 1.07 billion colors along with fast 60Hz refresh rates and gamer-friendly fast response times.

Additionally, the connectivity package on this monitor includes VGA, mini Display Port 1.2, regular DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI connections to boot. The HDMI is even MHL enabled, for charging devices as they channel content to the monitor itself.

The group with the most interest in the U2870VQE is likely to consist of gamers who want the 4K experience but aren’t comfortable with spending over $500 on a monitor after already having forked over $500+ for a decent 4K-capable GPU. However, the new AOC monitor is well built for graphics design users and anyone who’s just casually curious about 4K resolution on a PC display but doesn’t want to spend a fortune on it.

AOC's new ultra HD U2870VQEis one of the most affordable new 4K monitors on sale right now

AOC’s new ultra HD U2870VQEis one of the most affordable new 4K monitors on sale right now

4K itself is becoming exceptionally popular in PC displays and TVs, to the point where it’s likely to soon become the benchmark standard for all large display devices, instead of 1080p Full HD as has been the case for years now.

In fact, YouTube even recently hosted their first ever upload of an 8K video just recently, in a display of how quickly resolution technology is advancing along.

For now, the vast majority of PC monitors remain HD or even SD devices, but during the last year and a half, the variety of 4K ultra HD PC displays and even of laptops with 4K screens has surged while quality and specs have also increased. This has been happening at the same time as prices decrease. Thus, while in early 2014 it was very difficult to find a 4K monitor for less than $1,000, some new models have emerged that even cost almost as little as the AOC U2870VQE. Furthermore, new specs like HDMI 2.0 are being included in more recent models.

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