AOC Launches New Mid-Range 4K, 40-Inch C4008VU8 Monitor
AOC has announced a new 40-inch monitor to its already sizable catalog of curved screens, the C4008VU8. This new UHD screen will set back consumers $900, a reasonable price when compared to competitors like Dell, but a little more expensive than AOC’s more budget-oriented products.
To offset this, the C4008VU8 is quite a bit larger than most other screens AOC has out and also boasts some other competitive specs. The screen is made up of a 40-inch VA panel that supports a resolution of up to 3840 by 2160, 1.07 billion colors and a contrast ratio of 20 million to 1. Though it has no G-Synch or FreeSync capability for the truly hardcore gamers (for that, check out AOC’s AGON line), slightly more casual players should be fairly content with the 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
On top of these specs, the screen has been engineered to be flicker-free and has 178-degree viewing angles, meaning that watching anything on the C4008VU8 should be a fairly annoyance-free affair. Same goes for hooking up the monitor, as it offers ports a-plenty for anyone: with one HDMI 1.4 port, one HDMI 2.0 port, two DisplayPort 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports (one of which supports fast charging), you won’t be spending too much time looking for a place to put that one extra cable.
As for looks, the C4008VU8 is an elegant piece of furniture thanks to its razor-thin, silver-colored bezels; no bling-studded backs here. All in all, this new AOC monitor should sit well in any room, offer plenty of flexibility in use and also not set back customers more than absolutely necessary. Though users with high demands, such as gamers or graphical professionals, will probably look elsewhere, anyone else who wants a big screen for a low price could very well consider the C4008VU8.
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