AOC Announces New 27-Inch Monitor Embedded With Swarovski Crystals
AOC today announced it’s adding a new 27-inch monitor to its lineup, the Q2781PS, which will come in a regular version as well as one that features a back embedded with Swarovski crystals and a golden base. Besides the bling, both models are exactly the same, offering an IPS panel and a QHD resolution of 2560×1440. The regular version will cost around $350, while the more luxurious version costs $600.
Whether some added sparkles justifies an additional $250 will be up to the individual consumer, the regular $350 model will give consumers a good monitor that is well below market-price when compared to other, similar products by competitors. Those who seek a sleek, elegant display to enhance their work space will especially like the AOC Q2781PS, with its swan-like stand and thin bezels on all four sides. The luxury version is slightly less subtle, but will probably look lovely in direct sunlight.
As for specs, the AOC Q2781PS’ IPS panel brightens up the room with its 350 nits, while giving lines a razor-sharp edge thanks to its a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 16.77 million colors. The response time is 5ms and the display has a a 60 Hz refresh rate, making it great for work as well as play. A downside for some consumers may be that the Q2781PS does not support HDCP, so certain content will not play when using the DisplayPort.
The regular version of the Q2781PS is out now, while those who want more bling for their buck will have to wait a few months until the luxury version comes out. Joking aside, the new display looks to be a great asset to consumers looking to spend little but get a lot: very few IPS displays come with a price tag as this one. Much like its curved widescreens, AOC may make a serious impression on the market with the Q2781PS.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.