AOC U2879VF Review – An Affordable 4K Monitor

4K UHD technology is now slowly crawling its way into many display devices in the tech sector, and the AOC U2879VF caught that bug. This is a 28-inch Twisted Nematic (TN) panel that has a maximum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and it is placed in quite the affordable price point. However, do take note that being lower-priced among others does have its own set of drawbacks. For instance, this particular monitor has difficulty in display light shades of gray. Furthermore, it does suffer from narrow viewing angles.

AOC U2879VF Review - An Affordable 4K Monitor

The AOC U2879VF is Affordable But it Has its Shortcomings

Even though the AOC U2879VF is being advertised as a monitor made for professional use, it does offer AMD’s FreeSync anti-tearing technology. Furthermore, it even has a speedy 1ms pixel response. With these features, it can even be classified as a well-rounded gaming monitor. It is able to deliver good gaming performance, but it does fall short when comparing it to some of its similarly-priced rivals, such as the ViewSonic VP2780-4K.

When it comes to design, there’s nothing fancy to look at on the U2879VF. It is made out of a two-tone, glossy-black/matte-black variety with a rectangular, silver base. If it weren’t for the stand, the design would be completely utilitarian. While still on the base, it allows users to tilt the panel 5-degrees forwards and 25-degrees backward. It does, however, lack height, pivot, and swivel adjustments.

For connectivity options on this particular monitor, you will be able to get a decent selection of video inputs. These include VGA, HDMI/MHL, DVI, and DisplayPort. All of these inputs are positioned at the rear side of the monitor’s cabinet and they all face outward. There’s also a headphone jack placed along the other connectivity options, but this unit does not offer built-in speakers nor USB connectivity.

When you use the monitor immediately out of the box, the color accuracy will prove to be quite decent, but still not ideal, especially when you want a monitor for image editing tasks or using it for graphics design. While there are no signs of oversaturation or color tinting, the greens are just way out there. But on the plus side, images displayed on the monitor do appear sharp.

Overall, the AOC U2879VF won’t bring you the “wow” factor for its aesthetics nor for its features. Still, it does enable you to enjoy sharp 4K performance without having you deplete your bank account. The addition of the AMD FreeSync technology is also a nice feature to take advantage of with regards to this display.


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