AOC is a brand primarily known for its gaming, mainstream, stylish, and entry-level displays. Meanwhile, the company also has its 90-series monitors aimed at demanding professionals, offering color accuracy and other features appreciated by the target audience. Last week the company introduced its most advanced addition to the 90-series lineup: the U2790PQU display that combines a 10-bit 4K panel and a relatively low price.

The AOC U2790PQU monitor is based on a 10-bit 27-inch IPS panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh rate, and 178/178º viewing angles. For some reason, AOC does not disclose anything about the color gamuts the display supports, but indicates that the LCD supports the company’s Wide Color Gamut technology, which might mean that we are dealing with a monitor that supports wider than 100% sRGB color gamut, but this is only a suggestion.

Two important features of the AOC U2790PQU display are their very thin bezels along with an adjustable stand. The former will enable owners to organize multi-monitor setups easier.

When it comes to connectivity, the AOC U2790PQU has one DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, and one HDMI 1.4 input. In addition, the monitor has integrated speakers, a headphone out, and a dual-port USB 3.0 hub.

Brief Specifications of the AOC's U2790PQU
Panel 27" IPS
Resolution 3840 × 2160
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms gray-to-gray
Brightness Normal: 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation ?
Display Colors 1.07 billion
3D-LUT ? bits
Pixel Pitch 0.1554 mm²
Pixel Density 163 PPI
Anti-Glare Coating ?
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × HDMI 1.4
USB Hub dual-port USB 3.0 hub
Audio 2 × 2 W speakers
3.5-mm mini jack
Mechanical Design Chassis Colors: black, metallic.
Tilt: yes
Height Adjustment: yes
Swivel: yes
Power Consumption Idle 0.5 W
Active 35 W

AOC will start selling the monitor in July for £299 in the UK. Pricing in the US is unknown, yet it is likely that its MSRP will be around $315.

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Source: AOC

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  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    Nice, but i just can't stand this 27 inch trend that started. 32+ is ideal for 4k stuff.
  • jeremyshaw - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    I agree. I'm personally at 32" for 1440p, and am aiming for 43" for 4k (desktop use).

    I'm making an unfounded guess on the Adobe RGB coverage: 92%. DCI P3 I'd put around 94%. Also unfounded guess.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    I have a big desk like 32 myself, but 27" isn't a new trend. It's been the vast majority of high res displays since 27" 2560x1440 displays displaced 24" 1920x1200/1080 as high end non-halo displays. The vast majority of 4k displays have been 27" since they started coming out.
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    Never said it was a new trend, said it was a trend. Used to be monitors went 14,15,17, 20, 22, 24. Now they are stuck at 24, 27 or 32, 35, etc.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    >27 inch trend that started
    >Never said it was a new trend
    I think I'm getting where you got your username now.
  • Lord of the Bored - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    In fairness, there's a period after started. And BY DEFINITION, any trend which is ongoing must have started.
  • CU - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    Same. I want to use all the pixel space. Not have to scale everything up larger so I can see it.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    I use a 24" 4k at home. I have no need to scale anything up. I think I'd also be fine with a 27" 4k, but I dislike how much desk real estate ever-larger monitors take. My eyes are perfectly fine with smaller content.
  • CU - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    You use 4K at 24" with no scaling. I am impressed. I have 20/20, but much smaller and I don't think I could see it without getting closer. I sit at arms length form from my monitor.
  • Skeptical123 - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - link

    Even if you are happy with 24" 4k without scaling almost everyone else is not. Anecdotally I'm young and have 20/20 yet find that size and resolution to be comical to use without scaling. 27" at 1440p and 32-34" for 4k are the PPI norms for a reason. Being that what's usable for most people on windows without scaling

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