- Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 @ 60Hz
- Screen: 21.5 inches
- Response time: 5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (Native), 20M:1 (Dynamic Contrast Ratio)
- Stand: Tilt, swivel,
- Connectivity: 1x VGA, 1x DVI-D
- Anti-Blue Light technology
- Nice design
- Lack of HDMI and DisplayPort
Easy On The Eyes
Quite a number of monitor makers these days have begun to tout a number of features that allows users to stare at the computer screen for long periods of time without having to worry about eyestrain, and AOC seems to be a part of that group now, as they announce the availability of the AOC E2276VW6 LED monitor.
Taking a look at the aesthetics, the E2276VW6 monitor has a clean, white-coloured design, a rarity amongst monitors. The blue-ish line at the bottom of the bezel adds a bit of contrast to the otherwise clean white chassis, which is a good thing, in our opinion.
The E2276VW6’s display comes in at a respectable 21.5-inches, and is a Full HD monitor, providing gamers with 1080p gaming goodness. As far as input ports are concerned, the monitor only has DVI and VGA ports, with HDMI and DisplayPort woefully missing for whatever reason. This is unfortunate as HDMI is a known standard, whilst DisplayPort is a format that is making its presence felt a lot now as its many advantages have started to be a lot more well-known.
One of the E2276VW6’s more touted features is its Blue Light reduction technology. Blue Light is a spectrum of light that is emitted by conventional displays, and research has shown that prolonged exposure to Blue Light will eventually cause problems for your eyesight.
After a bit of tweaking, the monitor’s colours do look pretty and vibrant, and alongside the fact that AOC uses direct current LED backlighting system, there is also noticeably less flickering, which also helps reduce eye strain, allowing you to work or game longer.
Another one of our favourite features with this monitor is the i-Menu software which allows the user to change the monitor’s on-screen display (OSD) settings with a mouse, so users no longer have to fiddle with buttons. We’re pretty sure many gamers or movie junkies will love this feature a lot as adjusting modes via the on-display physical or touchscreen buttons can be very fiddly.
CHIP CONCLUDE: If you’re looking for a simple Full HD monitor that helps protect your eyesight, the AOC E2276VW6 is one to consider. It’s just a shame that it does not come with HDMI or DisplayPort so you can hook up your game console to it as well.
(previously published in issue December 2014)