• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Display Size: 31.55-inch IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Ports: VGA, DVI, HDMI
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms (GtG)
  • Viewing Angle: 178 degrees (H/V)
  • Dimensions: 503 x 724 x 183 mm
  • Weight: 5.5 kg
  • Pros:
  • Design
  • Price
  • Cons:
  • Could do with more ports

Made For Your Viewing Pleasure

The AOC I3294VWH is an almost bezel-less monitor that sports a 31.5-inch IPS display, 60Hz of refresh rate, 5ms of response time, and 178-degrees of viewing angle. It stands out to be ideal for movie enthusiasts with its large screen for movie binging, or for security offices with its multi-monitor capabilities.

First up, the looks of the monitor. This is a sleek, slim and sturdily built display. It’s black in colour, resting on top of a silver metallic stand. With its slim bezels, multi-monitor setups will work without an issue, provided you have room for monitors of that size. If you wish, you can also mount the monitor up with VESA mounts as well. To configure the monitor’s settings, a joystick controller that’s located at the back of the monitor helps. Note that AOC has omitted the inclusion of a DisplayPort on the monitor, so you will just have to use a HDMI cable instead.

The monitor also comes with several features that enhances your viewing experience. With Flicker Free Technology, the monitor will not flicker in low-light environments, which can sometimes be seen on lower-end or older monitors. This helps with reducing discomfort when viewing for long periods of time. In the settings, you can also find a Low Blue Mode setting, which filters blue light that is harmful to the eyes when turned on. It also has Clear Vision which upscales images take from SD sources and turn them to HD to reproduce sharper and more vivid images. And for multi-tasking, the Screen+ software (bundled together) can split your desktop into four self-contained panes. You can now have a multi-monitor setup within a single monitor, and if you wish, add in an additional monitor for even more screens, which is perfect for CCTV monitoring and so on.

In our test and setup, the monitor was easy to setup, requiring only a total of five screws to get everything in place. Once you have tightened the stand at the back of the monitor, simply cover it with the hard cover provided, screw on the legs of the stand, and voila, you are done. For our testing, we ran it through some games and movies and it did not run into any problems. Colour reproduction, shadows, and so on popped up when it should be. The Low Blue Mode also worked without hassle.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A good monitor with nice design and build, won’t break the bank, and performs well at what it set out to do.

(previously published in issue December 2017)

AOC I3294VWH