These days it’s hard to differentiate oneself in the LED monitor market. With display technology slowly advancing, the only way manufacturers can get a share of the market is through the design and the price.
AOC is known for having decent monitors at a fair and more affordable price range. What we have with us right now is AOC’s ultra-slim (and cryptically named) e2351Fh 23-inch LED monitor which has a nifty feature. Read on for our full review and see what surprise this monitor holds.
First thing I noticed about the e2341Fh when I opened the box was how slim it was. It’s only 10.6mm thin when some of your tablet devices can be thicker. The display monitor is light and was quite easy to set up, just attach the stem to the base and slide it into the display’s mini-stand.
The base of the monitor could use a bit more weight and girth for stability but it wouldn’t matter here considering how light the display already is for a 23-inch. What I’m concerned about is the stem which is made of plastic but then again, it will hold the display reassuringly due to its weight. With the way the stem is attached to the display, you can only adjust it vertically. If you wish to rotate it from side to side, you would need to adjust the whole setup.
At the back of this monitor you will see an HDMI, VGA and DVI ports as well as the AC port for the power (all cords are already supplied by the way). There’s also an earphone jack at the back if you wish to plug-in your speakers. Because of this port placement, you cannot wall mount this monitor without ample space behind it.
At the front there are touch panels on the bezel at the lower right portion of the display. The lightest touch will activate and lit up these menus and a little bit more will make the monitor wobble.
Using the monitor is a pretty straightforward affair. Plugging it on my laptop, it automatically detected the optimal resolution my machine can support. I immediately tried watching an HD movie and private viewing on a 23-inch screen was an enjoyable feature. The colors pop out and the blacks are deep thanks to its whopping 20,000,000:1 DCR ratio. Although I wasn’t able to try the monitor while playing 3D games, I’m sure the 2ms response time and 144MHz pixel frequency is more than capable of letting you enjoy the power of your GPU when playing games.
So what’s the nifty feature of this monitor? Well you can completely remove the stem and the base and let the monitor stand on its own. There’s a small stand at the back to support the monitor to stand on its own if you wish to use it as a display monitor for your shop, or if you can’t adjust the height of your seat to get the proper viewing height.
Overall, the AOC e2351Fh is a very decent 23-inch LED monitor with a friendly price. For only Php8,990, you would get a very slim monitor for your personal needs or a huge display monitor for your shop. If you’re still using an LCD monitor, do yourself a favor and save on electricity by switching to LED.
|AOC e2351Fh LED Monitor Specs:|
|Screen Size: 23″³W|
|Contrast Ratio (typical): 20000000:1 (DCR)|
|Response Time (typical): 2ms|
|Pixel Frequency: 144MHz|
|Recommended Resolution: [email protected]|
|Display Colours: 16.7M|
|HDCP Compatible: Yes|
|Input Signal: Analog RGB, DVI-D and HDMI|
|Input Connector: 15-pin D-Sub, 24-pin DVI and HDMI|
|Power Consumption: Power On: <32W(Typical), Standby: <0.5W|