AOC D2757Ph preview: affordable 27-inch AH-IPS with 3D offers more than just a pretty design

An increasing number of manufacturers are jumping on the 27-inch Full HD bandwagon for computer monitors. Especially using an AH-IPS panel from LG Display makes it possible to create a reasonable affordable monitor with high-end characteristics.

AOC was of the same opinion, and they sent us the 3D-compatible D2757Ph. This monitor strikes a good balance between high-end and affordability.

AOC is the consumer brand of the Taiwanese TV Vision, the world's largest manufacturer of monitors. They're also responsible for monitors with the Philips logo on them, but the AOC models have their own distinct design and are positioned differently compared to Philips monitors.

The D2757Ph that we are looking at today proves that AOC is very capable of creating a quality monitor, with all the bells and whistles you expect from a monitor that costs around £265 or €300, and more.

AOC added 3D compatibility to the list of features, which usually means adds to the price tag, but the D2757Ph costs about the same as the previously tested LG IPS277L-BN, the ASUS MX279H, and the Acer S275HLbmii. There is a version without 3D but with MHL, which AOC calls the i2757Fm, but it's barely any cheaper. The same is true for the model without 3D and without MHL, called the i2757Fh which starts at £200 or €260. The Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD, which has 3D and 'Ambiglow', is significantly more expensive. Without 3D it's still more expensive than the AOC monitor.

So if you're looking for a 27-inch Full HD monitor and you like the quality of the LG Display AH-IPS panel, there is enough choice out there. The AOC is one of the cheapest if you do wish to have 3D. We tested it to find out whether it's also a good monitor.

AOC has three different version of this monitor: i2757Fh, the i2757Fm (with MHL) and the D2757Ph (with 3D). We put them side by side here (we have not yet tested the i2757Fh). All three have the same panel and design, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. The panel is the same 27-inch 1,920 x 1,080 AH-IPS one we've seen in several recently tested monitors. It has a polarization layer to enable 3D, which also gives it a glossy appearance.

You can read the rest of the review of the AOC D2757Ph from hardware.info.