Review of AOC E2460SH
The AOC E2460SH is a snappy and affordable monitor for your PC and gaming consoles such as the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The H in the model name describes the inclusion of an HDMI port for your current host device needs, so for its ridiculously low price, we think that this product is well-equipped for casual needs. Of course, with budget friendliness comes cut corners and sub-par performance when compared to sophisticated gaming monitors. Let’s take a closer look and see what you can expect if you choose practicality and get the AOC E2460SH.
AOC E2460SH Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic (TN)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 1ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes 2 x 2 Watts
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+20°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: HDMI x 1, DVI x1, D-Sub x1, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 21.71″ x 15.76″ x 8.7″
- Weight: 9.41 lbs
Design and Features
The AOC E2460SH looks pretty standard for 24-inch monitors since this model is far from being borderless with a look that is as outdated as its specs. Each bezel is almost an inch thick, but having them on a 24-inch display isn’t so bad especially if you consider the price. Still, AOC did not forget to add a hint of modernism by using their brushed matte black finish all over the two-inch thick cabinet, which superbly avoids dust and fingerprints while providing a clean look we prefer more than the glossy counterparts.
The whole thing weighs a whopping 9.41lbs which are a bit heavy for a monitor of this size, but the round base and the snap-on stand offers stability on your desk or shelves. However, you only get -5 degrees of tilt to the front and 20 degrees of tilt to the back for ergonomics. It’s rare to find flexible displays at this price range, so that shouldn’t be a deal breaker. If desktop placement isn’t suitable, you can opt for VESA mounting solutions with a 100mm x 100mm bolt pattern.
The AOC E2460SH’s I/O port gives you three options for video signals. You get an HDMI slot and a DVI port for digital inputs, and you also get a D-Sub port for analog or legacy applications. There are 3.5mm jacks for speaker input and a headphone out for audio. The AOC E2460SH carries a pair of two-watt speakers, but we immediately rated them as weak and tinny in any application. You can probably only use them for notification tones, so if you want this product, you might need a decent speaker set or a pair of headsets for your enjoyment.
Display and Performance
The AOC E2460SH utilizes a 24-inch TN panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 1ms response time making the zippy monitor ideal for casual gaming. This product does not provide excellent viewing angles like IPS monitors much like the rest of TN-based products. Color shifting becomes quickly apparent as soon as you move from the dead center, so it is best to mount this product properly if you want optimum performance.
You also cannot expect vivid and realistic color reproduction on TN-based budget models. Reds and blues are skewed while reds are decent for the most part, but in practice, we did not find the E2460SH as a failing product. For the most part, games are still enjoyable since the images you see through this display still appear with sufficient saturation without any tinting or color bleed. Grayscale performance was also acceptable, except in dark scenes where it became difficult to discern some objects in low-light environments.
In games, the AOC E2460SH felt responsive despite the lack of gaming-grade features. You don’t get Freesync or an enhanced refresh rate, Unlike the AOC G2460PF, the Freesync-enabled upmarket cousin of this model. Our Overwatch playthrough was surprisingly fun and decent, even if there were minor issues like bland color representations of the cartoony nature of the title. Although we are pleased to report we did not notice any detrimental input delays which can hamper your experience, so for casual after-hours enjoyment, this product is a great deal at its current price.
The AOC E2460SH is indeed a budget-oriented entry level monitor with a hint of practicality. By today’s standards, the product’s feature set may seem like it lacks a lot of essentials. You can’t expect excellent performance and image qualities in a cheap TN-equipped product, but to be fair, this model is reasonably suitable. If you are looking for a wallet-friendly replacement or a multi-display option in the UK or Europe which will not incur your wife’s wrath for spending too much, the AOC E2460SH is still a responsive and superb all-around monitor for your home or office, whether if it’s for casual gaming or general computer use.