Review of AOC I2369VM
The AOC I2369VM is a bezel-free, value-oriented monitor with an ultra-slim profile created with affordability and functionality in mind. This product features a decent IPS panel for excellent imaging and viewing angles, plus all the essential features plus a sleek appearance you can expect from a utilitarian display that won’t break the bank.
AOC I2369VM Specifications
- Screen Size: 23 Inches
- Resolution: 1080p FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-3°/+21°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 2, D-Sub x1, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 20.92″ x 15.7″ x 8.1″
- Weight: 8.3 lbs
Design and Features
The AOC I2369VM oozes an elegance that hides its budget-oriented package with the matte silver finish and the ultra-thin cabinet. From the side, the screen itself is only around 14mm thick. Three sides of the screen are frameless, but the bottom strip looks slightly overpowering at more or less an inch and a half. The rear casing of the cabinet sports the brand’s familiar brushed matte black texture which we have come to like from all of AOC’s products.
The stand included with the AOC I2369VM is fairly basic since it only offers tilt from -3 degrees to 21 degrees for ergonomics. However, if that feature isn’t good enough for you, you can opt for aftermarket mounts or arms since the AOC I2369VM has a 75mm x 75mm VESA bolt pattern on the rear. You can also find a pair of speakers with this model, but like most other products, it does not have enough power to reproduce audio with clarity and range.
Despite some of the apparent shortcuts made to reach its low price point, the AOC I2369VM’s build quality matched with its looks certainly do not disappoint. The round base of the stand provided stability on any surface, so minimal force cannot shake the screen most of the time. AOC’s long-standing quality and premium design assure that you get a monitor which should last for some time if you do decide to go with the AOC I2369VM.
The AOC I2369VM has an excellent I/O layout since it has MHL-ready HDMI ports which can utilize your mobile device while charging it, a D-Sub port for legacy applications and surprisingly, a DisplayPort slot. It is relatively rare to find monitors with the latter at this price range and category. You also get a 3.5mm jack for headset pass through and signal input for the built-in speakers.
Display and Performance
The AOC I2369VM’s most exciting feature is its matte-AG coated IPS panel which promises excellent viewing angles and vibrant colors. You get 23 inches of viewing space with a 1920 x 1080p resolution which is perfect for an all-rounder. The screen can only go up to a refresh rate of 60Hz, and you only get an adequate 5ms of pixel transition response. While these numbers are at the lower end of the market by today’s standards, but still entirely acceptable even for casual gaming.
The AOC I2369VM’s color performance is pleasing if you consider the price since the panel has plenty of vibrancy and sufficient saturation to reproduce pictures and videos. The AOC I2369VM’s contrast ratio can go a little over its 1000:1 rating, resulting in excellent gamma tracking and deep, oily blacks plus fantastic grayscale performance. However, the matte anti-glare coat can overpower the image and slightly induce minimal blandness with its haze.
In our Battlefield 1 tests, we did notice a bit of ghosting or trailing from time to time, but we did not see any delays in control input, so the AOC I2369VM is lag-free. This product includes an overdrive feature to boost pixel response, but it produces blurs and ghosting, so we thought it best to leave it off.
Despite classifying as an entry-level monitor, what we liked about the AOC I2369VM is its excellence in panel uniformity across the whole screen. There were no discolorations on the surface even if you look at the edges, and much like other good quality IPS panels, viewing angles are superb. However, our unit did suffer from a bit of backlight bleed at the right bottom corner, but it was mostly unnoticeable during our testing.
The AOC I2369VM is an excellent and cheap thin bezel utilitarian monitor with plenty of features such as Overdrive functionality and DisplayPort connectivity which you can mostly find with more expensive offerings. Although, there are obvious shortcuts and limitations, you get an adequate performance out of this low-priced model. You can’t compare the AOC I2369VM to some of the some of the best monitors like the Acer Predator XB271HU, but if you need a robust and reliable performer with good looks, then this is an excellent choice.