AOC U3277PQU Review
This is the AOC U3277PQU. A 32-inch, ultrawide 4K gaming monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, a 10-bit IPS panel, and running at 60 Hertz. So it has a great spec sheet. But is that enough to make this a great product? Over the last two weeks, I found out.
Today, we are looking at the monitor which is a 32-inch, 4K gaming monitor from AOC. Have quite a lot of people asking about this and apparently the full review is coming anyway, but I hope you guys are finally satisfied. Read also our AOC G2460PQU Review.
And so what is the AOC G2460PQU all about?
Well, it is aimed at everyone. More so, creative professionals- because it has a 10-bit 3840 x 2160 panel. But it is not ridiculously priced. It is reasonably priced. That’s what makes it a smart purchase.
Additionally, if anyone does want to buy a 4K monitor you can’t get anything over 60 Hertz anyway. So this should certainly appeal to you (at least in theory).
So, we start by taking a look at the monitor itself. And the design is what I described as “inoffensive.” It’s not the greatest thing we have seen, but it is not the worst thing either. And it will fit nicely into professional environments and gaming environments.
Looking at the monitor from the front reveals that the bezels are sort of medium in thickness. Not the thinnest but not the thickest either. They are a glossy black finish and personally I quite like this as it lets the image sort of fade away nicely. So although there is a bezel we don’t tend to notice a bit.
At the bottom, though, there was a small issue that could be a big issue if you couldn’t get rid of it. And that is the fact that you’ve got a large amount of residue leftover for when you removed the sticker that tells you all the features of the monitor. So it’s hardly a massive deal, as you are going to spend 5 minutes clearing out all the residue. But please AOC, can you not use that adhesive because clearly, it does pretty a bad job or maybe it does ‘too good’ of a job.
The stand of the monitor itself it is ok, but it doesn’t feel that premium. If you tap it, it makes this sort of horrible, ‘plastic-ey’ noise. And the whole thing is just slightly wobbly. It is not the worse I have ever seen, but I guess I would expect better from something of this price.
Now, let’s talk about adjustments. So it’s got what I described as ‘fix swivel’, which is where you can move the whole monitor around and while it does swivel the stand itself sort of swivels with it. But then you have got all the other adjustments that you are used to seeing, so we’ve got the tilt. So not that much of it actually, it’s pretty medial, it doesn’t tilt too much, so tilting up and down. And then you also got pivot from left to right. And you can even take this 90 degrees as well. So you want to use this in vertical mode and have a ridiculous amount of vertical screen real estate you can do that.
On the back of the monitor, you will find a cable tidy. This doesn’t do the best job but is certainly better than nothing. And then connections wise you got a Display Port, HDMI 2.0 which is ideal. This is exactly what you want to be seeing on a monitor like this because it enables you to use a 4K gaming console that may not come out or of course a 4K Bluray player. And then you also got legacy connections as well, so you’ve got DVI and VGA. But of course, you shouldn’t be using either of these because you won’t be able to drive the monitor at its native resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hertz. You also got a line-out on a headphone jack as well. And then on the right-hand side, you will find a USB hub, so if you want to plug in anything that is USB you can do this on the side nice and quickly.
Move to the underside of the monitor and you will find the buttons. And the buttons aren’t great.
AOC 32 inch 4k monitor
Now the physical buttons but they just feel so cheap. And why they can’t put better buttons on here I don’t know. They will do the job the better than a lot of tactile rubbish buttons I have seen. These are pretty much the minimum that I would like to see. But the real problem is that the menu system looks very, very ‘dated’. It is what we see on AOC’s cheaper lineup monitors, and I can’t understand why they haven’t developed something better yet. But the fact that the buttons themselves they are not that well-labeled means that I am always making mistakes. I haven’t ever successfully gone into the monitor without accidentally exiting the display because it is not clear what enter and not clear what back is. I would like them to please do a better job next time on this because this isn’t what I would like to see. And especially this is something that’s got appealed to professionals that are going to use and try to configure the monitor is going to frustrate. All in all, an excellent monitor for the price. And if you can get past a couple of little things mentioned in this article, you will find it quite fulfilling when it comes to performance.