AOC U2790VQ Monitor Review; 4K Made Affordable

Anjie lou delos Reyes

When 4K technology was first introduced around seven years ago, just like any other new innovation, it became something that every tech enthusiast is eager to tick off on his or her list of tech must-haves.  Who wouldn't, right? It’s impressive color, and detail reproduction is a delight for content creators and gamers alike.

AOC U2790VQ Monitor Review; 4K Made Affordable
AOC U2790VQ Monitor Review; 4K Made Affordable

Fast forward to 2020, despite technological advancements on TV screens and monitors, 4K is still in. And what’s even better is that there are now affordable options available, making the visual treat that 4K monitors can bring more accessible to everyone. Enter: AOC U2790VQ 4K Monitor. Using this as our main screen for a few days, here’s what we have to say about it.


AOC U2790VQ Monitor Back

On the outside, this AOC Monitor looks standard. Its bezels are really not that slim and thin enough for it to pass as a frameless monitor, but it’s not that much of a nuisance either when the screen is used to augment a multi-monitor setup.

AOC U2790VQ Monitor 4K Display
4K Display

On paper, this is a 27-inch IPS monitor in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) (3840 x 2160) resolution with 350 nits brightness level and 60Hz refresh rate. AOC also claims that the U2790VQ is designed with 10-bit Deep Color. Common to AOC monitors, the U2790VQ comes with features like the Low Blue Mode for reduced blue light emission to prevent restraining the eyes, with four different filtering modes of reading, web browsing, multimedia, and office; the Flicker-Free Backlight Technology to minimize monitor flickering. Also, a function for eye protection; and the Clear Vision feature, which, as the name suggests, enhances images and videos projected on the said monitor.

AOC U2790VQ Monitor Ports

In terms of connectivity, it has one each of HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 ports, a Display Port 2.2, and a 3.5mm jack. It also has its own built-in speakers, but as expected, it doesn't give impressive audio. It doesn’t have a USB-C port, but given its tag price, it’s understandable.

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As expected, the display quality of the AOC U2790VQ 27-inch Monitor is nothing short of 4K performance. One look and it’s readily justifiable that it delivers well in terms of detail and color reproduction, and what we appreciate more is how its IPS panel is able to showcase just the same screen quality even in various viewing angles. Although this isn’t really poised as a gaming monitor, casual content creators will indeed find the AOC U2790VQ worthy of a spot on their work desks.

AOC U2790VQ Monitor Great Viewing Angle
Great Viewing Angle

It would’ve been another wow factor if this monitor also supported HDR to add another layer of exceptional graphics delivery. Still, again, given its affordable price point, it’s quite decent what the AOC U2790VQ has to offer. Another minor letdown for us is how this monitor’s stand allows limited adjustments for tilting, although AOC has equipped it with VESA-compliant wall ports, so there’s the quick fix you need. At the back of the monitor, there’s also a tiny joystick that can be used to toggle options on the monitor’s on-screen display menu.

AOC U2790VQ Monitor CS GO Gameplay
CS GO Gameplay

For those who are looking for extra monitors to boost productivity, another factor that might stir your interest in the AOC U2790VQ is its Screen+ software, which seamlessly allows screen splitting to show various windows.


The AOC U2790VQ Monitor does its job well, especially on what it’s specifically designed for: to deliver immersive 4K visuals. It's currently priced at Php17,990, making it a value for money monitor.

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