We've seen plenty of zero bezel or similarly described monitors with a chunky bezel at the bottom, which is then used for controls and speakers etc. Today AOC announced its 4-sided frameless Q2781PQ monitor with an ultra slim design, stylish asymmetric stand, and 'frameless' design of minimal bezels around all four sides. Its frameless nature is quantified as a difficult-to-believe "2mm of casing" on the official product page.
You may have already deduced from the name that the AOC Q2781PQ monitor is a 27-incher. That panel is of the AH-IPS type offering wide viewing angles and full sRGB colour coverage. A Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels is on offer here providing quite a bit more detail than the market leading Full HD screens, or 4x the resolution of a regular HD screen. Key monitor specifications are listed below for your immediate digestion.
- Panel: AH-IPS
- Viewable Image: 27-inch Diagonal, 16:9
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440 @60Hz
- Scanning Frequency: Horizontal: 30K~83KHz, Vertical: 50~76Hz
- Response Time: 5ms
- Colour Depth: 16.7M
- Contrast Ratio: 50M:1 (dynamic)
- Brightness: 350cd/m2
- Viewing Angle: Horizontal: 178 Degrees (CR>10)Vertical: 178 Degrees (CR>10
- Connections: 1x VGA, 1x DP, 2x HDMI
A feature that is not mentioned in above but is worth having is the flicker-free technology for reduced eye fatigue. AOC says that it leverages a DC (Direct Current) backlight system to provide more stable, comfortable viewing.
Concerning the stand, AOC says that it is stylish, compact and "saves space on the desk." Unfortunately this stand, with its tilt: -2°±1.5° ~ 16°±1.5° adjustments seems to be the only mounting option as the spec sheet has left the VESA wall mount standard details field blank. Neither is there a USB hub, or any convenient built-in speakers, just a headphone out socket.
In an email to HEXUS, AOC said that the Q2781PQ monitor is "available now" from Amazon. It is indeed listed but seems to be out of stock at the time of writing. However, it's good to see that while the MSRP is $499, Amazon have listed it at a much friendlier $349.
Those whole love a bit of bling might be interested in the Q2781PS, pictured above, which is the same monitor but in Rose Gold (base and edges) with a back panel "adorned with crystals from Swarovski" (bits of broken glass). This glam version of the monitor is available in the "coming months" for $100 more on the MSRP.