While some of our loyal readers scoff at the low pixel density, an increasing number of manufacturers are jumping on the 27-inch Full HD bandwagon for computer monitors. Especially using an AH-IPS panel from LG Display makes it possible to create a reasonable affordable monitor with high-end characteristics. AOC was of the same opinion, and they sent us the 3D-compatible D2757Ph. This monitor strikes a good balance between high-end and affordability.
AOC is the consumer brand of the Taiwanese TV Vision, the largest manufacturer of monitors. They're also responsible for monitors with the Philips logo on them, but the AOC models have their own distinct design and are positioned differently than the Philips monitors.
The D2757Ph that we are looking at today proves that AOC is very capable of creating a quality monitor, with all the bells and whistles you expect from a monitor that costs around £265 or €300 , and more. AOC added 3D compatibility to the list of features, which usually means adds to the pricetag, but the D2757Ph is costs about the same as the previously tested LG IPS277L-BN, the ASUS MX279H, and the Acer S275HLbmii. There is a version without 3D but with MHL, which AOC calls the i2757Fm, but it's barely any cheaper. The same is true for the model without 3D and without MHL, called the i2757Fh which starts at £200 or €260. The Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD, which has 3D and 'Ambiglow', is signicantly more expensive. Without 3D it's still more expensive than the AOC monitor.
So if you're looking for a 27-inch Full HD monitor and you like the quality of the LG Display AH-IPS panel, there is enough choice out there. The AOC is one of the cheapest if you do wish to have 3D. We tested it to find out whether it's also a good monitor.