The AOC monitor is one of the older models in this test, we reviewed the U3477Pqu in November 2014. al. This monitor uses an AH-IPS panel from the factory of LG Display, mounted on a height-adjustable frame. The panel can not only tilt and pivot, but also rotate to portrait view. The use of this seems limited, but if you need this function the monitors from AOC and Philips are the only ones that have it. Another feature that these two monitors share is the presence of a VGA-port; we would not recommend the usage of it, but if there is no other option available it can come in handy. Luckily HDMI and DisplayPort are also present. The AOC also has a USB hub and 7 watt speakers.
The average colour deviation stays well under 3, the greyscale deviation is a bit higher with 4.8. The gamma is evidently on the low side, which results in a too light display of the midtones. The colour temperature is too high with 7511 Kelvin, which results in a light blue cast. The minimum brightness is reasonable, especially for an IPS-screen. The response time of this panel is relatively low compared to the others, just the model from HP shows lower times. However, the U3477Pqu shows less input lag than the HP, even if it is measurably there. The power consumption is one of the highest of the test. This certainly is not a bad screen, but the Philips is better in almost every category, while the price difference is too small to not chose the latter.