You won't buy the AOC PDS241 if you're looking for the cheapest monitor out there or if you want a gaming monitor. However, if you're looking for 'simply a decent screen' that also has to look good, there is a case to be made for this monitor. Tastes differ, however in any case, we are quite charmed by its design, since you practically don't have to look at any cables on your desk. The used materials give a solid impression and it's even hard to mind the back side of the monitor. The only thing we mind, design-wise, is the location and implementation of the 3.5mm jack for speakers or headphones, and the control of the menu also does not deserve any awards.
Both aren't vital problems however, and if we look at the performance of this monitor, we are extremely positive. It would be unthinkable a few years ago to find a monitor at the entry-level price point with such good calibration of the colour quality and uniformity, however the PDS241 convinces on all fronts. Colour temperature, gamma, colour deviation, brightness and contrast, everything is well in order. AOC has shown a product that not only distinguishes itself due to looks, but also due to its performance. For this reason it's definitely worth a recommendation and therefore we reward this monitor with an Excellent Choice Award.