31.5” 1440p monitor: a large-sized screen for everybody

2nd November 2017
Enaie Azambuja

AOC has presented an affordable all-rounder monitor in 31.5” (80.01 cm) size and QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution: the Q3279VWF, member of the 79 Series. This monitor has an ultra-slim design with a stand in a silver finish which fits into a living room setting. Its FreeSync support and 5 ms response time will satisfy the needs of most casual gamers. With an MSRP of just £249, the Q3279VWF will become available in November this year.

QHD resolution is becoming increasingly popular, as it nicely closes the gap between Full HD and 4K resolution. Whilst the latter is difficult to drive for most games with current GPU’s, Full HD resolution, which has been the standard for years nowadays feels pixelated especially on larger displays.

With the Q3279VWF AOC has come up with a perfect solution in a huge 31.5” size at a 2560 x 1440 resolution, resulting in a high pixel density of 93.24 ppi. In comparison, a 24”display in Full HD resolution has similar pixel density at 91.79 ppi.

The Q3279VWF boasts a 31.5” MVA panel in QHD resolution with a 5 ms response time and 60 Hz refresh rate. This panel has real 8-bit colour depth + FRC (Frame Rate Control), resulting in the perception of 1.07 billion colours, equal to 10-bit monitors.

Up from conventional displays with 16.7 million colours by an order of 100, the Q3279VWF is therefore capable of displaying more depth, richer colours and achieving colour grading in a seamless fashion.

The large 31.5” display size of the Q3279VWF brings ample screen real estate. From home users who enjoy watching a 1080p video and multitasking with different applications, to prosumer/designers who need more screen space both in resolution and size for an image/video editing software would be satisfied with the Q3279VWF.

The MVA panel of the Q3279VWF also has a staggering 3000:1 static contrast ratio for an excellent immersion and picture quality.

While similar affordable monitors come with TN panels that have inferior viewing angles, the Q3279VWF’s MVA panel offers wide viewing angles of up to 178°/178° horizontally/vertically, which is near IPS panel levels.

With best colour uniformity at any viewing angle, even bystanders can enjoy the rich colours and high details. Thanks to AOC’s WCG (Wide Colour Gamut) technology, the Q3279VWF can cover 88 % of the NTSC colour gamut.

Gamers should also take note, because the Q3279VWF is a very capable gaming monitor and it’s equipped with AMD’s FreeSync support. By matching the frame rate of the graphics card to the frame rate of the monitor, this technology gets rid of stuttering, tearing and choppy gameplay.

Therefore users won’t need to enable V-Sync in their games to artificially match the GPU’s frame rate output to the monitors refresh rate and in doing so dealing with increased input lag. Next to the affordable price tag, the Q3279VWF comes with a 5 ms response time and 60 Hz refresh rate, which makes this monitor suitable for most casual gamers.

Just like many AOC monitors, the Q3279VWF also comes with Flicker-Free technology. After prolonged time, conventional monitors, which use PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to adjust brightness, can cause eye-strain and discomfort because of the resulting flicker. Flicker-Free technology uses a DC(Direct Current) backlight system to improve users’ comfort.

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