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AOC C2783FQ 27-inch Curved VA Monitor Review

Viewing Angles, Uniformity, Response & Lag

To learn how we measure screen uniformity, please click here.

VA screens don’t typically do that well in our off-axis viewing tests. Performance falls somewhere between IPS and TN in that regard. You can see that detail is preserved well, but there is a significant light falloff and color shifts towards red. The same behavior is present in both the horizontal and vertical planes. In actual use, the curve might help mitigate this slightly, but at 4000mm, its radius is pretty subtle.

Screen Uniformity

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Our C2783FQ sample shows excellent screen uniformity in the black, white, and color tests. In fact, all the VA panels here look pretty good. This contributes significantly to the excellent ANSI contrast result we saw earlier. To find such quality in a value-priced display speaks positively of AOC’s reputation. We’ve measured a few premium screens that didn’t look this good.

Pixel Response & Input Lag

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Without adaptive refresh and at least 100Hz, gamers aren’t likely to want the C2783FQ. But for those looking to buy into the curve as cheaply as possible, it makes a decent gaming screen. The draw time is what you'd expect for a business-class monitor, but input lag is quite low for a 60Hz panel. It takes the title of “best of the rest” as only the higher refresh rates of the C3583FQ and Z35 can top it.

  • NinjaNerd56
    I have a similar flat version of this screen, and love it. $209 on sale at Best Buy last year.

    I use it with work laptop and home game tower every day...it's been OFF about 2 minutes since I got it.

    Good stuff, Maynard!
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  • Dantte
    I want a 34" 21:9 1440p curved AMVA with 120Hz+ and g-sync. Please, someone make this display

    UPDATE: I looked into this and apparently AUO (they build the panels for Acer) is working on this exactly panel, @200Hz, and should be available in 2017. FreeSync and G-Sync are unknown at this time. They are also working on a 4K 144Hz panel that should come out around the same time in 2017.
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  • sillynilly
    Great price for an ok monitor. Could never go backwards to a large format 1080 panel, but for many people, this could be a decent option. I'm with Dantte - that's the monitor I'm looking for.
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  • jaber2
    Not sure if I want the wires not hanging from the monitor, this design makes my head hurt
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  • TheDane
    Low rez.... boring! Please - more 3440x1440 and 4K gaming monitor tests. Since I tried gaming on a 3440x1440 (21:9) I simply cannot go back to anything less than 2560x1440.
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  • Korpxx
    People like Thedane give me a headache
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  • TheDane
    Korpxx: Sorry about that. Doesn't change my opionion one bit though.
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  • nitrium
    I'd go for something like this instantly if it was 2560x1600 (16:10) 144Hz IPS with FreeSync.
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  • Eggz
    CORRECTION:

    The opening paragraph says that 34' ultrawides are usually 3440 x 2160, but they are usually 3440 x 1440. The 2160 number is part of 4K, not ultrawide.
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  • harrkev
    Can somebody explain the "curved monitor" thing to me with anything besides "because we can?"

    Da Vinci pained the Mona Lisa on a completely flat surface. Van Gogh did not have a curved surface when he painted "The Starry Night." OK. I admit that the Michelangelo chose a curved surface when he painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
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