AOC P2779VC 27-inch 1080p display has integrated Qi wireless charging


1080p monitors are a dime a dozen nowadays -- the market is saturated with them. Heck, many people are opting for displays with much better resolution too. In other words, it is virtually impossible to have a 1080p monitor stand out from the crowd.

And yet, AOC has managed to do so. How? The company has integrated a Qi charger into the base of its newest 27-inch monitor -- the P2779VC. If you own a compatible smartphone, you can charge it wirelessly by placing it on the monitor. That unique feature aside, this PLS display has other cool aspects too, such as 8-bit color depth and 178-degree viewing angles.

"The P2779VC features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution that allows for high-definition image quality in terms of clarity and vivid colors. When you have Full HD resolution with dynamic contrast ratio, the result is crisp detailed images with incredible contrast, giving you bright vivid colors that comes to life every time. The impressive 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio reveals darker image areas in greater depth and detail. The P2779VC also boasts a 5ms response time to eliminate drag. Finally, the P2779VC comes with a plethora of connectivity features including VGA and two HDMI, which gives you high-definition video and audio, perfect for watching those videos or highly-detailed images at home", says AOC.

The value-focused company further says, "Qi Wireless Charging technology comes from the Chinese meaning “natural energy”. The technology is an interface standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer that wirelessly charges a compatible device’s battery using induction transfer. The monitor’s Qi Wireless Charging Base removes the hassle of cables and allows you to keep your device in view while charging and using the display, without having to worry about finding an outlet nearby. Compatible devices include Samsung Galaxy S5-6/Edge, Google Nexus 4-7, Motorola Droid Maxx, and Nokia Lumia 920-1520, among others"AOC-Qi-Dispay4

AOC shares the following specifications.

Viewable Screen Size 27-inch
Panel Type PLS Panel
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness 300 cd/m2 (typ)
Contrast Ratio (dcr) 20,000,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time 5ms (gtg)
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
Color Depth 16.7 Million colors
Pixel Pitch (mm) (H x V) 0.311 (H) mm x 0.311 (v) mm
View Angle (degrees) (H x V) 178 / 178
Display Area (mm) (H x V) 597.88 mm x 336.31 mm
Cabinet Color Black with Gold Base
Adjustability Tilt: -3.5°±1.5°~+21.5±1.5°
Inputs VGA, 2x HDMI
Power Consumption Power On: <23.5W (Max), Standby: <0.5W
Power Source Universal 110~240VAC, 50/60Hz
User Control Source/Auto/Exit, Clear Vision Volume, Menu/Enter, Power
Regulations cTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS, EPEAT, Energy Star®, Windows 8/10 compatible
OSD Languages 16 Languages including English, French and Spanish
Other Features Qi Wireless charging base, User Friendly Graphical OSD Menu, Kensington Security Slot, Includes AOC's e-Saver software, i-Menu software

Interested in buying the AOC P2779VC? It can be yours in December 2016 for a reasonable $249. The monitor will be available at three popular retailers -- Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg.

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