AOC has introduced a new 27” display that features Qi wireless charging for mobile phones in the base. The monitor uses a PLS panel and has standard characteristics for a mainstream device aimed at office environments. Despite this, the P2779VC is one of the first 27” displays with Qi wireless charging and it will make an appealing option for those who need both large screen and Qi, especially given its affordable price.

The AOC P2779VC is a 27” IPS monitor with a 1920×1080 resolution, 300 nits brightness, 178°/178° viewing angles, and a 60 Hz refresh rate (static contrast ratio is unknown). The display is listed as reproducing 16.77 million colors, enough for office workloads, and has a response time of 5 ms gray-to-gray, enough for videos and gaming. AOC does not confirm adherence to any particular color space in its spec sheet.

When it comes to connectivity, the AOC P2779VC is a fairly basic monitor with one D-Sub and two HDMI 1.3 inputs. Unlike some other mainstream displays, this one does not have built-in speakers or a USB hub which may be an advantage for tightly-packed corporate offices that have to deal with noise (minus speakers) and mind corporate security (minus USB). 

Panel 27" PLS
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.311 × 0.311 mm
Inputs 1 × HDMI 1.3
1 × D-Sub
Wireless charging Qi wireless charging base
Power Consumption Standby < 0.5 W
Maximum 23.5 W

Meanwhile, the key selling feature of the P2779VC is its base that features a Qi wireless charging pad in the base. As far as we could find, commercially, only Samsung has released two SE370 displays that support Qi and feature 23.6” and 27” PLS panels. As a result AOC’s monitor is not going to have too many rivals right now. Keep in mind that at present there are tens of smartphones and tablets with integrated Qi wireless charging technology (including those from ASUS, Samsung, Google, HP, Microsoft and other) and there are accessories that enable the tech on devices without integrated support (e.g., on Apple iPhone 6S).

The AOC P2779VC comes with a black or gold base and with the company’s standard three-year warranty. The price of the display is $199.99, which is a bit lower when compared to the price of the Samsung SE370 270 that is available for $213.80.

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  • close - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    I don't really understand why manufacturers go for HDMI ports especially in office environments. DP ports are present in virtually every modern office machine. HDMI is more a staple of home/media usage.
  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    I think HDMI is overtaking DP as the standard video connector. It certainly seems like that's the case anyway as most modern computer hardware has HDMI, but DP isn't always a sure thing. Personally, I don't care which port emerges at the standard interface as long as ONE of them ultimately does so. Competing standards just means there's a larger number of non-universal connectors that require their own cable types that I have to deal with.
  • 3DoubleD - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    But don't forget that most office projector setups will remain VGA for the foreseeable future because long cable runs don't play nicely with either digital connectors! So keep those annoying [your digital standard here] to VGA adapters handy!
  • close - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    VGA still has some life in it at the office for compatibility and cost reasons. And that's the clear hint that this is for office environments. If your home computer only has VGA it's probably cheaper than the monitor. But if you check HP, Dell, Lenovo, Fujitsu, etc. it's obvious that the vast majority of models in their business lines have DP, full size or mini.
  • StevoLincolnite - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    That is mostly because of attenuation of the signal over distance on the copper cable, it is the same issue that plagues various forms of DSL on copper pairs.

    You can actually get repeaters so that you can almost extend your Digital cable almost indefinitely.
  • Friendly0Fire - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - link

    What makes you say that? My current laptop only has mDP, the MacBooks are all mDP as well, my GTX1080 has one DVI, one HDMI, but three DP. Even my much older card from 5 years ago had a majority of DP.

    For TVs, HDMI is king yes, but for computers DisplayPort is more flexible (daisy-chaining) and convenient (locking plug, commonplace mDP support).
  • Stan11003 - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    I got a pc a year ago from work that came with no HDMI ports, just DP. Most brick and mortar retail stores don't stock DP cables and almost none have DP to HDMI ones. When traveling it was a pain. I finally ordered a DP to HDMI via CDW. I now have a laptop with HDMI plus miniDP so I know I can plugin to almost any projector or monitor made in the last 7 years.
  • ddriver - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    Because the industry is full of awesome and really cares about dummies like you. As you have repeated time after time, "the industry knows best". So what are you whining about LOL
  • close - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    That was a question not a complaint. Missed again, have you?
  • ddriver - Monday, December 5, 2016 - link

    Questions tend to end with a question mark. It was not a question, it was an self-observation of your personal lack of understanding. Clueless as usual, even regarding your own actions LOL. You don't need to wonder, after all, you do know that the industry knows best. HDMI is the logical choice, which is why it is immensely more wide-spread than DP, the latter of which is actually completely missing from many products, including premium tier. With its inferior bandwidth and licensing fees HDMI is clearly a better choice than the largely royalty free and higher bandwidth DP interface. Do'h!

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