AOC continues to dominate with an incredible range of monitors that cover everything from budget models, right up to flagship gaming beasts. These new ones, however, sit somewhere on the more affordable side, but pack a huge range of features that should make them ideal for those working at home, but still pack enough thrills to satisfy your gaming needs too.
The P2 series professional displays come in three new variants. The 31.5″ (80 cm) U32P2 with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels), the 31.5″ Q32P2 with QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and the 28″ (71.1 cm) U28P2A, also with 4K UHD resolution.
At 28″ and 31.5″, they’re all pretty big monitors, giving you plenty of practical real-estate for your work and gaming needs. Personally, I don’t think I could go for anything under my current 31.5″ 4K monitor, so the U32P2 appeals to me the most here. All of them come with built-in USB hubs, and Adaptive Sync, improving the user experience greatly.
AOC’s new 31.5″ P2 displays are available in Europe starting February 2021, while the 28″ model will be available from April.
The 31.5″ U32P2 (pictured above) is equipped with a punchy, high-contrast (3000:1) VA panel with a 3840 x 2160 native resolution, also offering wide viewing angles (178°). The wide-gamut panel is also perfectly suited for digital editing tasks (119% sRGB, 88% AdobeRGB coverage). With its 4 ms GtG response time, the pixel responsiveness is fast, while the Adaptive-Sync support eliminates any tearing. Due to its powerful specs, the U32P2 also gives room for occasional, casual gaming on the side.
The U32P2 has a slick appearance with a 3-side frameless design that hides the inner bezels when the display is off. It also supports AOC’s VESA-P2 bracket, which enables users to easily attach a mini-PC such as an Intel NUC directly to the monitor’s stand, essentially creating a standalone all-in-one system. The U32P2 comes with two 3 W speakers and VESA 100 mount capability and features two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 connection.
The 31.5″ Q32P2 (same design as the 32P2, so also pictured above) employs a vivid, colour-accurate (102% sRGB, 75% AdobeRGB coverage) IPS panel, offering wide viewing angles (178°). Its colour depth of 10 bit means it can display 1.07 billion colours. The panel’s native resolution is 2560 x 1440, running at 75 Hz refresh rate and with a 4 ms GtG response time. The increased refresh rate enables a smoother action and sharpness, for example when images are in motion while scrolling a social media feed or a document, or when moving windows. When viewing 3D content with varying framerates, the display can also match its refresh rate with the GPU’s frame count, eliminating artefacts such as stutter and tearing.
The Q32P2 comes with thin bezels, two 3 W speakers and VESA 100 mount capability for alternative installations, and is compatible with AOC’s VESA-P2 bracket, too. This model also provides two HDMI 1.4 inputs and a DisplayPort 1.2 input for varied connectivity with multiple devices.
Suited for smaller desks, the 28″ U28P2A boasts a colour-accurate (120% sRGB, 89% AdobeRGB) IPS panel and can display 1.07 billion colours. Thanks to the impressive pixel density of 158 PPI, the images on the U28P2A are extremely sharp. Just like its larger siblings, the U28P2A employs an ergonomic stand, AOC’s VESA-P2 compatibility, Adaptive-Sync support, and is fitted with two 3 W speakers. U28P2A’s vivid and punchy image reproduction can be appreciated even better thanks to its 3-side frameless design.
With comprehensive ergonomic adjustments (150 mm height, -180°/+180° swivel, generous tilt range and pivot mode), built-in speakers and a 4-port USB 3.2 hub, these models are fully packed. Low Blue Light mode reduces potentially harmful blue wavelengths for comfortable use in the dark, while the Flicker-Free technology eliminates flicker by using direct current instead of PWM to adjust brightness.
Pricing & Availability
The AOC Q32P2 and U32P2 will be available from February 2021 at an RRP of £269 and £379, respectively. The AOC U28P2A will be available from April 2021 at an RRP of £329.