AOC's Latest Monitor Is A Huge 1440p FreeSync IPS Panel For Just £220

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅17.07.2018 13:11:01


Amsterdam, 17 July 2018 – Display specialist AOC announces the Q3279VWFD8, a sibling to the 31.5” Q3279VWF, a superb allrounder from the well-received 79 series, which debuted last autumn and received huge appraisal for its extraordinary price/performance ratio. The new monitor, Q3279VWFD8 uses a different panel type - IPS - rather than the VA panel used in its older brother and boasts a wider colour gamut for increased colour accuracy and therefore more vivid, natural and eye-catching imagery. The Q3279VWFD8’s 31.5” IPS panel offers a highly detailed QHD resolution (2560x1440 pixels), 5 ms GtG response time, AMD FreeSync support and 75 Hz refresh rate. Aimed at particularly budget conscious home power users, internet cafés and everyone who is after jaw-dropping specs without breaking the bank are going to be well-served with the Q3279VWFD8.

The Q3279VWFD8 boasts a huge 31.5” IPS panel and QHD (2560x1440 pixels) resolution, resulting in fine details, a lot of screen real estate for increased productivity, and a comfortable pixel density for daily usage. While the panel and its specifications speak for itself, the exterior design of this monitor also takes the users’ breath away: the glossy black finish of its narrow bezels, stand and rear cover creates a pleasing contrast with its sturdy, weighty base in silver finish.

Thanks to the wide viewing angles of 178/178° achieved by its IPS panel, friends & families sitting together are going to enjoy the vivid imagery at the same time without experiencing a colour shift. The 8-bit+FRC panel delivering 1.07 billion crisp colours and offers 88% coverage of the NTSC colour gamut help reproduce much more vivid colours including vibrant reds, deep blues, and lush greens with a high, 200:1 contrast ratio.

The QHD (2560x1440 pixels) resolution of the Q3279VWFD8 enables not only detailed photos and videos, but also games. The blend of 75 Hz refresh rate, 5 ms GtG, and AMD FreeSync support produces a fast, tear-free gameplay experience and without any additional input lag or stutter.

The Q3279VWFD8 offers a wide range of connectivity, including legacy sources such as VGA and DVI as well as HDMI an DisplayPort, therefore is capable of connecting various game consoles, PCs, laptops, set-top boxes and many more. A 3.5mm jack connector is foreseen to connect headphones or an external speakerset. AOC’s Clear Vision technology improves clarity and vividness when viewing Standard Definition (SD) content. AOC’s Flicker-Free technology also eliminates flicker by using Direct Current (DC) for regulating brightness instead of Pulse Width Modulation (PWC) and reduces eye-fatigue when using the monitor in long hours.

Technical Information

Color:- Black/Silver
Resolution:- 2560x1440 PX
Refresh rate:- 48~75Hz*
Response time:- 5 ms

Panel:- IPS
Backlight:- WLED
sRGB Coverage (%):- 98
flickerfree support:- Yes
Aspect ratio:- 16:9
Brightness (typical):- 250 cd/m²
Contrast (dynamic):- 80M:1
Contrast (static):- 1200:1

Pixel Pitch (H) (V):- 0.273
Diagonal (inch):- 31.5 inch
Active Screen Area (HxW):- 698.88 x 393.12 mm
Viewing angle (CR10):- 178/178 degrees

Display Colours:- 1.07 Billion
Adobe RGB Coverage (%):- 84


Signal Input:- HDMI 1.4 x 1, VGA, DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1
Audio output:- Headphone out (3,5mm)


Tilt:- -2/+21.5 °

Power details

Power supply:- External
Power source:- 100 - 240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
- On 45 watt,
- Off 0.5 watt,
- Standby 0.5 watt.


Product Dimensions (incl base):- 425.09 x 729.59 x 153.2 mm
Net Weight (excl package):- 7 Kg


Warranty Period:- 3 Years

The 31.5” Q3279VWFD8 will be available from July 2018 with an MSRP of £219.

*AOC have let us know that the minimum supported refresh rate is 48Hz. Although it hasn't been confirmed, it is our understanding that AMD Low Framerate Compensation (LRFC) modes wouldn't be supported as the refresh range isn't wide enough (i.e. max at least 2.5x the min).

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