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AOC - 21.5" IPS LED FHD Monitor - Black & silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1206 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome monitor

    Posted
    DaveRN444
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    I bought this to hook up to my laptop because I got tired of the tiny laptop screen. I use my laptop as my main computer, actually my only home computer, and that's what I've done for many years. I have it sitting on a pedestal with a USB connected keyboard and wireless mouse because I can't stand laptop keyboards or the mousepad on a laptop. I bought this one specifically because it has an HDMI input and full high-definition. It has no speakers nor any speaker inputs but I listen to my music on my Klipsch computer speakers connected directly to the laptop. I got this on a Black Friday deal for $69 and it's one of the best purchases I've made in awhile. At 21.5" it's the perfect size. Not too big but certainly big enough to make it easier to read everything online and watch videos/movies. The picture is super crisp and the colors are great. I did notice the colors are super rich and I don't know if that's just from me seeing poor colors of my laptop or not, but they look great. If you hook this up to your laptop you have to do some fiddling with the settings on the laptop to get this monitor to be the primary one and to shut off your laptop screen. Not hard to do at all but just something to keep in mind when you hook it up to a laptop. My overall review of this monitor is I would certainly buy it again even if I had to pay more money for it. I had never heard of this brand before but it's great. I highly recommend this monitor as a great economical option if you're looking to save some money on a new monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    amazing budget monitor

    Posted
    CWilson333
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    This is an amazing budget monitor if you can get it on sale. It does have its pros and cons. Like for example it is not VESA Mount compatible. However you can go online and for an additional premium buy an adapter that will make it vesa Mount compatible. It only has one VGA in and one HDMI in. Meaning that you either get an analog signal or you get a digital signal. Most computers nowadays have display ports so you would need to have some sort of converter cable to go from VGA 2 digital somehow or you would need a DisplayPort to HDMI if you are trying to connect this monitor. The other thing is on the support site at AOC it says that this monitor has speakers. But I have yet to get my speakers to work. It's to the point where I'm convinced that there may not be any. Which would be a shame because they should have just gone with DisplayPort if they were not planning on having sound since HDMI is capable of full HD sound. Again this may just be on my end but I have not yet to get the sound to work for any of the monitors that I purchased of the spread. Again this is a great solution if you need a budget screen and can get this on sale. But if you're looking for a multi monitor setup on a mount this is not an ideal solution. The color quality is really good being It Is 1920 by 1080 so it's full HD. It has really good color contrast. With very little bleeding. So if you need or in the market for something these things go on sale definitely pick one up because it is a good monitor again if you can get it on sale

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent display

    Posted
    Jdub
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    Had this monitor about 3 months, and quite frankly I've been completely blown away by it. I bought it for 60 over black Friday weekend, but honestly it's a steal for 100. Beautiful colors that are true to life out of the box, didn't have to adjust any settings like my last 2 monitors from Asus and Acer. Input lag is comparable to my 1 Ms Asus gaming monitor, which makes it great for gaming. I find no trouble playing overwatch and destiny where I need fast reaction times. No detectable motion blur, and I don't see any bleeding whatsoever. It's full HD (1080), and it looks excellent, I can't see nearly as much pixelation as with my last monitors (they are larger displays at the same resolution, so this is expected) and IPS does make more viewing agles look good, but I'm always looking directly at it so not a huge selling point for me. Still, magnificent monitor for the price. I have had one other aoc monitor, which is why I braved trying a $60 monitor, and both have exceeded my expectations in every way. Great brand. Great monitor. Better than any Dell, Asus, Acer or Samsung monitor that I've seen under $300. I literally couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Connected laptop speakers work, great device!

    Posted
    CHolly
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    I saw a lot of reviews complaining that this monitor has no speakers and when connected to a laptop you cannot listen to music through your laptop speakers, I am here to tell you that you can! When you connect the monitor to your laptop using an HDMI cable your default speakers automatically default to whatever is connected through the HDMI. While your HDMI cable is connect to the monitor go to your speakers settings and change your default speakers back to your laptop and you can listen to music through your laptop speakers again! I use the second screen only mode (my laptop screen does not display anything and this monitor displays everything) and I still can listen to music from my laptop speakers. I also tried it in extended screen mode (so this monitor is an extension of my laptop screen) and it worked! I love this monitor and the clarity. it works great for using split screen while working with multiple documents. My only complaint is no USB ports to connect my mouse and keyboards to. I have a wireless mouse though and my keyboard cord is long enough that I can connect them to a usb hub on my laptop. I also connect my usb mass storage device through my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a difference HDMI and and 2.5 inches make!

    Posted
    Rocknation

    I've "graduated" from a 19-inch DVI monitor, and the difference is literally like night and day. The extra room allows for placing full-sized documents and graphics side by side, and working with spreadsheets has become more efficient. The colors no longer change when my viewing angle does -- particularly important for working with graphic and video programs. The HDMI audio makes my computer speakers sound like they cost twice as much. And speaking of price, my online shopping around revealed that I would have paid thirty dollars more if I'd purchased it from you-know-where! P.S. I must recuse myself from the whining about a HDMI cable not being included: as a Macintosh owner, I was "doomed" to have to pay extra for a VGA-to-Thunderbolt adapter at the very least. P.P.S. After I turned the monitor on, I tried to wipe away a white speck from the bottom -- it turned out to be the indicator light! The other indicators are dark gray and don't light up. But that's the closest thing I have to a criticism.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid, No-Frills Monitor

    Posted
    GeoffW
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    I was coerced into buying a new monitor when I horse-traded for a secondhand PC computer tower with a modern video card that had no VGA output port. No regrets at all. My old 17", 1.33/1 aspect ratio monitor had about the same quality picture but, with the 1.78/1 aspect ratio this AOC monitor has I no longer have to slide a tab at the bottom of the screen to view the entire page - a pure pleasure. This AOC monitor has VGA and HDMI inputs and a very good quality picture. The screen is about 10 and one-eight inches tall so images appear just slightly smaller that on my old 17" monitor. For those of us using Windows 10, changing to the lower screen resolution setting makes text easier to read. This monitor has no fancy bells and whistles but if all you want is a good widescreen image at an affordable price I highly recommend this product. If it lasts more than five years I may raise my rating of this product...in the unlikely event that it is still being offered ; - ).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Probably a decent monitor, company is a trainwreck

    Posted
    mrvegiboy

    Got it home, plugged it in. Picture doesn't fill up screen. Documentation that came with it is somewhere between non-existent and completely use it. Luckily I've been an IT field tech so I use to deploy stuff like this for a living. Navigated through the settings using the monitor buttons, nothing there that makes the picture fill the screen. Like I said no user manual in the box. Go to the website. Find the manual. Manual says the monitor comes with a CD in the box, it didn't. Turns out there's a driver for the monitor too. Once again, nothing in the box tells you there's a driver or even a manual. It's like the company has such contempt for their customers, they can't be bothered to do anything more than put six letters with a dot in the middle on the outside of the box. Downloaded and installed the driver. Didn't help. By this time I hated AOC and didn't want to give them any of my money so I boxed the monitor up and returned it. Bought something much nicer but spent about 50% ($40) more. That's the last time I'll by anything for myself from AOC and I'd think twice about it if I were you too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent IPS monitors for the price.

    Posted
    Maple

    If you just need a decent, no frills 1080p monitor this is a really good pick-up. Nice aesthetics, good viewing angles, both of mine go to 75hz on an overclock. I was planning to get a large 4K display and just split-screen it but I know the moment I do that monitors will start getting HDR and other new features. For 80x2 this seems like a very fine way to fill the gap. Pros: Picture quality Viewing angle Seemingly fairly overclockable Aesthetics and stability Pair together well Very low price Cons: No speakers Doesn't include HDMI cables Limited input ports

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Completely unreliable. Waste of money

    Posted
    wireless
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    Monitor was working fine for the first three months but, started to experience issues with the display. One day all of sudden the monitor stopped responding to input signal for both inputs (HDMI and VGA). Had to ship the monitor for service and i had to pay for one way shipping because after 3 months AOC service won't cover shipping . Moreover, AOC service simply shipped back the monitor the same day it reached their service center. Didn't provided any information on what they did. Since, i still had the display issue, i contacted customer care and shipped the monitor second time. Though, its working now, on VGA, i'm seeing a line blinking. I'm tired of this monitor, planning to get another one, definitely, not AOC. My suggestion is its worth to spend a little bit more money on monitor brands that can provide better service (Samsung/HP/DELL/LG).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good monitor for what I paid for it

    Posted
    MRPC
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    This is my first purchase of a product from this company AOC, and I am very satisfied with the quality of the image. The price that I paid for a 21 inch monitor was phenomenal only $75 including tax. It would have been nice if it had speakers so that I could listen to music through it, but I chose this monitor for business purposes not for entertainment. I can still enjoy certain things on this monitor using headphones which is a bonus. Anyone who needs a basic monitor, or one as a second monitor, I would highly recommend it as long as you don't need to listen to music through speakers. The only major drawback is that it cancels the ability for my laptop to play music through the speakers that I have connected through the headphone jack, and no sound comes out of my laptop once the monitor is connected using the HDMI connection which is why I have to use a headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price

    Posted
    JoeA
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    I have had and loved AOC monitors for years and they are great. I bought one of these about a couple of months ago, I was so impressed I went back and bought 2 more. AOC is the only brand that I've been able to tweak the colors to my liking. The i-Menu, Screen+ and e-Saver software greatly simplify setup but are no longer included with the purchase. You'll have to download from the web site. VGA cable in included, not HDMI. Some reviews have mentioned that these monitors feel flimsy, maybe true to some extent but none of the 8 or so that I have bought so far has broken or had any problem in any way. I miss the "Touch- Key" feature that the e2343 series had. Nothing else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for the price

    Posted
    RIck
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    This monitor has a very clear and bright display. This is my first 1080 monitor and I really like it. There are a couple of things to be aware of though: 1) There is no sound output port. 2) As another reviewer mentioned, the cable from the monitor to the power brick is pretty short. It's only 3 feet long, so unless you can place the monitor at the edge of a 32-inch or so high desk, you are going to end up having the power brick on top of your desk (like me). I would buy another monitor made by AOC, but next time I would look for one with a sound port, at least 2 HDMI inputs (this model has 1 HDMI input), and hopefully a longer monitor to power brick cord. It's excellent display-wise, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend for the above reasons.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible ...DO NOT PURCHASE

    Posted
    KenFoxx
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    AOC advertises a 3 year warranty on this product, but to obtain the warranty you must provide the serial number of the monitor. Problem is, the serial number is recorded inside the monitor and is NOT visible on its outer cas. Calling AOC at 888-838-6388 they refuse to honor its warranty stating the serial number must be provided and also sates if it is opened to obtain it it voids its warranty. This is a clear fraud , mine worked for roughly 2 months and died, and its 3 year warranty is not truthful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck!

    Posted
    Javi
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    Really happy with the monitor, I've used it for 5 months now and have no complaints. After playing around with the settings the picture quality of this monitor turns out phenomenal. I have a $400+ monitor at work and bought this AOC for my home office thinking I would have a hard time adjusting to the picture quality difference - I was wrong, the image quality on this AOC is comparable to my monitor at work now, all for an eighth of the price (I bought it on black Friday for $60). It also has a very slick design that makes it look like a much fancier brand. Only downside is you can not adjust the height of it, but you can adjust the tilt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for gaming

    Posted
    reviewdude
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    I bought this monitor about a month ago to replace an old led monitor from 6 years ago. It was very easy to set up and the picture quality was immediately noticeable upon loading WoW up. Granted, that game is old and looks like a hot potato, but this monitor made it look like a polished hot potato. So far we have no complaints and only time will tell if this $80 purchase will last 6 years like our previous monitor. Until then, we will enjoy the crisp and sharp looking clarity and vibrancy this monitor is giving us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    breakthischain
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    I got this monitor for a really good price, so I can't complain too much. I just needed a second monitor for when I work from home, which isn't very often, so I opted for price over a bigger name brand. The lesson is you get what you pay for. This thing gets the job done, but the picture looks a little off to me. No matter how much I mess with the settings, it looks fuzzy and the colors seem distorted. It gets the job done as a second monitor, but I would definitely not recommend this to anyone looking to purchase this as a main screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic monitor for use as a second monitor

    Posted
    rhscjohn
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    I subtracted 1 star for the following reasons: 1.) All of the buttons are located on the bottom of the panel, including the on/off button. There are no labels on the front bottom of the panel to you any idea where the buttons are located or what they do. You have to run your finger along the bottom of the panel to locate the bottoms by feel. 2.) The power cable running from the back of the panel to the power brick is on the short side. I would expect most people will have to have the power brick on top of the desk as opposed to the floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent gaming monitor for the price

    Posted
    BBlack300
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    Pros: Nice looking monitor, very sleek, adjustable pitch I needed something affordable since I was wanting to have at least 2-3 monitors. I only have 2 at the moment and am pleased so far. I will say that they were on sale when I purchased my 2 monitors, I don't want to give any amounts since that will cause the review to not be published. To put it into perspective the next time this model goes on any kind of sale, I plan on purchasing my 3rd monitor. Cons: -no 4 bolt configuration for most mounting setups -Only 1 HDMI input, and 1 VGA input, no DVI-D. Most up to date video cards no longer have VGA outputs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Monitor of Real Value!

    Posted
    Panflash
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    This AOC I2279VWHE Monitor was replacing my failing 20 year old 15" Gateway Monitor. I never realized how outdated my monitor was. The AOC hosts a beautiful flicker free HD picture and boasts a sharp 1920x1080 resolution. With it's narrow border screen design. It gives the illusion of a larger screen surface. The monitor stand was just the right height to clear my external desktop cube speakers. The monitor's stand and glossy black exterior shell are well constructed and were easy to unbox and assemble. For the price point under $100 and free shipping it was such a value. Thank you Best Buy and AOC!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good monitor, doesn't come with HDMI cable

    Posted
    vinsmouse
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    Overall it's a good monitor, looks good, fairly stable with a good base, from what I can tell. The size is nice, little big for my taste but not monstrous. Figuring out how to set the display to what you like is not, very intuitive. It does not come with an HDMI cable, which might not be an issue in most case. Unless the computer you buy or have, doesn't have anything but an HDMI port. Luckily I had one laying around from an old game system, so I did not have to go and get anything extra. Just be aware it doesn't come with one so you know to buy or save one you all ready have.

    I would recommend this to a friend