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AOC's new U2477PWQ display could be the monitor to make you go 4K

Although 24 inches of monitor is about the minimum a lot of gamers and professionals will opt for today, that doesn’t mean that it’s a dead-end or entry-level market. Indeed, adding new features and upping the resolution of the panel behind it all can make a 24-inch relevant. And that’s exactly what AOC has done with its new U2477PWQ monitor.

The display, which uses a PLS panel (similar to IPS technology), boasts a viewing angle of 178 degrees and operates at 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The response time is listed as just four millieseconds, which is more than fast enough for your average gamer or professional.

Other specifications include support for a full 16.7 million colors, a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2, and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.It has a slimline bezel and a small desk-top footprint too, so will fit in even cramped work environments.

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It also supports new connectivity standards like HDMI 2.0, offering bandwidth up to 18Gbps, which lets you stream 4K content to it at up to 60 frames per second. It also has a DVI, DisplayPort and VGA connectors for added connectivity. The DVI and VGA connectors do not support 4K resolution, but can be used for legacy support of older PCs.

Although the frame is versatile enough to offer pivot control, there is no manual swivel for it, and the tilt is restricted to just a few degrees, so don’t expect to be able to adjust this one all over the place. It can however be raised a few inches, for those who are a little taller than average.

Set to be made available sometime in November, U.S. pricing has yet to be announced. Based on the British price tag of £290 (thanks PhotographyBlog), expect to pay around $350 when this monitor does officially launch. That seems a reasonable price for a 24-inch, 4K monitor as capable as this one looks on paper.