UPDATE 27/09/2011: AOC has decided to stop using MVA panels in the e2795vh and will now be equipping this monitor with TN panels. Our review is therefore no longer representative of the quality of the product currently on sale! You should instead refer to our review of the AOC e2785Vh (TN Panel).
Hardware: it's all there apart from the stand
Using an MVA display in place of the more common TN technology has a number of advantages, including even colours across the surface of the screen and wide viewing angles. MVA technology has its disadvantages too, including higher energy consumption. We had nothing to worry about in the case of the e2795Vh though: it barely needed 30 W with the brightness set to 200 cd/m². That might be a little bit more than a similarly-sized monitor with a TN panel, but it's perfectly reasonable.
Accurate colour reproduction after a half-hour warm-up
We measured an excellent contrast ratio of around 1100:1, a figure that very few of AOC's rivals can match.
Responsiveness: short ghosting time
The shorter the time, the more responsive the monitor.
- Contrast ratio above 1000:1
- Accurate colours after a half-hour warm up
- Short ghosting time
- Good value for money
- Wide viewing angles
- Blurriness visible in films
- Very light traces of reverse ghosting
There's definitely a few things that AOC could improve on its e2795Vh monitor, but it certainly has a lot of strengths: it's very responsive, has accurate colour reproduction, a high contrast ratio and great features. It manages to do all of that without breaking the bank, which is something we love to see in such a great product.