AOC g2460Pqu – Hardware Review
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Developer: AOC
Publisher: AOC
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AOC g2460Pqu – Hardware Review

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The days have long passed since we last used big crt monitors and we still not regret creating a lot more room for our gaming set-up. Thanks to AOC we can present you with our first monitor review, namely of the 24inch g2460Pqu. In the spirit of keeping hardware review simple, we hope you’ll like the ‘view’ of this one as well.

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Looking at the overall design of the g2460Pqu, the monitor doesn’t really stand out compared to other brands. While it doesn’t look bad, it doesn’t look that fancy either. The only noticeable feature it has when it comes to its appearance, is its high ‘base’.

AOC provides us with a monitor that has all of its basic features easy accessible.  This means most of the buttons are set at locations that will be easy to use. The integrated USB hub has been set on the side, making it easy to plug in USB devices, compared to it being on the bottom side like all the other cable accesses. Whilst you will have to work with a ‘tight space’ to plug in your cables, you’re able to tilt the screen 90 degrees making up for the tight fits. You’re also able to tilt the screen a bit to the back, which can be useful in some situations as well.

Of course one will not buy this monitor simply for its looks. The g2460Pqu is a Full HD LED Monitor that supports a frame rate of 144 frames per second. A feature those hardcore gamers among us will surely appreciate. This means you will be able to take out the big guns and try out your gaming set-up’s true potential.

The monitor itself will also support several different running modes, be it through a normal connection with your PC, VGA  or the HDMI input and so on. The HDMI input doesn’t require you to hook up a computer to the monitor as well before you can use it for your consoles. You probably won’t buy a gaming monitor like this for console gaming per se, but it’s a nice addition and might save you a bit of money if you’re still using current gen consoles on a non HD television.

Already set up profiles are as well inserted in the standard settings of the monitor. There will be different color and lighting settings that make up profiles. These vary from basic things like profiles for watching movies or games up to profiles to watch sport on this monitor. Truth be told the basic profile already offers you a great viewing experience.

Normal settings are easy to adjust with the menu button and everything pretty much points out itself from there on. You will be able to adjust pretty much anything going from colors, contrast and what not. Everything a normal screen can do, but just that much more advanced. This is a screen that will allow you to create your own specific set up. The screen will only have a few buttons to control everything to avoid having to look for the right buttons over and over again.

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Own opinion

One of the most simple features of the g2460Pqu might have been one of the most appreciated features the device had, namely the ‘high adjustable base’. Spending a lot of time behind a computer, it only makes sense of having a comfortable set-up that doesn’t make you feel sore after a while or annoys you by creating awkward angles to look at your screen. The base was easy to adjust and could be done at any given time without having to turn or crank some bolts.

Also worth mentioning is the fact, that with the previously mentioned feature you will also be able to easily adjust your screen to prevent ‘blindness’ because of incidence of light. A welcome feature that many static screens don’t have.

As mentioned at the beginning of the review, the fact you can flip the screen 90 degrees to its side makes plugging in cables that much easier. Having a tendency to plug and unplug a lot of devices this made the chore a lot easier to do. Sadly sometimes you will feel like having to plug in several of the cables on the tight bottom side of the screen isn’t the easiest task in the world. Sometimes the tight space you will have to work with tends to be a little too ‘tight’.

As for controls and adjusting settings the AOC proves to be a delight to use. Everything has been kept to a minimum for maximum comfort. The menu has easy to work with drop down lists per category to use. The only thing that took me a while to ‘understand’ was finding the button to turn down the volume. To activate the volume controls you will first have to push the volume ‘up’ button and then the down button to be able to turn down the volume. If you happen to use the button to turn the volume down first you will simply access the menu for selecting a different screen profile.

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Conclusion

The AOC g2460Pqu may seem like a ‘high’ priced monitor but in the end, with the options this device offers you, you might actually be getting a ‘bargain’. The g2460Pqu has loads of options for you to play around with and a lot of great base hardware inserted for you to work with. This monitor is also great for those who happen to have a console with HDMI input that is still being used on an old television set. Simply put – AOC delivers a piece of hardware that has quality written all over it.

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