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AOC i2353Fh monitor review

A reasonably priced and stylish IPS monitor
Fri Nov 18 2011, 15:58
AOC i2353Fh Monitor Screen

Product AOC i2353Fh monitor
Specifications 23in LCD IPS display, 1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 5ms response time, 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, VGA, two HDMI ports
Price £150

DISPLAY MAKER AOC has produced a winner of a monitor with the i2353Fh. It oozes class, offers a high quality in-plane switching (IPS) display and is reasonably priced.

AOC's monitors generally look nice but the i2353Fh looks particularly sleek with its sliver and black design. The base is plastic but has a brushed aluminium finish that looks real, while the monitor bezel is actually brushed aluminium with a small black border at the edge.

Even though you will probably rarely see it, the rear of the screen has a glossy mirrored finish. However, the most astounding aspect of the design is how thin the display is. It is just 9.6mm thick, which is about the same as a smartphone, giving it a premium look.

AOC i2353Fh Monitor Side

At 23in the monitor is a reasonably large size. It's big without dominating your desk. Its manageable size and wafer thinness mean that it's light too, at just 5.6kg, so it's portable.

The monitor is easy to set up after you take it out of the box. This is mostly thanks to the fact you don't have to put the thing together. The screen folds right down so it is parallel to the base. A simple flick of a latch underneath the base and you can pull the monitor upright and plug in your cables.

Once the monitor is upright the same latch on the base stops the monitor from folding flat until you want it to. The base cleverly doubles up as a wall mount, which is another reason why the monitor can fold back.

The design is quite restricting when it comes to adjusting the screen position. You are limited to tilting the screen backwards and forwards and not much at that.

AOC i2353Fh Monitor Ports

Input ports are situated at the rear of the base and consist of the power input, a 3.5mm audio jack, a D-Sub port and two HDMI ports. It's a little disappointing that there are no DVI or USB ports, but HDMI is more important and you can always use a converter if necessary.

There's a pair of small speakers, one placed on either side of the base where there are curved indents. The speakers are very small and produce a weak and tinny sound. If you want to listen to important audio like music or a film then you'll want to use some proper speakers.


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