The AOC 24P3CW is a loaded office monitor that passes as an all-in-one solution for remote work and conferencing. It has all the essential features and its reasonably priced, so you don’t have to spend more on individual gadgets. However, it’s pricey if you consider that it’s a 1080p monitor for office work, so let’s check it out to see if it’s worth it.
AOC 24P3CW Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate:75Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m2
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 2 Watts)
- Stand: Height -Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot– No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, DP Out x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, USB-C 3.2 PD65W x 1, USB 3.2 x 4, RJ45 x 1, 3.5mm Audio Jack x 1
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 21.26″ x 0.48″ x 7.88″
- Weight: 11.93 lbs
Design and Features
The AOC 24P3CW comes in business attire, so it’s not too flashy or gamer-centric like its AGON cousins. The monitor has a matte black finish so it’s easy to maintain, and it won’t clash with existing setups. It has a bezel-free design on three sides, but you will still see inner borders when used.
It’s not gigantic or imposing, so you could easily fit one or even two units on a modest or standard-sized desk. It only needs 7.88 inches of depth, so it can easily slide next to large peripherals on a desk that’s 2 feet deep. It weighs less than 12 pounds, so it’s reasonably portable and easy to move around.
The product’s build quality is unlike most office monitors on the cheaper end of the price spectrum. Its plastic panels are sufficiently reinforced, so they won’t flex or crack with moderate force. The included stand is firm and stable, so it won’t sag or shake while it’s in use.
The AOC 24P3CW uses buttons for its OSD, unlike its premium or gaming counterparts in the company’s portfolio. The good news is that they are located at the front of the bottom bezel, so you don’t have to fumble in the dark to access them. However, it still takes more time to get to a specific setting compared to a joystick.
Its stand offers tilt, swivel, and height adjustments for your comfort and convenience. It’s easy to get a good angle for extended hours of use so you can avoid neck and eye strain. It is also compatible with VESA mounting solutions, but it’s usually unnecessary unless you have multiple displays on deck.
The AOC 24P3CW’s connectivity is one of the key ingredients in making it a great display solution. It includes DisplayPort 1.2 and a DP Out slot for daisy-chaining, an HDMI 1.4 slot, and a 90-Watt USB-C slot with DP Alt Mode. You also get four USB 3.2 slots, an RJ45 LAN port, and a 3.5mm jack for headphones and speakers.
Another notable feature of this model is its built-in webcam on top of the upper bezel. It has a 5MP sensor for 1080p videos and an integrated microphone. It can also be tilted for a better capture angle or for privacy.
AOC also included a pair of 5-watt speakers to complete the conferencing setup, so you really don’t have to buy anything else. The pair has decent audio quality, but they are a bit lacking in the volume department. They are serviceable, but the set could use a boost for noisy environments like offices.
Display and Performance
The AOC 24P3CW offers a 24-inch IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 75Hz refresh rate, and a 4ms response time. The backlight has a 300 cd/m2 output, while the contrast is listed at 1000:1, like most IPS monitors. This model doesn’t have unique features like HDR, but that’s understandable since it was meant for business use.
1080p monitors are still popular and widely used, especially in business and enterprise niches. It’s easy to read and process documents on them, and it doesn’t take an expensive system to run them optimally. The extra screen space of 1440p and 4K screens will be sorely missed, but you can always get another 1080p screen if needed.
The AOC 24P3CW covered 99% of sRGB and 78% of DCI-P3, which are decent numbers for daily-use monitors. The screen misses the company’s claims, but it’s not realistic to expect HDR-grade coverage from a monitor like this. Its default accuracy had a deltaE average of only 1.13, so most users won’t have to calibrate it.
Using a colorimeter on it improved its dE average to 0.94, which is excellent for an office-grade IPS display. However, it’s a minor improvement, so it’s not worth spending more on a colorimeter for this model. We recommend using the monitor’s sRGB mode for editing if you need to since it has a slightly better 1.04 dE average.
The monitor’s backlight reached 287 cd/m2 at 100%, so it can fight off a decent amount of glare. Its contrast ratio reached 995:1 at 50% brightness, so it’s unremarkable for deep black luminance and HDR performance. It’s a natural limitation of the panel tech, so it is not a deal breaker for many.
Panel uniformity for the test unit did not have any major issues, but it did have some backlight bleeding on the screen’s edges. While processing documents or viewing full-color images, they weren’t an issue, but dark scenes can reveal them. Note that these changes with every monitor are made due to tolerances, so there are better or worse units out there.
Responsiveness isn’t its strongest suit, but it can handle slower-paced motion better than some older IPS and VA monitors we’ve tested. You can use its overdrive’s Medium setting to alleviate this, but it can’t altogether remove the persistence in some select instances. Maxing it out won’t help since it will add harsher overshoot than the original issue.
The AOC 24P3CW is compatible with Adaptive Sync, which works with both Nvidia and AMD’s VRR solutions. However, its not necessary most of the time since 1080p at 75Hz doesn’t take a lot to run smoothly. Input lag sits at 9ms at 75Hz, so there is no need to worry about delays while gaming.
Thoughts on the AOC 24P3CW
The AOC 24P3CW is an excellent choice for users who want an all-in-one solution for offices or remote job setups. The product includes a nice screen with great color quality, plus it already includes the necessary equipment for conferencing. It also has a nicely equipped USB hub so you can route your peripherals and modern devices through it easily.
However, its MSRP isn’t exactly cheap by today’s standards. You can get a basic monitor, webcam, plus a clip mic and speakers for less money easily. However, that extra cost pays for convenience and better quality, so the monitor is well worth its price for the right customer.
- Built-in Webcam and
- Flexible Connectivity Options
- Great for Multitasking and Remote Jobs
- High Price
- USB-C Limited to 65 Watts
- Limited Global Availability (At the Time of Review)
About the Author: Paolo has been a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations; he believes that every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.
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