AOC IPS i2367Fh 23-Inch Screen LED Monitor Review – A low-cost beauty

Posted on Aug 23 2013 - 9:00am by Eric Guzman
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An excellent monitor for only $159.

New 2D X Excellence Award AOC IPS i2367Fh 23 Inch Screen LED Monitor Review   A low cost beautyA good monitor goes a long way.

We spend countless hours staring at monitors while working, gaming, or watching Netflix programs, so why not make sure that you have a quality display? Sometimes a good monitor can easily break bank, but AOC AOC IPS i2367Fh 23 Inch Screen LED Monitor Review   A low cost beauty has a budget-friendly solution that’s well-built, displays a beautiful image, and gives games, TV shows, and movies extra visual pop. This is due to the monitor’s deep contrast, visually appealing color levels, and amazing viewing angles. The 1920 x 1080 display, which also includes two HDMI ports and a VGA port, is an absolute steal.

As soon as you remove the AOC IPS i2367Fh from the box, you’ll glean the barely there bezel. This minimizes the distractions of a huge border around your monitor, while also giving the AOC IPS i2367Fh a sophisticated and expensive look. You’ll likely enjoy the prime real estate while gaming.

However, the plastic base is a bit misleading as it’s painted with a raw aluminum paint color. Still, the stand is incredibly sturdy and unlike other plastic stands, this one doesn’t wobble or give out when slightly shaken.  You don’t have to worry about your monitor moving around as you fidget excitedly during an intense gaming session.

The matte screen will also benefit designers and those who can’t deal with pesky glare. You’ll also notice that colors are intensified because of the matte.  The deep intensified orange hue from my Samurai Champloo wallpaper looks like it would melt ice. Until you experience a matte screen you won’t really appreciate the difference.

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The stand is plastic, but sturdy.

Gamers will surely appreciate the In-Plane Switching (IPS), especially if there are multiple people crowded around the monitor. The IPS  technology delivers wide viewing angles and prevents color loss and oversaturation. This also means that the monitor is less susceptible to burn in.

For review purposes I set this monitor side-by-side with a $169 Samsung S22C200B 22inch monitor. Although similarly priced, the difference in image quality is ridiculous. For starters, the Samsung monitor isn’t an IPS monitor — instead it’s a Twisted Nematic (TN) monitor. TN monitors have great response times, but suffer from shallow colors and terrible viewing angles. Colors are washed away by the glare the display gives off, giving colors a cool hue which isn’t appropriate for all given situations.

To truly grasp the difference in image quality, I set both monitors side by side. I placed images in the middle of my extended desktop where the screens borders met, so I’d get a half-by-half comparison. The results were astonishing. Not only did the AOC monitor serve up more accurate colors, but it made the Samsung monitor look absolutely inferior. That’s not to say that the Samsung monitor is terrible, it just goes to show the greatness of the AOC IPS i2367Fh.

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This is a slice of gamer heaven.

I also played a range of games on both monitors to further illustrate the difference. First up was League of Legends. Fans will tell you that the game has a cartoony, but aesthetically pleasing look. Summoners Rift’s jungle and river sections are covered with lush greens, dark brown roads, and a beautiful river that splits the map. AOC’s matte monitor further accentuated Udyr’s new skin — the dark blue, orange, green, and red he emits as he changes just bursts at you. It’s beautiful. The Witcher 2 followed, and I have to say the AOC IPS i2367Fh showcased amazing colors tones, especially when casting spells and exploring the various environments.

The AOC IPS i2367Fh made photo editing much easier, too, thanks to the matter realistic color replication. With my Samsung display, the bright glare gave images a cool blue hue which made it difficult to actually distinguish accurate colors. Once again, this isn’t to say that the Samsung display is bad — it just doesn’t compete with the AOC IPS i2367Fh.

However, the AOC IPS i2367Fh isn’t perfect. It might seem like nitpicking, but I have to mention the horrible buttons and weak speakers. The buttons are small and feel like they’ll break if you apply to much pressure. The speakers are terrible — you won’t have precise audio with this monitor. Luckily there is a headphone port on the back of the monitor, so a gaming headset or speakers can be attached.

Simply put, you can’t go wrong with a monitor of this quality that’s priced at $159.99. The AOC IPS i2367Fh is a technological godsend for those looking for amazing image quality without needing to spend too much money. The AOC IPS i2367Fh easily earns a 2D-X excellence award.

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7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tatjana Vejnovic August 24, 2013 at 3:40 AM - Reply

    I hella want one now.

  2. Sean-Paul Adams August 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    Great write up!

    Two notes:
    1) can we get a pic of this monitor next to the Samsung one with the window going over both? I’m curious about how much different the color was, not to discredit you description, but I’m just a visual person.
    2) Do you know if this monitor has 10-bit color depth? I think that there are enough people (reading and working on this site) that are into anime that it would be a selling point.

    • Eric Guzman August 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM - Reply

      Two great notes.

      1) Unfortunately I didn’t to take an offscreen pic as the ones I did take didn’t really capture the image well. But with similar display settings the difference was really really evident.

      2) I’m glad that you brought this up, something that I would edit into the review, I wish it was 10-bit color but it’s only 8-bit. For the normal viewer it’s incredibly impressive of course it doesn’t match a professional panel but for the price it’s unmatched.

  3. Maxim September 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Bought a 1, AOC 2367PH with 3D… Its cost 20 $ more expensive. I love it! Pixels are nice, not big. Black is real black, white is white :) Seller give me a four 3D glasses and HDMI cable for my macbook retina.

  4. Jeff February 4, 2014 at 9:43 PM - Reply

    I have this monitor, and was looking for a solution to a problem I am having and I stumbled on this site.
    All was working fine the first few months. Three months in I can’t have a window stay in place for 10min without causing a temporary burn-in (to fix the burn in i have to leave the screen on overnight with a white screen. Cheap tv’s from companies like emerson also have the same problem. It seems like they have cheaped out on the quality of the display. The design of the monitor is excellent, except for the lack of a vesa mount. I can’t return the monitor now, and i am stuck with a temporary burn in every day. Spending the extra money on a nice Dell monitor might be worth it. I am currently testing out the Asus VN247H-P, and its very similar to the AOC, except it its not IPS. I would also like to mention a noticable grid in between pixels on the AOC monitor, that i dont seem to notice on any other monitor.

    • Anirban July 29, 2014 at 3:34 AM - Reply

      Hi, I came across a similar problem last evening and I’ve been trying to find a solution to this problem. I’ve had this display for over a year now and have never faced this issue before. I’ve read burn-ins happen only over prolonged periods but his was just 15 minutes. While rendering videos, the same screen sometimes stays for over 5 hours,but nothing happens! Have you found a solution to this?

  5. eaglesgift May 2, 2014 at 4:49 AM - Reply

    I bought two just under a year ago. One has been fine but the other I have had to return twice, due to the fact that the left-hand-side of the screen developed a pink tinge and thin grey horizontal lines. AOC outsource their customer service to Ingram Micro where I live and nobody seems to care about the customer at all. First time I had to wait 3 weeks for my monitor to be returned to me, this time 3 weeks and 2 days so far.

    They might be reasonably priced and have better colour reproduction than a twisted nematic monitor but considering I have not physically been in possession of one of my mine for over 6 weeks out of the 50 weeks since I bought it, I would never buy anything made by AOC again. Shame on them for not caring about the people that spend money buying their products.

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