AOC Announces New 27-inch PLS Monitor with Qi Wireless Charging Base (P2779VC)

Here’s the latest press release from AOC regarding their new 27″ PLS monitor with Qi Wireless charging capability.  We’re hoping to cover a monitor using this technology in the future, so for now, here’s a quick rundown on the new model, along with the technical specifications:

AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces an innovative new Full HD 27” PLS Monitor featuring a Qi Wireless Charging Base (P2779VC), the company’s first monitor that wirelessly charges your device. Simply place your Qi compatible device on top of the base to automatically begin effortlessly charging your device. No cords, no clutter. Not only does the P2779VC provide an easy solution to charging your smart device, the monitor also features wide-viewing angles with PLS panel and high-definition connections. The AOC 27” PLS Monitor featuring a Qi Wireless Charging Base will be available in the U.S. this December at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg for $249.99 MSRP.

Qi Wireless Charging technology comes from the Chinese meaning “natural energy”. The technology is an interface standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer that wirelessly charges a compatible device’s battery using induction transfer. The monitor’s Qi Wireless Charging Base removes the hassle of cables and allows you to keep your device in view while charging and using the display, without having to worry about finding an outlet nearby. Compatible devices include Samsung Galaxy S5-6/Edge, Google Nexus 4-7, Motorola Droid Maxx, and Nokia Lumia 920-1520, among others.

Additionally, the display’s Plane to Line Switching (PLS) panel gives 178/178 degree viewing angle while maintaining consistent image quality and colors from all viewing positions. This PLS panel has true 8-bit color depth that results in incredible color accuracy and features a matte anti-glare coating that won’t leave fingerprints or smudges. PLS is perfect for graphic designing, video editing and photo retouching. You can also view your spreadsheets or weekend movies from virtually any angle without compromising color uniformity.

The P2779VC features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution that allows for high-definition image quality in terms of clarity and vivid colors. When you have Full HD resolution with dynamic contrast ratio, the result is crisp detailed images with incredible contrast, giving you bright vivid colors that comes to life every time. The impressive 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio reveals darker image areas in greater depth and detail. The P2779VC also boasts a 5ms response time to eliminate drag. Finally, the P2779VC comes with a plethora of connectivity features including VGA and two HDMI, which gives you high-definition video and audio, perfect for watching those videos or highly-detailed images at home.


Viewable Screen Size27″
Panel TypePLS Panel
Aspect Ratio16:9
Brightness300 cd/m2 (typ)
Contrast Ratio (dcr)20,000,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time5ms (gtg)
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 @60Hz
Color Depth16.7 Million colors
Pixel Pitch (mm) (H x V)0.311 (H) mm x 0.311 (v) mm
View Angle (degrees) (H x V)178 / 178
Display Area (mm) (H x V)597.88 mm x 336.31 mm
Cabinet ColorBlack with Gold Base
AdjustabilityTilt: -3.5°±1.5°~+21.5±1.5°
InputsVGA, 2x HDMI
Power ConsumptionPower On: <23.5W (Max), Standby: <0.5W
Power SourceUniversal 110~240VAC, 50/60Hz
User ControlSource/Auto/Exit, Clear Vision Volume, Menu/Enter, Power
RegulationscTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS, EPEAT, Energy Star®, Windows 8/10 compatible
OSD Languages16 Languages including English, French and Spanish
Other FeaturesQi Wireless charging base, User Friendly Graphical OSD Menu, Kensington Security Slot, Includes AOC’s e-Saver software, i-Menu software

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