Thursday, February 11th 2016

AOC Unveils the Q2963PQ Ultra-Wide Monitor

AOC unveiled the Q2963PQ, a 29-inch ultra-wide monitor, which embeds an IPS LCD panel, and a mainstream feature-set. Its key specs include 2560 x 1080 pixels native resolution, 5 ms response time, 60 Hz refresh-rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast. Inputs include DisplayPort 1.2, dual-link DVI, and D-Sub. Measuring 714 mm x 233 mm x 388 mm (WxDxH), the display weighs in at 7.16 kg. 3W stereo stereo speakers come inbuilt. It's expected to be priced at US $399.
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14 Comments on AOC Unveils the Q2963PQ Ultra-Wide Monitor

#1
erocker
So what's the difference betweein the Q2963PQ and the Q2963PM other than a hundred dollars?
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
Q2963PM Video output, and is 6ms v 5ms all this one takes <45w were the other is <95w, all so has HDMI on top of that it has DP but not DVI.
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#3
xfia
is that 2k?
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#5
xfia
1440p is 2k and if its ultra wide it will make it around 4k pixel density. same for ultra wide 1080p i think.. makes it 2k.

@bubbleawsome guess you could say 16:9 1080p is 1k.
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#6
silentbogo
erocker said:
So what's the difference betweein the Q2963PQ and the Q2963PM other than a hundred dollars?
That's a hard question to answer, considering that even manufacturer has some misprints/mix-ups in monitor datasheets.
1) That power consumption difference @AsRock mentioned seems improbable with two virtually identical monitors, but that is what's written in a datasheet...
2) Both feature an MHL logo (Mobile High-definition Link), but neither claims to support it in datasheet?
3) Some sources and reviews mention Q2963PM having a 5ms GtG, not 6ms.

So the only "for sure" differences are:
1) Absent HDMI, DP-out and analog audio input
2) Present DVI-D
3) Price

http://us.aoc.com/products/pdf/monitors.php?id=399
http://us.aoc.com/products/pdf/monitors.php?id=62
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#7
blobster21
and dynamic mega-contrast
"mega" is a word of the past already. It must be minimum ULTRA or GIGA (PETA) to draw attention.

Good job PR.
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#8
atomicus
xfia said:
1440p is 2k and if its ultra wide it will make it around 4k pixel density. same for ultra wide 1080p i think.. makes it 2k.
Uh?? 4K is 3840x2160. Ultrawide is not 4K in any guise. This is not possible yet with current bandwidth capabilities, even DP 1.3 won't manage 4K ultrawide.
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#9
deemon
bubbleawsome said:
2k is 1080p isn't it?
xfia said:
1440p is 2k and if its ultra wide it will make it around 4k pixel density. same for ultra wide 1080p i think.. makes it 2k.

@bubbleawsome guess you could say 16:9 1080p is 1k.
2k is from cinema and includes resolutions: 2048 × 1080; 1998 × 1080; 2048 × 858.

Occasionally, 1080p (Full HD or FHD) has been included into the 2K resolution definition. Although 1920x1080 could be considered as having a horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels, most media, including web content and books on video production, cinema references and definitions, define 1080p and 2K resolutions as separate definitions and not the same.
Although 1080p has the same vertical resolution as DCI 2K resolutions (1080 pixels), it has a smaller horizontal resolution below the range of 2K resolution formats.
According to official reference material, DCI and industry standards do not officially recognize 1080p as a 2K resolution in literature concerning 2K and 4K resolution.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution

anyway 1080p is the closest thing to 2k we have in PC resolutions. 1440p is 2.5k if you will or QHD = Quad HD whatever that means... (I mean HD is 1920x1080 so how is 2560x1440 4x of that? makes no sense)
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
blobster21 said:
"mega" is a word of the past already. It must be minimum ULTRA or GIGA (PETA) to draw attention.

Good job PR.
Turbo-contrast!
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#11
bubbleawsome
deemon said:
anyway 1080p is the closest thing to 2k we have in PC resolutions. 1440p is 2.5k if you will or QHD = Quad HD whatever that means... (I mean HD is 1920x1080 so how is 2560x1440 4x of that? makes no sense)
HD is 1280x720: if you put 4 of those screens in a square you get 2560x1440.
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#12
silentbogo
Frick said:
Turbo-contrast!
You guys are missing two of the most descriptive and popular adjectives: über and epic.

Something like: "über-contrast for epic gaming experience"
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#13
bubbleawsome
silentbogo said:
You guys are missing two of the most descriptive and popular adjectives: über and epic.

Something like: "über-contrast for epic gaming experience"
You should start a kickstarter
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#14
xfia
deemon said:
2k is from cinema and includes resolutions: 2048 × 1080; 1998 × 1080; 2048 × 858.

Occasionally, 1080p (Full HD or FHD) has been included into the 2K resolution definition. Although 1920x1080 could be considered as having a horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels, most media, including web content and books on video production, cinema references and definitions, define 1080p and 2K resolutions as separate definitions and not the same.
Although 1080p has the same vertical resolution as DCI 2K resolutions (1080 pixels), it has a smaller horizontal resolution below the range of 2K resolution formats.
According to official reference material, DCI and industry standards do not officially recognize 1080p as a 2K resolution in literature concerning 2K and 4K resolution.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution

anyway 1080p is the closest thing to 2k we have in PC resolutions. 1440p is 2.5k if you will or QHD = Quad HD whatever that means... (I mean HD is 1920x1080 so how is 2560x1440 4x of that? makes no sense)
forgot to add 720 into the equation.. i guess its hd even though windows doesnt really support it fully anymore.
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