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Best Buy.com has 40" AOC C4008VU8 Curved 4K UHD LED Monitor on sale for $499.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20,000,000:1
  • Inputs:
    • 2x HDMI
    • 2x Display Port
    • 1x VGA
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Best buy has the 40" AOC curved monitor at $300 off. Best deal I've found for a 2160P 40" Monitor.

To save people some time:

-No G-Sync / FreeSync
-60Hz
-VA Panel
-2 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort and VGA inputs
-Display port and HDMI cables included
-10 Bit panel

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/aoc-...Id=5850413
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Quit shitposting and educate yourself. 4K, 144hz monitors are just now hitting the market and are extremely expensive.


Update: So you bought this 32" 1440p Samsung last month? While that's a perfectly good deal, it's not 4K. Reading your rep comment it's clear to me you think it is. You're wrong though, it's 2K (1440p). Next time get your facts straight before posting (and buying).
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No offense, but that article was... pretty low level.

What you really need to do is fire up rtings for a given TV (and monitor if they have it too, because it's always best to get all of your results from a single independent source due to differences in testing methodologies and gear between sites) then find comparable input lag and response timing tests for whatever monitor you're looking for. You'll need to check what the testing methodology is for each. Be aware that whatever the advertised "refresh rate" is will be basically meaningless, because everyone advertises a "grey to grey" refresh, which is a "best case" for the screen, and rarely specifies what percentage they're using.

In this case:

AOC C4008VU8 has a review on Tom's Hardware [tomshardware.com], results in:
Full Black to White Response Time: 25ms
Absolute Input Lag: 67ms

Compare that to Samsung MU6300 (2017 line, the 43" is IPS), review on rtings.com (note that the curved 7300 version is supposed to be comparable):
80% Response Time : 8.0 ms
100% Response Time : 18.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR (in "game mode," which doesn't hurt anything on a PC): 20.8 ms
Equivalent "Absolute Lag": 39ms

Just because something is classed as a monitor does not mean it's always better anymore, not by far.

In this case, the only real pluses with the AOC are the displayport input (4k @60hz @4:4:4 chroma can't hit 10 bit color over HDMI 2.0, you have to pick something to sacrifice) and I guess the RGB input (but you could just grab an external converter at that point, because what you're getting is just a cheap built in converter most likely). The ability to use it as a 4x input monitor (4 at 1920x1080) is neat, but feels like it defeats the point largely.

The biggest plus is it probably handles DPMS properly (the way your computer tells your monitor to put itself in standby), which VERY few TVs do. The Samsung being discussed, for example, will auto turn off with no signal after about 5 minutes, but that's it, and it won't turn itself back on when signal is restored but at least it still shows up as connected to windows until it's manually turned on with the remote (so it at least isn't as bad as something like the Seiki SE39UY04, which if windows comes back up without the TV on, it thinks it's no longer connected and moves everything).

That's the kind of thing that can make or break for some people, so it's definitely in "to each her own" territory imo.

The other one that's going to be very variable between people is that the Samsung uses PWM backlight dimming and the AOC uses some form of controlled current and voltage (presumably) dimming (which can have negative impacts on CRI with white LED backlights, but if you're sensitive to certain frequencies of PWM dimming then it's obviously better).

But hopefully the point here is clear: at least at the level of a monitor like the AOC, it's not like it's automatically better for something like gaming, and it may even be worse than a good modern TV.

FYI, the AOC claims a 85% NTSC color gamut, but the NTSC color gamut is an outdated gamut range [displaymate.com] that merely coincides roughly to the Adobe RGB color gamut in size, which is only about 90% of the range of DCI-P3 (except it's more complicated than that [creativepro.com]). So the Samsung's 75-80% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage is easily equivalent or better than the AOC's "85% NTSC" color gamut coverage. I wouldn't trust manufacturer color gamut information in any case, I'd find it on a site like rtings or tftcentral [tftcentral.co.uk] or find if anyone has uploaded colorimeter results for calibration from a spyder/x-rite/etc.


So, this certainly isn't a bad deal, it just depends on what matters more for each person. Personally I don't mind using a remote to turn my Samsung at home on every day, it's at least not as bad as my Seiki at work, and unlike my old Sceptre I was previously using at home, it's a solid RGB instead of RGBW. I think if this had come up at this price two years ago I would have been jumping up and down, but last year's TVs have some very solid monitor options at really good prices by comparison and I'm willing to put up with some minor annoyances for the cost savings, personally.
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Rep just because you're the first person to include the important specs.
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Wouldnt samsung 40" 4k hdr tv be better and cheaper?
Does Samsung even make a curved 40" 4K TV? I have the AOC at work and a 40" flat Samsung 4k TV at home for a monitor. AOC wins, hands down, because it has display port, if for no other reason
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Wouldnt samsung 40" 4k hdr tv be better and cheaper?
TVs have very bad response times and aren't made to be used as monitors. You'll get lag and in worst case scenarios, sync issues with audio.
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Wonder if it's worth returning my 43" LG monitor I got from Costco on Black Friday to get this one. The LG bugs me because I can't see the edges when my head is in the center of the screen (things like my Mac's dock running application indicator get hidden). I feel like a curved screen would resolve this issue. Also, the LG doesn't have FreeSync like it was supposed to, so no difference there.
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I bought it a few months back at this price and love it. I mostly use it for web dev and other work. I've played some older games on it and it worked fine but I don't consider myself a gamer. I use dual 27" 1440 monitors at work and this AOC at home. I did not think I would ever prefer a single screen but I prefer it now. The curve gives it just enough so you can see everything without having to move your head around. I despise Best Buy but I do love to screen.
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Cheapest price - 110% price match at Staples.
https://www.staples.com/AOC-C4008...ct_2728716

Other options at the 499.99 price:
Amazon
Microcenter (best return policy -- 30 days)
Best Buy on Ebay
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I already have dell ultrawide 34" curved screen monitor 1440. If i buy this AOC monitor is it going to be an upgrade?
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Should do a 110% price match at Staples.
https://www.staples.com/AOC-C4008...ct_2728716
Both are at 499.99, don't think any price matching would make a difference. The 10% is taken of from delta of staples price and competitor's price. In this case with 0 delta it doesn't mean anything.


That said you brought a good info, msrp of this monitor is 599.99 according to staples not 799.99 like what best buy claims it to be.
So it's only 100 off not 300 off.
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i think the targeted consumers are those who want a huge screen with all monitor options equipped but no bells and whistles such as being IPS panel or Gsync, bottom line ..this is a slick deal
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Both are at 499.99, don't think any price matching would make a difference. The 10% is taken of from delta of staples price and competitor's price. In this case with 0 delta it doesn't mean anything.


That said you brought a good info, msrp of this monitor is 599.99 according to staples not 799.99 like what best buy claims it to be.
So it's only 100 off not 300 off.
When i got to the link it shows 599.99 at Staples. Maybe the Staples website wants to give you a better price for some reason or other.

A "fair" MSRP number should change over the months. This model was released in April 2017, and naturally probably have come down a little bit.
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