AOC i2757Fm review
Adequate image quality, but MHL support isn’t enough to make this screen stand out from the competition
Review Date: 17 Nov 2012
Price when reviewed: £230
Reviewed By: Katharine Byrne
With its frameless 27in IPS panel, the AOC i2757Fm looks like an expensive premium monitor, but its standard 1,920x1,080 resolution and £230 price are definitely standard. It does have one trick, though; MHL support, which makes it easy to display content from an MHL tablet or smartphone.
The display's compact stand means it won't take up much room on your desk, but the monitor only has tilt adjustment. AOC claims the i2757Fm has 178-degree viewing angles, and while we found it has wide horizontal angles - we had to be almost side on to the panel before we noticed any great change in colour or darkening on the screen - we had to be more careful about vertical positioning to avoid any colour shift.
The screen has two HDMI inputs and one D-Sub input for older PCs. There's a 3.5mm audio input and a headphone jack, so you can pass through the audio signal from your PC, which is useful if you keep it on the floor. There's no DVI input, so you'll need to buy an adaptor if your PC doesn't have HDMI.
The monitor also has Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) support via one of its HDMI ports. This means you can hook up your MHL-enabled tablet or smartphone to the i2757Fm and display your games, photos and videos directly on the monitor, while simultaneously charging your phone. We found we could display videos and games on the screen smoothly and without any lag.
There's great potential for MHL and HDTVs, as you can control your connected mobile device via the TVs remote, but that's not on offer here. And it should be noted that an MHL-capable phone should work fine with any HDMI input, though without the charging function.
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