AOC’s Chic V5 Series Now Expanded Featuring New Webcam-Equipped USB-C Monitors

Display specialist AOC has announced three new multi-functional monitors from its V5 series aimed at home office users and students just in time before the next term. The triple addition in three sizes (24″/60.4 cm 24V5CW, 27″/68.6 cm Q27V5CW and the 34″/86.4 cm ultrawide CU34V5CW) features 2 MP built-in webcams with Windows Hello support for easy login and increased security, thus fulfilling today’s requirements for video calls and meetings. The 3-sides borderless V5 models are thin displays with a versatile USB-C connection, offering 65 W Power Delivery to charge and power laptops or tablets with a single cable while transferring the display signal.

Unlike bulky, uninspiring monitors, the design of the AOC V5 series brings a lightweight, contemporary look to modern desks and home offices. They feature a 3-sides borderless design with a narrow chin at the bottom bezel, a thin base (12.1 mm), and an ergonomic, height-adjustable stand: the V5 series does not compromise the chic interior design of any living space.

AOC’s Chic V5 Series of Monitors

The new AOC V5CW models stand out from the rest of the V5 series with their 2 MP webcam and Windows Hello support. Of course, the webcam has become crucial in today’s business and education world: video meetings and virtual classes are here to stay in some shape or form. The V5CW solve this requirement gracefully and offer even more than what one can expect from a simple webcam. Thanks to Windows Hello facial recognition technology, Windows users can log in to their sessions simply by looking at the webcam and without entering a password, improving the security of the system and usability at once. To learn more about AOC’s comprehensive portfolio to be employed in video-conferencing solutions, visit here.

Not only are webcams a must nowadays, but flexible working and teaching have also become ubiquitous. It has become more and more common to work on a laptop at the office or at the university part of the week, and on the other days to work from home. Here, the built-in 4-port USB 3.2 hub and the USB-C connectivity of the V5 series enable a seamless transition to the home office in one single and easy move: simply by connecting the laptop with a single USB-C cable. The laptop will be powered and charged (up to 65 W), the screen can be extended or mirrored to the monitor, and the laptop can access devices on the monitor’s USB hub. A clean, clutter-free desk is now easily achievable with the V5 series due to the versatility of the USB-C connection.

The 34″ ultrawide AOC CU34V5CW offers the largest canvas thanks to its curved VA panel, its 1500R curvature improving visibility towards the edges and increasing immersion in games and movies. A sharp, detailed resolution of UWQHD (3440×1440 pixels) makes use of most of the horizontal space, enabling it to display 3-4 windows side by side.

The CU34V5CW is a great all-rounder for work and play. It offers better multitasking at work compared to 16:9 models by showing more applications at once, but it truly shines when it comes to entertainment. With a deep, rich contrast ratio of 3000:1 and cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, watching movies on this model is a pleasure, and its 100 Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync support and low response times (1 ms MPRT, 4 ms GtG) show that the CU34V5CW is highly gaming capable. The CU34V5CW also supports Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Picture-by-Picture (PbP) modes to display two sources simultaneously.

In the 27″ size, the Q27V5CW features an IPS panel with QHD (2560×1440) resolution, offering an ideal pixel density for this size. The 75 Hz refresh rate presents an improvement in motion clarity over more common 60 Hz models, while wide viewing angles (178°/178°) and colour accuracy (126% sRGB, 105% AdobeRGB, 98% DCI-P3) are not compromised thanks to the IPS technology.

For compact work desks, the smaller 24″ AOC 24V5CW makes more sense. Offering all the functionality of their bigger siblings in a smaller 24″ size, it features a vivid IPS panel with rich and accurate colours, FHD (1920×1080) resolution as well as 75 Hz refresh rate. And being the most affordable of the bunch, the 24V5CW offers a great, healthier alternative to laptop displays. It also makes a great gift idea for friends and family, too!

Ergonomic, height adjustable stands in all three models offer, tilt, and swivel adjustments, as well as pivot (90° vertical) orientation for the 24″ and 27″ models, to be able to fit everyone’s needs. The VESA mount option in all three models offers even greater versatility when deployed in multi-monitor settings. All three models are equipped with a 4-port USB 3.2 hub, offering high speed to the connected devices such as USB drives, or as additional USB ports to connect other peripherals such as keyboard and mouse. Equipped with 2x 5 W speakers, all three models make sure that they can be used as video conferencing stations right out of the box.

Price & Availability

Set to hit retailers imminently, AOC has confirmed the following prices consumers should expect to see:

  • 24V5CW: £249.99
  • Q27V5CW: £329.99
  • CU34V5CW: £479.99

If you would, therefore, like to learn more, you can check out the official AOC website via the link here!

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