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The problem with the AOC mySTage e2343Fi monitor isn't so much the fact that the screen is poor, or that the speakers in the base are lacklustre. Neither is it that the finish and build quality feel cheap, that the price is high, or that the iPod/iPhone dock doesn't do what you hope. No, the problem is all of these at once. The panel itself, at 1,920x1,080 pixels, might have impressed us five years ago, but it's not good enough today. No matter how we fiddled with colour profiles, the different modes on the screen, or the manual controls, we couldn't get rid of the blue bias. Worse, despite boasting a meaningless 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, everything was shockingly washed out. There's enough space in the base to fit speakers that could make a decent stab at reproducing a song or a movie soundtrack with some semblance of accuracy and drama. Sadly, AOC hasn't taken the opportunity to fit those speakers; what we have instead are insipid. The shiny black plastic of the frame doesn't match the premium finish of a Mac, and there's an alarming amount of wobble in the stand.
AOC has clearly understood that a good way of making a product stand out from the competition is to add an unusual function or feature. So the e2343Fi is a 23" monitor with a 2 ms Full HD screen and—wait for it—a built-in iPhone/iPod dock. This AOC monitor has a glossy black casing and a slimline design that's just 13 mm thick. To keep its monitor this trim, AOC has moved all the connections down onto back of the monitor's rather bulky stand. The stand is also home to the iPhone/iPod dock—more about that in the sidebar (see right)—as well as an HDMI input, a VGA entry, and an audio input linked to the monitor's 2 x 5 watt speakers (this is particularly handy when using the VGA port, as unlike HDMI, this connection doesn't input both video and audio signals). The screen can be tilted a little but otherwise the stand is firmly fixed in place. That doesn't do anything to help the AOC e2343Fi score points in this part of the review! Our responsiveness tests showed up some slight reverse ghosting effects, with ghost images in opposite colours trailing after moving objects.
|AOC E2343FI 23 - Inch Widescreen LED Monitor with iPhone/iPod Docking Station and SRS Premium Sound Speakers - Black||$229.99||See it|
|AOC E2343FI 23 - Inch Widescreen LED Monitor with iPhone/iPod Docking Station and SRS Premium Sound Speakers - Black||$276.89||See it|