The AOC 24V2H is an affordable 24″ 1080p monitor that features an IPS panel, AMD FreeSync, and an eye-catching ultra-thin design.
Based on an IPS panel with 8-bit color depth (6-bit + FRC) and 99% sRGB color gamut, the AOC 24V2H monitor delivers accurate and consistent colors.
In comparison to VA panel displays, you get a lower contrast ratio, so black shades won’t be as deep, but the colors overall will be more vibrant and precise, even fit for some entry-level color-critical work.
As far as TN panels are concerned, the AOC 24V2H will provide you with a notably better picture quality even than that of more expensive TN models.
Further, its 1080p Full HD resolution results in a pixel density of roughly 92 pixels per inch meaning that you will get a decent amount of screen real estate as well as clear and sharp details.
Other panel-related specifications include a 250-nit peak brightness, a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1, and 178° viewing angles; all of which are common for an IPS display at this price range.
The AOC 24V2H has a flicker-free backlight and an integrated low-blue light filter with four different presets (Multimedia, Internet, Office, and Reading) which you can use depending to what type of content you’re viewing.
Moving on to the performance, the AOC 24V2H has a very low input lag of ~9ms. So, you won’t notice any delays between your actions and what happens on the screen.
The response time speed of 5ms (GtG) makes the pixels change from one color to another quickly enough not to leave apparent trailing behind fast-moving objects while the 75Hz refresh rate provides a small boost in motion clarity in fast-paced video games.
However, if you play a lot of first-person shooters and racing games, a 144Hz gaming monitor will suit you much better.
AMD FreeSync is supported over HDMI with a 48-75Hz/FPS variable refresh rate (VRR) range. If you have a compatible graphics card or an Xbox One console, FreeSync will eliminate all screen tearing and stuttering within its VRR range.
Unfortunately, since the AOC 24V2H IPS monitor doesn’t have a DisplayPort input, you cannot use FreeSync on compatible NVIDIA GPUs, but you can still use the monitor up to 75Hz without any issues.
Note that there’s no AMD FreeSync option in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu of the AOC 24V2H. It’s automatically enabled and if you wish to disable it, you can do it in the GPU’s drivers settings.
The OSD menu consists of the standard picture adjustments such as contrast, brightness, color temperature, gamma (three modes), overdrive (Off, Weak, Medium, and Strong), etc.
Overall, the image quality is excellent out of the box though a bit of tweaking here and there will improve the picture. We recommend using this website for calibration.
For the overdrive option, we recommend using the ‘Medium’ preset as ‘Strong’ introduces pixel overshoot.
Also, there are six pre-calibrated picture presets under the Eco Mode setting including Standard, Text, Internet, Game, Movie, and Sports as well as the ClearVision feature which can improve the quality of low-resolution images.
Navigation through the menu could be better as there are only four tiny hotkeys next to the power button beneath the bottom bezel of the screen at the right side. Luckily, you can use AOC’s i-Menu software and adjust all the settings in a desktop application using your mouse/keyboard.
Other features include e-Saver (manage when the monitor goes to standby, screen saver mode, shut down timer, etc) and Screen+ (splits the screen for easier multitasking).
Design & Connectivity
The AOC 24V2H has a very slim design with ultra-thin bezels. Don’t let the product images fool you though as, there’s a thin black border around the screen (same as on all ‘border-less’ monitors).
The ports are located on the stand of the monitor and include VGA, HDMI 1.4, and a headphones jack. This also means that you cannot detach the stand.
There are also no holes for the VESA mount and you can only tilt the screen by -4°/22° as far as the ergonomics are concerned.
Price & Similar Monitors
All three V2H models are also available as the V2Q series which include a DisplayPort input instead of VGA but are also more expensive. This line of monitors includes the AOC 22V2Q, the AOC 24V2Q, and the AOC 27V2Q models.
All in all, if you’re looking for a gaming monitor under $150, we highly recommend the LG 24MP59G instead which offers AMD FreeSync (wider 40-75Hz range), 1ms MBR, and a DisplayPort input at the same price as the AOC 24V2H.
In case you don’t care for gaming, you might be interested in the HP VH240a. It may not look as sleek as the AOC 24V2H, but it’s a cheaper monitor which also has thin bezels – plus a fully ergonomic design.
Overall, the AOC 24V2H is an excellent monitor. It offers a great image quality, a smooth performance, and a unique design. However, if design isn’t that important to you, there are better alternatives available for gaming (LG 24MP59G) and office-related use (HP VH240a) at this price range.
AOC 24V2H Specifications
|Resolution||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)|
|Ports||HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)|
- Ultra-slim design
- Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles
- Low input lag and quick response time
- AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz
- No DisplayPort input
- Not VESA mount compatible
- Narrow FreeSync range
- Tilt-only stand
AOC 24V2H Review
- Design - 8.1/108.1/10
- Display - 9/109/10
- Performance - 8.4/108.4/10
- Price/Value - 8.5/108.5/10
The AOC 24V2H is a budget 24″ 1080p IPS monitor with AMD FreeSync and an ultra-slim design. There are better similarly-priced alternatives with more features available, but if you don’t need any of those features, the AOC 24V2H may suit you well.
Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.