AOC announced its new U2870VQE 28" 4K display today, at a budget-friendly suggested price of $349. The display features a matte, eight-bit TN panel with frame-rate control dithering (FRC), good for an effective 10 bits of color depth, or 1.07 billion colors. The panel also boasts a 1ms response time and 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness.
The U2870VQE has plenty of connectivity options, including DisplayPort, mini Display Port, HDMI, and VGA. AOC curiously doesn't provide version support info for any of the display's digital inputs. The HDMI port supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) to allow input from some smartphones and tablets. The included stand only supports tilt adjustments, but the monitor is compatible with 100-mm VESA mounts.
A 10-bit panel is a little unusual in this price range, and AOC does mention professionals on a budget as one potential market for this display, but the lack of gamut coverage info seems at odds with that market segment. It'd be interesting to see how this monitor conforms to sRGB or Adobe RGB after calibration. For those eager to take the plunge, the U2870VE is available today at Micro Center.