AOC 27B1H Full HD IPS Ultra-Slim Monitor Review

It is not every day that I work on an external monitor because I thought that the 15-inch screen of the Macbook Pro is already sufficient for my work. Luckily, AOC Philippines reached out and loaned me with a 27-inch monitor for review.


Enter AOC 27B1H, 1080p IPS ultra-slim monitor.

AOC 27B1H ultra-slim Full HD IPS Monitor specs

Screen size (inch)27 inch
Resolution1920×1080 full HD
Refresh rate60Hz
Response time (GtG)7 ms
Panel TypeIPS
Low blue light 
Backlight WLED 
Aspect ratio16:9 widescreen
Brightness (typical)250
Bezel TypeBorderless
Weight without stand2.9 kg
Scanning Frequency30 -83kHz (H) 50 -76 Hz (V)
Signal InputHDMI 1.4 x 1, VGA
Audio output Headphone-out3.5mm
Net Weight (excl package)3.2 Kg
Gross Weight (incl package)5.1 Kg

Pricing and Availability

Currently, the pricing of this monitor is +/- P12,050.

Design and Build

I should call  AOC 27B1H as a low-profile monitor in terms of design. It is quite simple and no fancy design. It has a straightforward design focused on the productivity of the end-user.

True to its marketing spiel, this monitor possesses true ultra-slim and frameless design. And while it is a huge monitor, it is relatively light weighing only 3.2kg.

AOC 27B1H Review

In terms of connectivity inputs, the AOC 27B1H has one each of the following — HDMI and VGA, and there’s a 3.5mm audio jack for plugging a headset.

The AOC 27B1H is almost frameless as well. As you can see in the photo above, the bezel is very, very thin.

I also like that the monitor has a matte finish rather than the glossy version that can easily collect fingerprints and smudges.

To set up the monitor requires zero skill as well because AOC created a tool-less mechanism in the base stand.

The disadvantage I spotted instantly is the absence of a VESA mount. You are left with just one option — use the monitor using the default stand, and your adjustment options are limited to tilt up and down only.

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What was confusing for me, at first, was the OSD menu and the buttons located at the bottom right of the monitor. It feels so cheap, quality-wise. The confusing part was when trying to configure the color of the monitor, and I always end up pressing the power button.

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But that experience happened on the configuration stage only; after that, it would a smooth-sailing user experience already.

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The ports are limited as well. You have one HDMI and VGA ports only. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack, and that’s it. I wished a two (2) HDMI ports.

But the good news is the monitor has a Kensington lock provided. You can secure your monitor by buying a security lock cable.


Let’s talk about how it performed as a productivity device.

The AOC 27B1H is a full HD monitor that means you have 1920 × 1080 resolution on a massive 27-inch display. Having this large display enables you to multi-task.

If you are like me, who is a content creator, then this monitor will enable you even further.

To adjust the monitor to your liking, AOC has a pre-calibrated presets accessible via the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu — Standard, Text, Internet, Game, Movie, Sports. There are also these four low-blue light modes — Off, Weak, Medium, Strong).

For Netflix lovers and YouTube viewers, colors on this monitor are accurate, and I did not see viewing angle issues. However, you will need external speakers to complete the experience.


If you have enough working space in your table, I highly recommend this 27-inch AOC ultra-slim monitor. I wished for the VESA mount to make the experience even better. Different adjustments can be achieved with an additional purchase of a monitor arm.

I love the ultra-slim and frameless features and the lightweight.


AOC 27B1H Review Summary

Design - 9.8
Performance - 9.7
Features - 8.7
Color accuracy - 9.1
Price - 10


If you are looking for an ultra-slim, frameless, and budget-friendly 27-inch monitor, this is the monitor you want to "Add to cart."

User Rating: 3.93 ( 2 votes)

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