AOC Takes Integrated Sound Seriously, Packs Dual 7W Onkyo Speakers Inside 24-inch Monitor

Paul Lilly

Two 7W Onkyo stereo speakers sit in the base

We can't recall ever being blown away by a monitor's integrated speakers. Most of the time, the cans that pass for speakers in a display are tinny and muffled at worst, and serviceable at best, which isn't exactly a glowing recommendation. Looking to change that, AOC injected a pair of 7W Onkyo stereo speakers into its newest 24-inch IPS display (i2473Pwm), which sit in an oversized base.

Onkyo is a name that's well known (and respected) in the audio industry. That said, we're going off of paper specs here -- we don't have this monitor in-house, though we do have high hopes that the 7W Onkyo speakers will stand head and shoulders above what we usually hear out of a monitor's integrated speakers.

Outside of the sound, the i2473Pwm is a 24-inch IPS monitor with a Full HD 1080p display, 5ms refresh rate, 250 cd/m2 typical brightness, and 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Connectivity options include VGA and HDMI, along with MHL (mobile high definition link), the latter of which allows you to connect mobile devices for quick charging and/or to mirror content to the display.

The AOC i2473Pwm is available to pre-order at Amazon for $250.

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