Conclusion: AOC i2353Fh/Ph is extremely thin, probably the thinnest IPS based monitor out there. By using Edge LED and by moving input connectors into the base, AOC has managed to create a very minimalistic design. Unfortunately it feels a bit too cheap, too. The aluminium alloy bezel separates from LCD panel in some places and the base is made from plastic with an aluminium look. The monitor also lacks few ergonomic adjustability options.
Pros: Decent picture quality, Color reproduction, Low power consumption, Viewing angles
Cons: Heavy backlight bleeding, Some blurring in motion, Cheap build quality, Black depth
Conclusion: The AOC i2353 offered a lot on paper but I did feel it ended up being a fairly modest offering in the 23" IPS market to be honest. That's not to say it's a bad screen, I just think it could have been a bit better in some areas. On a positive note, the design is very attractive and the brushed aluminium finish, ultra-thin profile and attractive base and stand looked very nice on the desk. It was certainly a nice looking piece of kit.
Pros: Attractive and quite unique aluminium, ultra-thin design, Decent all round performance in most areas thanks to IPS panel, Good range of options and settings available
Cons: Some noticeable backlight leakage along the bottom edge (may vary), Moderate responsiveness not living up to its spec, Limited ergonomic adjustments from the stand