AOC's never been one to charge a premium for sex appeal, but it's stooping even lower given the current economic conditions in order to get more monitors in more homes. The 19-inch F19 sports a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, a 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5-millisecond response time, a glossy black piano finish (with a white back for that splash of contrast) and VGA / DVI inputs. Not too shabby for $159.99 -- we mean, who can say no to puppies? Full release is after the jump.

AOC's F19 Monitor Shows that Design and Performance do not Have to Come at a Heavy Cost to Consumers

16:9 widescreen monitor offers style and performance consumers can afford during tough times

Fremont, Calif., 2008 – As technology advances, style and performance tend to go hand in hand with pricing. AOC's F19, 16:9 widescreen monitor offers the performance and sleek design consumers have come to expect from today's displays, but with a price that still fits their budgets given today's economy.
The F19 is a 19" monitor that boasts AOC's easy-to-use silver navigation ring for adjusting display setting with a simple, all-in-one control dial, as well as their patented single post stand that allows for different tilt angles for visual flexibility. From a performance standpoint the F19 offers 16.7 million colors from its 8-bit panel with a very fast 5ms response time, 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and both analog and digital DVI inputs. To add to the performance and practicality this monitor lends an element of style to any desk, whether in a home office or dorm room, with a glossy piano-black finish and unique overall design.
"AOC has always offered affordable displays that boast the latest in video technology and design, but during these times keeping prices low without sacrificing performance or style has become increasingly important," said Robert Velez, Marketing Manager for AOC. "The F19 is our offer for those looking for a great widescreen monitor with all the specifications they need at a price they can still afford," added Velez.
Product Spec Highlights:
• PC/Windows, Mac® Equipped With Analog VGA Dsub or DVI Port
• Digital Input DVI-D HDCP*
• 16:9 widescreen
• Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 (dynamic)
• Plug & Play DDC/2B, DDC/CI
• 5ms fast response time
• Easy-to-use navigation
• front glossy piano-black finish with white back

The F19 boasts an MSRP of $159.99 making it ideal in performance, style and affordability during a time of economic hardship.