How does the AUO AH-VA Panel compare with IPS?
Yet another proprietary “IPS-like” panel type that offers similar performance to PLS. Developed by AUO, AHVA is short for Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle. The acronym can be slightly confusing as AHVA technology will sometimes be mixed up with Vertical Alignment (VA, see below) even though it makes use of In-Plane Switching (IPS).
It is IPS.
I bought one of these back in November, pretty good picture but mine has a LOT of light leak around the edges.