AOC has announced two new 27" 1440p gaming monitors specifically designed to minimize input lag and to support the higher refresh rates than many gamers now demand. The model numbers are similiar but the monitors themselves are very different and each wears a red or green stripe proudly.
The AG271QX is a TN panel with a 1ms response time and a top refresh rate of 144Hz, it supports Adaptive Sync for those using AMD GPUs. This panel is great for those who place zero lag ahead of colour reproduction and viewing angle. It is to retail at $600.
The AG271QG is an IPS panel with four times the response time, still a mere 4ms, a top refresh rate of 165Hz and support for G-SYNC. This one should have a better colour gamut and truer blacks for those more concerned with fashion over function. You should expect to see this model at $800.
Full PR below the specs.
Fremont, Calif. – September 27, 2016 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of their new premium line of AOC gaming monitors, the AGON series. The first one from the series that will be available in the U.S. is the AG271QX, a high-end QHD gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time, addressing the needs of demanding, competitive gamers. With the AOC AGON AG271QX, you can enjoy clear and detailed graphics thanks to its high-speed TN panel at a native Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels plus sharper action sequences. The AG271QX also supports Adaptive-Sync technology to eliminate graphics tearing and stuttering, while also minimizing input lag. The AOC AG271QX is available in the U.S. today at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg for $599.
AOC will also be launching the AGON AG271QG, a 27-inch IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, lightning-fast 165Hz refresh rates that eliminate tearing and stuttering for super-smooth action. The 27-inch AGON AG271QG features the latest advances in display technology to keep you at the top of your game. The IPS display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution delivers superior clarity and extra-wide viewing angles to keep everything in focus. It will be available in the U.S. this October for $799.
Gamers that play competitively not only rely on fast and smooth images, but also on instantaneously-executed commands and perfect visuals in every situation. The AOC Low Input Lag mode disables picture post-processing on the monitor’s electronics and, therefore, accelerates the command pass-through from mouse, keyboard and gamepad to result in immediate actions, while the AOC Shadow Control enables gamers to quickly adjust contrast in overly dark or bright areas without sacrificing the quality of well-balanced areas across the rest of the screen.
The VideoGameBootCamp team agrees. “The quality is overall amazing. My favorite feature is the low input lag mode though,” says Calvin “GimR” Lofton of VGBC, AOC’s sponsored Super Smash Bros. live-streaming team. “Sometimes you just want to get serious and play at your best.” The display is designed specifically for the competitive gamer with eye-protecting AOC Flicker-Free Technology and the AOC Low Blue Light mode, both reducing eye strain, discomfort, and fatigue during long gaming sessions. Monitor settings are key features when it comes to individuality, and they need to be easily accessible. Adjustable gaming presets will grant gamers exactly that. AOC implemented changeable Game Mode Presets as well as added the AOC QuickSwitch Controller, enabling the user to switch effortlessly between modes and adjust brightness, contrast and other gaming features.
The AOC AGON series’ ergonomic base provides plenty of comfort so gamers can adjust height, tilt and swivel, and is accurately marked by a scale, so gamers can always jump back to their preferred settings. The stand is also equipped with a carry-handle for easy transportation of the monitor to and from eSports events. There is even a headphone holder at the side of the display to support the headset when it’s not in use.