We already covered the 24-inch AOC AG241QG gaming monitor a while ago and the AOC AG271QX gaming display back in the end of April, but we didn’t mention the larger brother, the 27-inch AOC AG271QG. This new gaming monitor is also a part of the AOC AGON gaming series and is an alternative pick instead of the Acer XB271HU and the ASUS PG279Q. In terms of design, it looks very much like the AOC AG271QX, but it’s a whole different story on the inside The included V-shaped stand is fully adjustable and features a scale as well and the monitor features a retractable headphone hook to place your headphones or headset there when you’re not using it – a handy little detail that some gamers appreciate.
On the inside, you will find a 27-inch AHVA IPS-panel from AUO and the maximum native resolution is set to 2560×1440 (WQHD, 1440p). Refresh rate can be boosted all the way up to 165Hz and there is support for NVIDIA G-SYNC with a variable refresh rate range (VRR-range) of 30Hz-165Hz. NVIDIA G-SYNC is a technology that works with NVIDIA G-SYNC displays and NVIDIA graphics cards, and it will essentially eliminate screen tearing and stuttering from your gaming experience altogether. ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) is also supported, but this technology can not be used at the same time as G-SYNC and this will limit the refresh rate to a maximum of 120Hz. Brightness is specified to 350 Nit (cd/m2) and 178/178 viewing angles are provided.
Furthermore, a 4ms response time is noted, which is a pretty standard value for IPS-type panels. True 8-bit color is also supported and the sRGB color space is covered. The backlight is also flicker-free for those of you who are concerned about that, as some people will get eye strain from flickering monitors. AOC also implements some gaming features, such as the Game Color and Shadow Control. The Shadow Control feature will illuminate dark areas in games and therefore make it easier to spot enemies hiding there and this is pretty much equal to Black eQualizer from BenQ gaming monitors. Low Blue Light is also supported by this monitor, which will protect your eyes against harmful blue rays.
VESA mounting holes (100x100mm) are provided and the connection inputs include a DisplayPort 1.2 port (required for G-SYNC), an HDMI 1.4 port, four USB 3.0 ports (one with fast charging), 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm microphone jack. Furthermore, the AOC AG271QG gaming monitor features two 2W speakers for light sound output. You can check the full specifications on the product page for this display.
The AOC AG271QG has already been released in the UK can be purchased for around £600 (inc VAT). We have no confirmation on an international release yet.