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AOC C24G1 Preview: Curved 1080p 144Hz 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor (AOC C27G1, AOC C32G1)

By July 20, 2018 One Comment
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Introduction

AOC has announced three new curved gaming monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution, AMD FreeSync, and 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) backlight strobing technology.

The AOC G1 Series consists of the 24-inch AOC C24G1, the 27-inch AOC C27G1, and the 32-inch AOC C32G1. All three monitors feature the same specs with the exception of few details regarding the design.

Image Quality

The AOC C24G1 and the rest of the G1 series monitors are based on VA panels with 8-bit color, a superior 3,000:1 static contrast ratio, 250-nit peak brightness, 1080p resolution, and 178-degree viewing angles.

The Full HD resolution, 1920×1080, will allow you to reach those high frame rates without breaking the bank for a high-end graphics card. However, the resolution is simply too low for the 32-inch model which results in a poor pixel density.

Even on a 27-inch monitor, 1080p is too low for most users but it is tolerable if you plan on using the monitor for gaming only. Although the smallest in size, the AOC C24G1 144Hz gaming monitor will have the best picture quality which is why we recommend it over the other models.

Features

VA panel monitors offer an amazing image quality even though the colors aren’t as accurate as they are on IPS panels. Due to the higher contrast, black colors are truly black and there are more details in the shadows and highlights of the image.

One of the main drawbacks of VA panels is the low response time speed which causes smearing and ghosting of fast moving objects on-screen. That is why the AOC G1 series is equipped with 1ms MPRT technology which via backlight strobing reduces motion blur.

The AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 also feature AMD FreeSync technology which allows you to synchronize the monitor’s refresh rate with a compatible AMD graphics card’s frame rate. This will allow your monitor’s refresh rates to change dynamically and in sync with the GPU which eliminates issues with screen tearing and stuttering.

Additionally, the G1 series will have gaming features previously unavailable on older models. Entering the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu and enabling Dial Point will place a customizable crosshair on the screen if you wish to increase your accuracy in FPS games.

Other features include ‘Game Mode’ pre-calibrated picture presets for FPS, RTS, and Racing genres, ‘AOC Game Color’ for quick color and gamma tweaking, and ‘AOC Low Input Lag’ for responsive gameplay with minimal input lag.

Design & Connectivity

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All three monitors feature a stylish design with ultra-thin bezels at the top and at the sides of the display for cinematic viewing experience and ideal multi-monitor gaming setup.

The AOC C24G1 features an aggressive 1500R curve while the AOC C32G1 and the AOC C27G1 have a 1800R curvature.

Moving on to the ergonomics, the monitors offer up to 130mm height adjustment, -35, +35 degree swivel to the left and right, tilt, and 100×100 VESA mount compatibility.

On the back of the monitor, you’ll find two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a VGA, and a headphones jack.

Price & Similar Monitors

The AOC C24G1 and AOC C27G1 are scheduled for release in July 2018 with an MSRP of £179 (~$236) and £219 (~$289) respectively, though the price will most likely be lower for the US market.

The AOC C32G1 release date is in August 2018 with an MSRP of £259 (~$342).

If you are looking for similar monitors, check out the Acer ED273A and the ED242QR models.

AOC C24G1, C27G1, C32G1 Specifications
Screen Size23.6-inch/27-inch/31.5—inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Motion Blur Reduction1ms (MPRT)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (Unconfirmed: 48Hz-144Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2a, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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  • Klerk

    NVIDA had better reconsider its licensing arrangement with manufacturers as G-Sync is quickly becoming the Betamax of the 1970’s-80’s.