Despite the almost identical outer appearance, the AOC AGON AG271QG is a very different monitor to the AG271QX. Colour accuracy is excellent, and that 165Hz option with G-Sync is going to be a serious draw for some. However, the lack of brightness uniformity tars the copy book and we miss both the extra gaming options of the TN model as well as its super-convenient Quick Switch keypad.
Apart from the high refresh, this screen is less game-focused in terms of features than the AG271QX, and notably behind the excellent ASUS ROG SWIFT PG248Q in this respect. Like the TN panel, we would have liked to see presets for multimedia activities such as watching movies, although the screen accuracy is such that you might not change things around much once set up the way you like it.
The AOC AGON AG271QG is available at Overclockers UK for £548.99 (at the time of writing). This is rather pricey for a 27in screen with 2,560 resolution, although an IPS panel and 165Hz refresh is never going to be cheap. It’s worth considering if you want the ultimate in frame rates and super colour accuracy.
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- 165Hz refresh rate.
- G-Sync support.
- Superb colour accuracy.
- Connectivity includes USB 3.0 hub and audio.
- 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.
- No gaming or multimedia presets.
- Poor brightness uniformity.
Kitguru Says: The AOC AGON AG271QG combines brilliant colour accuracy with a superb 165Hz refresh and G-Sync, but it’s expensive and brightness uniformity could be better.