The AOC C27G1 isn’t the must-have 27in curved gaming monitor. It’s only Full HD, where you will probably want 2,560 x 1,440 at this screen size these days. But on the other hand, at under £250, it’s not hideously expensive, and given the excellent colour accuracy and 144Hz refresh with FreeSync support, it ticks the right boxes for an AMD graphics-using gamer who doesn’t have a fortune to spend on their screen.
So whilst this is a more expensive option than the Acer ED273, its extra features make up the difference. You also get two HDMI ports plus DisplayPort connections, so if you want to connect a console, TV set-top box or streaming device and your gaming PC, you can hook all of them up at once, and route the sound out to your speaker system or headphones via the analog minijack too.
A built-in USB hub would have been the icing on the cake, and the limited gamut is likely to put off those wishing to do creative work on their gaming screen. But overall, if you’re after a decent 27in curved gaming and entertainment monitor and have around £250 to spend, the AOC C27G1 is worthy of your purchasing pounds.
The AOC C27G1 is available from Amazon for £248.40.
- Good value for 27in curved screen.
- Excellent colour accuracy, and even better when calibrated.
- 144Hz refresh.
- AMD FreeSync.
- Restricted gamut.
- Strange gamma options.
- No USB hub.
KitGuru says: The AOC C27G1 provides some solid gaming features including 144Hz refresh and AMD FreeSync allied with great colour accuracy, making it a decent entertainment screen for £250.