The AOC AGON AG273QCG offers the lightning quick response time and refresh rate of a proper gaming monitor but in a larger, higher resolution form than your typical 1080p gaming display.
This 27-inch monitor has a 1440p resolution but still offers a 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 165Hz) and a 1ms response time. This should make it more practical for tasks other than gaming as well as providing a larger, sharper image when gaming too.
The downside is a surprisingly high price of £650, which is very expensive for a monitor that uses TN LCD technology, even if it is slightly curved. Part of the reason for this high price is the inclusion of G-Sync which generally carries a £100 or so premium, plus you get a USB hub, headphone stands and RBG lighting.
Overall, it adds up to potentially being a good option, especially for those that find other LCD types that are more typically used at this display size and resolution to be too slow for proper competitive gaming. The key question will be if it can impressive sufficiently to truly justify that high price.
- Screen size: 27-inch, 16:9 aspect
- Native resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
- Refresh rate: 144Hz
- Panel type: TN
- Contrast ratio: 1,000:1
- Brightness: 400cd/m2
- Response time: 1ms grey-to-grey
- Display inputs: DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4
- USB hub: USB 3.0, four ports
- Audio: 2 x 2W speakers, headphone jack, microphone jack
- Tilt: Yes
- Raise: Yes
- Swivel: Yes
- Pivot: No
- VESA: Yes
- Extras: Pop out headphone stands on both sides
- Warranty: 3 years
Retail Price: £650 (inc. VAT)