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AOC announces new G2 series gaming displays featuring IPS panels and high refresh rates

AOC is upgrading its G2 series of high refresh rate, affordable gaming monitors this month. As part of the new line-up, we have two displays with 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, and another two cheaper options with a 75Hz refresh rate. Each display also packs FreeSync and an IPS panel.

The G2 series consists of four Full HD 1920×1080 monitors. Two 27” variants, the 27G2U and 27G2U5 are backed up by two smaller 23.8” versions named the 24G2U and 24G2U5. Both the 27G2U and 24G2U are capable of a 144Hz max refresh rate, while the 27G2U5 and 24G2U5 offer a 75Hz refresh rate. All four displays are AMD Freesync compatible and boast a 1ms MPRT response time to eliminate motion blur in fast paced gaming situations.

The 27” 27G2U and 23.8” 24G2U feature IPS panels with 120% and 126% sRGB colour gamut respectively. Along with the 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time these models will naturally appeal to competitive gamers requiring smooth gameplay at a fast pace. Fans of slower paced games may opt for the 75Hz models which will obviously come in at a reduced price while still featuring IPS panels with 178° viewing angles and Freesync support.

Additionally, the G2 series incorporates several other features, including low input lag times so user will see their actions playing out on screen without a noticeable delay. The G2 series includes AOC Game Colour adjustments to increase or decrease colour saturation and using the Dial Point option, users can place a crosshair in the centre of the screen to help with aiming.

All four models in the G2 series offer two HDMI connections, one DisplayPort and a VGA input port for connecting older, legacy machines. An integrated 3.5mm output allows users to connect their headset of choice, or you can use the integrated 2w speakers. A built in USB hub gives the option to connect USB devices such as a mouse and keyboard to the monitor, freeing up extra ports on the back of your motherboard.

The 144Hz  27G2U and 24G2U will be available at some point in September for £179 and £229 respectively. Meanwhile with the 75Hz 24G2U5 and 27G2U5 are due to begin shipping in October for £149 and £189 respectively.


Kitguru says: AOC seem to have the knack of producing high spec gaming monitors at a reasonable price. Do many of you own a high refresh AOC monitor? 

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