AOC announces the 27” (68.6 cm) AG273QX, the newest competitive-grade display from its 3rd generation AGON line-up.
This full package of highly desired features for shooter, MOBA, and arcade games will satisfy fans' needs in terms of both speed and image quality. The AG273QX’s gaming credentials are convincing: an impressive 165 Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms response time (MPRT). Unlike other gaming monitors that are only focussed on speed, the AG273QX is equipped with a 27” VA panel in QHD (1440p) resolution for much finer details and rich contrast, AOC Wide Colour Gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification for vivid, natural colours. Its AMD FreeSync 2 HDR support enables true-to-life images without increasing the input lag and eliminates tear and stuttering.
At a 165 Hz refresh rate, this means the AG273QX draws a frame roughly every 6 milliseconds, which is extremely important for competitive gamers. Coupled with the 1 ms pixel response time (MPRT), this means that gamers will see smoother animations and can track their opponents’ movements more easily.
The AG273QX’s 27” VA panel in QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution employs a native 3000:1 static contrast ratio with deep, inky blacks. Adding to the high resolution and rich contrast is the VESA DisplayHDR 400 support, meaning the monitor is able to reach 400 nits peak brightness. The display accurately reproduces HDR content, such as bright flashes and explosions with varying shades in a dark game world, completely immersing the player in game. The AMD FreeSync 2 HDR feature adds low-latency HDR tone mapping, Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) plus stutter-free and tear-free gameplay just like its predecessor. The flat, sleek, 3-side frameless VA panel of the AG273QX is well suited for gamers who prefer regular, flat displays. Gamers opting for a curved display might prefer its curved siblings the AG273QCX or the AG273QCG.
To help gamers transport their monitors to LAN parties or tournaments, the AG273QX is equipped with a carrying handle and provides a one-click easy assembly without screws. The AG273QX also comes with double retractable headset-holders on each side and the Light FX customisable RGB lights on the backside, adding to the personalised feel.
First person shooter fans will especially appreciate the DialPoint, AOC’s aim indicator, which places a crosshair in the middle of screen if there isn’t one present in game. Furthermore, AOC’s Shadow Control can be adjusted in the OSD menu to brighten dark areas or darken bright areas, and the AOC Game Colour makes it possible to increase or decrease colour saturation and grey levels. Three preconfigured (FPS, Racing, RTS) and three user customisable game modes offer easy access to useful presets. The updated OSD on the AGON 3 series makes adjusting settings a breeze, and users can even use the G-Menu software to make further adjustments without using the OSD buttons.
The AOC AGON AG273QX will be available in November 2019 at an MSRP of £439.