AOC’s Agon Monitors with 0.5ms Response Time & 240 Hz Refresh Now Availableby Anton Shilov on July 3, 2019 11:00 AM EST
AOC this week started sales of its Agon displays featuring a 0.5 ms response time as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate. Aimed at extreme gamers looking for maximum dynamics and comfort, the new AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 support AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology along with AOC’ proprietary enhancements for the audience.
AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays are based on 24.5 and 27-inch TN panels featuring a 1920x1080 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 0.5 ms MPRT response time, a dynamic refresh rate of up to 240 Hz with a 48 Hz – 240 Hz FreeSync range over DP and HDMI, featuring low framerate compensation (LFC). See exact specs in the table below.
While the key selling points of the Agon AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 monitors are their 0.5 ms response time and up to 240 Hz refresh rate, AOC decided to further enhance the displays with its Shadow Control (increases contrast of dark areas), Low Input Lag (omits processing of images by the display itself), and Lowblue Light Mode (protects eyes against harmful blue light wavelengths without affecting color composition) features.
When it comes to inputs, AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays feature DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4/2.0, DVI-D, and D-Sub connectors. Besides, the monitors have a built-in quad-port USB 3.0 hub along with 3.5-mm audio input and output. Last but not least, the LCDs also feature two 3 W speakers.
As traditional for AOC’s Agon displays, the AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 feature a distinctive design with aggressive red inlays. Furtheremore, the LCDs are also equipped with stands that can be adjusted in height and tilt. For added comfort, the monitors have a QuickSwitch button setup to rapidly switch from one mode to another, as well as a holder for headsets.
|AOC's Agon Gaming LCDs
with 0.5 ms Response Time, 240 Hz Refresh Rate
|Panel||24.5" TN||27" TN|
|Native Resolution||1920 × 1080|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh||Tech||AMD FreeSync|
|Brightness||400 cd/m²*||400 cd/m²|
|Viewing Angles||170°/160° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||0.5 ms MPRT||0.5 ms MPRT|
|Pixel Pitch||~0.28 mm²||~0.31 mm²|
|Pixel Density||~90 PPI||~81 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||sRGB (?)|
|VESA Mounts||100 × 100 mm|
|Retail Price in the USA||$329.99||$379.99.|
|Note||*Not all specs of the AG251FZ2 have been confirmed|
Both new monitors from AOC are available now from Amazon and will soon hit shelves of other retailers. The Agon AG251FZ2 retails for $329.99, whereas the Agon AG271FZ2 is sold for $379.99.
UPDATE 7/5: AOC has informed us that these displays will not be available in Europe.
- AOC to Launch Curved QHD Displays with 0.5 ms Response Time in 2018
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- AOC Launches the AG352QCX: 35-Inch 200 Hz 2560×1080 Curved Display with Adaptive-Sync
Source: AOC’s Press Release
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Kastriot - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkLet me guess ancient TN tech..
milkywayer - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkThat too with 1080p res on a 27 inch screen. You'd probably need a wireless keyboard to sit back around 7 feet to not see the huge individual pixels. Fugly
twtech - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkIf your aim is to gain an advantage over competitors in e-sports, as long as the image quality is good enough to not adversely impact your ability to play, it's good enough.
It's going to be hard to find a graphics card that can produce a steady 240 FPS even at 1080p, so I think the resolution is appropriate for this monitor.
Opencg - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkmost competitive gamers use low settings. my gpu can hit 400fps with only 50% load
Destoya - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkTN tech has progressed a LOT since the days of those ubiquitous (and horrible) early 4:3 LCD displays. I was initially worried about it too but after making the plunge I continue to be impressed by my Dell 144hz 1440p TN. No, the colors aren't as good as the $700 msrp IPS next to it but it's more than good enough and you only really notice on very dark scenes where color banding occurs. The gaming experience is very noticeably better than on the IPS displays I was used to
27" 1080p is really the only issue here
sleepeeg3 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkExcept IPS panels are no longer $700 and you will have to put up with only 262k colors when you are not gaming, for the life of the monitor.
I never understood the logic of cheaping out on something most people probably stare at for hours per day.
Opencg - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkresponse time. ips has way more motion blur. i never understood how someone can use ips. such a blurry choppy experience compared to 240hz.
also frc is very good on 240hz due to the high refresh rate. so 16mil colors is more like it.
i guess too many people are living in 2013 still spouting off the same things that stopped being true a long time ago.
sleepeeg3 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkIt's not a gaming monitor, but wow. Twice the pixel density, 4083x more colors, 2.5x the contrast, better viewing angles and cheaper:
Only downside is the response time.
timecop1818 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkIt's also only 350cd/m which pretty much negates any other possible positives it may have
Beaver M. - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkTN hasnt progressed a lot.
Color Shift actually has become far far worse than the last time I tested a TN panel in the early 10s.