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AOC AGON AG274QG 240Hz WQHD G-SYNC Ultimate IPS

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For PC gamers with the system horsepower to drive them, 240Hz WQHD models can make for a very fluid and enjoyable gaming experience. The AOC AG274QG of the AGON PRO series delivers is focused on this, but also throws in a G-SYNC module to help smooth out dips in frame rate. The monitor has a red and black colour scheme and includes a detachable ‘shadow shield’ shading hood for glare reduction. The bottom bezel includes customisable ‘Light FX’ LED lighting on its underside, with an LED light projector also included which projects one of two logo designs onto the desk. The colour of this logo and the LED lighting can be customised in the OSD (On Screen Display). The top and side bezels have a dual-stage design, with a slim panel flush with the rest of the screen and a slender hard plastic outer part. The OSD control takes the form of a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front. Or alternatively, using a wired ‘quick switch’ remote included with the screen.

Plenty of RGB

A 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) IPS panel is employed, believed to be an LG Display Nano IPS panel more specifically. A 240Hz refresh rate is supported, with G-SYNC Ultimate support provided via a module. A matte anti-glare screen surface is included whilst 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1000:1 static contrast and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour support is specified. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 450 cd/m² typical maximum luminance (600 cd/m²+ HDR peak) and relative gamut of 133% sRGB (102% DCI-P3 and 110% Adobe RGB). Be aware these are not absolute gamut measurements; they don’t reflect under-coverage of the DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB colour spaces. The monitor has a specified 98% absolute coverage of DCI-P3 and will show significant undercoverage of Adobe RGB in the green region. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to enhance relaxing viewing. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified, allowing it to put this generous colour gamut, 10-bit colour and decent peak luminance to good use. It also includes 32-zone local dimming for a good situational edge in contrast under HDR.

A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified (caution advised), with ‘Low Input Lag’ also specified. Reflex Latency Analyser is also supported, allowing overall system latency to be measured if you have a compatible Nvidia GPU and compatible mouse. The rear includes further ‘Light FX’ RGB LED lighting, towards the sides (shown red in image), which is again customisable in the OSD. The stand attaches centrally via a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The included stand is fully adjustable, including height adjustment (120mm or 4.72 inches) and pivot into portrait. The ports face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack and 4 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream). 2 x 5W DTS speakers are also included for potentially fairly rich sound output. 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) @120Hz is supported on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) @120Hz also supported on the latter system.

More RGB at the rear

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is expected February 2022 for ~€1000. No confirmed availability in North America currently.

AOC AGON AG274QG