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AOC AGON AG275QZN 240Hz VA model with WQHD resolution

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For some a strong contrast experience and good fluidity is important. With its high refresh rate VA panel, the AOC AGON AG275QZN aims to provide this. Brushed black plastics are combined with a dark matte coated metal stand base to give a solid and ‘premium’ look and feel. The central brand logo is red for a bit of visual contrast. The top and side bezels have a dual-stage design, with slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus thin hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front.

Coated metal stand base

A 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) VA panel is employed. This offers support for a 240Hz refresh rate, with Adaptive-Sync – including AMD FreeSync Premium certification with 48 – 240Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 3000:1 static contrast, 178°/178° viewing angles and 8-bit colour support. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to provide a more relaxing viewing experience. Basic HDR10 support is offered via VESA DisplayHDR 400, allowing the monitor to put its reasonable gamut to good use alongside 10-bit colour processing. But not requiring particularly high brightness for HDR or local dimming to enhance contrast.

A ‘Low Input Lag’ mode is included, whilst a 1ms grey to grey response time is specified (alongside 1ms MPRT, using the ‘MBR’ strobe backlight setting). Such specifications are very misleading and you should approach them with extreme caution. The monitor attaches to the included stand via a quick-release mechanism, with the stand providing full adjustability – including 150mm (5.91 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. Removing the stand reveals provision for 100 x 100mm VESA mounting. A flip-down headphone hook is included at the right side, as viewed from the front. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (plus Type-B upstream), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 DP 1.4 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2560 x 1440 @120Hz is supported for games consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with a ‘4K’ UHD downsampling mode included to allow a 60Hz ‘4K’ signal to be used.A flip-down headphone hook

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed in the EU (/EU suffix) with an MSRP of ~£440. No confirmation on release in regions such as the US.