AOC C24G1, C27G1 and C32G1 curved 144Hz VA models
The number of models offering high refresh rate VA (Vertical Alignment) panels has increased significantly in recent months. The strong contrast performance and lack of ‘IPS glow’ is something that many users find very appealing. The AOC C24G1, C27G1 and C32G1 make use of such panels, accompanying them with a curve of 1500R (C24) or 1800R (C27 and C32). For the C24, this is a steeper curve than we’ve seen from similar models in the past, for example the Samsung C24FG70. We don’t see that as a bad thing nor do we see a curve, even a relatively steep one, as something to be afraid of. It just draws you into the experience a little more without feeling unnatural. The monitors have very slim bezels, with a ‘dual-bezel’ (or ‘borderless’) design comprising a slim panel border around the image plus a very thin hard outer component. The bottom bezel is matte black plastic with a textured red stripe at the bottom. The stand has a ‘penguin-foot’ shape to it with a red ring surrounding the neck-to-base attachment point. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons on the underside of the bottom bezel, towards the right.
The monitors use 23.6” (C24), 27” (C27) and 31.5” (C32) VA panels with a 1500R (C24) or marginally less steep 1800R (C27 and C32) curve. The resolution of all models is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), whilst a 3000:1 static contrast and 178°/178° viewing angles are specified. These models offer a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync on compatible GPUs and systems, although the variable refresh rate range is currently unknown (believed to be 48 – 144Hz with LFC support). 8-bit colour is supported whilst a flicker-free WLED backlight is employed, offering ~sRGB colour space coverage and a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. Attractive gaming features include a 1ms MPRT response time strobe backlight setting or 4ms grey to grey response time specified for regular operation, a ‘Low Input Lag’ mode and on-screen crosshair. A ‘Low Blue Mode’ Low Blue Light setting is also included for relaxing viewing. The included stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustment. It can be removed to make way for an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA solution. The ports include; 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, DP 1.2a, VGA and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Further information for the C24, C27 and C32 can be found on the official product pages. Note that these have just been added and the information is currently incomplete and in some cases inaccurate. The information in our article comes from a press release issued directly to us by our AOC contacts, we’re also confirming a few extra details. The C24 and C27 models are due out in July 2018 in the UK with an MSRP of £179 and £219, respectively. The C32 is due out in August 2018 in the UK with a £259 MSRP. Availability elsewhere still TBC. We’re interested in reviewing the 23.6” model and will consider others based on demand.