Gaming to the last pixel: a review of the 27-inch monitor AOC AGON AG271QG

Today we have an unusual review – we are testing not a novelty, but a monitor that was released back in 2016. Why did we pay attention to him? Despite the huge number of new products, it continues to remain at the top of gaming monitors and find recognition among advanced gamers. Why is AOC AGON AG271QG good? It is built on a VA matrix, supports Nvidia G-Sync technologies, Nvidia Ultra Low Motion Blur, Game Color, Shadow Control, Overdrive, demonstrates a high refresh rate (165 Hz) and a low response time (maximum 8 ms).

The VA panel boasts wide viewing angles – for any deviation from direct viewing, the image will remain contrasting and saturated, you can safely arrange battles in a large company. The frame change is fast and as smooth as possible: there are no screen tears, slowdowns or freezes – the player is immersed in virtual reality. 2560 x 1440 dots are ideal for a 27-inch display, with crisp images and icons at the right size.

Design and construction

One glance at the monitor is enough to understand: before us is a good old classic. The bezels around the screen are not narrow, but not wide, the stand is massive and reliable. The design is moderately aggressive: bright red elements and sharp edges give the monitor’s gaming orientation. At the same time, the display does not look flashy and vulgar – it will easily fit into any interior. The installation to win is in the very design of the monitor: the wide legs of the stand diverge in the shape of the letter V – Victory. Embossings reminiscent of the common victory symbol are provided on the rear panel.

In addition to its direct purpose, the stand performs a number of useful functions: it allows you to adjust the height of the monitor in the range of 13 cm, tilt it forward / backward and turn it right / left. Thanks to these capabilities, the gamer can change the position of the display at any time for a more comfortable game.

The monitor provides all the necessary connectors for connecting to any computers, game consoles and laptops – below we see the HDMI and DisplayPort ports. There is also a socket for an integrated USB hub and two additional USB ports. On the right side there are headphone and microphone inputs, as well as a pair of USB ports, one of which can be used to connect smartphones and tablets for recharging.

Specifications

Screen diagonal27 inch
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels @ 165 Hz maximum frequency
Response time4ms (GtG)
Brightness350 cd / sq.m
Contrast1000: 1
Viewing angles178 ° horizontal, 178 ° vertical
Game functionsNvidia G-Sync, Nvidia Ultra Low Motion Blur, Game Color, Shadow Control, Overdrive
Video inputsDisplayPort, HDMI 1.4
Additional connectorsFour USB 3.0 ports (of which one supports fast charging)
Loudspeakers2 x 2 W
Possibilities of transformation of the standHeight – 130 mm, tilt to / from yourself – 3.5 ° / 21.5 °, turn left and right at an angle of 20 °, pivot
Energy consumption45 W (working)
Dimensions623 x 433 ~ 563 x 218 mm

Menus and speakers

The AGON AG271QG menu is somewhat different from the menu of most AOC monitors – it is more concise and appears not because of the bottom frame, but because of the lower right corner. The control system is represented by mechanical buttons located in a row. In the menu, you can adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature and gamma, as well as activate game modes.

The display has two speakers with a power of 2 W each. The sound pleased us: the middle and treble are well developed, there is bass – this is a rarity for a typical monitor acoustics. The sound is loud and clear. The speakers are perfect for listening to music and watching videos in between battles – during this time, your ears will rest from the headset.

In work

The color gamut was a pleasant surprise: we got 100% sRGB space and 80% AdobeRGB. We could not find fault with the accuracy of color reproduction: the device recorded only one going beyond three units – an excellent result! The gamma is well tuned – the values ​​are close to the reference.

The brightness turned out to be even higher than the declared one – 406 cd / m 2 . The same goes for contrast – a whopping 3640: 1! True, we got this value at maximum brightness. Reducing it, we are approaching the declared figure – 1000: 1. As we expected, the viewing angles are wide both vertically and horizontally: deviation from direct viewing does not affect the perception of the image in any way.

Eventually

We were impressed by the AOC AGON AG271QG: we liked the rich, vivid images with the effect of presence, built-in speakers that sound like full-fledged computer speakers, ample stand options and a dozen game modes that take virtual battles to a new level. The display is suitable not only for amateur gaming, but also for professional gaming.

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