For gamers who demand the maximum refresh rate and the lowest Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) possible, AOC has introduced its new 27-inch display. The Agon AG273QZ happens to be among the first 27-inch monitors that combine a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate and a QHD resolution for those who need performance and higher-than-Full-HD resolution.
AOC’s Agon AG273QZ uses a new generation 27-inch TN panel of a 2560×1440 resolution that promises a wider color gamut and other improvements compared to regular TN panels (a claim that, frankly speaking, needs verification). Specification wise, we are talking about a monitor with 400 nits peak brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 170º /160º viewing angles, a 0.5 ms MPRT response time, and a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate.
Because of the improved panel, the Agon AG273QZ LCD can display 16.7 million colors and reproduce 126.4% of the sRGB, 93.7% of the AdobeRGB, and (at least) 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamuts. Meanwhile, the monitor is AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.
When it comes to connectivity, the Agon AG273QZ has two DisplayPort 1.4 and, a D-Sub, and two HDMI 2.0 inputs, enough to connect a gaming PC (or three) as well as a couple of modern game consoles. In addition, the monitor has a quad-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A hub. The audio department of the display includes two 5W speakers, a microphone in, and a headphone out.
Like the vast majority of gaming displays, the Agon AG273QZ comes with a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. Also, the monitor can work in portrait mode. Alternatively, it is possible to attach the LCD to a VESA 75×75 arm. Meanwhile, to add some bling, the LCD has an RGB ring on the rear.
|AOC’s 27-Inch QHD 240 Hz Display|
|Spectrum 240 Hz 1440p|
|Panel||27-inch class TN|
|Native Resolution||2560 × 1440|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh||Technology||VESA Adaptive Sync
(AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Certified)
|Range||48 Hz – 240 Hz|
|Brightness||400 cd/m² peak|
|Viewing Angles||170°/160° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||0.5 ms MPRT|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2334 mm²|
|Pixel Density||~109 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||90% DCI-P3
93.7% Adobe RGB
|Inputs||2×DP 1.4 input/output
|USB Hub||Quad-port USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A|
5W stereo speakers
|Stand||Swivel: 32° ~ 32°
Tilt: 5.5° ±1° ~ 21.5° ±1.5°
AOC will start sales of its Agon AG273QZ monitor in February, months before 27-inch Fast IPS panels with a 240 Hz refresh rate will hit mass production. In the UK, the product will carry an RRP of £659, so expect an MSRP of around $700 in the USA.
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