In its price range, the AOC G2460PF represents the best possible value for an adaptive-sync gaming panel. However, it’s only an average option for non-gaming use. The monitor's overall picture quality is average since it’s highly limited by its TN panel - it’s the reason why the G2460PF can’t produce crisp and eye-catching colors. Viewing angles are not a concern in this case since the monitor supports a wide range of ergonomic adjustments. The area where this monitor shines though is fast-paced gaming. Not only is this one of the most responsive monitors in its price range, but it also supports FreeSync and is virtually lag-free.
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Pro Excellent for gaming
Its fast pixel response time, low input lag, highly responsive 144 Hz panel, and decent picture quality make this an excellent gaming monitor.
Pro Has speakers
The AOC G2460PF features a set of 2 W speakers which might come in handy from time to time.
This monitor doesn't flicker because it uses a DC signal to dim its backlight. Monitor flickering is proven to be one of the leading causes of eye fatigue.
Pro Has a built-in USB hub
Having four downstream USB ports, this monitor makes an excellent USB hub which can be used for charging peripherals or connecting them to a computer via a dedicated USB upstream port.
Pro Decent ergonomics
The AOC G2460PF, will suit the needs of every gaming station since it supports an impressive range of ergonomic adjustments, including height, tilt angle, and swivel. Additionally, because of its 0-90 degree pivot support, it can be used in either portrait or a landscape mode.
Pro Handles motion well
The monitor can display smooth and blur-free motion because of its full pixel response time of 1 ms, which makes it one of the fastest monitors in its price range.
The full pixel response time shows how fast each pixel of a monitor can change its color. Currently, the de facto standard in the gaming monitor market is 1 ms.
However, keep in mind that the 1 ms pixel response time is achieved by the use of overdrive feature which has one adverse side effect. When abused, pixel overdrive makes the pixels noticeably overshoot their target values and introduce some unwanted artifacts.
Pro Good value for money
Priced just a tiny bit above $200, the AOC G2460PF offers an exceptional set of gaming-specific features that can't be found in any other monitor in this price range.
Pro All cables already included
The G2460PF supports VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort and all of the corresponding cables are already included with it. That way, you don't need to buy any extra ones.
Pro Has high refresh rate
The monitor offers one of the highest native refresh rates in its price range - 144 Hz, which in video games gives you the advantage of receiving faster image updates than your opponents who play on slower panels.
A monitor’s refresh rate corresponds to the number of frames it can show each second. The higher the refresh rate - the more frequent image updates you can receive. For example, compared to a 60 Hz panel, the 144 Hz one will display a frame 10 ms faster solely due to the difference in refresh rates.
Pro Can fight glare
This monitor works very well in bright rooms with lots of windows because its panel is bright enough to fight glare.
This monitor has an amazingly low input lag of only 3.6 ms which makes gameplay feel responsive and lag-free. Only a handful of monitors in this price range perform at the sub 4 ms range.
Input lag is an essential parameter of a gaming monitor - it represents how much time a monitor needs to process a frame generated by your computer.
Pro Supports FreeSync
FreeSync allows a monitor to synchronize its refresh rate to the framerate of Radeon graphics cards, which eliminates vertical tearing and stutter. The AOC G2460PF supports FreeSync in the 35-144 Hz range.
Pro Decent picture quality
The AOC G2460PF offers excellent overall picture quality for a gaming monitor in its price range. Its contrast ratio, brightness, color volume, and gamma are superior to what the vast majority of competitors in this price range offer.
The monitor can display bright images with vivid and consistent colors across its whole panel. Colors pop thanks to the 350 nit brightness of the panel. Mid-tones are accurate and consistent thanks to the average gamma value of 2.09. Color accuracy issues are virtually unnoticeable to the human eye with the average color gamut error of 2.39.
Additionally, dark scenes look quite good thanks to the native contrast ratio of 1000:1.
Con Slight backlight bleeding may occur in a dark room
When viewing the screen in a fairly dark room, some backlight bleeding might be visible towards the bottom of the display.
Backlight bleeding occurs when the panel can't block 100% of the light produced by the backlight, resulting in spots of lighter areas.
Con The red line is annoying
There is a red painted stripe on the bottom of the screen which according to some user reviews is very irritating.