The AOC AGON AG271QX is a 27-inch 2560x1440 gaming monitor. It’s fast TN panel offers smooth and fluid gaming experience. The monitor is also compatible with FreeSync.
Pro Well-handled motion
This monitor doesn't have any problems with ghosting or motion blur since they're kept under control by the aid of the panel's fast pixel response time and high native refresh rate.
As the monitor's pixels can change their colors fast enough to eliminate even the tiniest trails from fast-moving objects, the AOC AG271QX doesn't suffer from motion blur and ghosting. Such rapid color transition is possible because of the monitor's full pixel response time of 1 ms.
Additionally, the overall motion looks smooth and fluid because of the display's 144 Hz refresh rate, which ensure that the image updates every seven milliseconds.
Pro Decent responsiveness
The AOC AG271QX offers responsive and lag-free gaming experience as its input lag of 5.2 ms is on par with the majority of competitors in its price range.
Input lag corresponds to the delay needed by a monitor to process a single frame generated by a computer's graphics card. It can have a substantial impact on the overall gaming experience.
Pro Fair picture quality
Featuring decent contrast ratio, high peak brightness, exceptional color accuracy, and excellent gamma response, the AOC AG271QX offers better picture quality than the majority of other gaming monitors in this price range.
While the monitor's dark scenes are not the top-notch, it does an outstanding job of reproducing images with vivid and consistent colors as well as some beautiful intermediate tones. Dark scenes look good thanks to the monitor's contrast ratio of 1040:1. Colors pop and appear luminous because of the monitor's peak brightness of 350 nits. Color inaccuracies are virtually unnoticeable to the human eye thanks to the average color error dE of 1.31. Mid-tones look lifelike because of the monitor's near-perfect gamma of 2.18.
Additionally, this QHD monitor displays sharper and more saturated scenes compared to its 27-inch FHD competitors, because it has 42% higher pixel density.
Con Requires high-end hardware
This QHD monitor will put more strain on your graphics card compared to a regular FHD monitor simply because it has 42% more pixels to run.
Some user tests revealed that running a game at the QHD resolution causes 30-40% FPS drop, compared to the FHD resolution.