AOC has announced a promising gaming monitor. The AGON PRO AG274QZM comes with a spec sheet that sounds like every gamer’s dream come true. The monitor comes with a special IPS panel based on MiniLED technology. This should not only offer great contrasts, but also undistorted and sharp screen contents thanks to 240 Hz and QHD.
The best prerequisites for gaming fun
A gaming computer can be as powerful as it is – without a suitable monitor, you can’t really do anything with a high-end graphics card and flagship CPU. That makes it all the more important to have a suitable display if you have a power PC setup. AOC’s AGON series has always stood for very good gaming monitors. With the AGON PRO AG274QZM, the company has now introduced the newcomer with a screen diagonal of 27 inches.
According to the manufacturer, its obviously high-quality manufactured and chicly designed monitor is addressed to gaming professionals and e-sportsmen. AOC relies on an ergonomic design, which is supposed to protect the back area, so that you can play for many hours without suffering neck or even back pain. At the heart of this is the monitor’s massive base.
Despite its 27-inch size, the AGON PRO AG274QZM looks relatively compact. This is probably due to the fact that AOC designed it to be almost bezel-less. Certainly, you shouldn’t underestimate the looks, but the inner values still count for technology products. And these sound promising. The monitor has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (QHD). Especially in combination with the refresh rate of 240 Hz, everything is on board that is needed for a modern gaming experience.
Saturated contrasts despite IPS panel
Some monitor enthusiasts might be disappointed that AOC doesn’t install an OLED panel here, but instead relies on IPS technology. This certainly results from the desire to be able to offer 240 Hz. However, AOC wants to prove that IPS is not just IPS with its exciting MiniLED technology. Unlike the average IPS panel, that of the AG274QZM offers a backlight that is made up of a total of 576 dimmable areas.
This results in high contrasts and on top of that, ugly cloudiness is avoided. Furthermore, IPS ensures that the monitor can reach a maximum brightness of a remarkable 1,200 nits. OLED cannot keep up with that. Since the IPS panel is supposed to be able to display great contrasts accordingly, HDR support is of course also on board of the AG274QZM.
A great companion for work and after work
In times of increased home office, one is happy to have a computer that is helpful for both work and gaming. The same goes for the monitor. And here AOC promises quite a bit. In addition to the aforementioned gaming features, the smart piece of technology also seems to deliver in terms of connectivity. On the one hand, it offers a practical docking function. The built-in USB-C port is not only used to transfer images, but can also supply your notebook with up to 65 watts at the same time.
In addition, you’ll find four more USB ports, with the help of which you can accommodate the most important input devices. The feature of the so-called KVM switches is probably especially practical. These allow you to switch between the plugged-in sources without changing the input of the plugged-in peripherals. The attractive overall package is rounded off with a chic RGB lighting, which of course cannot be missing in the gaming segment.
Price and Availability
The promising AOC AGON PRO AG274QZM is scheduled to launch as early as June 2022. However, the extensive total package also has its price. Thus, the manufacturer of the gaming monitor wants to call up an MSRP of 1,309.00 euros.