AOC C27G1 Curved Gaming Monitor Review
The AOC C27G1 is a mid-range monitor, which is revealed by a quick glance at its list of features. In addition to its Full HD resolution, the 27-inch curved monitor with 1800 mm radius also offers a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 1 ms (MPRT). Thanks to Freesync technology, the gaming monitor can even be synchronized with AMD graphics cards. You can read here whether the C27G1 can also prove itself in practice.
|Diagonal||27″ (68.6 cm)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixel|
|Contrast||3.000:1 (static), 80.000.000:1 (dynamic)|
|Reaction time||1ms Moving Picture Response Time (4ms gray to gray)|
|Viewing angle||178° / 178° (horizontal / vertical)|
|Curved||Yes (1800R / 1.8 m)|
|Backlight||White-LED, flicker-free, blue light filter|
|Color depth||8bit (6bit with FRC)|
|Colour space||99% (sRGB)|
|Repeat frequency||144 Hz|
|Connections||1x VGA, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2|
|Ergonomics||Height: 130mm, Pivot: no, Rotation: no, Tilt: -4° to +21.5°|
|Color||black / red|
|VESA||100 x 100 (occupied)|
30W / 0.5W (typical / standby)
|Energy efficiency class||A|
|Dimensions||535 x 612 x 245 mm (W x H x D)|
|Price||Price not available *|
The design of the black-red AOC C27G1 is strikingly stylish. It features a sharp-edged housing and a spread base in the guise of modern high-end gaming monitors. The red contrasting design elements on the back and base round off the overall picture of the screen and show at first glance what is inside. Due to its particularly thin edges, one could almost speak of a frameless design, a perfect multi-monitor setup can also be realized.
The AOC logo is enthroned at the bottom of the screen. To the right are the icons for the controls, which are located below the screen. The stand does not take up much space on the desk thanks to its spread design and at the same time offers a safe stand and hold for the monitor. An opening in the foot matching the look ensures tidy cable management. So the connected cables are hardly noticeable.
The height of the AOC C27G1 can be adjusted by 130 mm and the inclination between -4° and 21.5°. Unfortunately it is not possible to swivel the monitor to the left or right. There is also no pivot function, as is usual for curved displays. Who would like to do without the stand can mount his setup also with the 100 x 100 VESA mount.
The menu of the AOC Gaming Monitor can be operated via the buttons on its bottom. This is unfortunately a bit confusing, but with a bit of getting used to it it is easy to control. If you have had an AOC monitor before, you won’t have any problems with the menu, as they are all very similar. As with most monitors, all connections can be reached from below on the rear panel.
Appearance is not everything, of course, the image quality must also be right. With its VA panel, the AOC C27G1’s picture isn’t as colourful as with an IPS panel, of course, but it’s still worth seeing. For all Full HD gamers, however, the frame rate of up to 144 Hz is the most important feature. So every shot sits in heated battles or there are no streaks in fast picture movements like e.g. in car races. The curvature of the display provides better immersion. In addition, AMD Freesync helps to achieve a smooth display experience. The flicker-free technology reduces eye strain. The 178° vertical and horizontal viewing angle stability required for a curved display is excellent.
In summary, the AOC C27G1 gaming monitor is a good complete package for all gamers who need a lot of FPS. Of course Freesync is a welcome plus. Its 27 inches and the curved design make it the right all-rounder. In the test we were satisfied with almost all characteristics. Only the LED backlight could be more even.
For a price of Price not available * you get a good all-rounder. But whether a full HD resolution is still enough for you nowadays, everyone has to answer that for themselves. Anyone who answers this question with “Yes” can access this monitor with confidence.
Value for Money
For a price of almost 250 Euro you get a good all-rounder.