AOC has announced its latest gaming monitor, the AGON AG273QZ. This is a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 px) TN panel with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response time, which makes it an ideal pick for those who want an ultra-smooth gaming experience.
Not surprisingly, AOC is marketing the AG273QZ’s 240 Hz refresh rate as a gaming perk, but this number is also incredibly practical for media enthusiasts. That’s because the frame rate of most videos – 24 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps – can be duplicated into 240 Hz evenly, negating the need for pulldown. The result is smoother video, without judder.
AOC says that the AG273QZ’s is equipped with a “next-gen” TN panel that can display 126.4 percent of the sRGB color space and 93.7 percent of the AdobeRGB color space. No figure for DCI-P3 was given, but this monitor has been certified with VESA DisplayHDR 400, which means that it can hit a peak brightness of 400 nits.
Interestingly, AOC is calling the panel’s QHD resolution “future-proof,” but we’ll have to see what the company says about that when more powerful GPUs capable of legitimate 4K gaming become commonplace.
The AG273QZ also features AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to ensure a stutter- and tear-free gaming experience. It can also help to “minimize latency caused by extensive HDR tone mapping.”
AOC says that the AGON AG273QZ will be available this month for £659 (around $860), but it isn’t clear whether this monitor (or a variant) will be released in the US. All of the marketing materials are targeted at the EU.