Fan­tas­tic value for money IPS dis­play that pumps out 165Hz while re­tain­ing image qual­ity.

APC Australia - - The Lab -

27-inches wide, 1440p res­o­lu­tion, I PS panel, 165Hz re­fresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync sup­port for $900? No that’s not a typo. With those specs and pric­ing, the AOC AG271QG makes a very com­pelling ar­gu­ment for the Nvidia gamer look­ing for cut­ting edge dis­play tech with­out break­ing the bank.

Be­ing an AHVA IPS panel, colour uni­for­mity and view­ing an­gles are ex­cel­lent. It’s fan­tas­tic AOC has packed an IPS panel into the AG271QG and still made it pump out 165Hz. By de­fault, the AG271QG op­er­ates at a max­i­mum of 144Hz. If you want 165Hz good­ness, go into the mon­i­tor’s OSD and turn on ULMB (ul­tra-low mo­tion blur). Be warned though, en­abling ULMB has the side-ef­fect of dis­abling G-Sync, so un­less you’re con­fi­dent your rig can pump out 165fps con­sis­tently, you prob­a­bly want to leave ULMB turned off and run the AG271QG at 144Hz. The per­ceiv­able dif­fer­ence be­tween 144Hz and 165Hz is mi­nor any­ways.

Out of the box, colours are ser­vice­able, but once cal­i­brated, you can achieve close to 100% sRGB. Sure, it’s not the 99% DCI-P3 other mon­i­tors spoil you with, but at this price point and with a 165Hz re­fresh rate, 99% sRGB is noth­ing to sneeze at and for gamers, well worth the com­pro­mise.

If 240Hz re­fresh rates and 1ms re­sponse times are that mat­ters for you, grab a TN panel and put up with the re­duced image qual­ity. But if you plan on us­ing your mon­i­tor for more than gam­ing, the AOC AG271QG’s main­stream size, res­o­lu­tion and image qual­ity make it a per­fect all-rounder at an af­ford­able price.

$879 | AU.AOC.COM

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