AOC Lowers Display Lag

AOC’s new high-end gaming monitor, first in the new AGON line, features high resolution and refresh rate, coupled with a low response time and FreeSync-compatible Adaptive Sync technology.

The AG271QX is a 27″ LCD monitor featuring AOC’s Low Input Lag mode. AOC says that this disables post processing including FRC, which means that colour depth would be slightlyt reduced. Additionally, AOC has enabled a feature called Shadow Control. Gamers can use this to quickly adjust the display’s contrast ratio.

Because gamers tend to use their displays for extended periods, comfort is important. The AG271QX has adjustments for tilt (-3.5º – 21.5º), swivel (40º), pivot (90º) and height (130mm); it is also flicker-free and features a low blue light mode. A handle and headset hook are built in.

A TN panel (2560 x 1440) is used in the display; this provides a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. Viewing angles are 170º/160º and contrast is 1,000:1. Brightness is 350 cd/m².

DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA ports are featured. AOC will begin to sell the monitor in June, for £385 ($570) ex VAT.