AOC Announces US Availability of Premium Gaming Monitor Line: AGON

AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of their new premium line of AOC gaming monitors, the AGON series. The first one from the series that will be available in the U.S. is the AG271QX, a high-end QHD gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time, addressing the needs of demanding, competitive gamers. With the AOC AGON AG271QX, you can enjoy clear and detailed graphics thanks to its high-speed TN panel at a native Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels plus sharper action sequences. The AG271QX also supports Adaptive-Sync technology to eliminate graphics tearing and stuttering, while also minimizing input lag. The AOC AG271QX is available in the U.S. today at Amazon, Best Buy, and NewEgg for $599.

AOC will also be launching the AGON AG271QG, a 27-inch IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, lightning-fast 165Hz refresh rates that eliminate tearing and stuttering for super-smooth action. The 27-inch AGON AG271QG features the latest advances in display technology to keep you at the top of your game. The IPS display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution delivers superior clarity and extra-wide viewing angles to keep everything in focus. It will be available in the U.S. this October for $799.

Gamers that play competitively not only rely on fast and smooth images, but also on instantaneously-executed commands and perfect visuals in every situation. The AOC Low Input Lag mode disables picture post-processing on the monitor’s electronics and, therefore, accelerates the command pass-through from mouse, keyboard and gamepad to result in immediate actions, while the AOC Shadow Control enables gamers to quickly adjust contrast in overly dark or bright areas without sacrificing the quality of well-balanced areas across the rest of the screen.

The VideoGameBootCamp team agrees. “The quality is overall amazing. My favorite feature is the low input lag mode though,” says Calvin “GimR” Lofton of VGBC, AOC’s sponsored Super Smash Bros. live-streaming team. “Sometimes you just want to get serious and play at your best.”

The display is designed specifically for the competitive gamer with eye-protecting AOC Flicker-Free Technology and the AOC Low Blue Light mode, both reducing eye strain, discomfort, and fatigue during long gaming sessions. Monitor settings are key features when it comes to individuality, and they need to be easily accessible. Adjustable gaming presets will grant gamers exactly that. AOC implemented changeable Game Mode Presets as well as added the AOC QuickSwitch Controller, enabling the user to switch effortlessly between modes and adjust brightness, contrast and other gaming features.

The AOC AGON series’ ergonomic base provides plenty of comfort so gamers can adjust height, tilt and swivel, and is accurately marked by a scale, so gamers can always jump back to their preferred settings. The stand is also equipped with a carry-handle for easy transportation of the monitor to and from eSports events. There is even a headphone holder at the side of the display to support the headset when it’s not in use.

Technical Specifications

AG271QX AG271QG
Monitor Line AOC Gaming AOC Gaming
Monitor Size 27 Inch 27 Inch
Screen Format 16:9 16:9
Brightness 350 cd/m2 (type) 350 cd/m2 (type)
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 50M:1 50M:1
Viewing Angle 170/160 178/178
Response time 1 ms 4ms
Maximum Resolution 2560×1440@144Hz 2560×1440@165Hz
Connectivity D-Sub , DVI , HDMI , MHL , Displayport , USB fast charge HDMI , Displayport , USB fast charge

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