AOC’s Agon Monitors with 0.5ms Response Time & 240 Hz Refresh Now Availableby Anton Shilov on July 3, 2019 11:00 AM EST
AOC this week started sales of its Agon displays featuring a 0.5 ms response time as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate. Aimed at extreme gamers looking for maximum dynamics and comfort, the new AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 support AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology along with AOC’ proprietary enhancements for the audience.
AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays are based on 24.5 and 27-inch TN panels featuring a 1920x1080 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 0.5 ms MPRT response time, a dynamic refresh rate of up to 240 Hz with a 48 Hz – 240 Hz FreeSync range over DP and HDMI, featuring low framerate compensation (LFC). See exact specs in the table below.
While the key selling points of the Agon AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 monitors are their 0.5 ms response time and up to 240 Hz refresh rate, AOC decided to further enhance the displays with its Shadow Control (increases contrast of dark areas), Low Input Lag (omits processing of images by the display itself), and Lowblue Light Mode (protects eyes against harmful blue light wavelengths without affecting color composition) features.
When it comes to inputs, AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays feature DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4/2.0, DVI-D, and D-Sub connectors. Besides, the monitors have a built-in quad-port USB 3.0 hub along with 3.5-mm audio input and output. Last but not least, the LCDs also feature two 3 W speakers.
As traditional for AOC’s Agon displays, the AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 feature a distinctive design with aggressive red inlays. Furtheremore, the LCDs are also equipped with stands that can be adjusted in height and tilt. For added comfort, the monitors have a QuickSwitch button setup to rapidly switch from one mode to another, as well as a holder for headsets.
|AOC's Agon Gaming LCDs
with 0.5 ms Response Time, 240 Hz Refresh Rate
|Panel||24.5" TN||27" TN|
|Native Resolution||1920 × 1080|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh||Tech||AMD FreeSync|
|Brightness||400 cd/m²*||400 cd/m²|
|Viewing Angles||170°/160° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||0.5 ms MPRT||0.5 ms MPRT|
|Pixel Pitch||~0.28 mm²||~0.31 mm²|
|Pixel Density||~90 PPI||~81 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||sRGB (?)|
|VESA Mounts||100 × 100 mm|
|Retail Price in the USA||$329.99||$379.99.|
|Note||*Not all specs of the AG251FZ2 have been confirmed|
Both new monitors from AOC are available now from Amazon and will soon hit shelves of other retailers. The Agon AG251FZ2 retails for $329.99, whereas the Agon AG271FZ2 is sold for $379.99.
UPDATE 7/5: AOC has informed us that these displays will not be available in Europe.
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Source: AOC’s Press Release
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Awful - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkNo, the latest iteration of fast response time TN tech. The target of these monitors are gamers who want the fastest refresh rates and TN is the only way to get there.
There's millions of players of eSports games for which this monitor is relevant and exciting news.
Beaver M. - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkAfter testing VAs and modern IPS I am actually starting to look at TN again.
Unlike VA it doesnt have issues with blurring and thus slow response times. Also no VA glow or texture flickering.
Unlike IPS it doesnt have issues with IPS glow and contrast in dark games. Its also still faster than IPS and has far less back light bleeding.
Sure, you will have color shift and bad viewing angles with TN, but its overall the best panel if youre even only slightly a competitive player.
futrtrubl - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkUgh "Lowblue Light Mode (protects eyes against harmful blue light wavelengths without affecting color composition)" I hate that this lie still gets spread.
saratoga4 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkIt's insanely dumb but people still believe it.
drexnx - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkI have the 27" Gsync IPS AGON display and it's great
but honestly it seems hard to justify $380 for a 1080p TN display when I got my 165hz IPS gsync module version 2 years ago for only $500?
zodiacfml - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - linkNot at this price. My AOC 19 inch monitor 10 years ago is less than $200.
Vitor - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkPlenty of inflation since then. Dont believe the official BS numbers on inflation released by the FED.
mode_13h - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - linkDid Alex Jones tell you that?
InvidiousIgnoramus - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkYes, and I'm sure it also is capable of 240hz with variable refresh rate. I'm sure the color accuracy is just as good too, not to mention the response time.
svan1971 - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - linkAnything AOC says is a lie, seriously drinking from toilets ???