AGON launches an updated range of budget-friendly high refresh rate monitors with 165Hz support
AOC expands its AGON G2 range with new 165Hz IPS models
Published: 22nd March 2022 | Source: AGON by AOC |
AOC has launched four new AGON series displays to deliver 165Hz refresh rates to the masses
While 4K OLED displays are all the rage within the high-end market, let's face it, most of us can't afford those prices. Thankfully, high quality gaming displays are available on a budget, offering PC users high refresh rates and high quality visual experiences. What AOC's announcing today is a selection of gaming displays for the everyone, not just the ultra-wealthy.
AOC's expanding its AGON G2 series of displays with new 165Hz IPS offerings, the 24G2SPU, 27G2SPU, 24G2SPAE and the 27G2SPAE. All of these screens use IPS panels, offer Full HD resolutions and 165Hz refresh rates. These new models replace AOC's older 144Hz G2 monitors. With these new models offering gamers a 1 ms MPRT response times, adaptive-sync variable refresh rate support, VESA monitor mount support, a 3-sides bezel-free design, and adjustability though the screen's G-Menu on screen display.
With AOC's SPU and SPAE models, AOC will be delivering the exact same IPS screen panels with their 24-inch and 27-inc models. The difference between AOC's AGON SPU and SPAE series screens is that the SPU models will feature a 4-way USB hub and a stand that supports pivot, height, swivel, and tilt controls. In contrast, the SPAE model has a tilt-only stand and no integrated USB hub, but arrives at a lower price point.
For multi-monitor setups that use VESA monitor arms, AOC's new AGON G2 SPAE models offer gamers same IPS screens at the G2 SPU models, representing great value to multi-monitor users. Below are the confirmed prices of AOC's latest AGON G2 displays.
- 27G2SPU - £245.99 - Launches April 22nd
- 24G2SPU - £199.99 - Launches March 22nd
- 27G2SPAE - £224.99 - Launches July 22nd
- 27G2SPAE - £179.99 - Launches July 22nd
Below is AOC's press release for their new AGON G2 165Hz IPS displays.
Press Release - AOC’s best-selling gaming monitors get faster - AGON by AOC’s acclaimed G2 models now in 165 Hz
AGON by AOC – one of the world’s leading gaming monitor1 and IT accessories brands – announces that its highly appraised G2 series is now expanded by new models with faster IPS panels. AGON by AOC launches four different models with or without height-adjustable stands and USB hubs, all offering a new upped refresh rate of 165 Hz: the 24G2SPU, 27G2SPU, 24G2SPAE and the 27G2SPAE.
Gaming for everyone
The AGON by AOC portfolio offers a wide variety of options for different kinds of gamers. Casual gamers are best served with the flat IPS panels or curved VA panels from the G2 series, and the more aggressive 1000R curvature of the G3 series. Monitors such as the 24” (60.5 cm) 24G2U and its 27” (68.6 cm) sibling 27G2U are two of the best-selling gaming monitors on the market thanks to the exceptional value and high performance these models offer to ambitious and adventurous gamers. Both have been critically acclaimed and have received numerous awards such as “Best gaming monitor” by many reviewers worldwide.
Better, faster, stronger
AGON by AOC ups their hand and revamps these models with 165 Hz refresh rates. Launching from late March, the 24G2SPU and 27G2SPU will replace the 24G2U and 27G2U. Equipped with ergonomic stands allowing height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, these monitors can be positioned optimally for an improved gaming experience, also giving gamers the option to employ several displays in a multi-monitor setup. As the fully decked-out models from the bunch, the 24G2SPU and 27G2SPU feature an integrated 4-port USB hub, so gamers can connect keyboards and mice directly to the monitor, reducing clutter on their desks. Both these models are also equipped with two 2 W speakers.
The IPS panels used in all models offer crisp Full HD resolution, with which gamers can achieve high framerates without taxing their GPUs. The 165 Hz refresh rate produces a much smoother gaming experience than their counterparts’ 144 Hz, giving gamers the competitive edge when things get hot. A 1 ms MPRT response time practically eliminates ghosting for sharp, blur-free visuals, while the Adaptive-Sync support eliminates stutter and tear by using a variable refresh rate. The sleek, 3-sides frameless design of the models radiates “gaming” flair, fits modern battle stations perfectly, and enhances versatility of multi-monitor setups.
Users with multi-monitor setups might consider simpler monitors AGON by AOC offers the 24G2SPAE and 27G2SPAE as the pared-down options without a USB hub and with a simpler stand. Identical to the 24G2SPU and 27G2SPU in terms of panel but with a reduced feature-set, they are perfectly suited for dual/triple monitor setups or for users already equipped with monitor arms such as the AOC’s AD110D0 using the VESA mount option.
All four new models feature gaming specific settings, such as Game Color (to adjust saturation), Dial Point (crosshair overlay for accurate aiming), LowBlue Mode for longer gaming sessions during the night, and three gaming modes for different genres such as FPS, RTS, Racing as well three user customisable modes. The new, modern OSD software G-Menu makes adjusting fine display details a breeze.
The AOC GAMING 24G2SPU and 27G2SPU are already available from late March/April 2022 at the RRPs of £199.99 and £245.99 respectively.
The AOC GAMING 24G2SPAE and 27G2SPAE will be available from July 2022 at the RRPs of £179.99 and £224.99, correspondingly.
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