AOC Launches CQ27G1 Curved Monitor: 27 Inch, 144 Hz, FreeSync, Sub-$300by Anton Shilov on September 3, 2019 10:30 AM EST
AOC has expanded its lineup of inexpensive G1-series curved displays with a new model. The new 27-inch CQ27G1 features a QHD resolution as well as G1’s traditional set of features, including a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, AMD’s FreeSync technology, and a 1800R curvature.
The AOC CQ27G1 is based on a 27-inch curved VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 250-nits peak brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178/178º viewing angles, 1 ms MPRT response times, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. In line with other inexpensive VA panels on the market, this one can display 16.7 million colors.
AOC’s CQ27G1 monitor will sit between the Full-HD C27G1 of the same size and the larger QHD C32G1. Just like other members of the family, this one features three key technologies important for gamers, including AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and 1 ms ultra-low motion picture response time. AOC has not revealed the FreeSync ranges of the display and whether they are wide enough to support AMD’s Low Frame Rate (LFC) features. Typically, entry-level 144 Hz monitors offer rather decent FreeSync ranges from 30 to 144 Hz, yet LFC capability is not guaranteed.
When it comes to connectivity, the CQ27G1 keeps the number of ports to a minimum, it only features a DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, as well as a 3.5-mm headphone jack. To keep BOM costs in check, neither of AOC’s G1 monitors are equipped with speakers, or a USB hub. Meanwhile, the CQ27G1 features a decent stand that can adjust height (±130 mm), tilt (-4° ~ +21.5°), and swivel (±34°). Furthermore, the display has 100x100 VESA mounting holes.
|AOC's 27-Inch G1 QHD Monitor|
|Native Resolution||2560 × 1440|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Response Time||1 ms MPRT|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2335 mm²|
|Pixel Density||109 ppi|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||AMD FreeSync (30 - 144 Hz?)|
|Inputs||1 × DP 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0
|Audio||audio out port|
|Power Consumption||Idle: 0.5 W
Typical: 29 W
|Stand||Tilt: -4° ~ +21.5°
Height: ±130 mm
AOC’s CQ27G1 curved display is now available from Amazon and other leading retailers for $279.99.
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yetanotherhuman - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - linkHigh brightness is overrated on desktops screens, it just strains the eyes
cigar3tte - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkArticle states VA panel but the chart says IPS. Pretty sure the VA part is the correct one.
Tams80 - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkI hope it's VA. For content consumption, I'll take the better contrast over better colour accuracy (and VA panels aren't that bad in that regard anyway).
Drumsticks - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkThe AMD Freesync Monitor list shows it as 48-144Hz, with LFC support.
guidryp - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkCurved gimmick needs to go from monitors, just as it went from TVs.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkGive the fad another couple of years and it'll pass. The good news is that monitors are not generally things we replace often so if you're happy with your current display(s), you can probably wait out the curved screen thing.
ABR - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - linkIt's madness to buy anything over 24" that's NOT curved. Unless you either sit 5 feet away or enjoy the visual distortion coming from looking at things in side perspective.
Manch - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - linkI use a Sammy 49" curved 4k TV as a monitor. Basically 4 24.5" 1080p monitors. I like it better than the 3 24's I had before. No bezels and when I'm doing content creation its absolutely great. When I want to game, I push back a bit from the desk. I tried this with a flat panel. nope.
yetanotherhuman - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - linkIt's actually not a gimmick with the enormous ultrawides.. 38" 3840x1600 for example, looks amazing with the curve - you'd naturally angle two monitors in to each other anyway, so it makes great sense. A 27" 16:9 monitor though? Not so much.
Tju2323 - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - linkWhat a stupid comparison. You don't sit directly in front of a TV when you watch it.. A curved TV has no purpose and was a terrible idea. Curved monitors, on the other hand, should have been the standard from the start. Why would you want objects that are offset to the sides of the screen to get further away from your vision and be pulled sideways? When you have a curve in the monitor, the pixels you're viewing stay the same distance from your eyes when you rotate your head, just like vision in real life. It's so immersive that you forgot you're playing a game. We don't see a flat square when we use our eyes to view things in reality, so why would you want your view in games and apps to be flat and distorted? Curved monitors are the future and you'll never go back once you try one. It's superior technology, get used to it.