Very few monitors are available that offer a combination of a size of 27 inches, a refresh rate of 240Hz and a resolution of 2560 × 1440. Fortunately, AOC can now join this handful with the AOC AG273QZ and you already know that this brand guarantees quality.
The combination of the high resolution, refresh rate and size makes this a monitor for those who want to get the most out of their gaming setup. You must therefore have quite a bit of a PC to enjoy it to the fullest. But if you have all that at home, it is really a pleasure.
You won’t get this display quickly if it’s not for gaming, so let’s talk about that too.
The type of panel is the part where the best and least qualities of the screen come out. This is because it is a TN panel, in contrast to the common IPS panel. This particularly matters for the response time, refresh rate and image quality. We will discuss all three points one by one.
To begin with, the response time is extremely low and will not be a problem for anyone. It is striking that the response time shoots up slightly when, for example, you connect a console that works at 60Hz. Now you will mainly buy this monitor for PC gaming, but it is something to keep in mind. To give some context to this: the average gamer will absolutely not notice if the response time is a little bit higher with a console instead of a PC, but if you play fighting games very seriously, for example, where you are accurate to the frame. time inputs, it can sometimes be annoying.
The refresh rate is, as mentioned, 240Hz. There is not much to say about this. You need a very powerful PC to be able to play games at high quality and tap 240fps. If it does, it is a pleasure to watch. It feels just a bit smoother than 144hz again, but don’t expect as big a difference as the step from 60Hz to 144Hz.
However, the image quality is something where a TN panel, as usual, suffers a bit more than the IPS panel. To be honest, the brightness of the colors is a bit disappointing, especially if you have used IPS panels for years. Furthermore, it is all very sharp, whether you play at 60fps or 240fps with a resolution of 1440p, and that is price worthy.
The design is also in tip-top order. The appearance is similar to many other AGON displays, with a thicker bottom border for the logo and hardly any borders on the sides and top. It is striking that the base on which the monitor rests is quite large and protrudes quite far in front of and behind the monitor. It looks very nice, but it’s something to be aware of if you don’t have that much space on your desk. A nice, but weird feature is that you can adjust the ring on the back of the screen with RGB lighting. You must have a very specific setup if you want to actually be able to see something of this. You also have a hook on both sides of the screen that you can pull out to hang your headphones.
The AOC AG273QZ is one of the few monitors available with a refresh rate of 244Hz, a resolution of 1440p and a size of 17 inches. That’s why we’re happy to say it doesn’t disappoint at all. If you are looking for a screen with these requirements, then definitely give the AG273QZ a try. It is very pleasant to use every day and after a few weeks of extensive testing, we can hardly do without it. You have to dig deep into the pouch (as expected for these specifications) and slightly lesser colors on the sale are increasing given that it is a TN panel.