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AOC has brought two of its compelling Agon gaming monitors, the AG271QX and AG271QG, to the United States this week. Both are 27-inch 1440p displays that focus on low latency, packing adaptive sync technology and high maximum refresh rates.
The AG271QX is the cheaper model, which includes a 144 Hz TN LCD panel with a 1ms response time. Viewing angles are listed as 170/160 degrees, and there's handy selection of inputs, including D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. This monitor also includes Adaptive Sync technology (read: FreeSync) for those with AMD graphics cards.
The AG271QG swaps out Adaptive Sync for G-Sync, increasing the price tag in the process. The display is also different: here we're seeing an IPS LCD panel with a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz with 4ms response time and increased 178/178 degree viewing angles. Due to limitations with G-Sync, this display only supports HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.
While both panels use different display technologies, the rest of the specifications and features are similar. Both are rated for a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1, and pack maximum brightness of 350 nits. The backlight is flicker free, and the stand supports height, tilt and swivel adjustments. There's even a small remote control for modifying the display's settings, and a foldable headphone stand.
The AG271QX is available now from your favorite retailers with an MSRP of $600, although Newegg is currently selling it for just $500, which is very reasonable considering the specifications. The G-Sync AG271QG will cost $800 when it becomes available in October.