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The AOC AG241QX is a monitor with some compromises, but depending on your standpoint this will be brilliant or a little annoying. It is built for games, so this is darn fast.
Firstly let’s take a look at this. The AOC AG241QX has Quad HD resolution of 2560×1440, plus a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. Those are impressive numbers.
The AG241QX also supports Adaptive-Sync technology to eliminate tearing, stuttering and input lag for those with an AMD graphics card. Most excellent I hear you say, maybe.
Well it is spectacular – that’s what gaming is all about. BUT, and here is the compromise bit, it is built using an older panel, and it just, well, doesn’t ‘look’ as good as those with a newer style panel.
The AOC AG241QX can even do shadow control. This has a TN panel – a darn good latest generation panel with all the whiz-bang that entails. But it is not an IPS panel. And some people will want the appearance of an IPS and not the look of a TN. Like I said, this AOC AG241QX is fast – one of the fastest out there and at the time of writing, this 27 inch version is going for around the mid-£300s.
So it is a case of pays yer money, takes yer choice. This model from the Agon range is worth the cash, that’s for sure. The overall appearance of the monitor is great, not much compromise there. The bezel looks fine, and the buttons respond well. Just like most monitor adjustments these days, they are still really fiddly.
However, this AOC AG241QX comes with a sort of wired remote control that mates the chevron-shaped colour scheme of the rear.
This is brilliant. As you might expect there is a myriad of adjustments a user can make to tweak the screen to one’s heart content. That is awkward using the traditional controls. Having a large panel with all the relevant buttons on the end of a wire is great. Once sorted, unplug it and stash away until the next time it’s needed.
Talking about that rear end, which is of course sadly hidden from normal view, are the inputs. These are D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, Displayport, and USB fast charge. Loads of cables in the box too.
There is also plenty of tilt, and the turn looks good swivelling at the base of the snazzy looking stand. And it swings effortlessly into portrait too.
So there we are. Like most things in life, there is always a compromise, but this AOC AG241QX is really very good at what it is intended for – gaming. You really can’t ask for too much more.