AOC has just announced a new member of its AGON Gaming Monitor range. The 25-inch AOC AGON AG251FZ claims to be the fastest gaming monitor on the market thanks to its refresh rate of 240Hz and a GtG response time of only 1ms. This speedy combination means "the time of motion blur is over," boasts AOC.
The ultra-fast 25-inch panel upon which the AG251FZ is based is of the TN type. As mentioned above, its maximum vertical refresh rate is 240Hz. Red team gamers will be happy to know that the monitor is FreeSync compatible with the panel being able to adjust between that 240Hz headline figure down as low as 48Hz. Combined with its fast response time you should be graced with smooth, stutter and tear free gaming, as long as the rest of your PC is up to scratch. If you need some oil on that butter, AOC additionally includes a low-input-lag gaming mode.
Other key specs of the AOC AGON AG251FZ are its 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with 16:9 ratio. It offers 16.7 million colours, brightness of 400cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1000:1, plus decent viewing angles of 170/160.
AOC's display is enhanced thanks to AOC Shadow Control, AOC Flicker Free Technology, and AOC Low Blue Light mode to reduce eye strain and fatigue. Furthermore its QuickSwitch keypad allows gamers to quickly switch between presets tailored to the demands of FPS, racing, or RTS games. Stereo 3W speakers are fitted for your convenience.
The AOC AGON AG251FZ comes with a 130mm height-adjustable 'Ergo Dial' ergonomic stand which can also tilt (-3.5/21.5 degrees), swivel (-10/20 degrees), or pivot to portrait orientation. Alternatively the monitor can be fitted to a 100 x 100 VESA mount. For portability the AGON AG251FZ includes a carry handle.
Ports a plenty are available including; 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2a, 4 x USB 3.0, Audio out/in, and Microphone in/out.
In an email to HEXUS, AOC said that the AGON AG251FZ gaming monitor will be available from January 2017 with an MSRP of £449. Perhaps that's expensive compared to the 27-inch QHD AOC AGON AG271QX monitor we reviewed (£399) but that model's headline refresh rate maximum is 144Hz.