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Review: AOC C27G2ZU

by Parm Mann on 26 June 2020, 14:01

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...super-silky, tear-free action at a full-HD resolution, and at a price point few competitors can match.

We started the review by stating that gaming monitors are very much a case of personal preference. That being the case, there are a variety of solutions aimed specifically at certain corners of the market.

AOC targets the high-refresh crowd with its new C27G2ZU. Offering a 240Hz refresh rate in a curved 27in panel, the monitor fulfils its promise of super-silky, tear-free action at a common full-HD resolution, and does so at a price point that few competitors can match.

Those attributes alone will be enough to convince some pro gamers, however do be aware of the inherent limitations. Ghosting is very much evident at the headline speed, peak brightness of just under 300 nits can be deemed basic, and while 1080p bodes well for high-fps gaming, the native resolution lacks clarity and sharpness during everyday work.

Bottom line: the AOC C27G2ZU is worth a closer look at £299, but only if you prioritise high refresh rates above all else.

The Good
The Bad
27in 240Hz for under £300
FreeSync Premium, works with G-Sync
Well suited to super-fast 1080p gaming
Good colour accuracy and deep blacks
Ghosting noticeable at 240Hz
1080p is basic at 27in
Could be brighter



The AOC C27G2ZU gaming monitor is available to purchase from Laptops Direct.


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