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Review: AOC AGON AG271QX

by Tarinder Sandhu on 11 November 2016, 09:31

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Conclusion

Priced at £400 for the reviewed screen and offering a TN panel alongside very wide FreeSync support, the X variant does well exactly where it needs to.

AOC is out in force this year to stake a claim to the premium end of the gaming monitor market. Understanding that this area is one where there has been significant growth means the Agon line is perhaps long overdue.

Comprising a couple of 27in WQHD monitors at present with adaptive framerate technology from either AMD or Nvidia, the Agon AG271Q duo look and feel premium. Priced at £400 for the reviewed screen and offering a TN panel alongside very wide FreeSync support, the X variant does well exactly where it needs to.

The market for 144Hz adaptive framerate monitors means that AOC's pricing is in line with the competition, though the premium over monitors capable of 75Hz is significant. If you can get past that and want to go down the AMD route, paired with something like a Fury X card, the AG271QX is certainly worthy of putting on a shortlist.

The Good
 
The Bad
Solid colour reproduction
Excellent uniformity
FreeSync works very well
Stylish looks
 
Viewing angles not great



AOC Agon AG271QX

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The AOC Agon AG271QX is available to purchase from Novatech.

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£200 premium for G-Sync.

Total and utter piss take right there, yes G-Sync is hardware based and therefore more expensive, but we are talking £50 more expensive in cost of components and licensing costs.

..not £200.
The G-Sync does use a different panel, but I agree with you that it shouldn't be £200.
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£200 premium for G-Sync.

Total and utter piss take right there, yes G-Sync is hardware based and therefore more expensive, but we are talking £50 more expensive in cost of components and licensing costs.

..not £200.

Do you have a source for that 50 quid figure? I'm pretty sure across the whole monitor market ups there's always a £150-£200 premium for g sync.
Now if only AMD actually released a higher end card at some point! ;)

Its been six months since the GTX1070 launched and AMD has nothing to compete with them,and anybody getting an expensive qHD screen for gaming alone won't be getting a Fiji based card but a GTX1070. Anybody wanting to upgrade from a GTX970 or R9 290/R9 390 series card will most likely look at the GTX1070 too.

This fact alone,will reduce any demand for non-budget FreeSync monitors,no wonder how good they are.

It makes me wonder,whether they really need to look less at fancy technical solutions(HBM2) and actually getting cards out for sale.
As said above, it should be noted that the G-Sync model uses an IPS panel, which justifies a fair chunk of the price difference compared to this one. However, given that the Dell LN71954, for example, is £460, it is still a harsh pill to swallow when paying out for a G-Sync monitor.

The prices of monitor technology make me want to get an AMD gfx card, but they just can't deliver one that is compelling enough! :(