AOC Agon AG241QG & AG241QX review: remarkable gaming monitors

Modest size, grand specs

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Conclusion

AOC offers two very interesting gaming monitors with the Agon AG241QG and AG241QX. For a price that is clearly less than that of the 27-inch counterparts, you purchase a monitor that is otherwise functionally identical compared with the bigger competitors. For gamers that play a lot of shooters and want a good overview, which means a panel that is not too big, this size is attractive anyway. Furthermore, the smaller pixel size makes scaling to full hd (for more fps) less problematic. If you want to see more detail in for example an RTS or turn-based strategy game, you can always use the native resolution. 

The size is of course not AOC's merit per se - Dell also offers a monitor based on this panel - but offering two variants of it and also adding everything that a gamer could wish for, that certainly is. Whether you want to use G-sync or Freesync, AOC has the monitor for you. They also offer these options at 27-inch and even at 35-inch - by now the brand showed that it takes the gaming market seriously with their Agon-series. 

In the end the overall product and the implementation count- and those are excellent. The response times, still the most important factor, are outstanding. The maximum and minimum brightness are also worth mentioning, as is the uniformity. The colour quality is above average, while the sRGB-mode is more than just an extra option in the menu (something that is more often than not the case). Only the inability to adjust the brightness in this mode truly hurts - literally, if you have sensitive eyes or if you are sitting in a dark room. The true disadvantage of both models is the black value, this is lacking when compared with the competition. However, at a brightness of 150 cd/m² (you will not use a setting much brighter than that in most cases) the difference with the rest of the market is small. 

Of the two monitors we prefer the AG241QX - at a price somewhere between 324 pounds / 350 euros and 370 pounds / 400 euros you purchase a very complete monitor, a true Jack-of-all-trades. The combination of resolution, high refresh rate, equipment and adjustment make it a monitor we would recommend without a doubt. That said, the AG241QG is also an excellent choice if you really want a G-sync monitor - in combination with an Nvidia card it pushes even further in terms of refresh rate and outperforms the Freesync counterpart slightly in some tests as well. The additional price is steep, but this is the case for all G-sync monitors. In our opinion both Agon monitors deserve an Excellent Choice award. 


AOC Agon AG241QG
AOC Agon AG241QX


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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

AOC AGON AG241QG

23.8 inch, 2560x1440, 123 ppi, TN, Nvidia G-Sync, 165 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 1 ms, 350 cd/m², 1000 : 1

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£419.99

Avg. £449.99
7 shops, 3x stock

AOC AGON AG241QX

23.8 inch, 2560x1440, 123 ppi, TN, AMD FreeSync, 144 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 1 ms, 350 cd/m², 1000 : 1

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£337.65

Avg. £350.90
3 shops, 2x stock

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