Brightness and contrast
We start with the basics: brightness and contrast. The AOC Agon AG241QG and AG241QX perform well here, both end up well above 400 cd/m² - blindingly bright. Should you want to game outside, it is definitely possible with these monitors.
Considering most gamers - at least that is what the cliche tells us - prefer to stay inside, the brightness in less lit circumstances is more important in our opinion. In other words: how bright is the monitor when displaying white, when you turn the brightness all the way down? With values slightly below 50 cd/m² we are not unsatisfied. Especially in comparison with the competition - leaving out the Eizo Foris - AOC performs very well here.
Where both monitors perform slightly worse is with the black value. While most results are close to each other, the two AG241s are clearly less black than the competition. Especially at maximum brightness this is clearly visible.
The slightly disappointing black value results in the contrast not being as high as we would like. Especially the AG241QG - the model with G-sync - performs slightly worse. The values are still within the boundaries of 'more than sufficient', but for 'great' it would have to have better results.