AOC Agon AG241QG & AG241QX review: remarkable gaming monitors

Modest size, grand specs

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Uniformity

For the uniformity, or the evenness of the backlight of the lcd, we measure the brightness of white and black in 15 zones and compare the value of the middle of the panel with the highest measured values as well as with the average of the measurements. 

We find that the AOC Agon AG241QG (with G-sync) performs marginally better in the uniformity of white, while the AG241QX (with Freesync) clearly has a better uniformity of black. Both models perform well, but do not show exceptional results for white - the values for black are not as exciting anyway because the absolute differences between the measurement points are not as big and therefore less visible. 

Below you can find the individual measurements of the two AOC gaming monitors. If you look at these, you can see that the differences between the two monitors are rather small. This is not surprising, considering they use the same panel. 

 

Bear in mind that the colour in the boxes with the uniformity of black, white and the contrast is related to the results of the measurements for that model; not to the absolute values.

AOC Agon AG241QG

  • AOC AGON AG241QG
  • AOC AGON AG241QG
  • AOC AGON AG241QG
  • AOC AGON AG241QG
  • AOC AGON AG241QG

AGOC Agon AG241QX

  • AOC AGON AG241QX
  • AOC AGON AG241QX
  • AOC AGON AG241QX
  • AOC AGON AG241QX
  • AOC AGON AG241QX

  • As for black: the lower the measured value, the better (=greener); if the value is higher this means worse (=redder).
  • For white the colour coding is different, because there we set a specific brightness of 150 cd/m². That is why values that are closer to this setting green, values that are further away become red – the more they deviate the redder they are.
  • As far as contrast is concerned, the highest contrast is green, the lowest is red – the values in between are marked by these colours. Greener is better, redder is worse. We emphasize again that these values are relative: a contrast of 1702:1 is excellent, but if the highest measured contrast is 2581:1, the former value is still marked in red.
  • With the colour temperature the measurements are bluer the lower they are, yellower the higher they are.
  • Last but not least the colour deviation: here you see a number for the DeltaE value in the boxes, where values below three are barely noticeable with the naked eye. The colour of the boxes shows the colour deviation of gray.

Compare

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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