Friday, February 8th 2019

AOC Introduces the CQ32G1 Monitor: 31,5" VA, 2560 x 1440, 1 ms, 144 Hz, FreeSync, 1700R for $400

AOC today introduced what might be one of the most compelling arguments for a monitor upgrade I've ever seen in their CQ32G1 monitor. This seemingly checks all the boxes for either an AMD or NVIDIA (now that G-Sync has been opened up to FreeSync) users. The 31,5" VA, 1700R curved panel promises better image quality and color accuracy than a TN alternative, while the 2560 x 1440 resolution means there are a number of graphics cards that can run the latest games with above 60 FPS performance - and is a sweetspot resolution for those delicious, if rare, RTX effects. The 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate guarantee that users who want an even more fluid feel and pack serious graphics cards can do so on the cheap as well.

Sadly, the monitor doesn't support HDR content (maximum 300 cd/m² brightness), but for the price, I'd say users can't really complain about that. There's a 3000:1 static contrast ratio and 124% sRGB coverage; there are some AOC-exclusive technologies (such as Flicker-Free technology, LowBlue Mode, grey level control with AOC's Game Color, and AOC Dial). Image input is taken care of by 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI 1.4, and 1x DisplayPort 1.2. Cut corners include ergonomic capabilities (the stand only tilts (-4° ~ +21.5°).
The AOC CQ32G1's pricing being set at £359, $395 and €399 just looks like a steal on the spec list alone. In addition to the 31,5" CQ32G1, however, AOC is also introducing the C24G1 (24", $230), the C27G1 (27", $280) and the C32G1 (32", $300), which are differentiated from the CQ32G1 only by their resolution (at standard 1080p). Sources: via AnandTech, AOC
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26 Comments on AOC Introduces the CQ32G1 Monitor: 31,5" VA, 2560 x 1440, 1 ms, 144 Hz, FreeSync, 1700R for $400

#1
Rahnak
Ah.. The sweet spot for me would've been 1440p at 27 inches. :\
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#3
net2007
How can these companies keep re-releasing the same damn thing.
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#4
krykry
Who needs a monitor that has a danger of a flaming bike jumping out of it/
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#5
TheGuruStud
They need to learn that 4 ms (I'm being generous) does not equal 1 ms.
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#6
BakerMan1971
I am genuinely excited about this monitor, I am on the upgrade warpath this year and was looking at some that were sitting just over £400 and around the same spec.
It will be interesting to see if this makes it to the 'Gsync' capable list

as a quick question, is Displayport 1.2 good enough for 144Hz at 1440p?
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#7
iAshox
This monitor has not 1ms response time. It has 4ms GTG response time and 1ms MPRT.
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#8
lynx29
AOC already announced all the new models are right around the corner... 240hz 27" 1440p for example. by end of year, and more nano-IPS from LG< and 120hz 4k's in mass incoming.

literally no reason at all to buy this, they are just getting rid of the last stock
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#9
Vayra86
Starting to look good and reasonably priced, if it were 27 and not curved. AOC... take the hint. I might have it replace my Eizo
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#11
medi01
Looks quite attractive is claimed specs stand and $400 doesn't turn in some silly number of euros.

Raevenlord said:
now that G-Sync has been opened up to FreeSync
Wow, seriously? That's how we call "nVidia admitted defeat and started supporting FreeSync" now? Despicable.
Is this at least part of the magical nvidia NDA that this site has signed, or does it come naturally, somehow?
Jesus Christ...
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#14
sutyi
medi01 said:
Looks quite attractive is claimed specs stand and $400 doesn't turn in some silly number of euros.



Wow, seriously? That's how we call "nVidia admitted defeat and started supporting FreeSync" now? Despicable.
Is this at least part of the magical nvidia NDA that this site has signed, or does it come naturally, somehow?
Jesus Christ...
What the heck are you on about? :kookoo:
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#15
phanbuey
CounterSpell said:
they missed the sweet spot by 4 inches
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#16
TheGuruStud
phanbuey said:

I controlled myself on this one lol
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lynx29 said:
AOC already announced all the new models are right around the corner... 240hz 27" 1440p for example. by end of year, and more nano-IPS from LG< and 120hz 4k's in mass incoming.

literally no reason at all to buy this, they are just getting rid of the last stock
Nano machines son!
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#18
Nxodus
Curved? More like cursed
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#19
droopyRO
CounterSpell said:
they missed the sweet spot by 4 inches
I upgraded from a 27" 1440p 144Hz to a 32" 1440p 75Hz, i will not go back to 27" for 1440p.
At 1440p there is no GPU, that can max out a modern game with 144 fps(i dont play MOBA or Fortnite type games). I do want 144Hz at 32" with 1440p resolution, but they keep making this curved screens, which i dislike.
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#20
Tomorrow
droopyRO said:
I upgraded from a 27" 1440p 144Hz to a 32" 1440p 75Hz, i will not go back to 27" for 1440p.
At 1440p there is no GPU, that can max out a modern game with 144 fps(i dont play MOBA or Fortnite type games). I do want 144Hz at 32" with 1440p resolution, but they keep making this curved screens, which i dislike.
How is the scaling compared to 27"?
Did you use 100% DPI at 27" or did you increase it? I assume at 32" you use 100%.
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#21
droopyRO
I use 125% for both. 100% for 27" 1440p is kind of small for me, i can use it, but it is more comfortable at 125%. On the 32" i like the bigger image, but i keep the monitor about 1 meter from my face.
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#22
Tomorrow
droopyRO said:
I use 125% for both. 100% for 27" 1440p is kind of small for me, i can use it, but it is more comfortable at 125%. On the 32" i like the bigger image, but i keep the monitor about 1 meter from my face.
I see. I use 100% on my 27" 1440p but i agree it's on the small side and needs good eyesight. I was wondering if 32" 1440p would feel more natural.
Tho i have no plans to upgrade from my current (PG279Q).
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#23
lZKoce
I agree with the news post. It is a sweet spot IMO as well. Around these money, there aren't really much different combinations of parameters. Unless you go into Aliexpress territory, but I am not sure you gonna like what you find there. AOC already has AG322QC4 for ~480 EUR (locally), so this must be below this price, since it's "weaker". I am bookmarking this model, might as well be my next monitor when it comes out.
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#24
Basard
Sure beats the looks of the 32" Agon....

I wish there were more options for flat screens though. This Pixio I just got is pretty nice, minus the stand (but it's functional). It was either this or LG's 32" (at 144+hz), I chose this for the style though. I liked the Pixio so much that I got one for my wife, and it only lasted an hour before it started showing signs of death, yesterday morning we woke up and hers wouldn't even show a picture. Very unhappy wife. :( So back to 1080p for her until we get the replacement.

I've never had a problem with the three AOC monitors that I've used.... I wish they offered a flat version at 32".
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#25
ratirt
It's a nice monitor but I will stick with what I got. :) The price is really good.
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