Friday, March 8th 2019

AOC Introduces the G2868PQU Gaming Monitor - 4K TN Panel, 60 Hz, 1ms, 300 nits, FreeSync

Display specialist AOC announces a brand-new gaming monitor, the 28" (71.1 cm) G2868PQU with Ultra HD / 4K (3840x2160 pixels) resolution.

To meet the demands of gamers looking for crisp and vivid imagery and sharp gameplay, the display boasts a next-gen HDR-ready TN panel with 1 ms response time. The G2868PQU also supports AMD FreeSync which eliminates stutter and screen-tear caused by mismatched image frames between the graphics card and the monitor. All these features ensure a fluid, smooth 4K gaming experience. The monitor becomes available in Europe in March 2019.
The G2868PQU's narrow bezels, red and black accents, as well as the angular 130 mm height-adjustable ergonomic stand underline its gaming-focussed build. This HDR-ready display is equipped with a new 28" TN panel, covering 102% of sRGB and 82% of AdobeRGB color gamuts. Thus, users will not just see 4x as many details as on a Full HD display, but experience vivid colors and popping visuals as well. The image on the G2868PQU is extremely sharp thanks to a density of 157.35 ppi (pixel per inch). In addition, users of AMD GPUs can achieve a stutter and tear-free gameplay with less input lag and a refresh rate of up to 60Hz by utilizing AMD FreeSync.

Adjustable to its environment
The AOC G2868PQU looks minimalistic, yet offers a wide range of customisation. The sleek looking stand is adjustable to 130 mm in height, so users can position the monitor to their individual needs. Sunny or brightly-lit environments are no issue for the G2868PQU thanks to its high brightness of 300 nits. When used in low-light/night conditions, the Low Blue Mode helps reduce eye-fatigue.

Improved gaming focus
Just like the AGON series, the G2868PQU is also equipped with the following gaming-specific features in its on-screen menu:
  • With AOC's Game Color, users can adjust the color saturation, over saturating the image if the content is dull-looking, or under-saturating for better grey levels.
  • With AOC's Shadow Control, users can dial in shadow levels to brighten dark areas and vice versa to better see details in dark or too bright/washed-out areas without affecting the whole image.
  • AOC Game Modes, with specific adjustments for different game genres (FPS, Racing, RTS), plus three user customisable modes.
  • AOC Dial Point, where users can place an aiming indicator in FPS games that lack an in-game crosshair, so they can still aim precisely and accurately.
AOC's G2868PQU will be available from March 2019 at an MSRP of £319 / 299 USD /299 EUR.
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23 Comments on AOC Introduces the G2868PQU Gaming Monitor - 4K TN Panel, 60 Hz, 1ms, 300 nits, FreeSync

#1
TheLostSwede
Looks just like the old crappy U2868PQU with a new stand and a red stripe of paint...
Almost the same model name even. Can't see any spec changes, except the additional "gaming" stuff https://eu.aoc.com/en/products/u2868pqu/specs
If it has the same flaws, this will be the worst possible screen you can buy.

Edit: Ah, sorry, this one has Freesync as well. Still, I would steer clear.
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#2
Gasaraki
Pointless. A "gaming" monitor that's 60Hz? You can't just name a shit monitor "gaming" and have it be good.
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#3
MrAMD
"narrow bezels"... If that's narrow what's thick from them. Good lawd.
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#4
silentbogo
4K@60Hz w/ TN? I think I bought my VA Samsung for the same amount of $$$ almost 2.5 years ago. If anything, QLED might be a better option at this point.
TheLostSwede, post: 4008282, member: 3382"
Edit: Ah, sorry, this one has Freesync as well. Still, I would steer clear.
Almost everything has freesync these days. I didn't even know my samsung had it, until a year later.
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#5
Vayra86
LOL.

They felt the need to put those specs in the headline? That's pure and utter junk, we had these screens for five years already and guess what they were always cheap.

Poor man's 4K I guess... 'high brightness of 300 nits'.... that's bog standard.
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#9
king of swag187
noel_fs, post: 4008555, member: 172191"
60hz FeelsAmazingMan
FeelsConsoleMan
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#10
Tsukiyomi91
4K TN with 60Hz & 1ms GTG response while calling it "gaming"? is AOC smoking weed or something?
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#11
ArbitraryAffection
No thx. I don't want Terrible Nausea from this panel terrible colours and viewing angles.. it's not The Next thing, honestly. It's not even That New to have even better as even my 150 quid acer 144hz (1080p tho) has at least a Very Awesome panel. and coming from my Incredibly Perfect Screen the colours and view angles are very very competitive with the U2414h i loved and cherished for so long. now i tasted 144hz there is no going back. that said it is quite cheap. but maybe not cheap enough given the specs

MrAMD, post: 4008295, member: 168611"
"narrow bezels"... If that's narrow what's thick from them. Good lawd.
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#12
Tsukiyomi91
VA = Very Awesome xDD good use of them acronyms there. Anyways, LG has much more decent panels than what AOC is trying very hard to sell. For the same amount of money, one could get an ultrawide 1080p IPS screen that has 75Hz, bare minimum HDR certification (assuming it touches 400 nits) & Freesync support.
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#13
Vayra86
ArbitraryAffection, post: 4008676, member: 145270"
No thx. I don't want Terrible Nausea from this panel terrible colours and viewing angles.. it's not The Next thing, honestly. It's not even That New to have even better as even my 150 quid acer 144hz (1080p tho) has at least a Very Awesome panel. and coming from my Incredibly Perfect Screen the colours and view angles are very very competitive with the U2414h i loved and cherished for so long. now i tasted 144hz there is no going back. that said it is quite cheap. but maybe not cheap enough given the specs




You are good at this!
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#14
MrAMD
ArbitraryAffection, post: 4008676, member: 145270"

My eyes. They hurt.
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#16
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Tsukiyomi91, post: 4008672, member: 129086"
4K TN with 60Hz & 1ms GTG response while calling it "gaming"? is AOC smoking weed or something?
That's offensive to people who consume cannabis, sir. Cannabis smokers have more brains than this.
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#18
ArbitraryAffection
TheDeeGee, post: 4008967, member: 108032"
TN in 2019, yip!
Yeah it's Terrible News...

ok ill see myself out....
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#19
hat
Enthusiast
If you can push more than 60 hz at 4k anyway, you've got a video card (or two) that costs 5x what this monitor does. Still, better monitors exist at the same price point...
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#20
Tsukiyomi91
I don't insult weed smokers when I know legal weed at the right dosage is more beneficial than your generic manufactured drugs. In all seriousness, monitor that has lame-ass specs with "gaming" moniker slapped onto it is just bad marketing & shows desperation to sell old stock that's worthy of going into the e-bin.
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#21
hat
Enthusiast
Well, the kind of "telemetry" found in Windows 10, and all over the web is a bit much, ain't it?
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#22
CrAsHnBuRnXp
WTB 4K gaming monitor w/g-sync, 144hz, curved, and IPS at 27+ inches.
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#23
stimpy88
I'm sorry, but this is a "new monitor" right? Apart from 4K, the specs are from 10 years ago. Hard pass.
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