Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

AOC Launches the CQ27G1 Monitor: 27" VA, 2560 x 1440, 144Hz, 1 ms, FreeSync for $279

AOC has added to their CQ lineup of gaming monitors with a 27" option. The CQ27G1 features a 27", curved diagonal (1800R). The VA panel has a 2560 x 1440 pixel density, a 144 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms response time, and FreeSync support (of which the ranges haven't been disclosed). The 250 nits peak brightness won't win any awards, and might be an issue in direct sunlight scenarios, but will be adequate in most situations. The 3000:1 contrast ratio isn't anything to write home about, but it isn't terrible, either.

To keep pricing as low as it is, AOC wisely decided to cut the speakers and USB hub from this monitor, and reduced connectivity options. Available are 1x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI 2.0, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The stand features height (±130 mm), tilt (-4° ~ +21.5°), and swivel (±34°) adjustments, and 100 x 100 VESA mounting holes. The AOC CQ27G1 will be available from the usual parties for $279, which seems a legitimate ask for such a monitor.
Source: AnandTech
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9 Comments on AOC Launches the CQ27G1 Monitor: 27" VA, 2560 x 1440, 144Hz, 1 ms, FreeSync for $279

#1
Arrakis9
can some one explain to me why you need a curve on anything less than an ultra wide? :shadedshu:
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#2
lynx29
I just can't get used to VA panels, IPS is my only option I think
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#3
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lynx29
I just can't get used to VA panels, IPS is my only option I think
Depends on implementation. My old Samsung 245T VA have image quality near identical to S-IPS.
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#4
Mistral
This looks like a damn solid offering for the price. Hope it's an 8bit panel and not 6+FRC. Though besides the useless speakers and usb, they could've frankly also gotten rid of the curve. But that's probably due to the panel choice.
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#5
Bitgod
Because, you know, if they had put in speakers, they'd have to have charged $299 instead.
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#6
iSentrie
Arrakis9
can some one explain to me why you need a curve on anything less than an ultra wide? :shadedshu:
Try use 2 or 3 monitors when they flat, its a pain. So curved is the way.
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#7
Assimilator
Now *this* is what we need. Tired of seeing high-refresh 27" monitors that are only 1080p.
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#8
FinneousPJ
I have the 31.5" CQ32G1, and I can say the quality is worth it. I don't miss the speakers or USB, but the lack of height adjustment is a bit iffy. I can make do though. The panel is very nice for the price point IMO.
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tvamos
FinneousPJ
I have the 31.5" CQ32G1, and I can say the quality is worth it. I don't miss the speakers or USB, but the lack of height adjustment is a bit iffy. I can make do though. The panel is very nice for the price point IMO.
i have the same and yeah, worth it. Only downside for me is some light bleed. And I've put mine on one of those desk mounted arms, so I can pull it all the way over to the front of the desk for when I play driving games.
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