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AOC Achieves #1 Global Gaming Monitor Market Share

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AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, announces its AOC branded gaming monitors, owned by the parent company TPV, achieved #1 global market share among gaming PC monitor companies in 2019. AOC also grew 67% in the United States in 2019, making it the fastest growing monitor brand in North America. (Source: IDC Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker (Gaming), 2019Q4). Gaming monitors are defined by IDC as having a refresh rate of at least 100Hz by IDC.

The AOC G Series is known for being designed from the ground up for gaming, while the AGON Series, introduced in 2017, is a premium brand targeted at hardcore gamers and eSports. AGON monitors are crafted with top of the line materials and deliver competition-level performance to the most serious gamers. Since its debut, the series has received an array of awards including 15 reviews from major publications called AOC monitors "the best" in 2018-2020, including Best Gaming Monitor, Best Value, and a PC Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Most Reliable Brand.





Re-Spawned Warranty

AOC's Re-Spawned Warranty is one of a kind. It covers three years for G-Series monitors and four years for AGON, and there are several other strong benefits to the warranty:

  • Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee: If even one pixel on your AGON or AOC Gaming monitor is dead or "bright," AOC will send you a new monitor.
  • Advance Replacement: AOC will send your replacement monitor right away - without waiting to receive your old monitor.
  • One-time Accidental Damage Coverage: This warranty covers all accidental damage, and one incident is covered for up to one year.

Surging Awareness

AOC gaming monitors receives hundreds of reviews by top media resulting in many millions of views per year. AOC has a continuous presence in nearly all the prominent gaming shows in North America such as PAX Prime, PAX South, PAX East, SXSW, E3, DreamHack, TwitchCon, CNE, BlizzCon and smaller LANs and tournaments across the nation. AOC has also broken into the film industry featuring prominent product placements in movies such as The Martian, Venom and Godzilla.

G2 Partnership

AOC has a global sponsorship with G2 Esports, one of the leading entertainment assets in eSports, with some of the most competitive players in the world and biggest personalities in gaming.

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I'm very happy with my AOC G series monitor, bought it a while back and had no issues.
 
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"The AOC G Series is known for being designed from the ground up for gaming, while the AGON Series, introduced in 2017, is a premium brand targeted at hardcore gamers and eSports. "

If a hardware is build from ground up, I think it may be something interesting. For a series which is basically just a name to segregate their products, I don't see anything special to call out even if it is "designed from ground up". I don't even thing AOC build these things, even though they may have touched them up and slap their brand on it.
 
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Peddler of VA panel gaming garbage..
 
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"The AOC G Series is known for being designed from the ground up for gaming, while the AGON Series, introduced in 2017, is a premium brand targeted at hardcore gamers and eSports. "

If a hardware is build from ground up, I think it may be something interesting. For a series which is basically just a name to segregate their products, I don't see anything special to call out even if it is "designed from ground up". I don't even thing AOC build these things, even though they may have touched them up and slap their brand on it.
Iirc, none of these "gaming" manufacturers make their owns panels (pity the OEMs aren't specified), apart from Samsung, Asus and LG. VA often being supplied by Samsung, LG - IPS and TN - Asus? I might be completely wrong, but after inspecting recent "eSport" monitor units and 144hz IPS units they all use the same panel. For instance, XG2405 + 24G2 + G241 = LG Panda panel.
 
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Really...! but ok i guess it is easy to get people to buy it when it is cheap...
 
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Iirc, none of these "gaming" manufacturers make their owns panels (pity the OEMs aren't specified), apart from Samsung, Asus and LG. VA often being supplied by Samsung, LG - IPS and TN - Asus? I might be completely wrong, but after inspecting recent "eSport" monitor units and 144hz IPS units they all use the same panel. For instance, XG2405 + 24G2 + G241 = LG Panda panel.

Asus doesn't make panels.
 
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Asus get their panels from AU optronics, as do quite a few others.
 
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Peddler of VA panel gaming garbage..

There are some great VA panels these days and the contrast is really hard to beat. I'd never call a VA panel "garbage." I'm gaming on one at 120hz now.

Asus get their panels from AU optronics, as do quite a few others.

And AU Optronics was a big pusher of VA panels.
 
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I'd never call a VA panel "garbage." I'm gaming on one at 120hz now.

You have my sympathies...

They can roll as much glitter on a VA turd as they like, but it will never overcome the fundamental weaknesses of VA technology for gaming.

VA panels are for television & movie watching, that's all.
 

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VA panels are for television & movie watching, that's all.

VA is able to do perfect blacks and perfect whites, while IPS glows and makes blacks dark greys and every other colour brighter than it should be.
So, VA should be perfect for colour critical applications and the best screen is VA calibrated.
 
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VA is able to do perfect blacks and perfect whites, while IPS glows and makes blacks dark greys and every other colour brighter than it should be.
So, VA should be perfect for colour critical applications and the best screen is VA calibrated.

Lol, you won't find anyone that needs 'colour critical applications' using VA panels, they will all be using professional grade IPS displays which cost double that of (or more) consumer grade IPS displays and will have been factory verified to be free of IPS glow.

When it comes to colour accuracy, IPS is the king of PC display technology.
 
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I once had a monitor from AOC, just a standard 1080p 60hz 27" i think it was VA, and i returned it because the image quality was not pleasing. I think the response time was too high and had odd ghosting during dark scenes.
I then bought an exact same spec monitor from Acer for about the same price and it looked totally fine.

So yeah after that experience i pretty much don't wish to use an AOC monitor again. Though i am using two of their monitor stands currently for my two Dell screens and i like them very much.
 

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Lol, you won't find anyone that needs 'colour critical applications' using VA panels, they will all be using professional grade IPS displays which cost double that of (or more) consumer grade IPS displays and will have been factory verified to be free of IPS glow.

When it comes to colour accuracy, IPS is the king of PC display technology.


IPS is garbage. This is why they want to move to OLED.

"IPS has better color accuracy," yet it reproduces blacks that are 'semi-gray'?
(Even in a well illuminated room, you can easily see the difference between the black color being shown on an IPS next to a VA panel.)
"IPS panels are better for image/video professional use" (yet these professionals often work in 'dark rooms' where blacks look like, again, semi-grays or 'bluish').

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/7t4ihy

Here is your AOC VA monitor for PROFESSIONAL use:
AOC U3277PWQU 32" 4K UHD 3840x2160 Monitor, VA Panel, 1 Billion + Colors, HDMI/DisplayPort/DVI-D/VGA, HA Stand, Vesa, Speakers, Black/Silver

 
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I once had a monitor from AOC, just a standard 1080p 60hz 27" i think it was VA, and i returned it because the image quality was not pleasing. I think the response time was too high and had odd ghosting during dark scenes.
I then bought an exact same spec monitor from Acer for about the same price and it looked totally fine.

So yeah after that experience i pretty much don't wish to use an AOC monitor again. Though i am using two of their monitor stands currently for my two Dell screens and i like them very much.
One example doesn't mean they are all bad.
That can occur with any brand.
 
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You have my sympathies...

They can roll as much glitter on a VA turd as they like, but it will never overcome the fundamental weaknesses of VA technology for gaming.

VA panels are for television & movie watching, that's all.

I must've missed the weaknesses during the glorious pretty colors and overall lack of blur.

Lol, you won't find anyone that needs 'colour critical applications' using VA panels, they will all be using professional grade IPS displays which cost double that of (or more) consumer grade IPS displays and will have been factory verified to be free of IPS glow.

When it comes to colour accuracy, IPS is the king of PC display technology.

This is due to viewing angle contrast shift, which a gamer wouldn't give two shits about.
 
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CQ32G1 since launch I think its about a year ago now, its a VA panel I get my 144Hz huge curved screen, colours are pretty good not IPS good but way better than TN and the response time to my eyes are just fine.
 
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Peddler of VA panel gaming garbage..

Sorry, but what's the problem with VA panels and gaming? Using one right now, from Acer admittedly, but I'm not seeing anything wrong with it.
 
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Same here, no issues at all wit my 32"..
 
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