Earlier this week we reviewed the Agon AG241QX gaming monitor. Today we are looking at the G-Sync touting AG241QG variant.
This will be a quick one. Yeah, my chat-up lines don’t get any better, do they?
Oh. What? Yeah, the review.
This will be short and sweet (stop it now!) as the looks of the AOC Agon 241QG are pretty much the same as the QX.
The dimensions, resolution, ergonomics – all identical. The biggest noticeable difference between the G-Sync QG monitor and the Adaptive-Sync QX is their name stamped in the top-right corner of the display bezel.
AG241QG spec round-up
Righty, what we have here is a 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution gaming monitor.
The main point of reviewing this screen is that it’s packing Nvidia G-Sync.
Without an Nvidia GPU (graphics processing unit) and G-Sync enabled you will only reach a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. That’s still pretty much the gaming benchmark anyhoo!
The G-Sync range for the AOC AG241QG is 30Hz – 165Hz.
Viewing angles are specified to be 170/160° and a 1000:1 contrast ratio is specified as well.
The display is also flicker-free and has support for the sRGB color space. ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) is supported by this monitor as well.
The AG241QG features 2W speakers rather than the 3W ones in the QX. You also lose the OSD (on screen display) remote control.
AOC AG241QG performance
Before getting in to the nitty-gritty of reviewing the Agon AG241QG, I could not resist plugging both Agons in together for some wide-screen Agon action!
I will have to admit, in normal day-to-day use, there wasn’t anything to separate the QG from the QX.
The only difference I could tell was that the OSD was slightly different.
But, when gaming on my rig with an overclocked GTX 780, things were plenty much smoother with the AG241QG.
I honestly didn’t think that there would be a noticeable difference. It was mostly discernible in the fast-action games such as Project Cars and Rocket League.
I also noticed G-Sync doing its thing when quickly panning around in FPS (first person shooters) – even CS:GO. The rendering was just smoother, sharper and swifter.
AOC Agon AG241QG review conclusion
If you are serious about your gaming and have an Nvidia GPU then you will be used to paying a premium.
You see, as with all G-Sync monitors, there is a bump in the price. The difference between the QG and QC is £140. Is G-Sync worth the extra? Well, that’s down to how much you game really. I get a few hours per month in so…
I could tell the difference though, and that really impressed me. It’s a good-looking monitor and all the specs line-up to what any competitive gamer would demand.
Throw in the 165Hz ultra-fast refresh rate achievable with G-Sync, and you have quite the monitor.
AOC Agon AG241QG price and availability
You can buy the AG241QG right now.
The AG241QG can be yours for £468 from Amazon right now.