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AOC Agon AG271UG 4K IPS G-Sync Monitor Review: A Seriously Impressive Gaming Monitor

Author: HP   Date:  Manufacture: AOC   Product Name: AG271UG   Price: $799.99   Warranty: 3 Years

Introduction

AOC Agon AG271UG review

AOC has sent us the AG271UG for review which is AOC's first gaming monitor with a 4K resolution. The AG271UG is a 27-inch stylish gaming monitor that incorporates a wide range of features such as an IPS panel, fully adjustable stand, and a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with support for G-Sync at 60Hz refresh rate. The AG271UG sports the same exact design style as what we have already seen in our review of the AG271QG. Needless to say, the AG271UG is an extremely well crafted 27-inch gaming monitor that retails for $799.99 on Amazon and comes with 3 years of warranty.

AOC has positioned the AG271UG toward the higher end of the gaming monitor market which competes with other 4K 60Hz IPS monitors that are on the market such as the Asus PG27AQ, SAMSUNG U28E590D, Dell P2715Q, Acer XB271HK and ViewSonic XG2700. AOC is using an IPS panel panel on their AG271UG which is a type of panel that is best known for its color consistency and wide viewing angles. The older Twisted Nematic (TN) panels on the other hand typically provide faster response times but come at a trade-off in washed out colors and horrible viewing angles.

AOC has integrated many modern features into the AG271UG such as the Flicker-Free Technology which is used to reduce or eliminate flickering and effectively reducing eye fatigue, Low Blue Light technology, and HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). There have been many studies that have shown that blue light from the computer monitors may be very harmful to the eyes causing macular degeneration or sleep disorders and that's where the Low Blue Light technology comes into play to combat the possible side effects. The HDCP is a technology developed by Intel which is designed to protect digital content.

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Moving on, the AG271UG has a response time of 4 ms and a native refresh rate of 60 Hz at 4K. AOC has packed in a true 10-bit IPS panel in the AG271UG that accurately portrays 100% of the sRGB and 80% of the Adobe RGB color spaces. Since this monitor is being aimed at gamers with its 4K resolution and G-Sync support, I went ahead and tested this monitor by playing Battlefield 1 on maximum settings. The color depth and contrast ratio that the AG271UG outputs makes games like Battlefield 1 look amazingly good. Color accuracy was strong in Battlefield 1 and the environments appeared natural and vivid.

AOC is well known for utilizing nVidia's G-Sync technology on their high end gaming monitors and the AG271UG is no exception to that. NVIDIA's G-Sync is designed to ensure smooth on-screen action which works by synchronizing the display’s refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC to eliminate screen tearing. G-Sync can help you get those critical missing images on the screen which shows enemy movement in ultra smooth motion so you can easily target them.

Specifications

AOC AG271UG Specifications
Manufacture:AOC
Model:AG271UG
Viewable Screen Size:27"
Panel Type:IPS Panel
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Bit:10 Bit
Brightness:300 cd/m2
Refresh Rate:60Hz
Pixel Density:163 PPI
sRGB:100%
Adobe RGB:80%
Contrast Ratio (dcr):20M:1
Response Time:4ms (GtG)
Max Resolution:3840 x 2160
Color Depth:16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm) (H x V):0.15525(H) x 0.15525mm(V)
View Angle (degrees) (H x V):178 / 178
Display Area (mm) (H x V):596.74(H)mm x 335.66(V) mm
Scanning Frequency (H / V):Horizontal: DP1.2: 52kHz~133kHz
HDMI.4: 30kHz~140kHz
Vertical: DP1.2:30Hz~60Hz
HDMI1.4: 24Hz~60Hz
Cabinet Color:Black/Red
Adjustability:Tilt: -3.5°±1.5°~+21.5±1.5°
Pivot: 90°
Swivel: -20°~20°
HA: 130mm
VGA/DVI-D:0
HDMI 1.4:1
Display Port 1.2:1
USB 3.0:4
Power Consumption:50W (typical), Standby: ~0.5W
Power Source:Universal 110~240VAC, 50/60Hz
Wall Mount (mm x mm):100mm
Built-in Speaker:2W x 2
Audio:Line-In/Earphone Out
User Control:Source/Auto/Exit,left/Game mode
Right/ShadowControl Menu/Enter,Power
Regulations:cTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS, Windows 8/10 compatible
OSD Languages:16 Languages including English,French and Spanish
Features:Flicker-Free Technology
HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
Low Blue Light
Other Features:NVIDIA G-Sync User Friendly Graphical OSD Menu
VESA Wall Mount Compliant1, Kensington Security Slot
Includes AOC's eSaver software, i-Menu software
Net Weight (lbs/Kgs):14.9/6.8
Gross Weight (lbs/Kgs):22.1/10
Monitor in inch (WxHxD):24.5 x 17.1 x 8.6
Monitor in mm (WxHxD):622.7 x 432.7 x 218.2
Loading Qty w/pallet:20’ = 288 pcs; 40’ Std= 576 pcs
UPC:685417715787
In the Box:27" Monitor, Power Adapter, Power Cord, HDMI cable
DP cable, Audio cable, USB cable, QSG

Packaging

AOC Agon AG271UG packaging

The AG271UG comes in a big elegant box which weighs exactly 10 kg. All of the features are listed at the bottom of the box and the monitor's dimensions are 24.5 inch in width, 17.1 inch tall and 8.6 inch deep. Looking at the top right of the box, we see the name 'AGON GAMING' and underneath this, we see 'AG271UG LED 27 Class'.

AOC Agon AG271UG box

When you open up the box, you will be confronted with the monitor's quick-start guide, which is printed on the inside flap of the cardboard. AOC includes high quality cables and the components inside are well packaged and everything feels well secured inside the box. Inside you will find the 27” monitor, the stand/base, power cord/adapter, 1x HDMI 1.4 cable, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x USB cable, 1x Audio cable, and the quick-start guide. The manual and drivers are available for download at the AOC's website. AOC does include a basic quick guide manual but any documentation beyond that will have to be downloaded from AOC’s website.

AOC Agon AG271UG protection

The AG271UG is tightly protected by two high density foams as shock absorbent and plastic wrapping to prevent any accidental damages during shipping. The monitor's dimensions are 24.5 inch in width, 17.1 inch tall and 8.6 inch deep. Overall, the packaging is good and the product arrived in perfect condition.

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