Amsterdam, 26 October 2021 – One of the world’s leading gaming monitor1 and IT accessories brands, AGON by AOC, expands its AGON PRO line-up aimed at competitive players and introduces a legendary trio of monitors: the 68.6 cm (27”) AG274QXM (QHD @ 170 Hz), which employs a Mini LED IPS panel with VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, the 27” AG274UXP (4K @ 144 Hz) and the 27” AG274QG (QHD @ 240 Hz), both 4-side frameless monitors equipped with fast IPS panels and VESA DisplayHDR 600 support.
Legends of the gaming community have been waiting for this ultimate moment: the two factions of the universe join together for the better cause. Gaming at the competitive level requires high refresh rates and extremely responsive displays. On the other hand, story-driven, slower-paced games with beautiful visuals are best enjoyed when enhanced by wide gamut HDR displays. AGON PRO delivers a combination of all in a prestigious package: high-speed, responsive panels (up to 240 Hz and 1 ms GtG), high resolution (QHD or 4K) and true VESA certified HDR support (DisplayHDR 600 or DisplayHDR 1000).
Gaming without compromises
The 27” AG274QXM employs an award-winning design (Red Dot Design Award) and comes with a monitor shield (Shadow Shield) to reduce reflections from sunlight or bright stage lights. The exceptional Mini LED backlight technology and a fast IPS panel with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) offers 576 dimming zones for DisplayHDR 1000 support to achieve a minimised halo effect and better brightness uniformity compared to edge-lit HDR displays, while reducing the monitor’s thickness. The high-tier VESA certified DisplayHDR 1000 ensures a peak brightness of 1000 nits and deep, inky black levels, all within the same frame. Capable of 1.07 billion colours and with a DCI-P3 gamut area of 99%2, the AG274QXM offers a superb colour experience. Gamers from all levels, particularly competitive gamers, will appreciate the monitor’s 170 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms GtG for silky-smooth visuals. With its G-SYNC compatibility, the monitor offers stutter- and tearing-free gameplay even with HDR turned on.
The 27” AG274UXP is equipped with a Nano IPS panel with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) to deliver extremely sharp images with its 163 PPI pixel density. By combining a 4K resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms GtG response time, the monitor fully delivers on the competitive front. The colour-accurate monitor offers VESA DisplayHDR 600 for rich, bright and dynamic visuals by featuring a very high brightness, 1.07 billion colours and covering 98% of the DCI-P3 gamut area3. The monitor has a 4-side frameless design for the extra sleek look, which received the Red Dot Design Award, and it also comes with a Shadow Shield. Thanks to its HDMI 2.1 support, the AG274UXP is fully compatible with the new-gen consoles, which can output 4K @ 120 Hz and can support variable refresh rate. Tearing and stuttering both on consoles and PC is eliminated as it is G-SYNC compatible.
For most hardcore gamers and esports players who need the highest frames per second they can get, but still don’t want to compromise on colour fidelity, the G-SYNC ULTIMATE monitor AG274QG is just perfect. The 27” AG274QG features a fast IPS panel with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) and a refresh rate of up to 240 Hz to deliver both incredibly detailed and butter-smooth gameplay. With a response time of 1 ms GtG, ghosting is virtually non-existent, and latency-aficionados can even measure their system latency thanks to the built-in NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer. By connecting a Reflex-supported mouse such as AOC’s GM500, the analyser can give users instant feedback on the system latency. Rich, vivid images are also one of the AG274QG’s strengths. With 1.07 billion colours, a 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 area4, the AG274QG is also VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified and displays eye-watering bright sunlight and scary deep shadows at the same time. The NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification means that the monitor employs a top-notch NVIDIA G-SYNC processor to guarantee lifelike HDR, excellent contrast and ultra-low latency for a spectacular, immersive gaming experience. The monitor also features the same award-winning design and the Shadow Shield.
All three monitors are equipped with a 120 mm height-adjustable and versatile stand for comfortable gaming sessions. A 4-port USB 3.2 hub is built in, to help gamers connect their peripherals such as keyboards, mice, streaming lights or webcams.
The monitors feature the RGB illumination (Light FX) and AGON logo projection introduced in previous AGON PRO models to increase personalisation. The QuickSwitch controller, a wired remote, is featured with all models to easily adjust game-specific features in the OSD. The OSD can also be controlled on the monitor itself or using the G-Menu software (AG274QXM and AG274UXP).
To complete the audio-visual experience, all models have two 5 W speakers supporting DTS for clear and rich sound. The AG274QXM and AG274UXP feature USB-C connection (65 W power delivery) and a built-in KVM switch. For content creators and live streamers who use multiple computers, this feature makes it easy to switch between two PCs while using the same monitor and peripherals, or to mirror their smartphones via USB-C when streaming mobile games. The AG274UXP also offers a Picture-by-Picture mode.
The AGON PRO AG274QXM will be available from October 2021 at the RRP of £849.99.
The AGON PRO AG274UXP will be available from February 2022 at the RRP of £769.99.
The AGON PRO AG274QG will be available from February 2022 – price tbc.
1 IDC Quarterly Gaming Tracker - Gaming Monitor 2021 Q2
2,3,4 BT. 709 / DCI-P3 Coverage based on CIE 1976, sRGB Area based on CIE 1931