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AOC Agon AG274QXM: A 27-inch 1440p mini-LED monitor with a 170 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy

The AOC Agon AG274QXM is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a mini-LED panel. (Image source: AOC)
The AOC Agon AG274QXM is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a mini-LED panel. (Image source: AOC)
The AOC Agon AG274QXM is a new gaming monitor with a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only does the 27-inch monitor deliver a 170 Hz refresh rate, but it does so with a mini-LED panel. The Agon AG274QXM is colour accurate enough for photo and video editing, too.

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The AOC Agon AG274QXM is a comparatively versatile monitor, albeit one with a focus on gaming. AOC has equipped the 27-inch monitor with a mini-LED panel, which is, undoubtedly, one of its highlights. Accordingly, The AOC Agon AG274QXM should deliver an excellent contrast ratio and is rated for up to 1,000:1 in this regard.

The mini-LED panel has 576 lighting zones that the AOC Agon AG274QXM can address individually, and has a 1 ms GtG response time. Additionally, AOC claims that the monitor peaks at 1,000 cd/m², 600 cd/m² in HDR mode and 550 cd/m² with HDR switched off. The 1440p panel can operate between 48 Hz and 170 Hz too, underlining its gaming credentials, and supports AMD FreeSync. However, the AOC Agon AG274QXM will only reach 170 Hz over DisplayPort. By contrast, connecting the AOC Agon AG274QXM to a device using one its HDMI 2.0 ports restricts its refresh rate to 144 Hz.

Moreover, the panel offers 10-bit colour depth, 100% sRGB coverage, 99% AdobeRGB coverage, 98% DCI-P3 coverage and 95% NTSC coverage. Unsurprisingly, the AOC Agon AG274QXM offers Delta E colour deviations of below 2, which should make the monitor accurate enough for semi-professional image editing.

AOC also equips the AG274QXM model with a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and up to 65 W charging. You will find four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the AOC Agon AG274QXM, along with dual 5 W speakers and an AOC Agon Light. Furthermore, AOC has included a gaming menu with several game modes and multiple options, including a frame counter and a low-input lag mode.

Currently, AOC has only announced the Agon AG274QXM in China. It is unclear if the company plans to release the monitor globally or how much it will cost in China.

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(Image source: AOC)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-23 (Update: 2021-06-23)