AOC GAMING 16G3: New portable monitor presented with 144 Hz refresh rate before launching later this month
AOC is best known for releasing gaming monitors, the most recently with the Q27G3XMN. However, the company has also turned its hand to creating a portable alternative dubbed the GAMING 16G3. Contrary to what its name suggests, the AOC GAMING 16G3 does not have a 16-inch panel, which typically denotes a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Instead, the AOC has stuck with a 16:9 panel, presumably to avoid showing black bars when gaming. According to AOC, the GAMING 16G3 operates natively at 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) with a 144 Hz refresh rate, and 250 nits peak brightness. Additionally, the panel delivers a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 4 ms response times, albeit the latter is only true with Overdrive mode enabled.
The AOC GAMING 16G3 is also compact and lightweight, two features befitting a portable monitor. Specifically, the monitor is 11.5 mm thick and weighs 1.1 kg. Moreover, AOC has included a micro HDMI port for connecting most devices and two USB Type-C ports, one with DisplayPort Alt Mode and the other for power input. Furthermore, the GAMING 16G3 has a pair of stereo 1 W speakers, a 3.5 mm jack and an adjustable stand. Currently, AOC hopes to begin selling the GAMING 16G3 later this month for £249.99 in the UK. Please see AOC's website for more details.