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OLED not needed: AOC launches Agon AG251FZ2 TN monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response times

AOC launches Agon AG251FZ2 TN monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response times (Source: AOC)
AOC launches Agon AG251FZ2 TN monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response times (Source: AOC)
Response times for TN or IPS panels have gotten so fast now that one of the main advantages of OLED is beginning to fade. These new AOC Agon monitors target professional gamers who need the super-fast response times and refresh rates that OLED just can't offer yet.

OLED may be all the rage for smartphones and gaming laptops, but that doesn't mean existing TN or IPS technologies haven't been getting better. AOC has just announced the 24.5-inch Agon AG251FZ2 and 27-inch Agon AG271FZ2 monitors each sporting native 240 Hz refresh rates and exceedingly fast 0.5 ms response times for extremely smooth motion and almost no ghosting.

For professional gaming purposes, fast refresh rates and response times are typically favored over color accuracy, resolution, or gamut. Gaming laptops that offer 4K OLED options like the Razer Blade 15, Alienware m15, or Gigabyte Aero 15 offer a native refresh rate of only 60 Hz that would be less fit for serious gaming even though its response times are comparable to the new Agon monitors.

Other features include AMD FreeSync, blue light filtering, a 400-nit backlight, and a pair of integrated 3 W stereo speakers. Note that PCs must support DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 or better in order to run at both the native 1080p resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate of the monitor.

The 24.5-inch Agon AG251FZ2 and 27-inch Agon AG271FZ2 is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $330 and $380, respectively.

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24.5-inch AOC Agon AG251
24.5-inch AOC Agon AG251
27-inch AOC Agon AG271
27-inch AOC Agon AG271
AOC Agon AG251 data sheet
AOC Agon AG251 data sheet
AOC Agon AG271 data sheet
AOC Agon AG271 data sheet

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AOC

www.amazon.<wbr />com/AOC-AG251FZ2-1920x1080-<wbr />DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/<wbr />B07S763RKF/

www.amazon.<wbr />com/AOC-AG271FZ2-1920x1080-<wbr />DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/<wbr />B07S97F6MV/

Fremont, CA – July 2, 2019 – Today AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, announced two new exciting gaming monitors that it has added to its AGON line of professional gaming monitors. The new 27-inch AG271FZ2 and the 24.5-inch AG251FZ2 are both LCD monitors with AMD FreeSync technology featuring 240Hz refresh rate and a 0.5ms response time.

The new monitors feature the fastest refresh rate on the market at 240Hz, which brings unprecedented fluidity for every movement on the screen. Gamers can elevate their game with every detail brought sharply into focus with crystal clarity. The 0.5ms response time pairs fast-moving action and dramatic transitions with a super smooth experience without smearing or ghosting.

AMD FreeSync technology delivers the highest frame rate and smoothest display possible without screen tearing or lag whether you’re dashing through explosions or screeching around rain-slicked bends – leaving your opponents in the dust.

 

AOC has packed its new monitors with AOC technologies, including Shadow Control and Lowblue Light Mode. With Shadow Control, gamers can bring the battle out of the shadows by adjusting the levels to increase contrast for better dark areas without affecting the rest of the screen. The monitors also feature eye protecting Lowblue Light Mode, which protects gamers from harmful blue light which has been shown to cause eye strain, headaches, and sleeping disorders during long sessions. Lowblue Light Mode reduces the harmful wavelengths emitted without sacrificing color composition.

The AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 are both available for pre-order on Amazon now for $329.99 and $379.99, respectively.

 

Amazon Links:

 

AG251FZ2: www.amazon.<wbr />com/AOC-AG251FZ2-1920x1080-<wbr />DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/<wbr />B07S763RKF/

 

AG271FZ2: www.amazon.<wbr />com/AOC-AG271FZ2-1920x1080-<wbr />DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/<wbr />B07S97F6MV/

 

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To request more information on AOC displays, contact Jen Squilla at jensquilla(at)maxborgesagency.com

 

About EPI

Nothing affects your computing experience more than the monitor you see the world through. Envision Peripherals, the brand license partner for Philips displays and audio, is bringing you Philips monitors and AOC monitors in North America. The Philips monitor line offers customers in business, education, government, and in the home an unparalleled combination of smart innovation, vivid imagery and timeless style - all backed by an industry-leading four-year advance replacement warranty. AOC's exciting AGON gaming monitors are the choice of many of the world's best gamers. AOC also provides a rich lineup of quality monitors sold for everyday use by businesses, schools and home users.

 

EPI is located in Milpitas, CA. For more information, visit us.aoc.com www.philips.com/monitors or call (510)-770-9988.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-07- 2 (Update: 2019-07- 2)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.